The Difference Between a Baby Shower and Blessingway
We're often asked the questions: What is the difference between a Baby Shower and a Blessingway? In this blog post, we'll talk about the differences and why women are choosing to skip the Baby Shower and opt for a Blessingway instead.
Likely we'll all been to a Baby Shower before. These gatherings typically include a variety of presents, food and time to connect and chat. While these can be a lot of fun, the celebration is generally geared towards the baby (thus, all of the gifts are typically items for the baby). While celebrating the baby is beautiful, many women are choosing to remember the wisdom of Blessingways and the call to honor the mother during this sacred time in her life.
A Blessingway is a sacred gathering or celebration where the mother is honored, pampered and loved on as she prepares to birth another being into this realm. A Blessingway offers what a Baby Shower typically lacks - celebration for the mother!
In a Blessingway it's common for the guests to bring nourishing food to share, to massage the mama, for henna to be painted on her belly and to sit in a women's circle and to discuss gratitude for the mother.
After birth, a woman's life shifts dramatically as she selflessly gives of herself to raise another human being. To offer a woman one evening to be celebrated and nourished feels so beautiful.
If you are pregnant or if you know someone who is pregnant, consider having a Blessingway. Blessingways are very adaptable depending on preferences and so it can be very ceremonial and sacred or just a fun evening to gather with friends and receive love and encouragement.
If you're interested in learning more about Blessingways and how to offer them in your community, sign up for our Women's Blessingway Guide Training! This sacred training will teach you how to guide women through this sacred initiation and how to create a business surrounding the Divine Feminine.
May you find the option that works best for you during this sacred time!
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