Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Blessingway the same thing as a Mama Blessing?
The word blessingway is often interchanged with mother blessing/mama blessing. A blessingway is a sacred Navajo ritual and out of respect for the Navajo people we call our pre-birth celebration Mama Blessings.
What's in the box?
Everything you need to hold your own circle at home with a group of women, including information cards with clear instructions on everything you need to know to host. Check out our shop for more detail on each pack.
Can I customise?
Yes, you sure can. Just send us an email and we'll do our best to accommodate
What is involved in hosting a circle?
Hosting a circle is a wonderful thing to do for yourself and for your friends. As host your role is to ‘hold space’, to gently provide guidance so the circle has structure and can flow nicely. To hold space means to be the keeper of the time, allowing enough time and opportunity for each person to share what is in their heart while not eclipsing the circle. Your aim is to provide equal opportunity for honouring each member of the circle, through smudging, meditation, sharing and connecting through the shared experience.
Before your guests arrive, you will need to unpack your Sister and Sea package and create a circle where everyone will sit and set up your alter in the middle (again you will be given clear information on setting up and everything you need for your alter).
In your pack you will be given clear instructions on the flow of the event and guidance on exactly what you need to do. However there is freedom to tailor the event to suit your circle. We aim to make hosting as easy and enjoyable as possible, we are very happy to support you, answer questions, share pictures and videos, whatever you need to help make your circle an incredible experience for all involved.
What is a Women's Circles
For centuries, women have been gathering in circles to share stories, thoughts, ideas and experiences. Our sisters and the Sea packages are a beautiful celebration of women. We have created a beautiful pack for a MAMA BLESSING, a BRIDE TO BE BLESSING and a SISTER CIRCLE CELEBRATION. This is a unique and wonderful way to celebrate someone you love.
Our circles are all about women getting together and having fun in a nurturing and empowering atmosphere. We've designed our packs in a way that makes hosting easy and uncomplicated. All you need to host is included as well as clear and simple hosting instruction cards about the ceremony and the rituals.
Mama Blessing Circle
Our Mama Blessing is a pre-birth celebration where women gather in a circle to not only support, but also empower the mother as she transitions into motherhood, for the first, second, or fourth time! A Mama Blessing can be organized by friends or the mother to be and held as an alternative to a baby shower, in the weeks leading up to the birth.
Bride to be Circle
Our Bride To Be Circle is a pre-wedding celebration. Its about creating time and space for women to gather together, in a circle and bless the journey ahead. To reflect, share hopes and dreams and spread love and positivity. A Bride To Be Circle can be organised by friends or the bride and held the night before the wedding to set positive intentions or as an alternative to a hen's day.
After realising the importance of supporting and loving a woman before she takes this rite of passage, we have lovingly tailored a kit with everything you need, including a step-by-step guide to host your own!
A Sister Circle is about women coming together to celebrate, support and empower each other. It's about deepening connections and bringing back ritual and ceremony into our everyday lives. A Sister Circle can be organised to celebrate a friend for a birthday, to reconnect with old friends or simply to celebrate women and friendship.
After realising that there is a deep desire for women to come together and deeply connect, we have lovingly tailored a kit with everything you need, including a simple step-by-step guide to host your own!
Who do I Invite to a Circle Gathering?
Connections, will deepen through the shared experience of a circle. Simply participating in a circle creates a path for deeper bonds to form with the women in the circle, especially when intentions of mutual support and loving friendships are set. Some women invite close friends and sometimes family. Some women may use the circle time as a means to forge new connections with women who they are drawn into new friendships with. It is important to remember that you may be sharing things that are close to your heart and therefore want to ensure that trust is built through your circle. The saying goes 'what is said in the circle stays in the circle'.
Why only women?
Our experience in circling has involved women, these are the people we have shared the mothering journey with and therefore is why we have referred uniquely to the involvement of women. However we appreciate that this may not be the case for some women, and some may choose to include men in the circle. As long as the same principles of honesty, trust, sharing, confidentiality and empowered blessings are applied we trust that the circle will be the right thing for you.
How much will shipping cost?
Shipping within Australia is free.
International orders will depend on location, if your country does not appear in the drop down box at check out please email us.
Express posting costs is $15.00. Please select the express post option in the "shipping" section of your checkout.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Delivery is via Australia post. We will do our very best to dispatch your order within 1-2 working days. Depending on your location delivery can take 7-10 working days (more if overseas), if you need your order sent by express post there is an express post option in the shipping section of the check out.
Do you offer returns?
We are committed to offering the best customer satisfaction. If your product is found to be defective or was damaged during delivery please contact us and we will organise an exchange. We want you to be completely satisfied with your online purchase. If you are unhappy with your product for any reason we will happily accept a return providing items are returned in their original undamaged, unmarked, unused condition.