Saturday, June 26, 2010

BEST ECSTATIC BIRTH VIDEO EVER

This is probably the best ecstatic birth video ever. To me -- this is the height of female sexuality. Women can have orgasms till their blue in the face -- but to give birth with this much joy and consciousness -- THIS is what female sexuality is all about.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

VISION FOR CONSCIOUS BIRTH SETTLEMENT/COMMUNITY ON MAUI

FROM MY HEART TO YOURS
May All Our Dreams Come True

For more than 10 years, I have been holding a vision in my heart -- a vision for the future Earth that includes creating a conscious birth sanctuary and training facility on the south side of Maui in the area commonly known as Makena.



In my mind's eye, this sanctuary/training facility will be situated within the larger context of a CONSCIOUS BIRTH COMMUNITY, where water birth, ocean birth, and birth with live dolphins will be common occurrences for those who choose to reside and/or visit here.

(Please watch this 10-minute trailer of the film "Birth As We Know It" created by Elena Tonetti, which embodies the consciousness for the future Maui settlement).



In its highest expression, the community will be built on, and function in accordance with, the principles outlined in the Anastasia books (http://www.ringingcedars.com), written by Vladimir Megre. In a nutshell, this means that a committed group of people will successfully access a huge tract of land that will be divided up amongst interested families who wish to be part of the community (approximately 2.5 acres per family). Each family will be given the land, at no cost, to hold in perpetuity so that they can pass it on to their kin. Each family will also be expected and encouraged to nourish their parcel of land and turn it into an infinitely sustainable, flourishing garden (what Anastasia refers to as a “Space of Love”).


Artwork by Arthur Kip Herring

I envision this community to be made up of happy families -- all committed to conscious procreation. Right use of sexual energy, conscious conception, trauma-free gestation, gentle birth, and conscious parenting are all part of the glue that will hold this community together and create the texture for the preservation of love in families forever.


Photo by Patti Ramos


Photo by Angie Garrapata


Photo by Angie Garrapata


Photo by Hillary Westerberg

The Maui settlement will consist of a large area, several hundred acres around, located on the south side of the island of Maui, in the district previously referred to as "Honua'ula." This area will comprise an entire territory (an "ahupua'a") that runs from the top of Haleakala mountain down to the sea, and across the ocean to the islands of Kaho'olawe and Molokini. This territory will ideally be governed by a sovereign Hawaiian governing entity, with the U.S. willingly keeping a hands-off policy in the area.



There will be a large educational and training facility at the center of this conscious birth community. It will be one of the world's top institutions for the preparation of conscious conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting.


(Please note that this oceanfront structure is currently privately owned and its owners may not share this vision. I am using this image only as an example of the kind of structure I have in my mind. And… I remain open to the possibility of obtaining this very structure for use as an international school in the near future).

There will also be an ocean birth sanctuary at the end of the coastal road in the area commonly referred to as "La Perouse" (ancient Hawaiian name is Keoneo'io). Residents (and perhaps visitors) of the community who wish to birth their babies in the crystalline ocean waters of Maui can do so here.



There will also be a top-of-the-line waterbirth training facility here.



The coastal road known as “Makena Road” will be closed to all common traffic (deliveries only) and residents/tourists will travel through the area on horseback, bicycles, canoes or kayaks. There will be many beautiful, scenic, bike trails, horse trails and hiking trails throughout the Honua’ula district.



The ocean surrounding the area and between Maui, Kaho'olawe and Molokini will be off-limits to all U.S. governmental activity, including military ships, planes, bombs, submarines, sonar, and other war games/equipment. Motor boats will be strictly prohibited in these waters in order to protect the aquatic wildlife, and especially whales during breeding season.



Whales, dolphins, sea turtles and more abound in the waters and will provide joy, company and support to the birthing families who take up residence here. It will be customary for residents of the area to swim with these aquatic beings, and to birth their babies in the presence of these magnificent creatures. All beings that reside in this area will be delightfully moving toward becoming one big, happy, inter-species family, swimming together in love.



The Makena area will be home to one of the world's largest wild animal protection habitats, and will provide sanctuary to abused, neglected, injured or other animals that need special care. Thousands of well-fed, well-loved, well-cared for, cats, dogs, horses, birds, deer, and other land, air, and sea creatures that reside in this territory will flourish and live harmoniously with the human families. Hunting for sport will be strictly prohibited and will become unthinkable in the very near future.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT ECSTATIC AND ORGASMIC BIRTH?

A little more than a year ago I decided to create a facebook group entitled “Ecstatic and Orgasmic Birth: The Highest Culmination of Human Sexuality” (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=85884841263). The purpose of the group was to help raise awareness of the fact that many women were, indeed, experiencing ecstatic and/or orgasmic births – and to instill in people’s minds the possibility that perhaps that is the way birth was INTENDED to be.

