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Womb TreeFor each Womb Blessing, we begin by using the Womb Blessing meditation. This meditation enables us to ‘unwrap’ the gift of the Womb Blessing energy that is sent during the Blessing

The Womb Blessing meditation was first published in a shorter form as the Womb Tree meditation in my book ‘Red Moon – Understanding and using the creative, sexual and spiritual gifts of the menstrual cycle’, and over the years I have worked with and developed the meditation, resulting in the version we are now using for the Womb Blessing. The meditation is more than just a nice visualisation to relax us; it is a powerful energy activation in its own right, which is why women who aren’t registered for the Blessing energy can still connect to the Divine Feminine through the meditation.

The Worldwide Womb Blessing consists of:

  • activating the energy centres and opening up to the Divine Feminine through the meditation in preparation for the energy
  • receiving the Womb Blessing energy sent by me.

The Moon Mothers who are trained in giving the Blessing also use the Womb Blessing meditation with their clients, and then through a series of hands-on-the-body positions and breaths they pass on the Womb Blessing energy.

The Womb Blessing meditation first activates our Womb Centre and connects it to the Womb of the Earth. So many women are unaware of their womb except when it causes difficulties or pain, and because of this they are disconnected from the Earth. When our Womb Centres are connected to the Earth, energy naturally flows from the Earth to our Womb Centre, revitalizing it.

Try this now!

  • Close your eyes and bring your awareness to your womb or your womb area below your navel.
  • Imagine your Womb Tree lying in your lower belly, and see or know that its roots grow downwards, deep into the earth.
  • Now rest, aware of the Womb Tree and roots, and see how you feel after a minute or two.

This simple exercise can be used whenever you feel that the tensions and stresses of your pre-menstrual phase threaten to overwhelm you. It grounds you deep within the Earth. If you feel ‘heavy’ during the Worldwide Womb Blessing, this can be because of your Womb Tree roots are connecting to the Earth Womb for the first time in your life. Women can also feel very energised and sexy doing this part of the meditation because of the Earth energies restoring the energies of the Womb Centre.

In the Moon Mother training I explore in more depth the meaning of the Womb Blessing meditation and the energy flow and activation that occurs with it. However, it is not necessary to understand how and why the meditation works in order to use it and to receive the benefits! Once you have taken part in your first worldwide Womb Blessing you may like to use the meditation every day. Relax and enjoy the energies!

To find out more about Womb Blessing training workshops see http://www.wombblessing.com

To recieve the link to the Womb Blessing meditation, register for the next worldwide Womb Blessing at http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/register.html

 

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When we look at a woman, what we see is her physical body; but there is so much more to her than just what we see. Each of us is a complex system of energy centres, energy systems and energy bodies. Having a womb or womb and ovaries removed does not stop a woman from being female, and it does not remove the energy centre that is associated with the womb.

For women the most important energy centre is our Womb Centre. It is our centre of female empowerment and strength, our centre of connection and creativity. When this centre is connected to the Womb of the Earth, we experience our soul returning home, grounding in our body and in the present moment, and we experience a balance between our body, mind and soul. The first thing we do in the Womb Blessing meditation is to connect our Womb Centre to the Earth so that she can restore the energies. Later in the meditation we open to the Moon so that she too can fill our Womb Centre and open us to receive the Womb Blessing energy.

Women without a womb still have a Womb Centre, and can still use the meditation to unwrap the gift of the Womb Blessing energy. In fact, for some women who have had a hysterectomy receiving the Blessing is hugely important because of the physical and emotional distress caused by the need for surgery and the surgery itself.  The Womb Blessing can help to restore the sense of being beautifully and joyfully female without a womb. It can bring peace to the distress, acceptance of the loss, and awareness of the embracing depth of femininity beyond the physical womb and fertility.

If you have had a hysterectomy please try a Womb Blessing, and see how you feel. I have taught Moon Mothers, women who can give the Womb Blessing to other women, who have had a hysterectomy or who have been menopausal. The Divine Feminine embraces all women, with or without a womb :o)

Please register at http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/register.html

Spread the word and share the energy!

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Womb Tree  Womb Blessing poster 2012-2013

A Womb Blessing poster outlining all the dates for 2012 and 2013!

Please share the poster – email it to friends, post it on blogs and Facebook, and even print it out and put in shops and therapy centres!

