Sunday, March 18, 2018

Waters of Purification and Talisman Creation

A Talisman and Waters of Purification Blessing for a New Mother-to-be

[Mother-to-be] brings forth a string of beads (similar to a rosary) and a vessel for waters to place in her birthing tub.

As your womb swells to full fertile beauty,
We are blessed with spring all around us.
The flowers have been blooming, just as you have bloomed.
The trees have flowered, just as you have flowered.
The land sighs in relief as the snows of winter finally pass us by,
Just as you prepare to sigh in relief for the new blessing brought forth from your body—as a seed emerges from its casing to reach for the sun.
We bless this talisman, brought together by those who love and support you,
That it may be a source of strength and blessing throughout your ordeal.

Assembled folk, join your voice with mine to send our energy and love into this talisman that Brittany may draw on our love and support when she needs us,
no matter how far we may be from her.
In this talisman, we store for you our love.
In this talisman, we store for you our support.
In this talisman, we store for you our fellowship.
As this resides with you, so, too, do we reside with you.
With this beside you, you are never alone.


To seal these blessings within, we place this talisman in the Well,
Where the waters flow up from the bosom on the Earth Mother.
By the combined energies of those here,
By the power of the Mothers who have gone before,
By the power of Earth Mother herself,
Be sealed and holy,
Jewels of Birthing.
So say we all.

[Dip Water from the Well]

May these Waters,
Drawn up from deep within the Earth,
Bless your birthing waters,
Bringing you strength and easing your pain,
Guiding this new life into the world
In health, harmony, and joy.
So say we all.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Nine-Fold Mother's Blessing

A Blessing for a new Mother-to-be

[Mother-to-be], join us here at the hearth to receive the blessings of the Kindreds and the Folk.
For each part of the blessing, the [Mother-to-be] is censed in a full circle

May the Shining Ones bless you with love
That your heart may be opened to prepare you for the new love in your life

May the Ancestors bless you with clarity of mind
That your head may be sharp with wit for decision-making

May the Nature Spirits bless you with strength
That your body may be strong for the work required of you

By Fire, be blessed with inspiration
That your voice be made clear to prepare you for speaking your truth

By Holy Well, be blessed with purification
That your hands be made clean for the life you will cradle

By Sacred Tree, be blessed with attention
That your ears be made open to prepare you to hear and understand

The Land beneath you bless you with stability
That your foundation be not shaken

The Sea around you bless you with peace
That anxiety be kept at bay.

The Sky above you bless you with sunshine
That happiness spring forth from this birth experience

Nine circles made about you.
Nine blessings infused in your spirit.
May you be infused with the blessings that will support you in the journey ahead.
From the center of your being, growing outwards from your womb
Many blessings abound as you engage with the voice of your mothering.
Brittany, let these blessings strengthen you through your labor,
Let these blessings fill you with the joy of new life,
Let these blessings expand to your child and brighten both your lives.

By the Deities above,
By the Ancestors below,
By the Noble Kin by your side,
By the Fire,
By the Well,
By the Sacred Tree,
By the Land,
By the Sea,
By the Sky,
These blessings are sealed within you to use when you need them.

So say we all.