Blessingways

Blessingways

Blessingways


This is a rite of passage ceremony designed to honor the woman as she makes the transition into motherhood. We have so few rituals in our culture to honor the mother-to-be. We make an attempt with the baby shower, but in essence the focus of the baby shower is on the baby, not the mother. Childbirth marks a sacred, life-changing event in a woman’s life and she needs and deserves more than baby clothes and diaper wipes! In this ceremony, which is rooted in Native American traditions, we recognize the ways in which the woman’s life will change, offer blessings for her and her baby, offer words of wisdom from other mothers, and provide a symbolic circle of support for the woman which she can draw upon during her birthing experience. The ceremony involves several traditional rituals but can be changed and adapted to suit the needs of each particular woman. It has no particular religious affiliation and is generally for women only.