Distant Worldwide Womb Blessing, 2nd August

Beautiful Goddesses! 

This is an open invitation to all of you to join us next 2nd of August in this massive and beautiful worldwide event. We are already 21, 930 women registered including more than 70 registered Moon Mothers, which means the energy will be incredibly powerful and beautiful.

The Womb Blessing is a gift of Divine Feminine energy for the highest good and in accordance with Divine Love. Let's remember 2012 is the year of the feminine so it is very appropriate to be healing our femininity now. I believe that even if you don't know what is happening in terms of energy, we women are intuitive creatures which means some of you might be experiencing a "strange" need to learn about your femininity, sexuality, heal a certain aspect of your life or simply reconnect with other women. Some women don't understand why they feel pulled to the Womb Blessing, they just know they need to do it and so their intuitive nature guides them to this beautiful healing experience!

The Womb Blessing is offered at four different times so that women from all over the world can join us and receive this beautiful gift. The times available are 6am, 12 midday, 6pm and 12 midnight. (all of these times are UK times) If you are anywhere else in the world, you can easily check your local time here.

If you would like to participate please register before the 30th of July.

 I am personally running a group in London, so if you are in the area, you are welcome to join us!

We will be gathering in circle for the 6pm blessing

I am kindly asking women to arrive from 5pm in order to get settled as the energy will start pouring on us at 6pm sharp. After the meditation, we will share our experience of the blessing, some food & tea and rest a bit before we close circle and head home.

If you are interested in joining, you can check the facebook event for more details and either confirm through there or by email

The event will be held at the TARA YOGA CENTER and although the energy of the Womb Blessing is a free energy as it comes from the Divine Feminine, I will be asking for £3 donation as I have had to hire a venue.
25 - 31 Ironmonger Row
Old Street
Closes tube Old Street (10 mins. walk)

  1. If you would like to participate, please register on the link below so that the energy can be channeled to you. This is the most important step as every name gets printed out and the energy is then channeled to every single person. So even if you forget the rest, you must make sure you are registered for the blessing! http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/register.html 
  2. Please enter all your details correctly when registering and choose the 6pm time as this is the time I have chosen to run the group meditation
  3. Bring a shawl that you love as this represents your presence before the Goddess  
  4. You can bring extra cushions and blankets so that you are comfortable and warm
  5. Please bring 2 bowls, the size of Chinese rice which represent your inner light and your inner waters 
  6. Bring healthy nibbles to share and water
  7. Bring tea candles (1 or 2)
  8. Things for the altar such as flowers, adornments, crystals, etc.
  9. Bring an open heart!
Please RSVP through the facebook event or by email so that I know how many women we would be.  
I look forward to sharing this experience with you!!! 

Goddess Bless you! 
PS: If you cannot make this event in London, there are many other events happening around the globe. Simply head to the Womb Blessing community site and check the events section where you will be able to find a group near you!

Women's circles

photo by the amazing Silvana Rigobon   

“…everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles…The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars.

The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power move.”

Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man

Over the past years, I have found women’s circles to have profound healing power. They are the perfect space for women to come together and share. A women’s circle can be run for all sorts of reasons, the choice of topics are endless. You can have reading circles, knitting circles, art circles, grandmother’s circles, full moon circles, online circles, red tent circles, dancing circles and so many other circles! 

Being part of women’s circle has been a wonderful experience for me, first because it was inside a women’s circle I was able to recognize that regardless of where we come from our stories are far from different, and secondly because it was inside a circle that I started sharing who I truly am.

When I first started attending women’s circles, many years ago, I thought I wouldn’t fit in and that I wouldn’t be able to relate to anyone, that somehow I would be different. Soon I realized being from Mexico was no different than being from Italy, England, India, Spain, Croatia or Zambia. Being a woman in any part of the globe means we know what pain and suffering means and feels, either because of physical, spiritual or political repression that still exists in our countries and we are able to feel the collective pain or because we have actually suffered a painful situation ourselves, and I mean, who has not suffered in their life’s?

When I started attending women’s circles I always felt very emotional, I couldn't even pronounce my name without bursting into tears, the intensity of my unspoken emotions where too much for me to be able to share. You see, I was raised in a family where things where just not spoken, it was always better to pretend nothing was going on than to speak openly and truthfully, so sharing wasn’t part of me. But the beauty of a woman’s circle is that it has the capacity to hold you and support you in whatever situation you may be in. There is no pressure for you to share, the sharing happens willingly. You can just sit and listen to other women’s stories and identify yourself with them as ultimately we are all mirrors of each other.

Talking in a circle can be scary but it can also be very liberating, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes says that sharing our stories has the power to heal us and this is exactly what a circle of women does, it heals you.

Jean Shinoda Bolen in her book The Millionth Circle also talks about the basic principles of a circle and about how some circles may come to an end. I feel that a circle will sustain itself as long as it has been created with utmost love and respect for all things. However, I also believe we are all evolving all the time and so some circles may be transitory circles.

