Welcome to Lotus Blooming: Birthing the Conscious Family.
The information contained within this blog has been gestating for a long time. In fact I have been writing this book since I first embarked on this awesome journey called Motherhood in 2002. Only now do I feel it is ready. I laboured over this for along time debating how I would introduce my Faith as an example and possible inspiration for people to explore the spiritual aspect of childbearing without alienating those who do not in fact even believe in a Higher Power. In the end I decided to largely write this book from the perspective of my own personal journey and learning curve both as a Mother and a Birthkeeper. After all I can't really speak for any other way.
I also laboured over the decision to publish it as a printed book. This option is still available if anyone is interested. However, I decided to present the book in blog format to fulfill several functions; to make it accessible to anyone; to incorporate 'live' links, animations, illustrations and video; and above all to give readers the ability to comment or ask questions and have me respond so that everyone can benefit. In time I will add an FAQ section. This decision also enables me to fix broken links and add new inspiring or interesting links, as well as links to studies and professional sites for those who like that sort of thing.
Although you will notice that the post directly previous to this is actually the last heading in the book, you will find to your sidebar on the right a blog/chapter archive. The Introduction is the first listed (and it is in descending order after that) and I encourage you to start there in order to gain an understanding of where I am coming from. Where possible I have (and will continue to do so) hyperlinked resources within the text and you will also find a resource list in the sidebar to the right.
Above all it is my most sincere hope and joy that you find the information presented here inspiring, if not useful.
Many Abundant Blessings,