Sailors on a becalmed sea, we sense the stirring of a breeze.
– Carl Sagan
The human collective has in the last several years transitioned into a new stage of its birth process.
I will draw from Stanislav Grof’s concept of perinatal matrices, a four-stage description of the psychodynamics of birth. Stage 1 is Uterine Bliss. The womb provides the fetus all its needs, and it grows without any apparent limit, struggle, or effort. While various kinds of maternal stress may affect the fetus, nature does its best to cushion it from serious trauma.