Jessica’s Baby Blessingway at 34 weeks
“Discovering the option to have a Baby Blessing way or Mother Blessing as opposed to a Baby Shower really resonated with me.
I felt that it addressed all the transpersonal aspects of approaching motherhood and brought in a deeper sense around this profoundly special time.
It was a fantastic way to connect me to my close friends, who were all at different stages of their lives, some mothers, some expecting and some with dreams of being a mother in the future. I was hoping we could all take something from it rather than just have a commercial celebration with cup cakes and games that was all about the baby and I.
Gypsy made the whole process seamless, from the moment of contact she suggested a time frame and agenda of how the ceremony would roll. This immediately put me at ease and made planning with the hostess a breeze.
Gypsy was flexible and incorporated my ideas so that we could put a personal spin on things. I already liked a lot of what she planned anyhow and she ensured that all would come together and fit within the time frame.
Gypsy had called me 3 times prior to the ceremony and we kept in touch by email. On the day I felt like I already knew her. She was very organized and warm.
I admit that at first I was nervous, but I was soon put to ease as I especially liked the way Gypsy opened up the ceremony by addressing peoples fears and concerns (if they were to silently be having any) asked guests to write down and burn their fears, followed by a smudging before we officially begun.
She embodied a strong directive approach yet created a spiritual and sensitive atmosphere, for me this balance was perfect and kept everything rolling well.
The ceremony was so special for me. We started by introducing our female ancestors and ourselves. Gypsy’s facilitation allowed us to hold a very sacred space to witness each other and ourselves. I felt safe and at ease.
The set up was all there with beautiful candles, red twine and cards. Poems and sacred writings.
The highlight was when I had my belly henna’d by Gypsy, all my friends wrote down a positive word affirmation for the birth on a heart which was tied on to a red string and then written into the design we had agreed on for the belly henna.
I have this decorating my birthing space.
We all shared some food (everyone brought something healthy along) and feasted while Gypsy finished the henna.
After eating my friends all presented me with that affirmation while Gypsy took photos of these moments some with joy and some touched me emotionally with tears.
These photos have given me memories to treasure forever.
To finish off the ceremony we all laced a red twine around our wrists in a circle to connect us and I felt like we were in a sisterhood. We were all connected and decided not to cut the red twine until labor had commenced.
I would highly recommend Gypsy to anyone who is looking for a alternative approach to recognising the transition into motherhood through a Blessingway.. Her skills are entwined together and the whole experience is one I will not forget. I feel honoured to have crossed paths with Gypsy and wish you the same experience for this special time of life. “
“I honestly cannot find the words to thank you enough for the experience you created for me on Saturday. It was really one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences of my life. I was overwhelmed with the whole afternoon and as I really did not know what to expect I think it took a little while to process afterwards. It was so filled with love and deep connection with all my loved ones and it totally exceeded my expectations.
I think you did such an amazing job and you brought such a spiritual touch to the day that the feedback was unanimous that everyone absolutely loved it (even though I think there might have been a few people who were a little doubtful to begin with) you won them all over and by the end so many people had tears in their eyes and told me that it was the best baby shower they had ever been to and some said one of the most amazing days of their life! High praise.
I felt sorry for you as it was tough to keep the unruly crowd under control and you did this beautifully. I especially loved the bead/heart one on one component, I think I just cried the whole way through that and even now thinking about it makes me well up thinking of all the love. I can’t wait to make my necklace and re-read the hearts in the coming week.
I really hope we didn’t make you late for your next appointment – and I can only imagine how exhausted you must have been after such a big day of travel and hosting – and then drum making – my gosh – your super woman!! I was definitely tired – but joyful and went to sleep with a big smile on Saturday night.
The photos you have sent so far are just beautiful and I can’t wait to see more… when you have time of course…
I will truly treasure the experience you gave to me on Saturday and thank you from the bottom of my heart for my beautiful blessingway. We are lucky to have gorgeous souls like you in the world to reconnect us to what’s important in life.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
PS: My henna is also a gorgeous reminder of the day! Thank you and sorry for making you have to redo it!
I think my sister is already passing on your details to a friend of hers who has a shower coming up and I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know who I think could be interested.”