Dr. Christiane Northrup told me a wonderful story when I interviewed her for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Here is an excerpt from that story:
Although I was in medical school, I figured I’d just do research and never actually practice. I had watched my aunt and uncle, who were both medical doctors, lead a life that I just wasn’t interested in. They were on call constantly, they had to leave every Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, and it looked like a lousy way to live.
Then we had our first Ob/Gyn rotation. When the other medical students and I gathered to watch our first delivery, I was so moved I began to cry—I thought I was going to fall down on the floor sobbing. Luckily, I had been in the culture of medicine long enough to know that I didn’t want to be seen as a crying woman who loses it, especially when we were one of the first classes that included a significant number of women.
One of the medical students hadn’t clamped the umbilical cord properly, and it became a mini fire hose, spurting blood all over the room. The nurse was yelling at the student, and another nurse was whisking the baby away. And every cell in my body cried out, Why don’t you people understand that this is a holy moment? How can you be yelling at this student? We should all be down on our knees in awe and reverence!
Watching that birth was one of the holiest moments of my life. And I realized that being around women giving birth was as easy to me as breathing. I was drawn to that practice like a moth to a flame. In July 1975, I started my Ob/Gyn residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.
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• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
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Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.