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Within each one of us lies an instinct which can be the center of one of the most important parts of many people’s lives, being a parent. Unfortunately many of us have become disconnected with this natural and intuitive part of ourselves. The result is that we raise our children in the same disconnected manner as is common in Western society. The reason why you might want to end this cycle is because this disconnection from Parent to Child, and from the Parent to themselves, creates, and is the source of unfathomable amounts of suffering. This booklet is a summary of concepts which are based on the Parenting Instinct. While the details of the booklet may not be exactly accurate, or may not be exactly true for you, they serve as a close reminder, and refresher that will point you towards and support you in reclaiming your inner instincts.
“It takes courage to trust your intuition because people around you are not doing it. The benefits of trusting your intuition are; a sense of strength, feeling connected with all of life, feeling peace, and embodying true success.” True success is a feeling of fulfillment and completion that perhaps only you feel. The outer world may not acknowledge it, or may even shun it. In our culture, we typically identify success as someone who as made a lot of money, is famous, or is recognized in the world. In following these practices the joy and fulfillment within you will increase.
This booklet is mostly a collection of information from a variety of sources. The links to the sources are included so that you can further your own research. I have chosen sources which convey ways of life that support our natural instincts.
Many people have an intuitive feeling within ourselves when something is right or wrong in our lives. We have senses of intuition, that direct us into different life situations. We know sometimes what we want to eat, and sometimes we do not know. The Parental Instinct is the idea that there is a sacred and deep part of ourselves, connected to our nervous system, rooted in the DNA structure of our cells, and in the deeper more mammalian parts of our brain, that knows how to raise children. This same instinct is in mammals, our closest relatives on earth, they inherently know how to raise their young in harmony with Nature. Humans posses these same instincts. While all of us have these instincts, few of us live by these instincts. The instincts are a feeling sense of aliveness, they are a cross between a feeling of energy, and a conscious awareness that permeates the mind and body. When aligned with your internal instincts, your cellular structure resonates with the whole of creation. This instinct, helps us align with the cycles of life, the seasons, birth and death, and so on.
The parental instinct is a movement towards unity. It seeks union. It is an energy set in motion which seeks to stay connected and feel unified. It is an energy which seeks and desires to reproduce. It longs for and seeks safety, it knows truth, and protects its children at all costs. The instinct at best can be described as a feeling of connection within your body, that is accessed when the mind is quiet and at rest.
Our culture is inundated and is based upon the loss of this instinct. Rather than work with Nature, and her principals, we fight them. We do not walk on and feel the earth beneath our feet, we feel carpet and concrete, and hardwood floors. When we look towards our parents, we do not see this instinct. Many children feel alienated from their parents, or disconnected and so seek to move away from them during adult hood. When we grow up, and seek to have our own children, we may, without thought, habitually follow the old habits of our parents, or we may look outside of ourselves to our culture to decide what to do. What if what our culture does to our children is wrong? We see children screaming, children in day cares not with their mothers at even 6 months old, children strapped into restraints, children being wheeled around in strollers. Many times children our forced against their will and comfort to be strapped down in car seats and strollers. Parents then make up mental excuses for confining their child instead of feeling the pain and discomfort they are causing their children. There are many things we do not see, women suffering in childbirth, over 150,000 babies are born with birth defects yearly, over 27,000 babies die in their first year of life. As these infants grow, the preference of our culture is to abandon them; we do not feed them milk from their mother but from a factory in a plastic bottle, if they are fed breast milk, it is usually for a very short length of time, we let them cry without consoling them, we send them off to daycare at a young age, as if we would prefer someone else to be their parents. Many of us where raised in a manner such as this, and after many years of being treated like an object, or as if our feelings where not important, we numb out and we become disconnected to the feeling vibrations in our bodies, we loose our parental instincts, and eventually as adults we raise our children in the same manner as we where raised, or how society suggests.
For thousands of years, our ancestors have followed a very specific formula for creating and raising children. This formula was not created from the mind or by science, it is a formula encoded in our genetics created by the mysterious force that moves through life. The formula, and formula is not necessarily the best description of it, is a loving way of being connected with life that compels humans to follow their nature to live in a certain peaceful and harmonious way. This way of living, prevents illness, prevents birth complications, and ensures for the highest probability that nature will create a robust and healthy child. This way of being, also shows the child, how to be an adult that lives in harmony with life. An adult that is at peace with themselves, that does no harm to other’s because he loves them. And that seeks to create a feeling of unity everywhere he goes.
