I’ve long held the place of midwife and mother in my work, both delivering babies and in helping women deliver the best of themselves in other ways.
To birth something new, whether that’s a baby, a book, a seminar or talk, a new relationship, or a new career, you have to have courage and faith. You also have to be ready to embrace change. In the following video, I discuss how to embrace change for greatest results.
Change is tough for many. As humans, we really want things to stay the same. We’re creatures of habit—and so am I—even for small things.
When I redid my bathroom, I kept going back to the place where my toothbrush had been, only to remember it was in a different location.
However, if you don’t know how to embrace change, you won’t know how to give birth to the new in a way that is ecstatic.
Overcoming Fear of Change
You may not be aware of this, but it’s possible to give birth in an orgasmic way. Believe it or not, the energy that gets the baby in, gets the baby out. And that’s true biologically, but it’s also true in your personal life. To tap into this incredible and powerful energy, you’ll want to learn to “surf with” change.
When you feel resistance to change, just be present with it. Grieve what’s no longer going to be there. That’s the only way to usher all the good stuff in.
You have to feel it and move forward to give birth to the new thing. Remember that when the good stuff comes in, it brings in joy. And joy can flush out the loneliness, the fear, and the other “stuff” that is no longer serving you.
I have stood by while hundreds of women gave birth to beautiful, normal babies. Just before the time to start pushing came, nearly every woman would say, “I can’t do this! I can’t do this! I don’t know how to do this!” And suddenly, there was a beautiful baby. While she didn’t know how to do it with her intellect, her body and nature knew just what to do.
You know how to do it, too. And your intellect may be the last thing to catch on. Have faith. Have courage. Keep breathing. And simply know that you’re programmed for new beginnings.
I’ve been at this for a long time, and many of you have followed me for years. Some of you were even my patients back in the day. And all of us—as a very big, global community—have gone through childbearing together, menopause together, and are now moving into the wisdom years together. This time of life is the perfect time to grow and thrive.
I’ve had my share of changes and births. I went from a one-on-one clinical practice to then bringing my message through books, PBS specials, and this website, www.DrNorthrup.com. We’ve created our own cultural portal—a health portal with a way to interact day-to-day as a community—that never would have been possible 20 years ago.
Women from all over Planet Earth are coming together in this community—which you’re a part of right here, right now. I am thrilled to have been a midwife for this community and these sacred processes. As you birth your next creation, know that I am there for all of you as you have been there for me.
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