Thursday, 15 October 2020

It's exciting to experiment

When you really see things in a new light, your entire mind/body becomes energized. You know in your mind that your insight is true and you feel in your body that the insight is right. Passion, exhilaration, excitement, joy, and enthusiasm are all signs that the insight that arose while you were incubating will solve your problem and fulfill your intention. Implementation, Integration, Incarnation Bring it on, baby! Induction is a fairly common procedure in the UK with around 20 per cent of births being induced each year. In this article I will go through why you might opt for an induction, what an induction typically entails and, finally, how you can ensure a positive experience using your hypnobirthing toolkit. Lots of people ask me if hypnobirthing can still help and be used if they are being induced and I always say that the tools you will learn are even more powerful when things become more challenging or complex. There is no scenario in which your toolkit will not help. I believe it's important to discuss induction in detail, partly because so many pregnancies are induced, but mainly because I believe that if women understand what the full induction pathway looks like they will be better prepared if they opt for this route, and less likely to be taken by surprise. When speaking to women who have experienced birth trauma, common themes include not understanding what was happening and feeling out of control. Much of this can be avoided by ensuring women fully understand the choices they are making. Given that induction is discussed routinely at your forty-week midwife appointment - and the vast majority of women will still be pregnant at forty weeks - chances are you will, at the very least, be having a conversation about induction. Unfortunately, the time you get with your midwife at routine appointments is generally quite limited, and so, too, is the scope to discuss all elements of birth in detail. When you enter a house that is perfumed with the aroma of dinner cooking in the oven, the warm scent of cookies baking, or the sweet smell of apple cider warming on the stove, you are transported to a place of satisfaction and delight. I can't count how many moments I've spent with the women of the house in the kitchen, as we prepare food to honor a special someone or to commemorate an occasion. We meet with the intention to cook, of course, and eventually we get to that, but we have other business to attend to as well. First, we share the latest news about our children, and then we go on to discuss our husbands, talk about our work, vent our frustrations, express our concerns and fears, console each other, challenge each other, inform each other about sales and events, and celebrate the suspicions and announcements concerning a possible new baby on the way. We laugh, and some days we cry. We share recipes, tips, and gossip as we pass on family traditions, rituals, and the art of friendship.

We don't realize it at the time, but together we're creating memories to be cherished, for both our families and ourselves. Creating an artful home requires that you find and celebrate you, show your style, play, experiment with color, decorate, embellish, try new things, do tried-and-true old things, establish traditions, make mistakes, plant a garden or just a seed, embrace comfort, insist on safety, cultivate kindness, bake up a treat, treat your guests like royalty, work at play, play at work, express yourself, rest, relax, and put your feet up. By putting your heart into your house with attention, desire, and care, you create the home of your dreams. When your dwelling fills with friends and family, when laughter and conversation fills the air, when handshakes and hugs are given with abandon, your house will have become a home. When the survey was given again in 2004, the most common response was zero. These figures reveal more than a rise in loneliness--they reveal a lack of meaning in people's lives. In surveys, we list our close relationships as our most important sources of meaning. And research shows that people who are lonely and isolated feel like their lives are less meaningful. Emile Durkheim, the father of sociology, died a hundred years ago, but his insights about social isolation and meaning are more relevant now than ever. In his groundbreaking empirical study Suicide (1897), Durkheim explored the question of why people killed themselves. Why do some European societies, he wondered, have higher suicide rates than others? To answer that question, Durkheim investigated the relationship between suicide and variables like marriage, education levels, and religious orientation. What he found is that suicide is not just an individual phenomenon arising from people's personal troubles. It is also a social problem. It is now your task to translate the insight into action. Now that you know what is necessary to fulfill your intention, do it. Make the change, take the step, and implement the action to actualize the creative response. Integrate the change into your life. As you integrate and implement the insight into your thinking and behavior, you incarnate it in your body. It becomes a part of you, and as a result you are a new person.

