Pregnancy and birth are such physical experiences--three trimesters of constant adjustment for both mom and baby, the baby's health in utero, how the mom's habits are affecting the baby's health before and after birth, let alone the actual manner of delivery. It is easy to focus all our attention on the physical and very much neglect the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth.
SACRED MENTAL SPACE DURING PREGNANCY
People with MENTAL AURA PERSONALITIES have beautiful minds that pay attention to the details in order to make the most educated decisions. You will be able to find endless avenues to learn about and discuss the physical aspects of pregnancy and birth, which is great. But, if you know you rely heavily on LOGIC (a MENTAL AURA personality), contemplating your pregnancy and birth experience can be daunting because you want as much information as you can get before you make each decision--and there are so many decision to make, sometimes daily, sometimes hourly. You want a plan of action that you can follow with expected, researched results. So utilize your powerful mental capacities to research every subject to your heart's content. Read, read, and read. Ask all of your questions. But then know your STOPPING POINT and sit down and make decisions with all that you've learned.
The sooner you make your pregnancy and birth plan plan, the sooner you can interrupt those worrying thoughts that MENTAL AURA PERSONALITIES are so prone to--one of the side effects of a sharp intellect. Recognize that you can think too much when you don't shift into action. Make decisions in advance for the various stages, establish a very clear mental outline of how you would like things to go, what you are going to do through each stage, and then get started.
Guided meditations are POWERFUL for LOGIC-based people. They engage your thoughts by replacing negative worrying thoughts with empowering, soothing ones. Positive and negative thoughts don't coexist easily. So add a guided meditation to your pregnancy and birth plan. It can be a hypo-birthing CD or something else, but the calm, cool, even delivery of those words, and the systematic way of thinking through birth will probably really appeal to people that have MENTAL AURA PERSONALITIES in thelr layers.
SACRED SPIRITUAL SPACE DURING PREGNANCY
No one that has ever witnessed pregnancy and birth can deny the spiritual aspects of both. Carrying a child always brings up existential questions of life and meaning, God and creation. And once you meet a child, you soon realize that they possess a powerful spirit right from birth that has nothing to do with a mortal genetic pool.
For those with SPIRITUAL AURA PERSONALITIES, pregnancy and thoughts of birth can bring up many fearful thoughts and feelings. But it also brings with it sudden intuitions and foresights about the way your birth should go, and what foods you should stop eating, and what kind of environments are soothing to you and the baby, even in utero!
This is a case of TRUST YOUR VIBES, NOT YOUR FEARS! You are gathering information all of the time. Pay attention to it, but don't ruminate on the negative vibes. Acknowledge them and then make a decision to distance yourself from the information you learned by your impression. But most of all, TRUST LIGHT.
When you can so easily fill your mind and heart with fear, you can more easily fill it with light in one very simple way. PRAY. Connect with Heavenly Father and tell Him you are struggling with decisions. Tell Him when you feel confused about a decision regarding your pregnancy or your birth. Involve Him in the details of your worries and thoughts, and then ask Him to fill you with His light and love and to make clear what is from Him, and what isn't. Do this repeatedly, and over time, in these prayers, you will become very clear about what it feels like to sit in a prayer asking for light, focusing on His love and care for you, AND what it feels like to have encroaching worrying feelings or dread fill your heart and cloud your thoughts. THE LIGHT MAKES THE DARKNESS MORE DISCERNIBLE. And since you have already chosen LIGHT as the general direction of your life, all other decisions are so much easier.
There are so many decisions to make around pregnancy and birth, but with your LOGIC you will gather enough information, and with your SPIRIT you will trust your vibes. With both, don't look back. When you've been given a prompting, trust it. Stick to it. Don't look back. When you've chosen a path that you have researched well, stop worrying about it and just take your steps. God will guide you if variations are needed. He can work within our plans. I chuckle when I realize, He generally works within our plans because our agency is strong and he honors it. And I think He's just fine with that.
God can work in, around, and through anything. We just have to ALLOW Him to work with us in our plans. If you make a LOGICAL plan and trust your VIBES, and the STEP FORWARD, God can work with that, and it is His joy to do so.
Lots of love in your pregnancy and birth, or if you're supporting others in theirs. It's a journey we do together.