I’ve been practicing birth meditations for just under six months now. I’ve been practicing trance, hypnotism, dance, and deep meditations in an effort to make birthing more calm and pleasant.
Sometimes I simply repeat short sentences rhythmically until my mind settles into a quiet state of observation. Other times I dance to Indian trance music, moving my hips and body to the tabla and getting lost in the moans of the singers. I listen to the calm still voice inside my head repeat, “I am calm, I am peaceful, I am strong.”
I am ready and I am not afraid.