Sister MorningStar is a native elder and very wise birth worker from Missouri who led the recent Womyn’s Summit that I attended in Grand Digue, New Brunswick, Canada. I describe the magical moment of having met her her and how simply being in her presence (sleeping in the bunk below her in the same cave) had a huge impact on my personal process illuminated here in this previous blog post.
I’m not the type of woman who seeks another’s blessing, typically, in that I live and work so much in isolation in an autonomous manner. However, She-Bear was born amongst a tribe of birth workers, as a collective in the presence of many wise women and I wanted the project to have a proper initiation and birth with a mid-wife more senior than me. I am following a deep inspiration and intuition in this regard.
I wanted to invoke to feeling of leaning into a wise elder and Sister MorningStar was the perfect candidate. I knew that she’d understand. Something about her presence at the moment of my orgastic birth is instrumental in this process. Although I don’t wholly understand it in my intellect, the feeling is that she’s anchoring me to some ancestral responsibility I’ve taken on to care for the land in my possession in a way where I rejuvenate and promote it’s health growth and strength.
What better way to honour this endowment than with a beloved native elder who witnesses many births without interference, but with wisdom, grace and reverence. I feel safe in her care. I feel blessed to feel her arms around me. I feel strengthened by her experience and sweetness in the raw. Her matriarchal love and pure spiritual nourishment. I just felt that I needed her to witness my birth.