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Spiritual Conception
By Freya Ray

What is required to conceive a child? In many of our cultural roots, the conception of a child was always by the grace of God, and when having trouble conceiving, prayer was the answer. In more recent times in much of our culture, trouble conceiving is met with medical intervention of many kinds. What if there is another spiritual answer, reflecting the current stage of human evolution?

I have had many clients who have tried unsuccessfully to conceive children. Rather than finding one cause, there are a host of reasons, stemming from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sources. Each potential parent can examine all of these areas, to find that which feels out of balance in his or her life.

Physically, I see difficulties from diet and exercise, and this can apply to both the mother and the father. Poor diet can be a contributing factor - junk food toxifies the body, soda unbalances the body's pH, all processed foods lack the vital nutrition available in a fresh, organic diet. If the mother's diet is deficient, there isn't a welcoming home for the child. If the father's diet is lacking, the mother's body can reject the "incoming material" as a toxic invasion! Sometimes a change in lifestyle is recommended - more exercise, particularly yoga, swimming, or walking.

Mentally and emotionally, I encourage clients to take an inventory of their fears. If the parents doubt their ability to provide, mistrust this world as a safe place for children, or have reservations about their chosen partner, that can prevent conception. Additionally, anything unresolved from their childhood (ways in which they feel their parents let them down) can block them from opening. A host of standard and unconventional therapeutic methods can assist in resolving these blockages - therapy, journaling, meditation, massage, energy work, etc.

Spiritually difficulties come from two main sources. The importance of past life influences cannot be overstated. I know a woman who miscarried three times, due primarily to a past life in which she had to kill her own children and herself to prevent their being taken into slavery - a much worse fate than death in that culture. Although that memory was a thousand years old, it left a residue of deep-seated fear. She was convinced she was unable to guarantee the safety of a child. Remembering and releasing that lifetime's painful legacy would open the way for having children now. For help with this, I recommend Richard Webster's book, Practical Guide to Past-Life Memories.

The other primary spiritual problem with conception comes from the children themselves. It is typical for a child's soul to hover near their potential parents for a few years prior to coming in, making sure of their choice. Recently I see some of these little beings with their arms crossed, in an attitude of "are you ever going to get it?" The children are refusing to come in until their parents have passed a particular spiritual hurdle. It might be that the parents need to pursue Tantric practice, so their lovemaking is an intentional communion with the divine. It might be that their mother needs to learn to meditate. Both parents might need to figure out what their life purpose is, and live it more intentionally. The reason for this additional set of child-prompted demands is that these are Indigo children, and they will require special kinds of spiritual support as they grow up. They need their parents to have certain spiritual skills and openness, and they refuse to be born if they're not going to get what they want.

An invitation can be incredibly powerful. Some souls want to be specifically invited. Set up a parenting altar, full of your wishes for the child, and for yourself as a parent. Pray, asking for guidance on how to become a parent. Pray to the soul of the child, inviting them to take residence in your womb. Make love with your partner in a sacred setting, inviting your favorite deities and archangels to attend and facilitate conception. Throw out your fertility calendar and thermometer and be in love with all of life, your partner, your self, and your child-to-be.

When a child is conceived, they receive their inheritance. A child starts life with a mix of resources and influences. This mix is 1/3 parental wisdom, 1/3 ancestral lineage, and 1/3 their past lives. The parental wisdom is everything their parents have learned and experienced up through the moment of conception. Ancestrally, they also inherit the wisdom and weaknesses of everyone who has preceded them. The remaining part of the mix is the past life influences they choose to have with them this time. As parents, you have control over 2/3 of this. You can do your very best to learn your lessons and heal your pain. Any work you do on healing your ancestry removes the burden of that healing from your child (Psychogenetics by Chris Griscom provides one approach).

Now, to clarify: I in no way mean to imply that being childless is a sign of a lack of evolution. This is not the new, metaphysical way to say "God doesn't favor you." Some people are not destined to have children. Some people need medical help to conceive. Sometimes we just won't understand what's going on at all. The preceding information is a set of suggestions, directions to explore. If you are trying to conceive, and some piece of this resonated for you, explore it. If some piece of it made you angry, scared, or depressed, explore why. My intention is to broaden the field in which you search, as you invite that special soul to share your life.

In love and light…


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The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged....


Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life, enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of truth, honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as a guide to mundane relations.




You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....


Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.



-Black Elk (Oglala) 1863-1950