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One Woke Mama Episode 03 – Healing, growing & awakening through motherhood with Maryanne Sea

One Woke Mama Episode 03 – Healing, growing & awakening through motherhood with Maryanne Sea

Posted April 21, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 03: Healing, growing & awakening through motherhood with Maryanne Sea First up, I wasn’t intending for this episode to be so long – I’m sorry, truly, I know that time is precious as a mama. But you see, the thing is, when one speaks with Maryanne Sea – Intuitive Healer (which, by the way, does NOT properly explain her incredible skill set!) – one is not able to keep the conversation tight. There is just so much to explore and understand about healing when it comes to babies in utero, babies pre-birth and the mothers who create these beautiful babies. Maryanne and I jump on the mic together, again, after such a HUGE and positive response to our first episode – www.claireobeid.com/episode27. In our first interview we explore the powerful and mind-blowing experience of healing babies before they are born – helping them to come down earth side with an open channel to love, grounded, at peace, and ready to be here. This time around I had to get Maryanne back on to chat about all things healing but on a new and exciting level – Together, Maryanne and I explore the power of healing with intention, love and presence in the work that Maryanne does with babies in utero, children post birth and mother healings. Maryanne has created change and positive healing with Rafael pre AND post birth as well as my little Soleil at the age of four.  This episode will blow your mind with incredible stories of rapid healing, dramatic shifts and HUGE awakenings for both mother and baby. We even explore how Maryanne has helped women call in their angel baby and fall pregnant simply by removing the blocks to love. An episode absolutely NOT to be missed and one close to my heart as I am currently knee deep into my own healing journey with Maryanne as my guide. I speak from experience that the work Maryanne does for mother’s and babies is next level. The journey I am currently on is so life-changing it’s hard to put it into words. So I beg you, listen in, listen again, listen when you can. It’s worth it. Show notes: Visit Maryanne’s website Maryanne’s current offering The Powerful Intentions Circle +++ In this episode I cover: What an intuitive reading is – what is the focus, how it’s done and what are its benefits A mother’s desire to shed the past and create change and why that desire is so important Breaking the chain and the generational wounds in the mother line. Readings with babies before birth and how they communicate their needs, desires, blocks and wounds Why helping babies to heal pre and post birth can create a huge shift and redirect the course of their life Stories of women trying to conceive and of their pre- conception connection with their children Mother and Child readings and the healing that unfolds How this work is an important part of a Woman/Mother’s growth journey. Motherhood has the catalyst for deep healing and awakening The Wounds of Rejection – the leaving and merging pattern Powerful intentions for pregnancy and childbirth – an invitation to join a global healing movement A discounted offer to work with Maryanne. Listen to Episode 03 Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire  Read more

One Woke Mama Episode 01 – How Our Children Trigger Our Inner Shadows

One Woke Mama Episode 01 – How Our Children Trigger Our Inner Shadows

Posted March 28, 2019

One Woke Mama – The journey of awakening through motherhood Episode 01: Our Children Trigger Our Inner Shadows Our children, who I see as tiny but mighty Gurus, often trigger us – especially our inner shadows and wounds. Sometimes just getting through daily life with tiny dictators can be the most challenging thing you’ve ever done. I know that sounds extreme, but everything (especially when they are really little) can be tedious and fraught with resistance and stubbornness. What I find to be the most challenging though is the reflection our children mirror back to us – how they shine a light on our ugliness, or the inner child within that is wounded and broken in some way. How we ‘handle’ the very normal yet irritating challenges that motherhood sometimes throws at us – well this is where we see how deep own shadows are. They come up to the surface, begging to be healed. In today’s episode I share the triggers my children have brought up in me. How our children demand us to heal ourselves and why I feel they do this – how it’s a two-way street. This is an invitation to be OK with those triggers and learn from them. Tune in and share your thoughts on how your children have triggered your own shadows and wounds. +++ In this episode I cover: How I first began my spiritual awakening, before motherhood Why I believe motherhood has been my biggest spiritual unravelling to date How motherhood triggers our inner wounds and shadows The triggers I experience from my own children Why it’s about growth and healing What our children demand of us and why Listen to Episode 01 Subscribe: Itunes | Soundcloud Beautiful one, thank you for being here and listening. It would mean the world to me if you would hit subscribe and stay connected to One Woke Mama – join me on this journey of awakening. Your feedback, comments, reviews and shares would always be gratefully received but also help us to reach more mamas who need support as they navigate the choppy waters of motherhood and all it asks of us. Love + light, Claire  Read more