In addition to educating and empowering people regarding the benefits of ecstatic birth, it was also my hope to raise awareness of the shadow side of mainstream, technological/hospital birth and the negative implications it has for mothers, children, families, society, and the human species, in general.

I chose the name of the group based on my belief that, when two people come together in a mutual explosion of love, with a conscious intention to bring forth life, the encounter has the potential to culminate in the opening of a grand shamanic portal that allows a third being, molded by the energy of LOVE, to enter our dimension in one big ecstatic bang. To me, this is the highest expression of human sexuality and the key to reuniting our species with its original blueprint and its innate capacity to emanate, transmit and receive love. Because ecstasy and orgasm coincide with the activation of the neurobiology of love, they are a fundamental part of what makes the preservation of love in families possible. This, in my opinion, is the reason we should care about having an ecstatic and/or orgasmic birth – because it can support us in attaining what we are all truly longing for – i.e., THE FULFILLMENT OF HUMAN LOVE!



Unfortunately, not everyone in my facebook group has this much clarity about why they are attracted to ecstatic birth, and some of the members appear to be drawn to the site for reasons that go something like this:

“we are here because we are addicted to sexual pleasure and we want to have more and better orgasms in our lives. We are seeking to know how to fulfill the carnal desires that now consume us as we believe that our shallow and shadowy sexual experiences will somehow lead us to an ecstatic life.”


Ecstatic birth, in this context, becomes little more than a hedonistic ritual during which women use their children’s arrival into the Earth dimension as a means to parasitically derive sexual pleasure and arousal for themselves.

To give you a few examples of the kind of energy I am talking about….

One member recently shared a link to her ecstatic birth event on the wall of my facebook group – an event that was described as a “clothes-on, hands-off” class in which participants learn how to have “easier arousal and expanded massive orgasms.” When I went to her website to view the full event description, I found it contained many flashy tantric buzz phrases such as “better sex,” “altered states of consciousness” and “spiritual trance journey,” but not a single mention of the words “baby” or “love.” I also found that through her site I could get access to video excerpts of “Hot Wholistic Sexuality” as well as a curriculum offering classes such as “Getting Off on Going Down and Giving Head” and “Coming Beyond Your Wildest Dreams.” The “Tour de Sex” schedule also looked very interesting, offering classes such as “Playing the Skin Flute” and “Orgasmic Abundance for Everyone”. But the crème de la crème was definitely “The Pussies and Puppies School of Love” and a class on “Empowering Our Kid’s Sexuality” (as if exposing our kids to sexual addiction and repetitive pornographic thought/behavior will somehow lead to their sexual “empowerment”).

Sheesh!

Another member of my facebook group offers “TantricBirth Doula Trainings” and classes such as “Clitoral Revelations” and “Building Your Sex-Positive Family,” the latter of which she co-teaches with the director of a sado-masochistic organization that offers a variety of bondage and discipline courses including “Female Genitorture,” “The Practical Application of Floggers Workshop,” and the “Joys, Pleasure and Pitfalls of Cock and Ball Torture.”

As if all of this weren’t sordid enough, still others members (who have now been banned from the group) have used the site as a place to post alluring and sexually provocative pictures of themselves, presumably imagining the site to be a valid place for the misuse of female sexuality and the manipulation/seduction of men.

Folks – I need to make an announcement. This is not the kind of energy I want in my group, and in fact, I believe it is creating a huge distortion in the field of ecstatic and orgasmic birth (and a huge distortion in the expression of human sexuality, in general). Birth is NOT a pornographic event – and while it has the potential to be the most expansive spiritual/sexual experience a woman will ever have – that expansiveness is not the result of physical pleasure, but of LOVE.

Please, let’s get clear about what we are really doing here and stop allowing ourselves to be side-tracked by pornographic illusion and manipulation. We are making a mockery of our spiritual essence when we focus on physical gratification as an end in itself. We are not our bodies, and physical orgasm (no matter how “multiple” or “expanded” it is) is but a millionth part of what we have the potential to experience when we set our hearts and minds to the real goal, which is love.

Love is the target folks. Let’s program that into our navigation systems and find the most direct route to our destination.

Jeanice Barcelo, M.A., is a sociologist, ecstatic birth educator and prenatal and birth trauma prevention specialist. She is an international public speaker and the host of “Birth of a New Earth” television show (http://www.youtube.com/user/birthofanewearth) and Love, Sex, Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting radio show. She is a co-creator of the forthcoming “International Spiritual School for the Art of Childbirth and Conscious Procreation,” and offers educational seminars, as well as private counseling and support to individuals and couples interested to prepare themselves for conscious birth. You can contact Jeanice through her blog http://birthofanewearth.blogspot.com or by visiting her website at http://BirthofaNewEarth.com