Celebrating your journey to Motherhood
Whether this is your first or your fifth child, you deserve a Mother Blessing.
I first learned about Mother Blessings (also sometimes called Blessingways) many years ago, and I base my ceremonies on the ceremony outlined in the book called “Mother Rising” by Yana Cortlund, Barb Lucke, Donna Miller Watelet. The authors sum it up nicely:
"Blessingway ceremonies create a sacred and safe environment where a mother-to-be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering. Surrounded by the most important women in her life, she gains a sense of power, confidence, and support that will help her rise to motherhood.
Birth is a key life passage for women. But modern culture has become preoccupied with the arrival of the baby-to-be and has lost touch with birth's profound impact on the expectant mother. While our most common birth preparations focus on getting women physically ready to give birth, the Blessingway ceremony helps a woman to prepare mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the work of birthing, and it opens her to her instinctive abilities, which will guide her as she steps into the role of mother."
There can be a spiritual element to Mother Blessings (though doesn’t have to be) and I have facilitated gatherings for many types of faiths: Christian, Muslim, pantheistic and non-denominational. In creating your ceremony, we would talk about how you would like the ceremony to go, we would set a date, and you would decide whom you would like to invite and provide me with their names and contact details. Then I do the rest!
The format goes something like this:
Gather, welcomes and introductions
Talk about the purpose of Mother Blessing and introduce the evening
Giving blessings in the form of a symbolic gift to the mum...each guest gives a symbol of her blessing
Honoring the mum with positive stories
Happy wishes and giving thanks
Fees: Please contact me to discuss fees.