Today was really beautiful. I had the special privilege of attending my good friend Kirsten's mother blessing. Kirsten is very pregnant with her fourth (and possibly) final baby. As you can imagine, with being mama to 3 busy boys already, she's not had time to notice yet alone celebrate this pregnancy.
So this is what today was, a celebration of Kirsten as mama, to offer her our support and love and to honor this very sacred passage of birth.
We began by creating space for the ceremony. An altar was made on the coffee table, to welcome in the elements and power of the four directions. A candle and a symbolic representation of the 4 seasons and all of their power and strengths in each of the four directions.
There was so much love there for this mama, it was almost tangible in the room.
To honor her motherhood, and her body that is carrying this precious baby within I painted her belly with henna.
Every so often baby shifted and stretched or kicked, it was really special to feel so close to this unborn little one.
While the henna was drying Trish led us on another, loving kindness, mediation connecting with and sending loving kindness to all mothers everywhere and to Kirsten herself.
I felt very honored to be part of this ceremony and Kirsten, for you I wish you the happiest, most peaceful birth journey and I look forward to welcoming this new little person into the world x x