A circle of women, gathering to honor motherhood and sisterhood, birth and life.
Cleansed by the smoke of sage and lavender, protected by the spirits of the four directions, and joined by all the mothers who came before us to to care, love and guide us, we honored a mother and welcomed a new baby to our tribe.
Crowned in flowers and painted with henna, the mother-to-be accepted blessings of encouragement and strength, love and support. These wishes were represented by prayer ties on a blessing tree for the mama's birth space.
Any fears were washed away, anxieties reduced to ashes. A web of sisterhood was woven around us and the circle was opened, but unbroken.