In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.

Less and less is done.
Until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.

The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
It cannot be ruled by interfering.

Tao Te Ching

Monday, March 28, 2011

Being Born: How your Birth Affects your Learning Performance Lifestyle and Relationships. By Robyn Fernance.

Hi Everyone,

Being Born is a book written by rebirther and teacher of 30 years, Robyn Fernance. Fernance noticed a relationship between birth conditions and various life factors in her rebirthing clients and students.

The book is basically a handbook which lists various birth experiences as chapter headings including:

Big baby births, born in the sac births, breech births, caesarian-emergency births, caesarian-planned births, conditions of the mother births, cord around the neck births, drugged births, easy births, fast births, forceps delivered babies, held back births, induced births, late births, near to death births, normal births, premature births, turned at birth, multiple births etc.

Each chapter gives a description of the likely personality traits of various birth types and gives tips on how to work with this person, how learning in the home/classroom may be affected, how to get along with others etc.

The gradient of this book is pretty steep, and makes certain assumptions around the reader's spiritual beliefs (such as personal responsibility for life experiences). Some people may take this as a given, while others may struggle with such assumptions.

The final section of the book includes a Birth History page for identifying birth conditions, and a Positive Thoughts for Change section dealing with individual birth types.

A summary of rebirthing is given, as well as testimonials from those who have found relief from the effects of their birth and birthing experience through rebirthing. A list of rebirthing/breath work practitioners is given in the appendix of the book, but your local paper
or yellow pages will provide a more comprehensive and up-to date listing.

Personally I enjoyed this book and found it uncannily accurate in describing each of my children in relation to their birth experience. I think there's definately something in it all....

Talk Soon, Cynthia Marston