Birth Experience

From The SpiritWiki

An Birth Experience is a connection experience that is triggered by, and that occurs during, the experience of birthing a child.

List of Connection Experience Types

Activation Experience, Aesthetic Experience, Birth Experience, Clearing Experience, Completion Experience, Death Experience, Deep Flow, Diminutive Experience, Dream Experience, Flow Experience, Forced Connection, Healing Experience, Nadir Experience, Peak Experience, Plateau Experience, Push Experience, Rebirth Experience, Restorative Experience, Union Experience, Unity Experience, Zenith Experience


Christina Grof's birth experience: "After only a few hours of labor, my son was suddenly and rapidly making his way into the world.... As the people around me encouraged me to "push...push...nice and hard, remember to breathe...," I felt an abrupt snap somewhere inside of me as powerful and unfamiliar energies were released unexpectedly and began streaming through my body. I started to shake uncontrollably. Enormous electrical tremors courses from my toes up my legs and spine to the top of my head. Brilliant mosaics of white light exploded in my head, and instead of continuing the Lamaze panting, I felt strange, involuntary breathing rhythms taking over.... As soon as my son was delivered, I was given two shots of morphine, which stopped the whole process. Soon, the wonder faded and I became embarrassed and fearful. I was a restrained, well-mannered woman who had a strong sense of authority over my live, and now I had completely lost control. Very quickly, I pulled myself together."[1]


  1. Grof, Christina, and Stanislav Grof. The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth Through Transformational Crises. TarcherPerigee, 1992. p. 10.