Love and hugs

Miranda

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The Womb Tree

Benedizione Mondiale del Grembo – un poster in italiano

> Benedizione Mondiale del Grembo

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Femininity has four main archetypal energies, which are expressions of the Cyclic Goddess. They are:

The Maiden, symbolised by the increasing moon, the incoming tide and the spring.
The Mother, who is seen as the full moon, the full tide and the summer.
The Enchantress, as expressed in the energies of the darkening moon, the outgoing tide and the autumn.
The Crone or old woman, who is the withdrawn energies of the dark moon, the low tide and the winter.

Each one of us holds and expresses these archetypal energies, and if we are cyclic women who experience a menstrual cycle we naturally journey through each of the archetypes and live their energies during our month. How we think and feel, and how we express ourselves – our needs and desires and our creativity, sexuality and spirituality – all change with each phase of our cycle.

The Womb Blessing brings healing not only to our physical body but also to each phase of our menstrual cycle and the archetypal energies that they hold. So many women are disconnected from these energies due to their upbringing, to social pressures and expectations, and due to life experiences. Some women connect to just one or two of the female archetypes and repress the others so that they can survive in a masculine world. But in surviving, these women lose access to the beauty and fullness of their femininity. They lose the opportunities and wide range of beautiful experiences and expressions that these archetypal energies bring. And they lose connection to the Divine Feminine, the sacredness of their female energies and body, and the beauty and wonder that is being a woman.

Red Moon by Miranda GrayThe modern world does not make it easy for women to live in harmony with their archetypal energies and for this reason I wrote my first book ‘Red Moon – Understanding and using the creative, sexual and spiritual gifts of the menstrual cycle’. The Womb Blessing energy brings healing to each of our archetypal female energies in the month after the Blessing event, but we still have to take action and express these archetypes in our lives if we are to live the true nature, joy and beauty of being a woman.

Please pass this article on to any women who you feel would love to experience and share the Womb Blessing energy. The family of the Womb Blessing is open to all women and they can register their Blessing time at http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/register.html.

‘Red Moon’ is available in different languages see http://www.wombblessing.com/eng-books.html

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Red Moon by Miranda GrayNel mio libro “Luna Rossa – Capire e Usare i Doni Creativi, Sessuali e Spirituali del Ciclo Mestruale” introduco due termini, il Ciclo della Luna Rossa e il Ciclo della Luna Bianca.

Il Ciclo della Luna Bianca è il ciclo mestruale in cui la nostra fase ovulatoria avviene durante il periodo di luna piena. Il Ciclo della Luna Rossa è invece quando le nostre mestruazioni avvengono durante il periodo di luna piena, e la nostra ovulazione avviene nel periodo di luna nera. Il ciclo di molte donne tende ad essere sia un Ciclo di Luna Bianca, di Luna Rossa, o di Transizione, nel caso in cui il ciclo si sta muovendo da un’orientazione all’altra.

Poiché la Benedizione del Grembo avviene nel giorno di luna piena, molte donne mi hanno chiesto se c’è alcuna differenza se si trovano nella fase ovulatoria o se stanno avendo le mestruazioni.

La fase in cui vi trovate non fa alcuna differenza per l’energia della Benedizione, ma fa la differenza su come fate esperienza dell’energia. Ognuna delle nostre fasi ha un impatto sulle nostre percezioni, sui sentimenti, sui bisogni, sui desideri, sulle capacità fisiche e sulla consapevolezza spirituale. Come ci sentiamo durante la Benedizione e come facciamo esperienza della meditazione e dell’energia dipenderà dalla fase in cui ci troviamo al momento.

Ricevere la Benedizione mentre si hanno le mestruazioni può essere un’esperienza profondamente spirituale poiché possiamo naturalmente raggiungere profondi livelli di meditazione durante questo periodo. Ricevere la Benedizione durante il periodo dell’ovulazione può essere un’esperienza profondamente amorevole ed espansiva poiché possiamo naturalmente sentirci connesse e amorevoli verso tutte le donne che stanno meditando con noi in quel momento. Per la donna che sta ovulando la Meditazione di Condivisione alla fine della Benedizione può essere molto sentita, comunicativa e profonda.

Le donne che si trovano nella fase pre-mestruale o mestruale al momento della Benedizione del Grembo possono notare che si sentono stanche ed emotive subito dopo. Questo perché il nostro corpo ha naturalmente meno energie durante queste fasi ed ha bisogno di più riposo. Per integrare la Benedizione occorre dell’energia fisica, così possiamo notare un bisogno maggiore di riposo durante questi periodi. Se combattiamo questo bisogno possiamo diventare irritabili, ancor più emotive, sensibili, frustrate o aggressive.