I must say I am now part of the most beautiful women’s circle and I feel truly blessed for having so many sisters around me who I have come to admire and love with all my heart. Each one of them has amazing talents and so much wisdom, the times we’ve been together had been like a huge bubbling cauldron of pure raw wisdom! They’re all my blood sisters, sharing a common blood, our moon blood.

All these beautiful, wise, talented and powerful women have all been part of my years’ apprenticeship program with Alexandra Pope. I must say that been part of this beautiful nourishing circle has helped me grow down deeper into myself, have a deeper connection with who I am and a clearer idea of my path and my calling. The beauty of this circle is that we’re all riding the magical wave together and going through the ups and downs of life, but as I said before, a circle has the capacity to hold you and nourish you until you feel safe enough to go out on your own and spread your wings. I feel our year’s apprenticeship program with Alexandra has done exactly that. It has given us the capacity to unroll our wings one step at a time and so we are now ready and free to fly!  

Life is sometimes too hard to walk on your own and so you need a circle of women to carry you on…

Belinda x 

Wishcasting Wednesday!

It is Wednesday and this means women around the globe are Wishcasting! If you would like to join us simply head over Jamie Ridler Studios to find out more about it! It is fun and a great way to make online friends!

So today’s question is: What belongings to do wish for?

As soon as I saw this I just smiled!!! It seems the Universe is already playing its magic and allowing me to concentrate at what I want rather than what I don’t want! :) 

It was only last night I was watching a video about creating abundance posted on the Goddess Circle by the beautiful Queen Loran. I felt so inspired by it that I immediately though I needed to start concentrating on the things I want and feel like I have them rather than feeling the lack of it.  

I’m in a transitory moment of my life where I am leaving my job, I am moving house and I am looking to move back home at the end of the year. This means I have already started getting rid of material things I no longer need in order to start a process of feeling lighter and be able to move around and travel before I head home so there isn’t much I want at the moment.

Here are some thoughts...

*A new laptop! My current laptop is five years old and apart from been slow and not doing what I would like it to do, the cable that goes to the socket is broken, this means I need to play my magic to even get it started every day. Not to mention I get scared every time I move the cable as I might get electrocuted!

* The perfect wardrobe! I wish I had the perfect wardrobe and key items so I could easily combine my clothes and know what to wear every day. I am useless at shopping, it takes me ages to buy something and when I do I either get the wrong size or I come back home and my new item doesn’t combine at all with anything I have.

* A new yoni egg! I am wishing for a new yoni egg, possibly rose quarts, tiger’s eye or jasper. I am wishing to increase my practice and start working with two and possibly tree eggs! 

I think all I wish at the moment is to create the right abundance in order to sustain my current situation and be able to travel and visit my friends around Europe, visit my sister in Canada and still have plenty money to move back home.

So, there I said it!!!

The M word...

It seems that even in the XXI century women are still scared of the word menstruation. What is it with this word that every time we say it our voice goes soft and we end up whispering as if we were talking about something really awful?

This post comes after going to the Mind Body Spirit festival last weekend as Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo where talking about menstruation and spirituality. I went there to support them and to help spread the word, talk about their coming workshops and books.

Hearing Alexandra and Sjanie talk about menstruation to a group of women was a really inspiring experience for me. I just finished my apprenticeship program with Alexandra so I saw this talk in a completely different way. So many ideas started popping up into my head about how can I approach this work in my own practice and the things I could offer to women.

It is amazing how still many women out there have no idea about their cycles and do not understand they could be working with them rather than against them. The sad thing about all of this is that the most common reaction when we hear the word menstruation is the idea that a women is in bed suffering with pain but we never think about menstruation in a positive way and we certainly don’t attribute spiritual connotations to it.  

The Mind Body Spirit festival is supposed to offer spiritual work but it doesn’t really offer deep radical work. Most things offered can be found in your main high street, book store, crystal shop, etc. but nothing as radical as menstrual work or cycle awareness. So it is amazing how the word menstruation on a well know event like the Mind Body Spirit where supposedly people are more open to this kind of things are still shocked when they hear menstruation and spirituality in the same sentence.

But I have hope just as much as Alexandra and Sjanie and many other women who are doing wonderful work on the lines of menstruation and women’s spirituality. I believe the more women start reconnecting with themselves and finding out the true meaning of their womanhood this work will start popping up in every high street. So let’s keep holding this vision together, let’s keep spreading the word.

And let’s say it one more time for those of you who are still a bit shy….


Wishcasting Wednesday!

I have joined Wishcasting Wednesday by Jamie Ridler Studios after seeing it at Jo’s blog and many other lovely blogs I enjoy reading and getting inspiration from. 

So here I am sitting in front of my desk thinking about this first wish: What do you wish to delight in?

The first thing that comes to mind is the fact I wish I had more time to delight in a morning practice, think about my dreams, write them down, do my daily meditations, smile and get ready to start my day!

I can see this happening very soon since I won’t have a full time job anymore and so this means more time in the morning to delight in a morning ritual which can set my day. I can’t wait for this job to end so I can start a new life, it feels scary but I just feel new things are coming my way! 

