Journey into Darkness or life in the womb.
It’s dark and warm. Time seems to have stopped. In fact, it never existed. It will take several years until the vague picture of this notion has formed in the mind. But it, the consciousness, is already a fact. Primitive, undeveloped, immature … or at least that was the way it was thought. 50 years ago, it was hard to believe that babies were conscious beings. But the consciousness exists; it is there, in the womb, in this first and now the only house that our future child knows.
Through the research of perinatal and prenatal psychology
today we know that the embryo begins to learn and store memory from the very beginning of its life in the womb. Moreover, in the first hours after fertilization, the cell develops self-consciousness. It may actually feel the acceptance or rejection by the mother. Therefore, conscious conception, personal choices and actions during pregnancy, active and conscious birth prove to be of utmost importance in the formation of the baby, its future, its mechanisms of coping, its relationships with everything surrounding it.
An interesting study shows surprising results –
cells that are no longer part of the body (e.g. tissue sample was taken) continue to react to internal and external factors to which their owner is subjected. Whether they are located in the next room, at a distance of 5 km or 350 miles, the cells responded each and every time in the same way – as if they were still part of the body – and the response time was zero. It occurred simultaneously with the reaction of the cells in the body.
Now let’s imagine what happens to this one single cell in which the new life is born. Let us imagine dividing the cell and multiplying the charge it carries – positive or negative – and the impact it will have on all the other cells that will soon emerge and build the new organism. Imagine how this primary charge doubles, then becomes quadruple, then multiplies its power by eight, sixteen … And so until an integral, complete individual with the specific nerve and impulse is built.
And how this specific identity is modelled and sculptured during the nine months in which the mother and the baby are a single organism, a harmonically vibrating whole. Then let’s ask – what kind of charge would we want to put into this first cell and into this developing and absorbing information creature?
Power is in the mother
and every mood, every thought affects the unborn child. Biochemically, they are transmitted directly to the baby’s bloodstream. A nerve-hormonal relationship between both allows the continuous exchange of information, experience and emotional nuances. Our baby responds to our moods and experiences, it even responds to our intentions. Research shows that every time a mother thinks of lighting a cigarette, the baby becomes anxious and his heart rate rises. The rhythm of awakening-sleep of our baby is adjusting to ours. In fact, it even dreams …
With the passage of the days, the baby knows and loves our voice. Immediately after birth, the baby can recognize its mother’s voice one hour or two later – and that of its dad if he has spoken to it during the stay in the womb.
And now, when we know how life outside reflects on life in the womb, let us think about how to create an optimal environment for the development of the new human being.
The ancient Greeks surrounded the woman with beautiful paintings and fine objects.
According to some eastern beliefs, life begins with conception, and not a few peoples accept pregnancy and birth as the transition of an existing life from one state to another.
All these ancient communities have attached great importance to this transformation period of the woman’s life. It is a time of change and realization, the destruction of old patterns and the creation of new ones. The time of turning to ourselves and the life we carry. It is time in which we can smoulder and listen to our inner voice and the voice and the needs of a new and growing world.
And then maybe we will hear.
We will slow down and dedicate our nine months to preparing and exploring this little person. We’ll learn to be calm and humble before the power of Nature. We will love the silence. We will sing songs and tell stories.
Sometimes we will cry, but let our tears be tears of purification and joy. We will listen to spiritualizing music and we will read deep, human poetry. We’ll heal the Earth in search of the Truth. We will dream.
Our anger will give way to forgiveness, tension – to the blessed expectation. We will replace the hasty daily routine with the timelessness of the abundant devotion of the human spirit. Our fears will dissolve in the faith and give way to Love.
And though it is not a direct observer of what we see and the sounds it hears are muted by the monotonic rhythm of the heart and the continuous flow of our blood, our baby will feel every thrill that touches our soul; every sound and vibrations that pass through our body. And from the first moment of its intrauterine existence will be an indestructible part of our life and the world we know.
Therefore, let us be careful and responsible in our feelings,
thoughts and deeds, and keep awake in our minds the insight that we are a conductor between existing reality and pure consciousness. Let us create the graceful ground for the grain we sow, and with patience and wisdom we care, we love and enrich. Let us be grateful for this tremendous favour – the gift of being mothers – and we do not betray the confidence voted by life, nature, and a little soul. Let’s try for a moment to turn our back on ourselves and our ego, and devote our days to the occurrence of this miracle. And perhaps we will be surprised to find out how much we actually get.