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Poem - Birthkeepers Liminal - 'being' on call




Birthkeeper's Liminal

by Eva Greenslade




She prepares for her birthing rite,

I too, go inward, open hearted, I wait.


Prepare my family, my bags,

If needed, my drum.

The holding of sacred, a baby births,

Woman becomes a mum.


Hours, days, or weeks may go by,

You can't rush birth, we can't try.


The stillness within me grows

Web of life weaves, a fine spark sews.


New threads in our tapestry of beautiful life,

I hold her hand, as she prepares her deep dive,


Within, she dives, to reach her baby,

Empowered, in trust, I know she's so able!


I know I can hold this heart open, in strength,

My role is gatekeeper. Our ally is breath.


The journey unfurls like a beautiful fern,

It can twist, turn, in the great divine plan.


However the path unfolds for each birth,

The birth keeper stands in trust, reverence, mirth.


As I prepare and await the call,

Time slows, betwixt and between, the sacred liminal.


🙏





Sunset Image - :liminal time







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