Ideas for Mother Blessings & Women’s Rituals

Blessingway with my daughter, January 2011

My group of friends have a wonderful, long-standing tradition of holding mother blessing, or blessingway, ceremonies for each other when we’re pregnant. Our local tradition began in the 1980’s with my own mother’s group of friends and has carried down into the next generation and our childbearing years.

On this page, I’ve brought together all of my previous posts and resources about mother blessings. Here you can find many ideas and resources for blessingways and women’s ceremonies. Enjoy!

Mollyblessingway 188

Mother blessing with my youngest, September 2014.

Here is a handout of the chants we often use at mother blessings. It is formatted with the chants in two columns so it can be cut in half to distribute during a ceremony.

I am also the author of a 68 page digital Ritual Recipe Kit that includes detailed instructions for a mother blessing ceremony as well as scripts for several other types of ceremonies for women.

This 68 page digital ritual recipe kit includes general information about planning and facilitating rituals. It includes “ritual recipes” for maiden, mother, and crone ceremonies as well as a bonus new baby naming ritual and a family full moon ritual. Each ritual contains a complete ritual script as well as suggested supplies, an actual recipe relevant to the ritual such as cocoa butter belly balm for a mother blessing, handouts, readings, songs and more.

via Ritual Recipe Kit for Women’s Ceremonies digital by BrigidsGrove.IMG_0869

And, we’ve also developed a digital version of our Mother Blessing Facilitator Kit.

motherblessingFor women interested in facilitating Red Tent Circles, I’m pleased to offer a bundled collection of resources in a Red Tent Kit.

The_Red_Tent_Resourc_Cover_for_KindleRestoring Women to Ceremony: The Red Tent Resource Kit, was written exclusively as part of a rich collection of resources for Red Tent Circles. In this collection of essays and ritual resources, you will find complete Red Tent “recipes,” circle leadership basics, moontime musings, and readings, quotes, and poems to help you facilitate a rich, inviting, welcoming, creative space for the women of your community.

redtentkitI’m also excited to offer a Red Tent Initiation Program online with the next class beginning on March 21.12036397_1667128160166066_8284211676923229933_nIn 2015, I released a book of earth-based poetry that is full of beautiful readings perfect for women’s programs:

Earthprayer_Birthpr_Cover_for_KindleCome join the free Creative Spirit Circle for resources, monthly freebies, courses + mini books, and art announcements.


7 thoughts on “Ideas for Mother Blessings & Women’s Rituals

  1. Pingback: Blog Break Festival! | Talk Birth

  2. Pingback: The Birthing Dance | Talk Birth

  3. Pingback: Blessingways and the role of ritual

  4. Pingback: Rites of Passage… Celebrating Real Women’s Wisdom | Talk Birth

  5. Pingback: New Projects! | Talk Birth

  6. Pingback: Wednesday Tidbits: Mother Care | Talk Birth

  7. Pingback: Sealing Birth - Ali Monaghan

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s