It is TIME for a REVOLUTION in the way we THINK & CREATE!
It is TIME to create JOY & EMPOWERMENT rather than PAIN & STRUGGLE!
TOGETHER we can move mountains and shift GLOBAL consciousness to LOVE rather than FEAR
JOIN me as I explore this concept.

Monday 30 March 2020

FEAR creates Real Problems

“Fear is only caused to a very limited extent by real problems, and it justifies itself by subsequently creating real problems”
Luc Vanderlinden MD

The world is in the grip of fear about Covid-19 (Coronavirus). The virus has now spread to over 170 countries and the death toll is climbing every day. The majority of governments have chosen to implement strict lockdown measures and social distancing to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus. The consequences of these lockdowns are going to be immense, and the shockwaves will be felt for many years to come. There is a risk of global economic collapse, social chaos, and physical hardship for the majority of the world’s population. When I examine the statistics, I find myself asking why? Why do we risk creating even greater problems for a relatively low number of deaths?
Just to get things in perspective, lets look at some other statistics. The source of which is www.worldomoters.com. I cannot vouch for the accuracy and I am assuming that the figures are created from algorithms, however it is safe to assume that even if the figure is not 100% accurate, it is in the general ballpark.
This year to date (March 30th 2020), global death rates for different causes are;
Covid-19 – 34 839
Influenza – 119 234
Hunger – 2 742 965
Contaminated Water – 206 536
HIV/AIDS related illnesses – 412 300
Cancer – 2 014 323
Malaria – 240 575
Smoking related illnesses – 1 226 087
Alcohol related – 613 433
Suicide – 263 011
Road traffic accidents – 331 086
Mothers during childbirth – 78 110
I understand that the figures will keep increasing for Covid-19, however it still remains a low number when put against all these other causes of deaths. Many of these causes are preventable if we took more care about what we put into our mouths ie smoking, alcohol, poor quality food, contaminated water etc or took more care when driving, or were given more emotional support, or we evened up wealth distribution throughout the world.
So why all the panic about Covid-19?
The only answer that makes sense is that Covid-19 is indiscriminate in its victims. Wealthy people from first world countries are at just as much risk as poor people from third world countries. Also, the financial elite are not necessarily making money out of it like they do by economic activities such as fossil fuels, sugars, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, plastic production etc.  In fact the largest group of deaths is well off, white males over a certain age. Many of our world leaders are well off, white males over a certain age. We have already seen that people in the upper echelons of society and wealth are not immune. People such as Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Charles, and Boris Johnson (UK Prime Minister) have all contracted the virus.
As a result, the panic button has been hit.
It is not all doom and gloom though. It helps to look for the silver lining in this unprecedented situation. In fact I am feeling extremely optimistic that Coronavirus is going to accelerate the demise of the incumbent patriarchy. Many of those that have been steadfastly holding onto patriarchal ideas and practices will be amongst the victims of Coronavirus. Although this is not a happy situation and many people are suffering either from illness or loss, the world before coronavirus was in free-fall. We were heading for an environmental disaster of catastrophic proportions. At the very least, the lockdown measures are allowing Mother Earth to eliminate toxins, and clear her clogged lungs and breathe.  Interestingly the nature of the virus mirrors the environmental issues that the earth has been experiencing.
In the aftermath, will there be increased empathy for the earth, and people in general?
My biggest concern is that all this fear will create a very real problem of social chaos and anarchy. The loss of social structure, increased criminal activity and general lawlessness are all very real threats. This is where we must all do our bit to help avoid this undesirable outcome. We all need to focus our attention on love, compassion, gratitude, and joy. We must find our happy place amongst the environment of panic and pandemic. The more of us that can raise our energetic vibration, the lower the risk is of chaos taking over.
Each and every one of us can be part of the solution rather than contributing to the problem.
If you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, or emotional distress as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, please contact Lynne via her website www.lynnethorsen.com As a qualified holistic therapist, she can help you alleviate these issues.

