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🌻Natalie Bailey 🐝  Nixon 🚌 ('74 Westfalia) is my ride & 🀰🏻mamas are my tribe! #doulaonwheels πŸ‘ΆπŸ»Birth Doula πŸ•‰Yoga instructor πŸŒ™Moon enthusiast πŸ‘«Mom of two

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I'm so excited to be hosting another Rite of the Womb Ceremony early next month! Have you ever been to one?
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At such a gathering, our main focus is on clearing our Womb space, our seat of creativity and life. The fears, anxiety, doubt, and sorrow we hold in this space can have quite profound consequences on our outlook and presentation in life. In being responsible for the continuation of life comes a great need for self-inquiry and love for all we are.
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Whether you are new to your Moon cycle, pregnant, recently Postpartum, or no longer receive your monthly bleed - this ceremony is for ALL women!
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Those of you in Orange County, I'd love to see you there! Message me for more information.
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Not in Orange County? Message me for more information on the ceremony and I'll guide you in the right direction!
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Art by @merakilabbe .
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#riteofthewomb #feminine #mooncycle #wombspace #womenscircle #goddessgathering #release #orangecountymom #ocmom

This image from @beachcitiesmidwifery stopped me in my tracks - what an unbelievable image of what it means to support and uplift a woman in labor. While she rests in between her birth waves, her team collects energy and love to recharge her spirit and light to power through the continued waves until mother and child are united. THIS is Birth - raw, vulnerable, and beautiful πŸ™πŸΌ
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And may I just add... what an unbelievable gift @npol_midwife is to our Orange County birth community. Words just can't do justice... our interactions have been minimal in person but your light is absolutely radiant. Love to you sister πŸ’—
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#orangecountydoula #birthcenter #birthbecomesher #naturalbirth #beachcitiesmidwifery #laboranddelivery #orangecountymom #orangecountyfamily #birthteam #birthsupport

♦️When was the last time you really honored your menstrual cycle?
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In previous tribal times, the Red Tent and Moon Lodge were common practices and gatherings to honor this monthly release. There was grand reverence for this shedding of physical and emotional layers. It was a sacred time to reflect, to reconnect, to relate among sisters.
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Now we find our period to be nothing more than an inconvenience and another bodily function we need to control without fully understanding. There couldn't possibly be any repercussions to greatly hindering the production of the very hormones that make us female, right?? Who wants to track their cycle and ovulation... ain't nobody got time for that!
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But the reality is, our cycle is quite literally the essence of who we are as women. A disregard and lack of respect for all it is is just continues to pull us further and further away from our femininity. If we don't find the awe and amazement in what our bodies do each month, true gender equality will not prevail.
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As a personal and family reminder, and after receiving the Rite of the Womb, I choose to wear a symbol each month that shows my body and mind is shedding. Red Jasper is considered the Blood of Mother Earth by Native Americans and is used to stimulate re-birth, news ideas/creativity, and aid in connecting back to the Earth. For my children and husband, they see this and know that mom has increased sensitivity and a rejuvenating body. For me, I look down and remember to connect with my body and those deep thoughts that surface during this time.
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Blessings be!❣️
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#menstruation #menstrualcycle #feminine #riteofthewomb #orangecountydoula #orangecountymom #ocmom #redtent #moonlodge #honoryourcycle #motherhoodrising

Delight in motherhood...'Ill be honest, it's not always been easy for me to find it.
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I am not your play-on-the-ground-for-hours mom, your super hands-on mom, the ever creative mom with abundant daily crafts and activities for my babies. I need more mental stimulation, more challenge, more vigor than the monotonous musings of toddlers. I crave the satisfaction of a productive day, one in which I feel I accomplished, I progressed, I grew.
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I provide my children with continuous love but not limitless attention. I offer my entire heart but not all my time. I value my days greatly, rather selfishly I'll admit, and for this reason, I have struggled with bouts of guilt.
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But I am also a firm believer in selection. My children chose me - AS I AM - to be their mother. They knew me before I knew them and selected me to be the one to guide them through this life, flaws and all. If I should deter from who I really am as a sacrifice for what I've been conditioned to believe my children need, even if it is beyond my capabilities, then I am not being the mother they chose for themselves.
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**To be truly me is to be of service to them**
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Follow your heart as a mother, a wife, a woman and be who you are... the paths you cross, those you are privileged to love all need what YOU, the one and only, have to offer πŸ™πŸΌ
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#thisismotherhood #motherhoodrising #momoftwo #orangecountymom #orangecountydoula #mytribe #lunajane #orangecountyfamily #ocmom #attachmentparenting #creativetalk #independentplay #outdoorplay #parklife

