Born Whole post #9: Chapters 2 – Implantation and 3 – Labour

Chapter 2: Implantation in the Uterine Wall This chapter is a discussion of my experience with another significant developmental event: implantation as an embryo in the wall of my mother’s uterus. _____ The first few phases of cell division from fertilized egg to blastocyst, and the event of implantation in the wall of my mother’s uterus, were unremarkable by comparison … Read More

Born Whole post #8: Chapter 1 – The Journey to Conception

PART 2:  THREE UNIVERSAL DEVELOPMENTAL EVENTS Chapter 1: Conception Chapter 1 is about how we get started: the journeys of egg and sperm cells from their creation to the moment of conception, including some of the difficult or traumatic aspects of those journeys and how those issues were healed. I also describe what this journey was like for me. _____ … Read More

Born Whole post #7: Introduction, segment 5 of 5

An Introduction to Brainwaves[i] This is a brief overview of the five bands of electromagnetic waves generated by human brains. I offer this material so you will recognize the terms when they appear later in the book. In general, the slower brain waves are associated with deeper meditative states. Gamma – 38 Hz (cycles per second) and higher Gamma waves, … Read More

Born Whole post #6: Introduction, segment 4 of 5

Guinea Pig Number 2 I met Dr. Grant McFetridge in the late 1990s. He had invited me three times to a course on a recently developed healing modality called Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT, also known as Tapping. EFT is discussed in detail in chapter 6. I declined his first two invitations, but after the third (three is my command … Read More

Born Whole post #5: Introduction, segment 3 of 5

The Arc of My Journey No doubt you have heard or read stories about people born with the gift of clear and strong spiritual awareness. That was not me. When I was thirteen, I had my first powerful spiritual experience in nature. I was alone in a canoe, fishing on a lake I knew well in the northwest corner of … Read More

Born Whole post #4: Introduction, segment 2 of 5

A Sweatlodge Vision The experience described below was pivotal in my growth as I gained a deeper appreciation of the skills I was beginning to take for granted. It’s good to be in a sweatlodge again, to let go of the external world and be in the power of the darkness, the heat, the drumming, the songs, and the prayers. … Read More

Born Whole post #3: Introduction, segment 1 of 5

Introduction A New Need, a New Opportunity We live in a world that is fascinated with technology. We appreciate the benefits of our accomplishments in electronics, communications, travel, entertainment, medicine, and many other areas. At the same time, and even more importantly for our future, we are advancing in our understanding of our emotional nature, our spiritual aspect, and our … Read More

Born Whole post #2: Preface, segment 2 of 2

The Backdrop: My Beliefs As you reflect on what you read, I hope you will see how you can use what is offered in this book. Some of this may seem strange, even unbelievable, but all of it is what I have experienced. I grew up in a strongly religious environment. Perhaps the greatest gift from that early experience was … Read More

Born Whole post #1: Preface, segment 1 of 2

BORN WHOLE Preface This book is about how we and our children can be born whole. It is my story, and it is a story that belongs to us all. This book will stretch your understanding of what is real and what is possible. You may also find that the story feels familiar deep within you, at a level beyond … Read More