Episode #29: The birth I never thought I’d have – Bringing Rafael into the world

Episode #29: The birth I never thought I’d have – Bringing Rafael into the world

Posted August 06, 2018

Episode #29: The birth I never thought I’d have – bringing Rafael into the world. I’m now 14 weeks postpartum. That means, 14 weeks with my beautiful, angel boy, Rafael. A little one that has come to help me heal deep wounds and to grow in love and light. And it has taken me this long to find the time and space to record for you this very special podcast. An episode that is of course deeply personal but incredibly powerful and rich in golden wisdom and lessons that only BIRTH can deliver. I have to say here; I am not only so proud of how I birthed – seriously, the level of presence, acceptance and strength required is something I will always applaud myself for! But I am mostly so proud of, in awe of and deeply respectful of WOMEN. Women are fierce. Fuelled by the Divine Feminine force – the energy of creation. Of life. Connecting the earth with the higher realms. Bridging that gap to bring eager souls earth side. You get it, right? Women birth. Women are magic. Full stop. No matter how birth unfolds it really is beautiful, powerful, sacred, miraculous and requires a openness and spirit that only women have. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this story. One I share in the hope that it provides you dear mama with healing, or you beautiful mama-to-be with empowerment and understanding, or to you gorgeous woman with pride and solidarity. And to you, the conscious, loving men of the world with respect and reverence for the Divine Feminine who moves through us mamas. In this episode I cover: A quick recap on my first birthing experience Why I want to share my personal birth story with you Our personal birth story; bringing Rafael into the world The unexpected twists and turns.  The importance and power of staying calm, present, aware and surrendered in ALL situations. The truth about manifesting and why you want always get what you wont (but what YOU need!) A HUGE lesson on LOVE and how it transcends all. Listen to this episode: Previous episodes that relate to birth: How to have a Beautiful, Spirited Birth with Lauren Falconer Babies before birth with Maryanne Sea Rewriting our birth story Resources: My Birth Blog posts Soleil’s birth – Part 1 and Part 2 Birth Story Documentary Birth Time Documentary Dr Sarah Buckley Ina May Gaskin Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below. P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #28: It’s time to rewrite our birth story

Episode #28: It’s time to rewrite our birth story

Posted April 17, 2018

Episode #28: It’s time to rewrite our birth story At 41 weeks pregnant birth is definitely imminent and on my mind. To say I am excited to experience birth again is an understatement. But I know many women don’t feel that way. Why? I believe it comes back to our beliefs and feelings around birth – our personal birth story – and the collective story we are fed from a very young age. It’s hard to feel positive about something when you’ve only ever heard, read, witnessed birth via FEAR. Negative portrayals, birth wrapped in intervention and an image of it as horrendous, painful and brutal experience. Today’s episode is all about inspiring YOU (as a woman, a mama, a future birther) to rewrite the story around birth. Not just for yourself but for your children, and the next generation. Otherwise we are going to continue to push birth into the shadows and allow it to shrink away when it should be the most powerful, praised and deeply celebrated experience a woman gets the privilege to undergo! In this episode I cover: My personal birth story My mother’s stories on birth A 16 year old’s thoughts on natural child birth Why we need to rewrite our individual and collective birth story How to find new language and stories on birth Listen to this episode: Previous episodes that relate to birth: How to have a Beautiful, Spirited Birth with Lauren Falconer Babies before birth with Maryanne Sea Resources: My Birth Blog posts Soleil’s birth – Part 1 and Part 2 Birth Story Documentary Birth Time Documentary Dr Sarah Buckley Ina May Gaskin Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – does this reader question resonate with you? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #27: Babies before birth – a discovery of healing and magnifying the love with Maryanne Sea

Episode #27: Babies before birth – a discovery of healing and magnifying the love with Maryanne Sea