This is a Collaborative method between partners Rami and Michelle and our daughter. Rami started researching health because is daughter had tooth decay. While most of the work and research and writing is done by Rami, Michelle claims this to be an equal and collaborative venture. Michelle contributions include breastfeeding and eating lots of food, which gives me time and space to create this project. I do not mind doing most of the work, but honestly, Motherhood and Fatherhood are equally important, yet their roles are completely different. The Mother, without the support of the Father or her community, cannot hold and create a safe space for her child. The Father, without the Mother, cannot go out into the world and do what he needs to do, because the Mother is not nurturing his child. What we share with you is related largely to our personal experience of parenthood. We wish you will see the truth in our words, and desire to raise your child in a manner which honors your child’s needs, and your own instinctual calling. In this way, you will find fulfillment as a parent.
Michelle and I are praying that you find truth in your heart.
Life as we where made to live was not a life to be filled with suffering, and an utter denial of life’s pleasures. One of life’s greatest pleasure’s is child raising. When done rightly, in alignment with our internal instincts, and with nature’s innate expectations, childbirth, and raising can be a deeply fulfilling experience for the entire family. Sadly our modern culture has become disconnected from this instinct. The result of this disconnection has led to untold amounts of suffering. The primary causes of this suffering are not raising children in the natural manner. The suffering children grow up into the world, and then pass along the suffering to other’s when they are adults. Let the feelings of love blossom within you, give you child the divine gift of wholeness. Let us stop the violence and abuse of our children through conscious awareness. The way society is doing it is unhealthy, the change begins now, and it begins with you.Books
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon – Healthy Nutrition for Mother and Child
Continuum Concept Jean Liedloff – The importance of raising your child naturally
Other Books Influential to this Booklet:
Diaper Free, The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene by Ingrid Bauer – Teacher elimination communication with infants, and supports Mother’s with comments and images about skin to skin contact, breastfeeding and responding to the baby’s needs.
A New Earth Eckhart Tolle, – To help encourage the awareness of inner peace.
Food is Your Best Medicine Henry Bieler – Cleansing and Healing through diet
Dr. Bieler’s Natural Way to Sexual Health, Henry Bieler – Similar to food is your best medicine with more references to sexuality and childbirth.
Herbal Home Health Care Dr. John Christopher, – Treating childhood diseases naturally with herbs.
Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care, Bernard Jensen – Cleansing through supplements, enemas, and homemade cleanse
Birth Without Violence, Frederick Leboyer – Learning the child’s view of the birth process.
Magical Child, Rediscovering Nature’s plan for our Children, Joseph Chilton Pearce - how children evolve, and what their true needs are.
Yoga For Pregnancy, Sandra Jordan – Yoga for Pregnant Women
Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin, - Celebrating birth and spirituality
Unassisted Childbirth, Laura Shanley - For those inspiring to birth alternatively
Childbirth Without Fear, Grantly Dick-Read – letting go of culture images about birth
A good resource about Childbirth - http://www.childbirthsolutions.com/
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In the modern world, we have become lost and disconnected. We are sort of like isolated particles floating around in a vast space, trying to bring some sort of meaning to our meaningless existence. This paper summarizes how this affliction affects child raising. Most child raising practices are not based on the Natural principles of life encoded in our DNA. This is a review and a taste of some critical child raising practices and their deep positive impact on the family. The primary focuses are special nutritional factors that support a healthy pregnancy, the avoidance of toxic substances, and ways to create a natural bond between the mother and child. These nutritional factors, and efforts to create healthy bonding with children, are rare in the Western world. A variety of complications related to Pregnancy, Conception and Birth are a result not of a genetic dysfunction, but from a build up of toxins in the body and from the previously mentioned deficiency of certain nutritional factors. Sadly, this information is largely hidden from the public and doctors largely are unaware of it, yet it’s influence on the child and parents are extremely significant. You will learn key points to how our ancestors naturally raised children, by holding them close to their skins, for their early years of life. Other conditions are discussed from a holistic perspective, they include Infertility, diet after birth, the birth process, midwifes, self care, motherhood, dietary myths, circumcision, vaccinations, morning sickness, natural cleansing, miscarriage, breastfeeding, self care, slings, schooling, fatherhood, and natural healing.
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