These Hands

Coatlicue, Brigid, Isis,

Freya and Gefjon,

Eileithyia and Ixchel,

Kwan Yin and Samshin-Halmang:

Hear my prayer.


May these hands bring comfort to all I serve. May they ease suffering and soothe fears.

May these hands learn quickly and move swiftly, every movement deliberate and with purpose.

May these hands also linger, unafraid to touch the dark places, to witness pain.

May these hands delight in the work of healing. May they always be an extension of my heart.

May these hands trust that each path is its own, welcoming the ebb and flow.

May these hands speak justice, and always sing love.

May these be the hands of a midwife.

Blessed be.

These Hands

The rune Bjarkan (Birch)

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