Posted April 03, 2018

Episode 27: Babies before birth – a discovery of healing and magnifying the love with Maryanne Sea Many of us on this spiritual pathway are passionate about our own healing – or supporting others in there healing. But have you ever considered that perhaps a baby, growing in utero, also may need healing? This is precisely what the incredible guest on today’s episode – Maryanne Sea – does. An incredible intuitive, she works closely with mamas and their unborn babies to facilitate any healing (if needed at all). I have been blessed to work with Maryanne in these last few weeks before bub arrived. A gift like no other to connect with our baby, to create a flow of love, deep healing and open the pathway between the other realm and earth side. We’ve also been able to chat about names for bub, get a strong feel for his personality and fall in love with each other, even more. This conversation with Maryanne is a mix – learn about Maryanne’s mind-blowing wellness journey and recovery, how she discovered her incredible skill for going INTO a person’s body (inner psyche, sub consciousness mind, programming, beliefs and more) as well as the importance and power of magnifying love (the purpose of this life, no?!) You will also learn about how Maryanne connects with and tunes into babies and offer deep healing before bub arrives earth side. Not to mention that Maryanne is an incredible storyteller. You will just get lost listening to her! She’s equal parts humble, deeply generous and loving and yet so intelligent, honest and a true guide and leader. You will love this interview and Maryanne. Oh and PS you will hear the sex of my little bubba during our chat too! Listen to the end! Maryanne’s Bio: Maryanne Sea has wanted to help people since she was a little girl. However, she has had to actually spent most of her life helping herself. Labelled “permanently and totally disabled” by the US government at age 27, she was one of the first people to be challenged by Environmental Illness. In order to recover from her extreme sensitivity to much of what is part of modern life, she had to live in a “bubble” – a room free of all chemical exposures. Her recovery spanned three decades and during this time she immersed herself in a holistic understanding of her condition and developed her intuition to help herself heal. When she re-entered the world, she began teaching courses in holistic healing, including a popular Intuition in Healing course to nurses, doctors  as well as to the general public. She is the past Coordinator of the MindBody Healing course in the Master’s in Wellness program at RMIT University.  At one point during her healing journey, she prayed that her sensitivity could be turned into something that would help people, and that prayer was answered when she discovered that she could use her sensitivity to help others heal and grow. She has offered Intuitive Readings to people in many different countries for the last thirty years. Presently, she is working on a book about her Intuitive Readings with babies before birth. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, USA. In this episode we cover: Maryanne’s personal journey of healing from Environmental Illness How Maryanne became a powerful intuitive and healer The way Maryanne uses her unique gift How information doesn’t heal, but intimacy does. When we heal ourselves we can be present to heal others. The ultimate goal when doing a reading/healing. The somatic (body-oriented) focus in Maryanne’s work. The difference between expansion and contraction in the body’s tissue. When a wound or trauma is not released the body will lock it in its own tissue. Maryanne’s own pre-birth experience. What Maryanne experiences when doing a reading. How Maryanne first began doing readings with babies, in utero. Why it’s important to magnify the love and create healing with babies in utero The role that the mother’s story, personal blocks/challenges/ or current circumstances can be affecting the baby? Real life stories of readings with babies in utero and the healing that unfolding Maryanne’s summary of the reading she did with my baby and what healing was needed. The purpose and experience of connecting with and healing babies in utero. How important it is to magnify the love between baby, mama and papa before birth. Maryanne’s personal mission A discounted offer to mamas to work with Maryanne closely. Listen to this episode: Connect with Maryanne Web As mentioned in our interview Maryanne has created a HEAVILY discounted package if you’d like to work with her. Please get in touch with her via email to discuss. seamaryanne@gmail.com If you are pregnant or even if your bub is born I cannot recommend working with Maryanne enough. It’s been SUCH a pleasure, a gift and true awakening. You can download this PDF on Maryanne’s offering – two readings that I think are stupidly affordable! +++ Feel free to comment and share below. How do you feel about death? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. I’d be so grateful to receive your feedback and comments, whatever they may be. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #21: My pregnancy journey in mind, body and soul

Episode #21: My pregnancy journey in mind, body and soul

Posted February 20, 2018

Episode #21: My pregnancy journey in mind-body-soul I decided it was time to share some detail on my current pregnancy and what has been unfolding for me soulfully and spiritually. As well as what I’ve been doing to support my body and detox my mind through such a huge transformation. I go into detail about what I’ve been eating, supplementing, how I’ve been moving, what I’m personally working on and experiencing. This is simply just to shine a light on the pregnancy journey and honour the process to hopefully give you some insight and support too. In this episode I cover: What I am doing to support my mind, body and soul during this pregnancy (and last!) The truth about pregnancy – let’s get real! My personal philosophy when it comes to pregnancy Honouring the challenges Why I disconnect from social media during early pregnancy Why it’s OK to feel resentment or unhappiness whilst being pregnant The ongoing lesson of surrender during pregnancy A look at nutrition, movement, supplements Why I believe it’s crazy not to supplement! Intuitive and compassionate movement versus rigid and structured exercise How this is different from my first pregnancy The energy I feel during pregnancy My experience with low iron The way I am moving my body and the challenges I’ve faced with exercising Birth Planning and preparation What I’ve been personally working on when it comes to mindset and post-birth Why you need to work on cleansing and releasing limiting beliefs, blocks, expectations and negative thought patterns My new Mama Coaching Program to help you do the work to be the mama you want to be (see below for more information!) How I didn’t plan this pregnancy but what it’s brought me The deep soul work that has been unfolding The space of transition I am in Pregnancy intuition and the channel that opens up How your baby and pregnancy is integral to your soul journey + deliverance of your inner truth Listen to the episode Show notes: My resources + offerings Get my ebook: The Bump – Pregnancy Wellness eGuide Listen to my podcast episode on Navigating Transitions with Rachel Macdonald Om Mama Love – Online  meditation, mindfulness and self-love membership for mamas  Information on my Coaching Mama Program – Birthing The Mama You Desire To Be Birth support/information Lauren Falconer/Spirit Birth Sarah Buckley Ina May Gaskin Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – has this episode supported you (during or as you plan a pregnancy?) P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Love + light, Claire x Read more

