My latest book I ordered and read was titled “When Labyrinth Becomes Laborinth”. I started reading it, and I admit, I was skeptical about its content.

But the further I got into it, the more and more it made sense.

The book describes how labor is a journey that you must take to truly find yourself as a mother. Your life is actually a labyrinth that continues and connects to other labyrinths.

One of the main parts of this book is about how you need to create your own laborinth so you can use it in labor to concentrate and focus on the task at hand. The twists and turns are there for a reason. It helps you get stronger and flow deeper into yourself to make labor happen.

Many women think they can’t go on once labor becomes too hard. What they don’t realize is that they just have to make a sharp turn and change their way of coping. Just like in a labyrinth, you have to change your direction when you think you have come upon a dead end.

Many people confuse labyrinths with mazes. A maze has dead ends and backtracking. A labyrinth has only one way to go. You have to turn and make twists, but you will end up in the center and then turn around to come back out.

The same goes for labor. You travel the path before you give birth, then after your baby has arrived, you have to go back to the entrance and become a mother. It may take longer to get back out, even if you are going on the same path, but that is because there are new things to learn and explore.

When you create your own laborinth, you have to make a guardian of the gate, which is something you have to conquer before you can truly surrender to labor. If you cannot conquer or even accept your guardian, you will not end up having the experience you would love to have with your labor. You will still feel empowered, but you will not surrender to labor the way your body wants you to.

You have to surrender to your carnal side and give up all thoughts and just let your body be.


3 Responses

  1. Sounds like a good book. You have such a way with words. I like it.

  2. Wow!! How interesting! I’m so glad you shared this blog with me. I never really even considered having a home birth or anything like that until starting my blog and now I’m thinking of it more. It’s just so interesting to know that there are so many options of how to bring a baby into this world! It’s so exciting! Can’t wait to read more!

  3. Future Mama, If you have any question about a home birth, I just had one in November with my daughter. It was absolutley wonderful, and I would suggest it to anyone who is able!!!!

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