Friday 20 March 2020

Coranvirus and Birth

How the world's reaction to Coronavirus reflects the way we have been born

I am looking at this crazy situation the world finds itself in with the arrival of Covid-19, and I see how our reaction to this crisis reflects the consciousness that has surrounded birth for centuries. Most people are born into a consciousness of fear and separation.  This fear arises out of our fear of death. Our lack of spiritual understanding means that we think death is the end. We are so afraid of death that we don’t live our lives to their fullest potential.
We are so afraid of death that we try to save everyone.  In a bid to save every baby and every mother, we have turned birth into a medical emergency; a catastrophe waiting to happen. Healthy fit women are programmed to believe that birth is dangerous, painful, and traumatic. They believe that their bodies are unable to birth a baby without medical intervention. Many interventions and protocols inflicted on birthing mothers make no sense. They are not based on fact, and they do not take into account how the natural system of birth works.
The natural birth system is compromised from the time the woman arrives at the hospital and her instinctual reptilian brain kicks in and starts silently screaming, not safe, not safe, danger, danger, danger, even though consciously she thinks that hospital is the safest place to be.  The hormones that are required to augment labour, release the baby from the uterus, and instigate breastfeeding are not released in sufficient quantities or in the right sequence. Labour slows down or even stops and then the medical personnel swing into action with intervention after intervention, including administering inducing labour drugs, electronic foetal heart monitoring, epidural pain relief, and surgical births. These interventions further inhibit the natural system. As a result, medical intervention is required to save both mother and child. It is a question of what comes first, the chicken or the egg?

The world’s reaction to Covid-19 is exactly the same. It is based on fear and panic and not on fact or common sense.  The statistics that are emerging from places such as China and Italy are that 99% of Covid-19 deaths are people that already had at least one or more underlying health problems regardless of age. Generally older people have more health conditions due to the ageing process, which is why they are more vulnerable to this virus. There is also an indication that, especially for younger people, the use of pharmaceutical medications such as anti inflammatories, increase the severity of Covid-19, and thus should be avoided. 
World governments have bought into this fear and in a bid to save everyone, they have confined and isolated healthy fit people.  They are preventing healthy fit people from working, traveling, and generally going about their daily lives. Just as we use fear to prevent healthy, fit women from experiencing the powerful, life-changing rite of passage that is natural birth.  Having opted to birth my three children at home without pain relief or any form of medical intervention, I know that birth is so much more than what the majority of women experience.
With the growth of surgical expertise, and pharmaceutical medicine, we have forgotten that nature thrives on a system of natural selection. If we look around us at the natural world, not every organism survives. Plants die if planted in the wrong location. The runts of cat or dog litters are destined to die as the mother instinctively knows this and doesn’t look after them. A baby chick that can’t hatch itself properly from its egg, dies with no intervention from the hen. I could go on, there are so many examples of how natural selection favours the strong and discards the weak.
We could look at coronavirus as a form of natural selection. The toxic world of our own creation needs to cleanse itself in order to have a chance of surviving. Our programing of preserve life at any cost, put in place right at the beginning during our birth, means that governments and society are desperate to limit the number of coronavirus deaths at whatever cost.
When this is all over, history will tell us that the social and economic cost of these measures have created far more problems, and more deaths than the virus itself. Just as many fit, healthy women are needlessly subjected to major abdominal surgery to birth their babies, fit, healthy people are going to lose their livelihood, their sanity, and their freedom.
The way we birth is the way we live. If we want to significantly change the world, we need to start with how we birth our babies.
Lynne is a therapist and works in the pre & peri natal psychology field, looking at how the circumstances of our conception, gestation, birth and first year of life impact the choices we make and the life we go on to lead. She helps people heal their early life experiences so they can make a different choice.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Embrace Change!

Nature shows us that change is a constant in this process we call physical life. The seasons take us through the process of birth, life, death, and rebirth. Birth in the spring, life in the summer, the ageing process and harvest in the autumn and death in the winter to be reborn again the following spring.
Our physical body also renews itself continuously with cells constantly being produced, and then replaced to ensure our body functions optimally.
Many of us fear change simply because our first experience of change at birth was traumatic and full of pain and struggle. Birth is the moment when we metamorphose from a water mammal to an air breathing mammal. It is when we first encounter the kingdom of opposites; light & dark, hot & cold, up & down, hungry & satisfied, safe & not safe. Our first breath initiates these monumental physiological changes. The in breath and the out breath, forever destined to be their opposite. Our emergence from the womb introduces variation, and the cutting of the cord is the instant we become an individual, no longer part of our mother's physiology. Forced methods of birth often mean that this phenomenal process of change happens in shock, with the baby experiencing physiological pain, under nourishment (if the cord is cut too early), an assault on the senses, and fear as they register 'unsafe'.

