For me the transition from pregnant woman to mother went far too unrecognized. Suddenly all attention shifted from me and my growing belly to the baby. For each polite question after the birth of “how are you doing?”, I felt obligated to answer
I felt this answer was all that fit into the energetic space available. It was sadly inadequate to express my feelings of the monumental experience of becoming a mother. My newly formed social circle in Berlin did not allow for much more. Very little room was available to explain how I was really doing.
Inspired by indigenous peoples’ customs of Central and South America, a Closing Ceremony provides a nurturing and supportive environment in which a new mother may integrate her experience of being pregnant and birthing her baby. By honoring this rite of passage from young womanhood to motherhood, this lovely ceremony provides a platform from which a new mother may step confidently into her new role.
After relaying her new mother perspective and sharing any perceived inner shifts, a variety of techniques may be used to support the new mother. These may involve massage, reiki, aromatherapy, and sound healing.
The ceremony ends with ‘closing’ the mother by gently wrapping her cranium, midsection and pelvic area, encouraging shrinkage of the uterus and guidance of the bones back to their original positioning. This process literally helps close a Mother’s body, which opens during pregnancy and birth in so many ways – physically, emotionally, spiritually and energetically.
Perhaps you would also like to close your pregnancy and birth experience, as I yearned for so many years ago? Perhaps you are searching for a meaningful gift for a dear friend? For an alternative to a product?