Before Naia was born I was blessed to have an Aboriginal Elder and also a midwife named Auntie Gracie come and stay with us just days before she arrived. She would massage me daily and share stories of birth and of her tribe. When she left she gifted me a pair of wooden clap-sticks that had been prayed with and blessed by Aboriginal Women. It only felt appropriate that I use one of these clap-sticks for the talking stick around the circle. As the clap-stick went round the circle each woman was able to speak. We shared our visions, dreams and prayers for the new moon and new year.
We closed the circle with songs and then gathered into the night for more tea and sharing. Each new moon we will offer something different for the gatherings. It's all happening!! I pray that we can all begin to remember the beauty and power of coming together as women in sacred circle. If you have never taken part in a new moon ceremony and are feeling called, it may be good to start with a small group of intimate friends and then begin to watch the circle grow throughout the year. Its truly such a special gift to ourselves and the planet! It's also a perfect opportunity to tune in and connect with all the other sister circles happening around the earth as well!