We are conscious at birth and we are registering the experience. Although our cognitive proceses are undeveloped, we respond to the primal instinct of survival that is triggered by fear for our physical safety. If we look at the way most babies are born, we are crazy to think that it does not cause an effect. The pre cognitive brain then associates change with 'not safe' and we develop a resistance to change. Once we understand that our resistance to change comes from an old subconscious thought pattern we then allow ourselves the choice of taking Socrate's advice and focussing our energy on building the new rather than fighting the old.

The more individuals that embrace change, the more we will be able to create the changes that need to occur on a global scale if we are to ensure the sustainablility of the human race. We have reached a place in our evolution that is no longer comfortable and we cannot continue to assault the earth, our bodies or each other. Greed and separatism need to be replaced by compassion and unity. If we fail to heed the need for consciously created change, we may find that 'life' knocks it down so we are forced to build something new.

 What are you going to change?

Friday 22 April 2016

The first book in the Stack

I posted this meme on facebook and received a lot of interest so I thought I would expand the concept to give greater insight into this simple and powerful wisdom.

Each negative experience, memory, emotion is another book on the stack of your negative beliefs about yourself, relationships, and life in general. I view the bottom book as your earliest life experiences, including gestation, birth, and immediately after birth. As these early life experiences occur in the pre verbal and pre conscious memory stage, they are stored hidden in the subconsicous and form our first impression of what it is to be human. The first book has been created and forms the foundation for the eventual stack that goes on top.

"Physical Birth matters! The shared experience mother and baby have at birth creates a shared memory. We form our first impressions of what it is to be human. How does a gestating or newborn baby make decisions? By confirming the impressions it receives, on a pre-verbal level. Deeply imprinted in the subconscious, these decisions become the premise upon which the child builds its subsequent logic and early attitudes about self, others, and the environment. Since this primal understanding influences the growing child’s every situational encounter, the quality of pregnancy and birth deeply impact the quality of society. For example, if the baby experiences a violent, difficult birth that causes them to FEEL a lot of pain, they do not have the capacity to think ‘that is just the challenge of birth, everyone was doing their best and thank god I am alive’. Instead, they record, ‘it hurts, I am not safe, no one is helping me, it is too hard’, all negative archetypal thought forms that we will explore in more detail in Chapter Six – Shattering the Crystal."
(Excerpt from my soon to be published book, 'Unlock your Creative Potential' - Understanding the impact of our earliest life experiences by Binnie A Dansby & Lynne Thorsen)

You may seek therapy, personal development courses or other self-help strategies and succed in removing some of the books from the stack. However the stack is still there and still impacts your choices and life experiences. While the stack exists, it can continue to be added to and you eventually find yourself back at square one. You then feel confused and disappointed that you couldn't sustain the healing and development that you had done.

Exploring your early life experiences and first traumas through specifically designed inquiry processes and non ordinary states of consciousness, creates awareness of how the negativity began. With this awareness it is then possible to make a different choice and heal those long forgotten decisions.
When you remove the first book in the stack, the rest come tumbling down and transformation is the result.

If you want to remove the bottom book contact me on lynne@lynnethorsen.com or visit my website www.lynnethorsen.com and book in for a 20 minute Free Introductory consultation.

Thursday 4 February 2016

From Fear to Love - Part One What is Fear?

What stops you realising your dreams, living the life you really want or sustaining great relationships? What causes debilitating illnesses and diseases?

The simple answer is the presence of FEAR, whether it is at your conscious level of awareness of not. Fear causes us to elicit the 'Fight or Flight' response and construct barriers to PROTECT ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

I devised this blog series 'From Fear to Love' so that we can explore together the impact Fear has on all our life systems. The goal is to help people move from an unconscious operating system based in Fear to a conscious operating system originating from Love.

