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Mother Nature's Plan for a Co-Creative World

Witnessing the birth of a child is like witnessing anything in nature do it’s thing. It’s in these extraordinarily ordinary moments when life truly makes sense.

I remember the moment my daughter was born. Here came this new, fleshy and slippery being, placed on my chest. It was so hard to believe! Birth taught me that my body was capable of something my mind couldn’t wrap itself around.

We are all capable of more than we think. We are more than just thinkers. Our true nature is that we are not separate from nature at all. But we have stopped listening to nature and this is the biggest problem facing humanity, says bestselling author and leader in bridging science and spirit, Dr. Bruce Lipton.

We have stopped listening to Mother Nature and to the voice of all mothers, and no discussion on sustainable development will impact lasting change with this absence. I urge all governments, organizations and other major groups gathering for the UN’s Rio+20 Conference to pay attention and hear the collective heartbeat of a new world ready to be born. Just as Mother Nature creates new life by joining egg and sperm, this new world is being conceived through CO-CREATION.

We must put mothers at the center of birth, both literally and figuratively if we want to birth a sustainable and co-creative world.

Our possible future depends on recognizing and protecting a woman’s right to a healthy, safe and empowered pregnancy and birth experience. Renowned author and presenter at the Rio+20 side event, 9 Months to Save the World: Mothers, Key to Sustainable Development, Dr. Michel Odent says that "if we wish to change the world, we must change the way we are born." At the side event, the World Organization of Prenatal Education Associations (OMAEP) highlights decades of science to support the radical proposition that mothers are the foundation for our sustainable future, ensuring that children are born with love and respect for themselves, each other and nature. I echo OMAEP’s recommendation to put maternity care at the center of health systems and development programs, with a focus on prevention and natural health.

I call for an end to what famous midwife Ina May Gaskin called “the demonization of women-centered birth.” We must go beyond the old paradigm of either/or (ie. hospital vs. homebirth) and begin to CONNECT WHAT IS WORKING. In making these connections, we give every woman a taste of the potential of birth- that she is part of Mother Nature’s plan to evolve herself in love. By co-creating together, new innovations and novel systems will begin to show up everywhere (we know how to give birth)! The current crisis in maternal health will transform when we listen a little deeper, to our genius, our connection to one another and to Mother Nature.

Birth taught me that my body was capable of something my mind could not wrap itself around. In the very same way, our collective body- our social synergy- is capable of creating this sustainable, peaceful world beyond our wildest imaginings!


jadefrank's picture

Taking your voice to Rio+20!

Dearest Carrie,

As always, I found your story to be so touching, powerful, and inspiring. You always take me on a journey with your writing and I value your wisdom and perspective as a vocal mother.

Thank you for participating in our Rio+20 initiative and courageously sharing your voice. Your story and recommendations are en route to Rio de Janeiro with our partners at WEDO, and will be presented at the conference to ensure grassroots women's perspectives are included at the negotiating table. Our editorial team is working on an E-magazine for publication next Wednesday which you will receive in your inbox, highlighting selected pieces from our Rio+20 initiative. We will keep you updated on the outcomes of the conference and how you can stay involved as a vocal leader for your community on these issues.

I encourage you to read the stories of your fellow PulseWire sisters and engage in conversation to share experiences, ideas, and best practices for addressing sustainable development issues in your communities.

In friendship and solidarity,

Carrie Lee's picture

Thanks Jade!!

Jade thank you so much for your kind words...they mean so much!!

I am thrilled to have taken part in the Rio+20 initiative and am so thankful to World Pulse for giving us this amazing opportunity to address world leaders at this all-important conference!

In gratitude,

LatiNegra's picture

"We must put mothers at the

"We must put mothers at the center of birth, both literally and figuratively if we want to birth a sustainable and co-creative world."

This is so crucial! Especially because so much of what we are predisposed to comes to us through our mothers, we have to support a healthy environment for our mothers and communities to be cultivated. Birthing has made me incredibly conscious of how injustice in the world is a threat to the well-being of our families. I'm glad I found your journal.

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer

Carrie Lee's picture

Thanks for reading

Dear Ynanna,
I'm so happy to connect here. Thank you for taking the time to check out my journals. We are very much connecting in our thinking/feeling. I've loved reading yours as well!
Toward supporting healthy and loving environments for our mothers,

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