Presentation at the International Annual Conference of ISPPM, “Roots of Life – Prenatal Psychology in the Scientific, Therapeutic, Obstetric and Counselling Context”, Haus am Dom, Frankfurt am Main, 21-23 October 2011 by Olga Gouni,
Whole-Self Prenatal Psychotherapist,
Instructor of Prebirth Psychology
President of the Hellenic Union Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Medicine (HU.P.P.P.M.) Co-Director Whole Self Discovery & Development for Greece & Cyprus
“There are two kinds of souls. One kind is like the melody of a musical instrument. It exists to eternity, beyond the existence or non-existence of the musical instrument itself”. Pythagoras
Nature has always been a most intriguing teacher. For millennia Scientists have been trying to decode Natural Laws and the more they manage to discover the more they realize the depth of the mysterious wisdom of the Universe. Reflecting on this depth helps to unravel the disparate ways these roots of nature can help them to understand the beginnings of human life. The role of the environment is crucial for the development of any new organism; in the human epoch, baby conceived, baby gestated, baby born, baby growing up, baby maturing into an adult to start a new cycle. Looking at the wisdom of the root of plants in the world, they see that the root is the organ that typically lies below the surface of the soil, but not necessarily so, as a root can also be aerial and growing above the ground or aerating and growing above the water. Its role is four-fold: 1) absorption of nutrients,
3) storage and
4) prevention of erosion.
The information gleaned from basic botany can be extrapolated to human gestation and parenthood and to the first physical environment of the fetus. If the egg and sperm (matter and energy) turn into a zygote (seed) containing all the synthesized genetic information that can support a healthy human being, the role of embryonic life is more or less synonymous with the role of the roots found in the plant epic. Simon House in reporting on the pioneering research of Prof M.A. Crawford has described the necessity elements the new physical growth in the womb (ground) needs to absorb the nutrients (food nutrients) of this environmental resource. Simultaneously, in this vital beginning of life, the Turners discovered that the mental and emotional aspects of the unborn’s consciousness are in the mother‘s mind and in her emotions delivering prebirth impressions (mental education) and vibrational input (emotional education). As roots (in the ground, aerial and aerating), the zygote anchors safely in the womb (implantation supporting growth), stores the information gained from the environment and turns it into memory. And, finally, by securing their existence, they also secure the continuation of the existence of the soil that supports them, returning the service received. He who teaches, learns, he who learns receives the benefits. The question is: What is the kind of ground/soil that in the beginning of the cycle will support the roots and at the end of the cycle will get the benefits? What is the background that will allow a healthy human being to join humanity and subsequently, humanity can benefit from this human being? Botany offers many answers. Although there is still a lot to be learned, looking at the preconception to after birth experience In prenatal sciences, there is quite a lot that we already know. There is sort of continuation of the same or almost the same traits (of energy) from generation to generation within families. On the one hand, the universal law of attraction which also applies in the ways that marriages take place and conceptions, too, perpetuates both blessings and curses in the ways people see themselves, the world and life. On the other hand, the slight differences, or different octaves of the same note, open up avenues of healing,...