Question: I would like to ask what Mother Mary thinks about the epidural. Is there a way to avoid the pain during childbirth by invoking the divine light throughout pregnancy? If yes, which decrees and invocations can we use?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
Well, this is one of these questions where I cannot give a general answer because everything depends on the individual situation of the woman. There can be many reasons why a woman may have severe pain during childbirth or may have an extended labor. But it really does not matter what is the cause of this because once you are there, your labor has started. If it is very, very difficult, very excruciating, very painful, then it can be legitimate to use a painkiller to minimize the pain and provide for an easier delivery. I am not saying that this should not be done and cannot be done. Now in terms of what you can do to avoid being in that situation, then, yes, it can certainly help to invoke the light in the form of decrees. You can use Astrea, you can use the Violet Flame, you can use decrees to myself.
But, first of all, I would say that what you can do during pregnancy is to look at your own attitude to being a woman, to being in a female body, to being a mother, to giving birth to a child, to having a child grow inside of you. And you can then see that if you have any concerns about this, any sense of tension or trauma, then it is most likely because of traumatic experiences in a past life. When you look at the history of this planet, you will see how many, many women have been in a situation when they were pregnant and something happened, whether it be a war, natural disasters, poverty, this or that, where they would have to flee or move or be in another difficult situation during pregnancy and during childbirth. Or even a time after, where they had difficulty raising the child and keeping it alive. This can give you severe wounds, and if you sense that you have something like this, you can use our tools from Healing Your Spiritual Traumas and the other books, give the invocations, use the tools, even some of the tools we will give at this conference, to heal those traumas from the past, and that will make delivery easier.
You also need to realize that it is one thing to be pregnant and feel that you have a child growing inside of you. But it is another situation to suddenly realize that now that child is coming out and, by the way, this is not very pleasant. You can work with yourself to prepare yourself for that situation psychologically because there comes a point where you simply have to decide: “This child is going to be born, and it might as well happen in the easiest possible way, so I will not resist it.” It may require some psychological work before you can make that choice, but even if you have done the psychological work, it can still be necessary to make a decision: “I cannot turn back the clock. I cannot avoid this. Therefore, I will not resist it. I will make it as easy as possible for myself by accepting this, by flowing with it, and letting the thing happen that needs to happen.”
Many women have a subconscious resistance that they do not become aware of until they are in the delivery room, or maybe they do not even become aware of it, but they just feel it and act out on it, and they go into various fear-based reactions. It can be necessary to try to mentally step back, tune into what resistance you have and make a decision to just let the process happen. The less you can resist, the less painful it will be, unless there is some physical problem, which, of course, is why you need doctors and midwives who have experience with the process.
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