What about you, what do you wish to delight in? 

Belinda x 

Womb Blessing

Womb Blessing training workshop in London

It's already been twelve days since I took the Womb Blessing Training workshop and I feel the energies are still working through me. I feel the initiation/blessing has served as a firmer validation of who I am and my path, although there is still a lot to be done.  

The Womb Blessing training workshop was a very powerful, emotional and beautiful experience and it was lovely to finally meet Miranda Gray as we had been speaking about organizing something together for quiet sometime.

We are now 14 Moon Mothers in England which you will be able to contact for one on one Womb Blessings and Womb Healings. It was a real blessing meeting women from all over the country who are already doing some kind of work in the areas of sacred sexuality, menstrual work, rites of passage, Reiki, herbalism, family constellations, energy work, Divine Feminine, etc.

In our new role as Moon Mothers we will be helping Miranda during the next Distant Womb Blessing which I feel it’s going to be wonderful experience, not only because we are more women this time but because we might feel a stronger energy, who knows!

I really hope the number of Moon Mothers around the globe keeps growing as the more we are the more we will be able to help on distant blessings as well as on individual sessions, which only means we will be able to acompany more and more women on their journey.

As from yesterday we were 13,000 women registered for the Free Distant Womb Blessing. However, it seems women from the US and Canada are not very much involved, so if you are reading this and you are from this part of the world, please come and join us!

If you still don’t know what the Womb Blessing is, you can read about it here, and if you decide you want to join us just remember to register before the 3rd of May as registrations close that day.  

The Womb Blessing is a women only event, so why not gather with your best friends, family members and create your own circle of women. If you are in doubt about whether you should take part, just head over here, where you will be able to read what other women have been asking.  

I really hope you can join us!

Belinda, Moon Mother x

Having successful conversations about periods

It has been quite an intense few weeks but I’m really happy to be back with a guest post from a lovely friend and fellow student at Alexandra Pope’s apprenticeship program.

Jo Macdonald is the owner of The Red Box Company, an online shop that offers beautifully wrapped boxes full of essentials for a girls first moon

But Jo is not only making periods a positive experience by selling her products, she is also running A celebration day for girls, a workshop where she helps mums and daughters deepen their connection by opening to a subject that most mums and girls alike feel very anxious about.

I invite you to have a look at Jo's website and to find out more check her blog The Red Lifestyle where she post on a regular basis about periods, puberty, PMS and much more! 

Thank you Jo for sharing these wise words


In her amazing book A Blessing not a Curse Jane Bennett tells the true story of ‘a girl who had no knowledge of menstruation when she first started to bleed.  She felt utterly devastated and alone.  Having no-one she felt she could confide in, she committed suicide.’    

As a woman and a mother I find this story heart-breaking.  I’m sure you do too.  So many of us worry about how to talk to our daughter’s about periods, what to say, when to say it etc.  We can go round and round in circles worrying about it and forget that the only thing that actually matters is SAYING SOMETHING.  It doesn’t matter if you get it all right, it just matters that you START THE CONVERSATION

Girls who feel prepared and positive about their periods are more likely to:

~ have a more positive view of their body and self as a female
~ have a closer relationship with their family
~ delay first sexual experiences
~ suffer less with menstrual issues such as PMS
~ have an easier time during pregnancy and labour later on in life

Here are some of my top tips for having a successful conversation about periods and puberty with your daughter:

1            Puberty can start as young as 7/8 so the earlier you start preparing your daughter for the changes ahead the better it will be.  Age-appropriate conversations about growing-up and body changes set the foundation for a healthy respect and understanding of the changes ahead.  If your daughter is older, don’t feel as though you’ve ‘left it too late so why bother’ – it is never too late to help your daughter feel positive about periods and puberty.   

2            ‘Do as I say and not as I do’ just doesn’t cut it with periods.  Your daughter needs to see that you have a healthy relationship with your own menstrual cycle, or are at least working towards one.   Remember to use positive language.  If you refer to periods as ‘the curse’ or a ‘real drag’ you will be setting her up for a lifetime of menstrual problems as well as a negative image of her own body.  She needs to understand that menstruation is a normal and powerful part of being a woman so she can feel powerful in herself and respect her femininity.

3            Remember that your daughter is new to menstruation and needs as much information as possible.  Don’t assume that all of this will get covered in school.  Grab some books to read together, look on the internet, talk to others and check out all the different choices available when it comes to menstrual products.

4            If she doesn’t want to talk about periods then leave it for a while but do make sure you come back to the topic again as she will take on board the information you give her – even if it is drip-fed and she doesn’t say thanks!

For more information on successful conversations you can download my free book 7 top tips for talking to your daughter about periods and puberty

Your daughter only gets her first period once but will continue to menstruate for around 35 years.  It’s worth taking the time to make sure it is a positive experience and that her menstrual cycle becomes a positive, empowering part of her life not a curse.

For more information you can visit my website www.theredboxcompany.com