La fase mestruale è anche un periodo di naturale purificazione per noi e la Benedizione può provocare degli effetti disintossicanti. Se stiamo avendo le mestruazioni durante la Benedizione possiamo fare esperienza di più sintomi di disintossicazione del solito, per cui c’è bisogno di bere molta acqua e mangiare in modo sano.

La Benedizione del Grembo guarisce ogni fase del nostro ciclo mestruale, ma se le reprimiamo o le combattiamo possiamo finire con il sovraccaricare l’esperienza della Benedizione.

Per saperne di più su come vivere in armonia con il vostro ciclo mestruale, potete sempre leggere i miei libri “Luna Rossa” oppure “The Optimized Woman”. http://www.wombblessing.com/eng-books.html

Se volete, potete dare espressione alla fase in cui vi trovate durante la Benedizione del Grembo. Potreste volere accendere delle candele rosse se state avendo le mestruazioni, indossare uno scialle rosso, ed avere dei semi e delle noci a simboleggiare il ritirarsi delle energie. Se state ovulando potreste voler accendere candele bianche e indossare uno scialle bianco. Usate anche i fiori per esprimere le vostre energie radianti che fluiscono al mondo. Ponete un cristallo nella ciotola che conterrà l’acqua. Usate la pietra della luna o del quarzo rosa se state ovulando, o magari aggiungete un pò del succo di un frutto rosso alla vostra acqua come simbolo delle vostre mestruazioni se le state avendo.

Divertitevi, siate creative e gioite del vostro ciclo e delle Benedizioni al vostro grembo!

Se non avete ancora registrato l’orario in cui volete ricevere la benedizione del 02 Agosto 2012 per favore fatelo qui > http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/register.html

(Nota: Anche se avete partecipato alle precedenti benedizioni, è importante che registriate un orario per la Benedizione di Agosto così che sarete nella mia lista per ricevere l’energia direttamente).

 

Ci sono molte donne che vivono in disarmonia e pena, disconnesse con le loro energie femminili e le energie del Divino Femminile; per favore aiutami a fare arrivare loro l’invito per la Benedizione del Grembo, crea un gruppo o traduci questo testo in quante più lingue possibili!

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Womb TreeWhy not organise a Worldwide Womb Blessing group?

It’s easy and fun!  And whenever we do energy work with other people the energy levels increase. This means that we can experience more healing, deeper meditations and an increased awareness of the presence of the energy and the Divine Feminine. If you are new to energy work or meditations, the group vibration can also help you to meditate and experience the energy.

Another obvious reason for running a group is the wonderful feeling of connection and love and sharing with women whose hearts and souls have brought them to the energy. Even if only a few women meet together, perhaps a couple of friends or family members, there is a wealth of love and experience shared. Those women with menstrual cycles bring the perspective of their different energy archetypes and those women without a cycle bring the wisdom and depth of a Complete Woman. Whatever our age or experience we all have something to offer.

But most of all the main reason for running a public group is to meet with new like-minded women, to enjoy and celebrate being female, and to share our healing, experiences and our connection to each other and to the Divine Feminine.

 

Any woman can run a worldwide Womb Blessing group, so why not organise something small and spread the word? You never know, like my own experience of the Womb Blessing, you may be surprised at how many women wish to join!

 

Here are a few guidelines on what you can do:

 

1. The time for the group. Decide on a time for the group. The times in the UK are 06.00, 12.00, 18.00 and 24.00. Go to http://www.wombblessing.com/timezones.html to see conversions to other time zones.

If the Womb Blessing times do not suit you, you can hold the group AFTER the Blessing time you have chosen for the group. The gift of the Blessing energy will have been sent to everyone at the four UK times, but to ‘unwrap’ the gift you need to do the Womb Blessing meditation. However, you can do this meditation at any time after the Womb Blessing time.

 

2. Inviting everyone. Invite women to the group by word of mouth, emails, posters, facebook and on the Ning community – see http://wombblessing.ning.com/

Women need to register their name and the group time at http://www.mirandagray.co.uk/register.html, or you can do this for them yourself. You will need their full name and email address to do this.

Warn women with a slow internet connection that after they have filled in the form and clicked on the ‘Submit’ button on the registration page, they need to wait to see the ‘Confirmation’ web page load. If this does not happen, they are not successfully registered.