Episode #5: How to have a beautiful birth with Lauren Falconer

Episode #5: How to have a beautiful birth with Lauren Falconer

Posted November 22, 2017

Episode 5: How to have a beautiful birth with Lauren Falconer Recording this conversation was such an absolute pleasure. Lauren Falconer is a Mother, yoga teacher, doula, birth and mother mentor, birth educator, shamanic woman-crafter, dõTERRA leader. Director of The LifePod & Creator of Spirit Birth. She is also the woman who guided myself and my partner through Calm Birth and Soleil’s birth as our Doula. I hold her in a special corner of my mama heart for so many reasons, but mostly for the way she threads science, understanding, wisdom and spirituality into what I consider to be the most sacred and transformative journey ever. In this episode we cover: Lauren’s birth experience How birth was the gateway for Lauren’s birth education journey How we can’t birth if we feel judged, critiqued and fearful Why so many of us don’t have a clear picture of what birth really is How we rewrite the birth story The collective awakening around birth The journey of the maiden to mother The importance of science and how our body works The wildness and spirit of birth Releasing fear and shame around pregnancy and birth Intensity instead of pain Programming different ideas around birth The compassion I felt for ALL women during birth The beauty in the exposure and vulnerability of birth Lauren’s Spirit Birth eCourse Exploring where your birth beliefs come from We all have the birth we need to have Listen to Episode 5: Connect with Lauren here: Web: Lauren Falconer + Spirit Birth Web: The Life Pod Instagram Show notes: Visit Lauren’s incredible online program for mamas-to-be; Spirit Birth. You can get your hands on my ebook – The Bump; Pregnancy Wellness Guide – for lots of incredible books, tips and wellness tools. Some of our favourite pregnancy/birth books: Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives–DeepakChopra Parenting with Soul–Sally Collings Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth–Ina May Gaskin Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful–Gurmukh BirthSkills–Juju Sundin with Sarah Murdoch The natural way to a better pregnancy–Francesca Naish + Janette Roberts BabyLove–Robin Barker The Child Within the Lotus–Margaret Stephenson Meere Baby on Board and Your Cherished Baby–Dr Howard Chilton The Conscious Parent–Dr Shefali Buddhism Fo rMothers–Sarah Napthali +++ I hope this conversation with Lauren inspires you and allows you to tap into your own inner world of wisdom, strength and knowing that birth is beautiful and possible. If you loved this episode please make sure to subscribe and give us a 5-star rating on iTunes. The more you love, the more I can create. love + light, Claire Read more

Audio Blog: A simple practice to help you fall in love with your body

Audio Blog: A simple practice to help you fall in love with your body

Posted July 27, 2017

Falling in love with your body I’m not going to sugar coat this. Falling in love with my ‘new’ body since becoming a mama is something I have to work at. There are softer, stretched bits. Jiggly bit. Wider bits. All ‘bits’ I didn’t have before. Throw in LIFE and not as much time as I used to and the result is a woman working out less, eating differently and looking very differently too. Yes, I’ve gone from a size 6, toned, yogi body, to a size 8. Softer. More womanly. And definitely still healthy and strong. Nothing to complain about, but nevertheless it’s been a shock. It was a surprise when I realised, two years later that I STILL couldn’t fit into 95% of my old clothes. It was a surprise when I saw pictures of myself and almost said “who’s that?” It is still a surprise when I do a headstand in yoga and I can feel the weight of my stretched belly dropping down. But more than that, it’s a surprise to hear myself talk about my body negatively, out loud. How cruel (and not OK!) to speak so harshly about this divine vessel that gives me the chance to have such a brilliant human experience. Including the miracle of creating, birthing and nurturing life. So, beautiful women (and I hope a few good men too!) this audio blog is for you. It was for me too. And it’s not just for mamas. It’s for ALL women who have every spoken, felt, thought RUDE and degrading thoughts about their own divine bodies. love + light, Claire xx Read more

