INTRODUCTION TO CONSCIOUS BIRTH
A blessingway ceremony is a gathering and honouring to mark a rite of passage that is sacred. Traditionally there are many forms of blessingway ceremonies from first tooth, to first moon, to loss of virginity, to pregnancy / birth, and naturally death. It marks great periods of transition and transformation.
The blessingway of a birthing mother, is a gathering of women in her life who will mark and reflect her support network. Here the ceremony is meant to energetically prepare the birthing woman for the transformational journey from maiden to mother. We gather to honour her, to shower her with our love and support, and each word spoken is positive and filled with love, joy, compassion and laughter. It is a place void of gossip or judgement or fear. We are basically showering the mother in love and acknowledgement for her life after birth will never be the same.
There are many different elements that we would bring to create the sacred space, honour, love and prepare the birthing mother to be.
A Closing of the Bones Ceremony is a very sacred Mayan tradition that has been practiced for centuries by traditional Mayan midwives.