Saturday, March 19, 2005

A Goddess Party!

Image hosted by I had the pleasure of hosting a Blessingway for two friends today. It was great fun creating the invitations and party favors. With much help from the women in our circle, we pulled off a beautiful little gathering. The two women of honor, Lynn and Leslie, were seated together and had their feet soaked in rose water and then massaged during the ceremony. We created labor beads, a Navajo tradition in which each woman in the community adds a bead to a string to represent herself and her babies. We also told each woman "my wish for you is......" and put them in a journal for each. As we did this, we passed a skein of yarn, (shorn, carded and spun by Keri...the farmer in blue) and connected each woman in the circle by wrapping it around our wrists. We assisted each other in cutting, and now we'll wear our bracelets until both women deliver. Kate mastermined and prepared most of the feast. Today we dubbed her "Super Woman". I may make her a cape. The food and company were fabulous. We ended by all placing our hands on those big bellies as a group. Then, of course, there were presents to open. Lots of pampering stuff for the women. I have to say that I have the coolest friends on the planet, and I'm so grateful.


  • At 3/20/2005 01:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi ya (it's creatrix)! Just wanted to say the photos are bee-u-tiful and thank you for sharing that wonderful moment with us. You are blessed, certainly! Love those party favors...and the cool goddess candles. *wink*

  • At 3/20/2005 02:40:00 AM, Blogger JohnFen said…

    What a wonderful ceremony!

  • At 3/20/2005 10:34:00 AM, Blogger dawn said…

    Thanks to you both! I've never done a Blessingway before, so we made it up as we went along. That's how I do most things anyway.

    Those goddess candles were from another woman's pregnancy circle, about 7 years ago. We only burned them during one part of ritual, so that they could be saved for her daughters' blessingways. (always planning ahead, you know.)

  • At 3/21/2005 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Lester said…

    You do have the coolest friends and I am blessed because they are my friends too. The day was incredible. As one of the honored guests, I truly was honored to be a part of such incredible woman strength and will draw upon that strength during labor and post pardem. Thanks to you Gaiagal for pulling it together!!!!!!

    I am truly blessed.

  • At 3/22/2005 07:14:00 AM, Blogger Miko said…

    You are blessed to have Dawn as a friend! I feel that way, and I've never even met in person!

  • At 4/03/2005 08:49:00 PM, Blogger funkyjunkie said…

    lovely, simply lovely. :)


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