“I believe that these circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we’re strong.” Sark, Succulent Wild Woman
Life naturally shows itself through cycles. We, as women, all experience these cycles, yet our experience is truly our own. Yet so many transitions go unobserved and undiscussed. Today, our diverse culture shares no common rituals that serve to carry us through our pivotal life passages.
Most transitional ceremonies aren’t big fancy public affairs. In fact, they are often smaller sojourns with carefully-chosen guests: women who are honoured to be part of your “inner circle”, women who you want to keep in your life for a long, long time.
Giving birth takes you away in a different way. It’s the opening of a lifelong commitment to your next generation. For many women, the emotions surrounding birth are often lost in the logistical details of preparation. Yet, we know that crossing the threshold into motherhood is a physical, logistical, and emotional journey. And that a good transition contains a solid balance of all three.
A mother blessing provides a circle where you can be welcomed into motherhood. Gather wisdom from those who’ve traveled the path before. Honour your feelings. Gather more peace and courage. Prepare for the act of giving birth and be reminded that you are loved and supported by your friends and family every step of the way.
“I’m not a touchy/feely person but it was within my comfort zone. I found the ceremony emotionally moving, strengthening and inspiring.” Tara’s aunt Maureen