Find Your Tribe

Find Your Tribe

Posted May 24, 2016

It’s time to find your tribe. Find your collective, your crew. Connection is a deep soul craving that will nourish and cradle you. This is the message my base chakra kept sending me. Granted, my base chakra needed a lot of work after pregnancy and birth and a key element to rebuilding my base chakra was to really zone in on the areas I most felt depleted in. Or where I felt ‘lack’ or weakness. Through meditation and self-reflection married with my understanding of what the base chakra represents I came to truly know what was needed to rebuild this vital, foundational energy centre. Amongst the mess of my finances, career, feeling grounding, home life and structure the stand out was finding and being part of a tribe. They say it takes a village to raise a child and I now know that to be the most on-point statement around motherhood ever. For many of us we don’t have that village vibe. You might not live close to your family. Or perhaps, like me, you do live very close but for various reasons you can’t lean on them as much as you want to. Or perhaps they don’t quite satisfy you on a soul level. Gratefully, as I worked on rebuilding my base chakra through meditation and energy work, my base started working for me. Calling in situations, circumstances, people to guide me home to my tribe. The importance of connection As I’ve shared many times before, the first 3-4 months of Soleil’s life was so challenging it truly catapulted me into a different space, time, dimension. [BTW if you want to hear more about those early months of mama hood for me, head HERE to listen to my podcast interview with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz] It was this cataclysmic, seismic shift that drew me into an isolated bubble. I wasn’t able to make it to Mother’s Group for months. My parents were away overseas for 3 months. My sisters were busy with their children and fighting virus after virus – which meant I couldn’t see them for most of last winter. One day, I had 30 minutes to myself so I headed straight down to the beach for a walk. I spotted a mother’s group and something dragged me over to them. Their babies looked the same age as Soleil. And despite the tears literally welling up in my eyes and jamming my throat I gingerly approached them. Now, if you know me well enough by now you’ll probably balk at the idea that I did anything ‘gingerly’… it’s not my style at all. I’m more the direct/opinionated/confident type (with a decent helping of introvert thrown into the mix). But, as described I was isolated, all out of whack energetically and in a really dark place. So gingerly, nervously, is how I approached these beautiful women. They saw me coming. They smiled over at me. All the while I was thinking ‘Claire, what are you doing?!’… and yet I was propelled forward, my feet moved, my voice opened and I started talking… I mumbled something about never being able to attend Mother’s Group. I quickly shared that Soleil was a very unsettled baby but I’d love to come to the next meet-up. These women looked liked they had their shit together – a big leap from where I was in that moment. And it terrified me – comparisonitis kicked in, but yet still… I kept going. Something greater than me with more knowing powered through me in that moment. They were so warm. So loving. So gracious and patient. Many months later I personally thanked one of those mamas who, particularly, had been so inviting and compassionate to me. She told me that she saw how broken I was but she was impressed that I had reached out to them. That meant a lot to me – to know that she could really ‘see’ me in that moment and chose to respond from her heart. This Mother’s Group became the beginning of a massive realisation. It was my base chakra that dragged me over to them – to give me a taste of what sisterhood felt like. To remind me that sharing experiences and connection was vital to my soul happiness.  I did my best to attend these groups weekly and the women were (are!) all incredible, loving and straight-up good eggs. But there was something missing for me, although I never placed my finger on it. Find Your Tribe It wasn’t until one late winter’s day that I took Soleil out, in the ergo baby, for a walk to a local cafe. Underneath this beautiful little oasis of trees I passed by another mama carrying her hub. We smiled at each other. And just as we were about to pass each other, her beautiful bubba and my little sunbeam reached out to each other. Those little, chubby fingers stretching out wanting to grab hold of each other. They kicked and giggled. We practically did the same. The connection was and still is real. Myself and this other mama stood there chatting in the way that only mamas do. Hurried, excited, jumping from one thing to another in an effort to learn and absorb as much of each other as possible. It’s almost like speed-dating. 3 minutes to decide (before your babies start whinging to move on) if this woman is your type of mama. I knew instantly – she intrigued me. She is so different to me yet so aligned. We exchanged numbers. And from that day on I bumped into her and saw her everywhere. We eventually found a groove and started catching up with mama/baby play dates. Not long after that in late spring down at the beach with countless babies and mamas at the kids pool I found myself talking to one particular mama. I trust my intuition implicitly and on reflection I can see again how I was sub consciously gravitating towards certain energies. This mama is into health, wellness, spirituality. She is so generous – […] Read more


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