A Spiritual Approach to Abortion
Important! This is not a substitute for a clinical abortion, nor does this process guarantee that miscarriage will occur. In event of a natural miscarriage it is important to receive a medical check-up following the termination of the pregnancy. 
To use this process, with intention of creating a natural miscarriage, later than the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy is not recommended. 
This process provides emotional/spiritual healing from miscarriage or abortion (both current and/or from the past). It may also be the catalyst for a natural miscarriage to take place.
During this process one may decide to continue on with the pregnancy. That is safe to do as this is a gentle, spiritual process whose intention is to serve the highest good of all concerned.
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For some years now I have been providing special sessions to women who find themselves pregnant when they do not wish to be. I call these sessions a spiritual approach to abortion. I believe that we are spirit and that we have come into the physical realm for learning and experience. If this is so, then why not communicate with the spirit of the unborn child and let it know that this is not right timing?
This approach enables the spirit of the unborn child to consciously participate in the abortion decision. It is a loving approach that seems to be tremendously healing. The basis for the spiritual abortion process comes from the belief that when you enter the physical realm as a baby, your body is small and needs to be taken care of, but your soul may be old and full of wisdom. If this is true for a baby then it is also true for the unborn child, the one just beginning to develop a physical body inside of the womb that holds it. We can communicate with this spirit just as we can with a loved one who has passed on. The spirit of an unborn child is filled with wisdom and always has a powerful lesson to share with the mother and father. 

I believe there was a time when women understood the power and the sacredness of their bodies and made conscious choices about when to give or not give birth. Then that power was taken over by men. This ability is reawakening in women. There is a longing to return to this ancient wisdom of the Goddess.

Spiritual Hypnotherapy makes it possible for the mother to connect with the spirit of the unborn child and together they agree upon a natural miscarriage. Of the women I have worked with several have naturally miscarried following their sessions (this may take several days) while others have needed to have clinical abortions. When women have clinical abortions scheduled just following their session and have the clinical abortion it is impossible to know whether or not the process would have occurred naturally. My belief is that as more women become aware of this option, it will become easier for them to have natural abortions, and that it will become easier for women to consciously choose when to become pregnant. When I first began doing this work I felt that if the miscarriage did not happen naturally, the process did not work. I no longer feel that way. I now understand that everyone woman has her own process to go through and sometimes that process includes a clinical abortion. Whether or not miscarriage occurs as a result of this process, the process is always powerful. The mother heals emotionally from guilt, fear, grief, self-hate or whatever emotions she is carrying.
There are also times when the mother feels that she cannot bring a child into the world at this time and decides that abortion is the best alternative, but after listening to the session recording or having a session with me, she decides that she really does want the baby. Because this work is gentle and spiritual in nature, there is no harm that is done to either mother or baby.

Spiritual Hypnotherapy is extremely valuable for both actual abortion and healing from miscarriage. It is valuable for both women and men. Although the mother carries the child, there is learning for the father as well. Sometimes the spirit of the fetus is even more connected to the father than to the mother. When an abortion or miscarriage takes place and there no spiritual healing involved, feelings such as grief, guilt, anger, and fear may become stuck in the body. In a woman, these often center in the reproductive organs. Naturopathic physicians have told me that many women who have ovarian cancer, cysts, fibroid tumors, abnormal bleeding and other female problems have experienced an abortion or miscarriage at sometime in their lives. In our modern medical environment a hysterectomy is often offered as the cure.

The womb is the center of the feminine body. It is the birthing center of creativity, but the beauty of this is little recognized in our society. In this country, women commonly hear, “You're not going to have any more children” or, “You're past the childbearing age, so let's do a hysterectomy.” What message does this give to a woman? I think the message that a woman receives is that her creative worth, (the womb being the center of creativity), is defined by bearing children. I bring attention to this because claiming personal power and creativity has been the major issue with several of my clients. Pregnancy fills the womb. The baby becomes the creation and the pay-off is safety. Society claims it acceptable for a woman to focus on birth and babies. Childbearing can be a good camouflage for those who are afraid to look into themselves and face the fears, doubts and inadequacies that keep their expression of personal creative force at a distance. Of course, these women are not aware that they are masking something until they take that journey within the self.

Men also hold unresolved feelings in their bodies. With respect to childbearing issues, I'm not certain where in the body men hold this energy. Men who have been partners in abortion/miscarriage have suggested to me that this energy may concentrate in the third chakra, which is the center of power. In the case of miscarriage a man might feel that he was not powerful, potent, or manly enough to save the baby. In abortion, it might be that the man feels that he did something wrong, that it was his fault and he doesn't deserve to have what he wants. I'm sure that there are many other possible beliefs or feelings. If you are a man who has had an experience with miscarriage or abortion, take a moment to close your eyes and imagine the experience. Feel your feelings around this issue and notice where they live in your body.

Spiritual Hypnosis allows the woman to go deep within the womb to explore core beliefs and judgments held by her as well as by women throughout the fabric of time, past and present. Some common beliefs are that women: need to nurture others and not put themselves first; must have children to be worthwhile; need a man to take care of them; are the weaker sex; and are not in control of their bodies. Many women who perceive themselves to be independent, strong, and freethinking have been appalled to find such beliefs lurking in their innermost psyche. It is amazing to see how core beliefs that we are consciously unaware of, or thought we had let go of, determine what we attract into our lives. Through the Spiritual Hypnotherapy process, these hidden elements come to the surface where they can be healed and released.
With every spiritual abortion session, the child's spirit brings a message of learning to the mother and father. In many instances, this message involves the importance of nurturing and caring for one's own inner child. Women who are questioning whether or not to have a child can contact and support their child within. This liberates them from the need to have an outer child. With this they are free to make a healthy choice about pregnancy. 

I believe that it would be good for every person who wants a child to do inner-child work prior to conception. One of the most common issues between parents and children is the desire of the parent to control the child and mold the child into what the parent wants. When the child (who desires to find a healthy, independent identity) rebels, the pain and separation that result are often blamed on the child. To avoid this the child may instead become the good child and live his/her life trying to please the parent rather then fully becoming his/her own person. If a parent is not nurturing his/her own inner child, the outer child becomes a substitute and focal point for the parent. In place of a functional, supportive parent who encourages the child to individuate, we find a dysfunctional parent who controls, either subtly or overtly, to have his or her own needs fulfilled by the child. 

When a woman chooses to do a spiritual abortion session prior to having a clinical abortion, she is often able to learn the lesson from the pregnancy as well as speak directly to the spirit of the child. Some of the most common lessons the spirit comes to teach are about healing the inner child, bringing forth creative energy, empowering the self, healing relationship issues and healing from past abortions or miscarriages so that the mother may choose a healthy new pregnancy. Sometimes the connection between the woman and the unborn child runs very deep and the mother experiences feelings of great love and pain in letting go. It is important to remember that pain does not equal bad or wrong. A right choice in our lives can bring feelings of loss, grief or loneliness and still be the right choice for us. For example, leaving an abusive relationship can bring up many painful feelings and still be the best, healthy choice for us. 

The love Spirit has for us is so strong that I have had many clients burst into tears when they feel this energy. It is the purest love they have ever felt. There is no demand, no desire and no judgment. There is only love. Over and over I have been witness to how loving and forgiving Spirit is. 

If you are interested in learning more about this process you can go to The Store and find the guided journey for A Spiritual Alternative to Abortion and Soul Contracts, the book that contains more information and client studies on this subject.
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