EP16| Mothers’ Blessings (Blessing Ways) with Ashley
In this episode, I share my recent enriching and loving experience with my first Mothers’ Blessing that was held and hosted by my dear friend Sheree from Falcon Spirit Healing.
Sheree wrote a beautiful post on Instagram sharing her thoughts on a Mother’s Blessing and so I share it here with you on this episode –
Was an honour to hold space for a Mother’s Blessing ceremony for Ashley of @themotherhoodcircle today. The mother’s blessing is such a beautiful way to celebrate the sacred rite of passage of pregnancy and transition into motherhood.
It is inspired by the Navajo sacred ceremony of the Blessingway, but to honour and respect this tradition and being mindful of cultural appropriation, we use the term “Mother’s Blessing” for the Western version of this celebration.
It is different to a traditional western baby shower in that the baby shower is usually about the baby and the mother is somewhat forgotten.
Whereas a Mother’s Blessing is focused on nurturing the mother as the life-giving force of nature and embodiment of the goddess that she is, and the sacred journey and rite of passage that she is embarking on.
The way that our rites of passage are acknowledged subconsciously affects the way that we live, birth and mother, and so honouring this deeply profound time of internal and external change in a woman’s life, heals not just her, but her children and creates ripples of change throughout the wider community.
I also share my experience and take on my first Mother’s Blessing experience and hope that it inspires you to create a ceremony for yourself, even if it with one or two other women.
A GIFT FROM JANET FROM BIRTHPLACE
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