A couple years ago I went to a water birth conference that was AMAZING! There was a woman who taught a few classes on water birth. She is HIGHLY EDUCATED and INSPIRATIONAL to listen to. Her name is Cornelia Enning. She has spent years researching birth and has found some new research that I had never heard of before in regards to birth. I remember her teaching the idea of the importance of catching your own baby and the significance of the bonding that takes place just by that one act in delivery.

She also teaches about Water Babies. This is the idea that babies are born knowing how to swim and be one with water. She mentioned working out our own emotional issues and rebirthing with water. This is only one of the reasons for the water babies. It is a very educational website with LOADS of information that quite intriguing. She even has a page of recommended reading which I am excited to purchase a few.

Here is another video which someone demonstrates the idea. This is a twin birth that is probably one of my favorite videos I have found yet. I really LOVE this one.

Here is another video that just shows statistics and factual information about birth. Isn’t You Tube great? It has been REALLY FUN for me to show the videos and aid in educating others through them. Our modern technology is just SO COOL!!

Here is what I ate over the last 2 days.

Friday, November 16th:
1 quart water
water & powered greens
2 bananas
2 quarts green smoothie
bag of raw flax crackers a friend brought me
Corn tortilla and hummus wraps
1 cup Edemame

Saturday, November 17th:
1 quart of water
apple juice & powered greens
1 1/2 quarts Naked Juice Greens drink
2 apples
5 Clausen pickles
Large salad with DELICIOUS raw dressing a friend made
small piece vegan cheesecake
handful of popcorn while at a movie

Yesterday afternoon I had a great opportunity to work through some emotional issues and actually felt TONS better all afternoon and into the evening. It was such a GIFT!! As I was saying my prayers yesterday, each prayer was one of gratitude for even the small moments of reprieve. It really helps me get through so much to try to find that space of gratitude.

I must admit that when I feel so GROSS, it seems OUTRAGEOUSLY hard for me to be grateful. I am still in awe that life seems to be SO much better when I feel better. I was telling a friend a few days ago that when I prayed in the past, I really felt like a beggar but…..now I think I understand what the scriptures state about being a true beggar. Most days I am having a hard enough time just getting a few things done. I feel truly blessed to be able to understand a bit better what exactly the Savior is teaching when he is teaching the idea of the beggar. At this point in time, I have a VERY hard time making it through the day without begging to the Lord for help and mercy. I find that when I do this, the world then seems feels a bit brighter, more peaceful and easily bearable. God’s grace is truly sufficient for us all. Such a BEAUTIFUL thing!!

The other was very hard and a good friend (who much have been inspired ) sent me an AWESOME video that helped keep me inspired and open to striving to stay in gratitude. It can be found at www.gratefulness.org. The whole website is A LOT of FUN!! I would recommend reading through it. It will help uplift your day and bring gladness to your heart. I want to share the video with you all. It is quite appropriate for Thanksgiving and will help us get prepared to truly understand what giving THANKS really means.

And one more that is just as inspiring and BEAUTIFUL!! Please share these with others and pass along all the goodness, gratitude and LOVE they share with us!!

Have a HAPPY weekend!! I hope this isn’t too many videos for today. I just LOVE them and really wanted to share some of what I have found to help me find peace and LOVE in my heart each and everyday.

Abundant peace to all,
Rachel