Fear is not a truth, fear is a PERCEPTION. What is fearful to one person may not be to another. Therefore our mind has to perceive danger and recognise fear in order to activate the emotional and physical responses that we experience in our body.
Our perceived notion of danger comes from our thoughts and beliefs, both programmed and instinctual, conscious and unconscious. (A belief is a thought that we keep thinking.)
Certain fears are hardwired and part of our instinctual brain such as if we were confronted by a dangerous animal out in the wild. This is part of our survival mechanism and is not advisable to deactivate.

Other fears come from our experiences and our interpretation of our experiences. Many fears are programmed from the beliefs of others ie parents, teachers, religious leaders, friends etc. Other fears are created before we have the ability to rationalise and we may not be aware they are even there. Some feaful beliefs are subliminally programmed through constant repetition. This is how propoganda and advertising work.

Some fears are in our conscious awareness, others hide in our subconscious and are subtly activated without us knowing that that is what is happening.

Most fears are irrational and not based on an absolute truth.  All learned irrational fears can be unlearned and all barriers removed when we learn how to change our thoughts and beliefs!
I used to be terrified of spiders due to a childhood experience. Although my fear response was real, I realised that it was not rational thinking. One day I decided I didn't want that fear anymore and I let it go during a meditation. Since that day I am no longer irrationally afraid of harmless spiders. However, if I was put in a room and told that I was sharing it with an aggressive man eating spider, I am sure that my fear response would be activated.

Next time we will look at the Anatomy of Fear, that is how fear affects our physical body both consciously and unconsciously and at the macro and micro levels.

In the meantime, think about what stops you?
What barriers exist in your life?
 How do you protect yourself?

From the Heart

Wednesday 13 January 2016

In-Tuition - What are you learning?

Intuition is something that we all possess, it might be that you just don't know how to use it!

I love words! When you look more closely at the etymology of words, you discover greater depth of meaning and an understanding that at the time that our languages were being developed there was a greater awareness of the connection between mind, body and spirit.

When we look at the word INTUITION we can see that what it really says is In - Tuition, in other words in the process of learning and gathering of knowledge. The more that we pay attention to the information that comes from within, the more we are able to use that knowledge to our own advantage. Another way we can look at the word is being In Tune  or Tuning in to the vibrational energetic information all around us.

How we perceive the information we receive will also impact how effectively we can use it.

The five essential capacities for clear perception of intuitive information are;
Presence - To Tune In you must be present to yourself and your inner world (soul)
Attention - Pay attention to the inner, listen in, observe sensations, develop awareness of communications
Trust - believe in yourself and your ability to receive the information
Intimacy - Become intimate with your own inner world
Courage - Take the risk of diving into the unknown
 Judee Gee - Ecole Etre

 If developing your intution is something that interests you then please contact me to see how I can help you develop this invaluable life tool

Thursday 15 October 2015

Aligning with my purpose

I have recently changed the name of this blog and my facebook page from 'The Goddess Gives Birth to Lynne Thorsen- Inner Sense and I would like to explain why.

This blog was my first foray into putting my words out publicly in January 2012 and at the time I thought my 'raison d'etre' (purpose or reason to be) was about empowering the innate Goddess and changing birth practices so that women could give birth in ecstasy and joy rather than pain and struggle.

Since then my purpose has evolved and become broader and while it still encompasses the above, it includes much much more. I am so grateful for this blog giving me the confidence to write for a public audience. Since I began it, I have become a published author, appearing in three of the 'Adventures in Manifesting' series and I have now finished my first book and am in the process of getting it published. I have also created my own website www.lynnethorsen.com and a monthly newsletter called Inner Sense News, which is a play on our innate knowlede or our 'Inner Sense' and our true innate state of innocence. In addition and in collaboration with my esteemed teacher and mentor, Binnie A Dansby, I have created a series of online healing programs called 'Soul Birthing'. Creating awareness about both our Inner Sense and our Innocence and facilitating people to access it for themselves has become my mission and purpose.

I realised that my unique brand is me so I have now aligned all of my products to reflect my brand and my purpose. I firmly believe in the process of co-creation, which I have experienced first hand with Binnie in the writing of our book and the creation of the Soul Birthing healing programs and workshops.

I look forward to co-creating Inner Sense and Innocence with you.