Mother Blessing Ceremony
A Blessingway was traditionally a Navajo Ritual created to spiritually support and empower the new mother for her journey of birthing and motherhood. It marks an important rite of passage.
In recent times, this beautiful ritual has been adapted as an alternative to Baby Showers, where the focus tends to be more on the gifts and the baby, rather than on the mother and her experience.
A blessingway is a great way to create a support circle of women in your life, or to strengthen the connections that you already have, as you approach the birth portal and the beginning of a new exciting chapter of your life as a woman. These rituals/ceremonies are for you to be held, loved, celebrated, pampered for the amazing goddess that you are!
Each ceremony can include:
- sharing circle of blessings
- sacred singing
- foot/hand massage
- belly painting
- making a necklace or bracelet for the mother-to-be to wear during labour
- releasing fears ritual
- joining ceremony (tying of coloured string around wrists)
- food for postpartum recovery
I would be really honoured to hold space for you and your circle of sisters to gather and celebrate you at this precious time of transition and you can contact me to book and discuss all your needs and options.
"Marinella facilitated an enchanting and magical blessingway to mark and celebrate my right of passage into motherhood.
After working with her on yoga for my whole pregnancy, having her sit in my circle and facilitate the ceremony was the closest I could come to recreating and reclaiming all that is sacred about pregnancy, birth and community. She brought trust and relaxation to all of my friends that previously had no experience with pregnancy, birth or spiritual practices. The blessingway has helped me forge a strong community of friends and family who are now fully aware of what I will emotionally and practically need as a new mother on her journey." (Sarah)
"This is such an important rite of passage for a mum to be. I wish every mamma new about a blessingway so we could all have one! I think the end of pregnancy can be very contemplative, quiet and a bit lonely...you are not working anymore and have a lot of time to spend with overwhelming thoughts about what's to come. This ceremony is perfect!" (Lindsay)