Mother Rising: The Blessingway Journey Into Motherhood

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Different in essence from a baby shower, a blessingway honors a mother-to-be and creates a circle of support that will cradle her as she prepares to give birth to her child. Surrounded by the most important women in her life, a mom-to-be can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her, thereby gaining a sense of power, confidence, and support that will help her rise to motherhood. By creating blessingway rituals for each other, we can reach outside of ourselves and weave a web of community: a living breathing web of women who are blessing, teaching, and supporting one another– and as a result, helping give birth to each other's children.

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Full of straightforward information, detailed checklists, helpful tips, and practical advice, Mother Rising contains everything needed to successfully plan, organize, and lead a blessingway. But this is not simply a how-to book! Woven throughout the well-designed pages are thoughtful explorations of cultural habits and women’s issues. While examining the loss of connection to meaningful traditions and lack of personal support systems, Mother Rising shows how the power created by women coming together will deepen friendships, build communities, feed spirits, and even revitalize our culture.

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Birth is a key life passage for women. But modern America has become preoccupied with the arrival of the baby-to-be, and lost touch with birth's profound impact on the mother-to-be herself. While our most common birth preparations focus on getting women physically ready to give birth, the blessingway ritual helps a woman to prepare mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the work of birthing–freeing her to open to instinctive abilities that will guide her as she steps into motherhood.

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