It's often said that birth is like death, that they are two sides of the same coin...
However, my meditation with Echo last night showed me that they aren't two sides of the same coin... They are the SAME side. Death is not like birth, death IS birth.
Just as in the death of the physical body, the death of the purely energetic / astral experience can be scary and overwhlem the spirit with overwhelming feelings of loss.
Prior to coming to us, our babies are full, whole, and capable energetic beings. They are used to operating an energetic body and are surrounded by a loving family of friends, actual family members, ancestors, spirit guides, and ascended masters...
When a spirit chooses to incarnate, they are still having to step out of they astral experience into an unknown. Yes they have been here before, just like we have been on the "other side" before... But it is not what we are used to, it is not where we are used to being, and it is not where our most recent "family" is.
Babies come to us, divine & whole. They are simply in a new body that they have not yet learned how to control. They are bravely stepping into the unknown, away from their comfort, because they have chosen this experience to facilitate their soul's growth and evolution.
Just as what we call death is death of our physical body, "birth" is death of the astral experience. Knowing this can offer a deeper understanding of what we can do to support our newborns in this time of transition.
Hold space for them... Don't take it personally if they need to do some processing and express pain for the loss of their previous experience... Love them through the pain. These times are crucial in forming TRUST with them... There is no better way to support these new souls than to hold them and stand with them in a loving strength as they process their pain. <3