A blessingway is not a baby shower, but a rather more spiritual celebration of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Blessingway has its roots in Navajo tradition, and we have borrowed and adapted this ancient custom. Today the blessingway is a small gathering of the close women family and friends of a pregnant woman, to inspire, nurture and celebrate her during the last weeks of pregnancy. Please bring: a bead or two for a birthing necklace, a blessing, an object for the altar, some food to…
Prayer beads. Each bead was a gift with a thought or prayer at my blessingway. Some as strength some as support but all in love. Can wear this during birth as a reminder of the love in life. Very cool idea for a new mommy!
I adore this idea! Have each of your friends bring a bead that reminds them of new mommy, or that symbolizes a nugget of wisdom they would impart her. Mom can take it with her and "have her friends along side" while she labors. Beautiful.
This is a blessingway necklace/birthing necklace. It is generally composed of beads that friends and family will give a pregnant woman at her blessingway. Each bead is infused with positive energy and loving support. The beads are then compiled into a necklace that can be worn during birthing time to help a woman to remember the group of women giving their support to her <3