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Remembering; Forgiving

by Gwendolyn Roberts All of the attendees at our first Charlottesville Spirit Babies Ceremony concurred that there is a need for this sort of gathering in our community. Too often pregnancy loss feels isolating. There are amazing resources available through institutions and online, but there is a magic possible when we share space and time […]

In honor of Blue

This poem was read at the Spirit Babies ceremony on February 14th, 2014. In honor of Blue by Marna Cathleen   We touch each other between the worlds Through the trees In my dreams Between the worlds She flows from my heart and her home, We dance Between the worlds Where it’s quiet, where only […]

Tips on organizing your own Spirit Babies Ceremony

The inspiration for our ceremony is the Mizuko Kuyo ceremonies in Japan.  Here are some links about them: http://mizuko.com.au/index.html http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/21/magazine/mourning-my-miscarriage.html?src=pm So what will you need to do this? 1) A space for the ceremony. Perhaps ask a local UU or other liberal church. If that’s not available, look into community centers who will either sponsor […]

Our First Spirit Babies gathering

Our First Spirit Babies Solstice By Silverwing This article first appeared on paganfamilies.com  ON THE NIGHT of the Winter Solstice this year, between fifty and sixty people gathered in the chapel at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco.  Women and their loved ones came to honor their ‘spirit babies’ – those who had been lost […]