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.