Mother Blessing Ceremonies
Such ceremonies called Mother Blessing or Blessing Way exist in many cultures of the world and today they haven’t lost their importance. Carl Jung spoke about initiation — a ritual that marks the transition of the personality from one state/milestone/status, etc. into another, naturally following the previous one. Motherhood naturally follows pregnancy regardless of the outcome of the birth. A woman turns Mother in a global sence of this word at the moment of conception and in the following months her Motherhood matures, forms, develops with her baby. Psychologically this period is comparable to an entire lifetime during which the woman goes through many various micro-states. A Girl dies in order for a Woman-Mother to be born.
One & only Queen — a format that keeps intact the qualities of an old-school bridal shower — when the Mother is «seen out» into her birth, into her new state of adulthood, by her close women, female friends. Their presence and focusing of kind energy on one woman who is the center of the celebration of Life, creates a unique atmosphere of warmth, unity and adamant power of Nature. There is room for tears, personal stories, gifts that are typically given at a contemporary Baby shower, sharing fears, music and singing, creating sentiments that will accompany the Mother during labor and birth.
This can be also done one-on-one, just me and the Mother. Sometimes other women are just not there or you want an intimate celebration. We can make it just as special…
The ceremony can be performed in various ways.
Group of Queens - when several expecting mothers gather together to share their stories and charge from each other in preparation to meet their little ones. It is about experiencing symbolical birth by walking through a maze, it is about support, trust, letting go; it is about absolute Love for herself and her baby. The ceremony lasts 3-4 hours and includes a guided circle, chanting, personal belly drawing by a henna artist for every mother, photosession, lots of hugs, warmth and pampering.