Blessingways and Baby Showers for a henna artist are an opportunity to experience an hour of creativity with the embodiment of the miracle of life. I have my hand pressed to the belly of a mother, drawing designs on the veil which separates me from that ‘other,’ invisible world nestled in the heart of this one. The world from which all life manifests and to which it returns. Every mother is the Divine because she is the source of the miracle of life.
This Blessingway, photographed by Rebecca Colefax, was for a mother who had an air of confidence and joy. She held the space with effortlessness and grace that I had never seen. I learnt during the afternoon that these strengths were the recompense of an experienced mother.
“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and undoubtedly inhabited.”
– By Anne Buchanan & Debra Klingsporn
“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.”
– Pamela S. Nadav
“Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.”
– Judy Ford