Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
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the two I remember are from the book "circle round: raising children in the Goddess tradition"
"everything she touches she changes, everything she changes she touches" (over and over)
help me meet labor wholeheartedly"
the last one is from a poem in the book that I had up on the wall of my bedroom. I only got to the first part in labor. But, I love the poem:
help me meet labor wholeheartedly. May I know all the strength of my powerful body, may my thoughts remain clear and focused, and may my spirit join effortlessly with the power of birth.
nurturer and sustainer of life,
grant my child safe passage into the world. May he be born strong, healthy, and alert, and may his spirit meet with ours in love and recognition once he is born. Help my arms to support him, my breasts to nourish him, and my body to warm him on the day of his birth and beyond.
Queen of Wisdom, Goddess of Ending,
once my baby is born safely may you guide the one who cuts the cord, and may you help my womb to close fully and quickly after the birth is done. With your blessings may our days of waiting and preparing end with a rebirth of joy of me, my baby, and my family. Blessed be.
- from Circle Round