Today was such a blessed day. I had the wonderful opportunity to honor one of my mama clients with a sacred prenatal water ritual and blessing. We swayed in the hot tub together and shared in meditations, affirmations, breathing, and playfulness.
My work as a doula is unique. Though I know I am not the only one practicing this way! I have been trained and initiated in ceremonial work over the last 8 years. This is something I bring forth when working with clients. And when I have lovely clients like Jill who would like to dive deep into the ceremonial aspect of birth, magic happens!
A water blessing ritual is a sacred ceremony that is unique for everyone. No ceremony, just like no client or client relationship, is exactly the same. Today we invoked our guides and our helping ancestors to be with us. We invoked the powerful Light of Sophia and the Sophia Dragon Tribe. We invoked Isis and pearlescent white light. I was gifted with the opportunity to guide Jill and Ian in a deep meditation that aided in releasing fears around birth and ancestral healing. I am so thankful for being trusted to do this with them and for their willingness to let go of what is ready to be released before becoming parents.
After meditating and talking through fears and then affirmations, I was able to share music as they played in the waters with flower petals, lemon balm, and lavender. I shared harp and ukelele and then left them alone for a while to explore for themselves in beauty and play.
To end our ritual we shared cacao, prayers, and I rubbed homemade arnica infused oil on Jill’s feet. We discussed her birth plan and left feeling a bit brighter and more deeply infused with the Medicine of Beauty.
Thank you dearest Jill, Ian, and Anah for welcoming me to be a part of your ceremonial birth. I am honored. And so it is.