My way into the wisdom of transitions....
As we live life on the planet, we all experience life changing, cycles are changing, we grow, people we love grow, people we know are being born and some die. Transitions are some of the most basic and fundamental elements of life on earth- and still, many modern societies have lost and forgotten the wisdom for these transitions. In the Saami culture, as well as all cultures around the world, the eyemothers/wise women held space for all these life affirming traditions, as conceptions, birth, childhood, from child to adult, marriage and death. These women were everyday women, but also wellknown medicine keepers, guided by nature and the feminine wisdom. The shamans, in the Saami culture the noaide, would also be wisdom keepers in the community, holding space for transitions, changes in society, relationships between tribes and the cosmic forces. And these were all connected and working together, understanding how practical life was a spiritual thing, and spiritual life was practical life aswell.
In the last 30 years, there has been a great shift in our world, and especially the awakening of the spiritual aspect of life. The blooming of shamanic traditions and rights, the flowering of nature medicine and the respect for Mother Earth and the feminine wisdom. And luckily, science and energy medicine begin to co-create in a new way, creating a broader and more expansive field of new healing and wisdom teachings.
As I have grown, become a mother and a therapist, I have been asked to be a lifewitness to births and transitions of many kinds. I have experienced giving birth, and also saying goodbye to loved ones many times these past years. And what I have come to see, is that there are common threads of these transitions. It is not one known path, as every birth process is unique and every death/rebirth process is unique, but they have some patterns and rhythms that are simular. I have allowed every process to be my teacher. I hold space to be best of my capasity with every person without any theory or plan - it is a mystery and I treat it that way.
If you are curious about these ceremonies, rituals and transitions, and would like to have support in baby blessing ceremony, mothering the mother ceremony, life transitions and weddings, let me know.
Sarahkka Pregnancy circle 2021
Wedding Ceremony 2018
Water Blessing ceremony - children offering rosewater to the ocean 2013
Sami National Day 2015 Celebration Nesodden Community Hall
Birth preparation ceremony 2018