Happy 4th from our crazy clan to yours!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ‡βœŒπŸΌπŸ€³πŸΌ

I rarely share about my furry babies but our hearts are heavy tonight...
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It looks like our princess may not be with us much longer. Carmen is the matriarch of our dog family and was Justin's companion here in California while I was still in college, all the way back in 2005. She has been our princess for 12+ years and it appears the lessons she has been brought to teach us have all been shared. Our other boys, Chi & Apollo, have sensed a shift over the past few weeks and our tribe will be a little darker for a while as we adjust to life without her tenderness and love. πŸΎπŸ’— We appreciate your prayers and thoughts during this time πŸ™πŸΌ

🌻 Solstice blessings abound! 🌼
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At our monthly New Moon women's circle last night, we celebrated the longest day with an engaging discussion that started about the idea of BEAUTY among women but led us to sharing one activity we are going to engage in more each week as the days now begin their descent in to darkness. Whatever cultivates creativity and expression in us, we realized how needed and vital that is for us as women - for we are in fact DIVINE creators. I shared that I am working on building more community and my offerings of service as my creative outlet... my desire to transform Birth for women grows stronger and stronger each day that I see injustices, poor practices, and the dominance of fear among my sisters during pregnancy and birth.
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Once again, Big Magic by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer came up and was mulled over! If you have yet to read it, what are you waiting for?!? It is transformative!
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From light to dark, June to December - what activity would you like to add to your time that helps you find creative expression?
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#birthdoula #summersolstice #happysummer #newmoon #womenscircle #doulaonwheels #orangecountydoula #orangecountymom #orangecountyfamily #rituals #practice #mandala #meditation #intention #creativeexpression #momoftwo

My boys 🚢🏼🚌 Our ninth path includes more family time, memories and moments over bedtimes and schedules. Time is our gift, not an entity to grip in control - these are the times that are gone just as fast as the sun can set πŸŒ…

Holy shit - what a... quest we have been on for the last 2 years, huh JJ?
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This Father's Day comes during a truly grand transition for our family... reorganizing, reprioritizing, and reconnecting as husband and wife, mother and father, best friends and lovers. Finding our 9th path in this world and remaining true to what we know is of utmost importance - family and love.
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While the next few months will be adventurous, nerve-wracking, and transformative, I couldn't imagine having anyone else by my side or at the healm of our family. You keep me living from my heart and not my head, speaking my emotions rather than bottling them up, and pushing me to my best when I simply want to give up. Our words have not always been kind toward one another, our actions not always stoked from the fires of love, but we have and will always know that we are soul mates intended to navigate this game of life together.
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I love you with all of my heart, my Justin James Bailey 🌸 #happyfathersday

🌱 To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow 🌸 ~ Audrey Hepburn
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Teaching my little man the ways of communing with Mother Earth through gardening, my absolute favorite pastime! He has taken such a fascination for all I do in the dirt and I couldn't be more excited to have a partner who loves cultivating the land the way I do.
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My meditation, my work, my connection to the Divine energy that nourishes and supports me each day. 🌿

πŸŒ• Full Moon blessings! πŸ™πŸΌ
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After leading my first ever Rite of the Womb last night under the light of the Full Moon, to say I'm still on a glorious high this morning doesn't do justice to the churning of energy within. I quite literally broke down in tears when I saw the Full Moon in the wee hours earlier this morning and felt a final break with those fears I released last night.
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Our ceremony was not about cutting the chord with those fears & pains that have burrowed in our wombs but rather we acknowledged their presence, their lessons, and their role in our lives. When we find time to reflect and revitalize, we repair and renew. We do not become fully NEW again, as this is not possible - we simply become a an improved and more resilient version of ourselves.
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As the moon has her cycle, so shall we, often to our detriment, if we don't honor and release on a regular basis.
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What are you releasing today for the remainder of our current Moon cycle?

I think we're getting used to the idea of #vanlife πŸšŒπŸ’—

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