Today I wanted to talk about blessing ways and how they can be used, not only in pregnancy, but at any transformation and transition time in your life. A BLESSING WAY is a Native American ceremony that has been used as a safe space for healing and celebrating the coming of a new life. During this sacred ceremony, a mother with the support of friends and family, can open herself to the challenges and joys that lie before her as she approaches birthing and mothering. In this setting, the mother-to-be can gain the confidence, power and love she needs to move forward in her new role with peace and understanding. Pregnancy is a birth and cleansing time where all physical and emotional toxicity are being purged from the system so as to not pass any unwanted or unneeded ill health onto your fetus. A blessingway moves and shifts a woman’s energy in such a profound way that she feels a draw to listen more to herself and her own intuition in the future weeks before the birth and the months that follow after. By listening to her own inner knowing, she then is guided through the steps to create a beautiful pregnancy and birth experience. You don’t have to be a Native American to be able to hold a blessingway for you or a loved one. The ceremony, in and of itself, is designed is a very meaningful and fulfilling experience for the mother to be while respecting her own personal beliefs. Blessingways truly are a transformative experience where one communes with the Divine within and outside of themselves. Each women gleans new insights and inspirations from the experience that can bring more happiness and bliss to her life. Click the link below to read more about blessing ways outside the birth arena.
I believe the lack of ritual and ceremony regarding conception, pregnancy and birth is currently negatively affecting our future generations. With ritual and ceremony, we find a place where one feels supported and loved along with finding healing and hope. These opportunities to unite friends and family as we change, grow and progress in our world can be invaluable to our own health and happiness and integration of the changes we are making.
My blessing way with my Mabel, 4 years ago, was one of my most memorable experiences. It was an atmosphere where I felt, though bringing into our family this new little life was a bit scary, that I was supported by all and was shown how powerful I really am through that love, compassion and understanding. Click the link below to read more about my blessing way.