You have taken a creative leap and have become a new body/mind. Archimedes, the Archetypal Creative Response Archimedes was the greatest mathematician of his time. A third-century B. The result is that many women go into birth and induction without knowing what to expect. This article aims to remedy that. By leaving you more informed, you will feel a lot more relaxed when induction is brought up in discussion, as well as confident that, should you opt for one, you can make it a positive, empowering and happy experience. Why might you opt for an induction? Reasons for offering an induction vary: from a woman's waters breaking and labour not beginning, to repeated episodes of reduced movement, or a woman developing medical conditions including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, obstetric cholestasis, and so on. The most common reason, however, is down to dates: being considered `overdue'. Given that the estimated due date is just that - an estimate - it might come as a surprise that so many women are going down the route of induction based on due dates alone. Opting for induction is not a decision to be taken lightly. I have mentioned already my own experience, but will reiterate again that I didn't know of any risks associated with induction when agreeing to my own induction of labour. I beat myself up for years believing that it was because I was young and naive at the time, but, having spoken to hundreds of other women since, I know that I am not alone in my experience and that it had nothing to do with my age. Welcome home. ARTFUL WAYS TO DECORATE A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. I bet you have loads of pieces, if you just take the time to look. Cut them up into six-inch squares and stitch them together to create a quilt that will surely cover you with well-worn memories. Purchase transfer paper at your local craft store and glue your loved one's images in the center of a plate.

Hang with plate hooks for a personalized wall of fame. Clean the bottle with soap and water and let dry. Decide on an image you want to frame, cut it to fit the lower part of the container, and carefully roll it into the bottle. Release the paper and allow the image to unfurl inside. Here in the West, we take individualism and freedom to be foundational to the good life. But Durkheim's empirical research revealed a more complicated picture. He found that people are more likely to kill themselves when they are alienated from their communities and free from the social constraints those communities impose on them. Places where individualism is highly valued; Durkheim combed through statistics from a number of European nations--including France, Sweden, Austria, and Italy--to examine how integrated people were into their various social networks. When he looked at the family, he saw suicide rates were generally higher among unmarried people than married people, and among people who didn't have children versus those who did. Turning to religion, he found that more Protestants killed themselves than Catholics and Jews, who lived in more tightly knit communities and had more religious obligations. Education, too, was associated with suicide. Educated people, like the Protestants he examined, tended to leave home for school and work--and, thanks to their education, they were also more likely to challenge traditional values. Going against the grain can be lonely. Archimedes knew that if he could calculate the density of the crown he would be able to determine if any other metals had been added (Information gathering). He knew that density was weight (mass) divided by volume. He could weigh the crown on a scale, but due to its irregular shape, he did not know how to find its precise volume. After considering this problem continuously for days (Information reshuffling), he was convinced by his servant to let the puzzle go for a little while and take a warm bath (Incubation). As he was lowering himself into the tub, he noticed that his body displaced an amount of water equal to his volume. This led to the idea (Insight) that he could calculate the density of the crown by determining how much water it displaced.

He was so exuberant about his discovery (Inspiration) that legend has it he ran through the streets of Syracuse shouting Eureka! As it turned out, the metalsmith had diluted the gold with silver. As an example of how this might work on a personal level, consider a woman who is in constant turmoil because her spouse is not meeting her expectations. In her mind, he spends too much time alone or on the phone with friends and colleagues. Women are being induced every day without fully realising a) what's involved b) what the risks are, and c) without realising that it is their choice. How many times have you heard someone say: `They won't let me go past forty-one weeks', for example? They won't let you? Are medical professionals really going to come and physically drag you from your home and hook you up to an IV drip against your will? Of course, they can't do that. Nobody can force you to have an induction - at any stage in your pregnancy. It is always your choice. Naturally, there are guidelines and they exist for a reason (and in many cases it would be wise to follow them), but you are under no obligation to do so. Remember, these are guidelines created for the entire population; Sometimes, unfortunately, you may feel as though you are being told what to do and that you don't have a choice, but it's at that exact moment that you most need to engage your B. Because the bottles take little space, it is fun to fill a mantel or a shelf with many of these artful frames. A tiny drop of rose, lavender, or vanilla oil can be gently rubbed on a cool lightbulb. When you turn the light on, the warmth of the bulb activates the scent to gently fill the air. Use your favorite quotations, photographs, fancy buttons, and/or trim to decorate each unique work of art. Glue the image onto the outside of a candle, and wrap with a ribbon to make a perfect display on the mantel, or give as housewarming or hostess gifts. Use a basic wreath form (purchased at your local craft store, or make one from wrapped wire).

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