Excerpted from Placenta, The Forgotten Chakra by Robin Lim
The placenta, the root of your origin, is a miraculous organ that shares and protects your life. It is the conductor that unites you with your mother and serves as the control panel of the womb-ship that sustains you until you are born. It was conceived at the moment of your genesis.
Your placenta is genetically identical to you. Though you share some of your parents’ genetic identity, unless you have a monozygotic (identical) twin, no one, except your placenta, has ever been so perfectly, exactly you.
Sexual reproduction, the act of creating new life, only works because of the placenta. As mammals, we reproduce sexually, so sex is the reddest, hottest tile in the mosaic of our earthly lives, and the placenta is the mandala in the center of this miracle.
Historically, our creation stories tell of the Earth Mother birthing the world: her amniotic fluid became the oceans, the placenta became the Tree of Life. This demonstrates how essential the placenta is to our survival and how embedded it is in our psyche.
The Birth Trinity: Baby, Cord, Placenta
At birth, it is important to be sure that the baby, placenta, mother and family are truly ready for the umbilical cord to be cut. I believe that if the cord is to be severed at all, it is important to do this with reverence and pure intention, since once the baby-cord-placenta trinity is broken, it cannot be restored.
Ask the placenta and the baby, “Is this OK with you?” Say a silent prayer, asking forgiveness for the separation caused by the severance of the cord.
Take your time! Go slowly! There is no need to hurry or worry.
Remember: cutting the cord is not a rescue operation, though to see it done it hospitals you would think it is. It is indeed the rushing and the cutting that we need to rescue babies from.
“It must not be forgotten that it is the placenta, an organ composed of cells, that is performing the choosing, giving/taking, storing and carrying. For example, it knows when there is a need for iron, chooses the element iron from among other substances and knows how it should be used. It is not a human being that has this knowledge, but a collection of cells called the placenta. The fact that a cell can recognize an element is surely a miracle.
What is even more miraculous is that it can take the appropriate material in the required amount and carry it to a particular location. The events that occur in the miracle of human and all mammalian creation indicate a consciousness displayed by the cells, and by the molecules and atoms that produce the cells. Indeed, this consciousness does not belong to any of them, but to God who creates them and inspires in them the functions that they are to perform.”
– Harun Yahya