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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Celtic Motherhood Knot

UPDATE 12/20/11:  I thought I'd share the knot my husband did for my new doula training business.  I love it:)

You may have noticed that I changed my picture on the page.  While I don't think it looks quite as nice, I feel like this picture symbolizes what I want to do with this blog.  It's called the Celtic motherhood knot.  Here's a good description of the meaning behind it:

"The Celtic Motherhood Knot or better known as The Celtic Mother's Knot is unassuming stylized holy trinity knot depicting a parent and child embrace. It is representative of the Madonna and child. Combined with a Celtic trinity knot it is a true testament to the enduring bond between a mother, her child, faith and their Celtic heritage. 

The Celtic motherhood symbol looks like 2 hearts made out of knot work. One heart is lower than the first heart and both hearts are intertwined in a continuous knot. 
To add children to the Celtic motherhood symbol, you add dots. 1 dot per child. These dots can be placed anywhere inside or outside the motherhood symbol."

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I loved this idea, so I wanted it to be the symbol of my writing and what I do as a mother and doula.  If there are any artists out there, I would love to have this done better for my page.  I'd like something without the white background, but just have the knot stand out.  I'd send you a free bottle of lavender oil as a payment:)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful inside and out! Love the design, love the meaning.

Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.