Experience in all aspects of your life is based on your perspective, your past history, the way you view the world. Everyone has, at one time or another, believed what was repeated most often or with the most sincerity. Birth is no different. You come into pregnancy with ideas about what is involved in birth and must discover what you believe so you can let go of what is not serving you.
How do you identify what you believe? That is the big question.
Most people are not going to sit quietly in meditation, hoping your beliefs mentally rain down upon you. And anyone who practices regular meditation will assure you it wouldn’t work like this anyway. 🙂
So to make a beginning, I have created an experiment. It’s a simple word search puzzle with words that are connected to birth. But I don’t provide a list of what you’re looking for. That’s the part that comes from your head. What you see will generally represent something of your belief.
Of course, sometimes words are just obvious within the puzzle. So I’ve created three different versions. The Intermediate version is the most popular (with words going forward & backward but not diagonal.) For those who don’t frequently do word search puzzles, there is a Basic puzzle, with words going only forward and down. And for those with lots of puzzle experience who want a challenge, an Advanced version, with forward, backward and diagonal orientation.
The Intermediate version is available on the website. For a limited time, you can use coupon code “puzzle” (without the quotes) and you’ll get it FREE. Go to: www.intentionalbirth.com/content.html and select Expectations Experiment. (If you would prefer the Basic or Advanced versions after viewing the Intermediate, email me at karen at intentionalbirth dot com.
Enjoy! And let me know what you find out about your beliefs.
** Note: Please don’t post any of the words that you find in the comments section here, as this may alter someone else’s experience with the experiment.