“Motherhood is a warriors journey, we do not know what challenges we will be called to face, what tools and inner strength we will have to find”.
(Sacred Living Movement)
What is a Sacred Mother Blessing?
The mother blessing or blessingway ceremony originated from the American Indian Navajo tradition. A mother blessing ceremony creates sacred space and a safe environment and is special time in the pregnancy journey where she is surrounded by her tribe which is often the most important people in her life. In this sacred space she gains a sense of power, confidence and support that will help her rise to motherhood.
Our modern culture has become preoccupied with the ‘baby shower’ which focuses on the baby and other material gifts for the baby and we forget about the deep journey the mother to be is about to take to bring her baby earthside. A mother blessing helps the woman to mentally, emotionally and spiritually give prepare for the work of birthing and it opens her to her instinctive abilities which will guide her through this important rite of passage.
The mother blessings I facilitate are a combination of many years of experience and my shamanic guided practice.
What happens during the Mother Blessing?
The mother blessing generally follows the following stages; beginning, shifting, focusing, completing and feasting. Each mother blessing is bespoke to the mother to be and her wishes. Much of the ceremony is not known tot he mother to be or the guests until the day.
As this is a rite of passage, the ceremony is deeply spiritual. You need not follow any religion, this ceremony focuses on our existence within the elements, we call in the four cardinal directions as a means of setting sacred space. each of the directions has a realm of influence to colour, seasons, time of day/life etc.
The ceremony is deeply moving on all levels and there are a number of conscious crafting activities that we participate in such as: consciously crafting an affirmation flag/bunting, birth bead bracelet, sacred motherhood mala*, creating a flower crown, adorning with an anointing oil and cocooning ceremony and you may wish to apply henna to adorn yourself. This is in addition to all the beautiful contributions the guests will be requested to be involved with.
*can be included for an additional cost.
Booking a Mother Blessing:
Once you decide this is something you would like, we arrange to meet or speak to discuss your wishes for your special day. I organise everything for you providing you select the venue and if there is specific activity you wish to include- you will just need to provide me with a list of your tribe and contact details. I will also need to know the number of attendees, normally this ranges between 6-8 people. For groups of more than 8, please contact me.
How long does the mother blessing last:
Dependent on the size of the group, please allow between 3- 4 hours for the mother blessing depending on what activities have been selected. As this is a bespoke service and you can tailor and adapt the day and events to suit your wishes but rest assured I will be there to ensure it all runs smoothly and your wishes have been fulfilled.
The fee for the mother blessing is £250 (the fee includes all the supplies for the ceremony). Please note that I charge travel expenses (mileage) and a call out fee if outside of home area (please contact me for price).
*crafting your own birth bed mala necklace will be an additonal £45.
Please note, that I offer a sacred pregnancy mother blessing ceremony as 1:1 ceremonies for any pregnant women wishing to connect deeper with her pregnancy. Please contact me to discuss this further and for prices.