Maiden to Mother rite of passage during pregnancy and birth

Carrie JordanParenting, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Shamanism, Womens Wisdom

Maiden to Mother

My experience in the Maiden to Mother rite of passage My first pregnancy & birth was a beautiful, challenging, and transformative rite of passage & spiritual experience. At times I felt frustrated + alone searching for advice. But not just any run-of-the-mill unsolicited advice or projections people so freely give to pregnant women….ick.  So I became my own Wise Woman … Read More

Why I chose home birth

Carrie JordanParenting, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Womens Wisdom

I’ve been meaning to share more about my experience becoming a mama because it’s been a huge turning point in my identity and in my life. Here’s one aspect of it—how and why I chose home birth. I’ve been a birth doula since 2016, so I have lots of experience supporting women through pregnancy and birth. For me, my own … Read More

9 signs your passage from childhood to adulthood is complete

Carrie JordanLife Design, Parenting, Shamanism

Initiation into adulthood requires that we heal our past and leave childhood behind and marks a rite of passage into responsibility in the community. This can mean healing trauma, or shifting co-dependent and dysfunctional behaviors that might be present in families of origin. However, initiation and rites of passage are missing in our society and most people do not mark … Read More

Rites of passage in the modern world

Carrie JordanLife Design, Parenting, Shamanism, Womens Wisdom

rite of passage prayer

When we experience challenging patterns and ordeals in our lives, it’s an indication that our psyches are ready to move on to the next phase of our soul’s evolution through rites of passage. These are known as initiations in the indigenous worldview. They mark a passage to the next chapter or phase of life. Since intentional rites of passage and … Read More