When you were an embryo your body developed from one cell that underwent division.

It underwent division once, twice, tens of thousands of times.

At every stage of forming and shaping, you were a complete, fully functioning organism. You often did not look like your final human form, but the only way you managed to survive your own creation was by being 100% complete and 100%  incomplete at every stage.

You had to accept change.

The embryo undergoes over twenty different shapes before it arrives at it’s final human form (23 Carnegie stages based solely on morphologic features).

And that’s the number science has come up with so that it is easier to study the stages of embryonic development. Your whole creation was a making and unmaking of yourself.

A building and deconstructing. An expanding followed by contracting.

It was your first experience of self expression in pursuing something you believed in. In the case of the embryo, your life depended on how determined you were to survive and how willing you were to change in order to do that.

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If the embryo does not change, it dies.

Just to give you some perspective on what that means, approximately half of all human embryos die in the first two weeks after conception.

Most women don’t even know they were pregnant.

You are imprinted with the ability to survive even some of the most dangerous, life-threatening experiences.

You are imbued with the willingness to give up what is familiar for what is unknown in order to pursue your path. You have a spirit that, despite change, difficulty, confinement, illness, and loss, will pursue survival and self expression.

Trust yourself to know how to handle change and pursue your path.

If you were unable to, you would have died as an embryo in your first two weeks of life.

(RELATED: Learning from the Embryo – The Power of Gesture.)

–Samantha Lotti


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Author: Samantha Lotti

Samantha Lotti is the founder of Biodynamic Health and creator of Body Compassing. She is a certified and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST, RCST®), licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and board certified herbalist in Oak Park, Illinois. A personal back injury brought Samantha to biodynamic craniosacral therapy and ignited her interest in a variety of healing modalities.

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