Some things are beyond our understanding


As a Doula, I see the miracle of birth on a regular basis.  It is unexplainable, there is no science that can clearly show how a sperm and an egg become a full functioning human, with hopefully all of the parts working as they should.  It is the same about “energy,” and I am not talking about electricity or fitness.  My brother always jokingly asks me, how is my energy, because this concept is my own wacky way of explaining how I do what I do in my life.  It really is beyond our understanding how thoughts and feelings become physical, such as depression, anxiety, and even the way a labor and birth progresses.  When I teach a Yoga class, or I am supporting a woman in labor and birth, it is a deep connection that keeps me present and knowing exactly what to do, no doubt, 100%, trusting that the path I take I take in a genuine, thought out, best action to take in the moment, and the beauty is that it could change the next moment.

The eastern approach is more connected to this “energy,” and the knowlege stems from a deep understanding that the body works as one, you cannot approach it part by part.  That is why in some cases Accupuncture, Accupressure, Massage, Yoga, Homeopathy, and may other alternative forms of approaching health really do work.  Another important key to all of this, is that the person is completely open and allowing, because if they are tense, stressed and full of fear, that will in many cases block everything.

I am so happy when students enjoy my classes, and women really understand how my support during their labor and birth is helping them to progress and they utilize my energy to distract them from fear, doubt, and listening to others instead of themselves.

The video above is also beyond my understanding, it really makes no sense to me why Antisemitism exists, and why it is tolerated.  The good news is that the deep connection of the Jewish people, call it energy, spirituality, or one big family, will always triumph over hate, fear, jealousy, envy, and anything else that is thrown our way.

How about this scary way to single out Jews,

Leora Noor Eisenberg
I think most of you know my feelings on the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) against Israel. I think it’s stupid and counterproductive. I’ve seen how it bristles with anti-Semitism — how the movement singles out only one country (the only Jewish country), how the traditional anti-Semitic tropes are used (ahem, blood suckers?) and how the word Zionist is sometimes mistakenly replaced with Jew. Oops.

I think it’s a mistake, and it doesn’t work. The news today was that foreign investment in Israel has soared despite BDS, but foreign pressure on Israel has forced it to move factories, and thus, cost Palestinians their jobs.

It does not promote peace; it does not promote reconciliation. It does not encourage coexistence; it encourages division.

It’s become hip to participate — but it’s not a “hip” movement. It’s destructive and cruel. If you want to be helpful in the region, please do so by all means, but don’t play with anti-Semitism or with the livelihood of those whom you are trying to help.


The good news is, BDS is not working!

Let’s Finish with a Palestinian Human Rights Activist putting BDS in its place:


Shabbat Shalom,

Coach Yulia

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