A Blessingway

Blessingway: an old Navajo ceremony, which celebrates a woman’s rite of passage into motherhood.

I had the honor of attending my very first blessingway a few weeks ago.  This gathering was extra special for me because it was to celebrate a close friend of mine, who is due to give birth to her fourth child this week.  Oh! and guess who gets to photograph the birth?

Trimmed in rainbow (chakra) tones, her gathering was honest, uplifting, and just a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.  We created tools to empower Mom-to-be during labor; received henna treatments; shared stories; and ate some crazy-delicious rainbow cake. 🙂

Please enjoy!rainbow051s057 048 077 063scollage098Henna art provided by Jill, Jaiswal Design, please check out her Facebook page!
To read more about blessingways, I have created a short list of links:
    What is a Blessingway?
    Blessing Way
    Planning a Blessingway