Preparing for a dolphin birth…Midwife Mala had a beautiful idea, to go down to the place I imagine giving birth and doing a blessing way and offering thanks to the water and nature. Birth is a key life passage for women. But modern culture has become preoccupied with the arrival of the baby-to-be and has lost touch with birth’s profound impact on the expectant mother. While our most common birth preparations focus on getting women physically ready to give birth, the blessingway ceremony helps a woman to prepare mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the work of birthing, and it opens her to her instinctive abilities, which will guide her as she steps into the role of mother. (mother rising) We also did an offering of flowers. It was a beautiful ceremony! And a picture of the sunset after.