Closing the Bones Ceremony
Your return home to yourself after the birth of your baby.
- 2 hr2 hours
- 135 British pounds£135
- Customer's Place
This ceremony is inspired by a number of postnatal traditions from around the world, but particularly Latin America and Asia. It has the intention to bring the woman back to herself after the transformative opening (physical, psychological, spiritual) of becoming a mother. In 1:1 setting: I offer you first the opportunity to share your birth story and anything else that you feel relevant for our time together. Then I share a short meditation and a poem to open the 'sacred space'. You are then invited to relax and receive a gentle belly massage with warm oil to call in for the 'closing' energies after birth and return your creative energy to your centre, your womb. This is followed by a Sealing Ceremony, where you are 'tucked in' using beautiful scarves around different parts of the body. Whilst you rest in your cocoon of scarves I play and sing some sacred chants for you. Tea and snacks are offered to you when you feel ready as a way to close the ceremony and our time together. In a circle setting: This is a wonderful ceremony to share with your closest circle of sisters, bringing them together to hold, nurture and celebrate you in your new identity as a mother. Each woman is invited to share their own or favourite poems, stories, gifts, laughers and tears and food...it's a co-created sacred space, always different, always inspiring, always healing. You still receive a belly massage with warm oil and the Sealing Ceremony, and I invite some of the women to help me with the wrapping - which can be very moving for everyone. Sacred singing and music is offered whilst you rest after being wrapped. Optional foot or hand massage can be included and performed by other women participants in the circle at the beginning of the circle. Teas and snacks are shared at the end. Please note that the ceremony can be customised if needed and that I will liaise with all your invited women, once you have provided with a contact list, so you can just relax as you wait for that special day. This ceremony can be performed from 40 days onwards after the birth of your baby/babies. It is very common to have it after nine months, to mark the nine months out of the baby of the womb and the energetic shift that often occurs in the mother around this time. But it can be done at any other time that you feel drawn too, even several years after the birth of your baby/babies!
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