If you are registering each woman yourself, check that they have received the confirmation email and are able to download the Womb Blessing documents. There is a pre-Blessing meditation they may like to do. The documents also outline what they need to bring for the Blessing and what will happen.

A woman can still take part in the group meditation even if she hasn’t registered; however, she will not receive the energy from me unless she has registered. I need women’s names as a focus to send the energy.

You may wish to charge a small fee for organising the group. The Womb Blessing energy is a gift and therefore it is free, but you can charge for any direct costs you may have.

 

3. Other exercises. Decide if you are going to do any other meditations, ritual or practices before or after the Womb Blessing. Some women like to create a Full Moon ceremony specific to their spiritual tradition; others like to offer a Full Moon feast afterwards.

 

4. Appoint a reader. Decide on who will read the meditations out loud on the day.

 

5. Remind everyone. Nearer the time of the Womb Blessing, remind everyone to make sure they have registered and to bring to the group two small Womb Bowls, a candle for one of their bowls, and a shawl and perhaps cushions to sit on.

 

6. Things you will need. Buy bottles of water for filling the Womb Bowls – or you can use tap water, but put it in a bottle or jug to pour from. You may like to decorate the room with a vase of flowers and images that symbolise the Divine Feminine. You may also like to have incense burning and gentle music playing.

Organise a few spare ‘tea light’ candles and bowls just in case women forget to bring them. You will also need a lighter or matches. Note: Make sure the venue is happy for you to have candles and water, and make sure that you place the Womb Bowls on fire-safe and water-safe surfaces.

Even if you are not having celebration food at the end of the Blessing, it is important that everyone eats a snack to ground them before leaving. Provide some biscuits, or fruit or nuts, and have them on a plate for everyone to share at the end.

You can always host the Womb Blessing outside if the weather is nice!

 

7. On the day. Ask everyone arrive early so that they can get comfortable. If you are all sitting on the floor you may wish to ask women to bring cushions to sit on. Some women may not be able to sit on the floor for 20 minutes, so make sure you have a few chairs available. If you have the space, you may like to sit everyone in a circle – but this is not necessary.

Ask everyone to sit with their two bowls in front of them and their shawls around their shoulders. Pass bottles of water around the group so that they can fill their left Womb Bowl with water. You can then either light a main candle and pass it round for them to light their own candles, or pass round matches or a lighter. If you have children in the room, please be very careful of the candles and water.

 

8. What about men? Men are very welcome to be involved in the Womb Blessing, but they cannot receive the Blessing energy. There is a separate meditation for them which can be read out loud after the Womb Blessing – see the download page with the meditation pdfs. You were sent a link to this web page in a confirmation email; if you have lost it, simply re-register and you will be sent another confirmation email.

As there is no transfer of energy involved for men, they do not need to register.

 

9. What about children? There is no reason why young boys and girls cannot be present.

Young girls of any age are welcome to take part in the Womb Blessing meditation. However, if they have not yet experienced their first Bleeding please don’t register them for the Womb Blessing energy. Our bodies need a cycle to integrate the energies of the Womb Blessing.

 

10. What about women without a cycle or a womb? Pregnant women, menopausal women, and women without a womb may all take part in the Womb Blessing. The Divine Feminine accepts all women.

Womb Tree

11. Doing the meditation.  Make sure you have a printout of the Womb Blessing attunement meditation and the ‘Sharing the Womb Blessing’ meditation.

At the registered time, or after this time, have someone slowly read out the Womb Blessing meditation, allowing everyone time to visualise the images.

Play suitable soothing music for about 20 minutes as everyone relaxes and receives the energy.

Then have someone else read out the ‘Sharing the Womb Blessing’ meditation, and allow everyone to send the energy for about 10 – 15 minutes. This meditation is optional.

You may like to finish with 5 minutes of the self-healing exercise.

Follow the guidance in the Womb Blessing attunement pdf document on how to end the meditations.

 

12. After the meditation. At the end of the meditations tell everyone to drink the water from their Womb Bowl, as it will have absorbed the energy of the Blessing.

Encourage everyone to share experiences with the woman next to them. In large groups some women may be too shy to speak to the whole group about their experiences.

 

Finally, ask everyone if they would like to join the group for the next worldwide Womb Blessing. Encourage them to join the Womb Blessing community at http://wombblessing.ning.com/ to meet up with other women who have experienced the Blessing. Share photos, stories, experiences, artwork and poems, inspired by the Womb Blessing! And don’t forget to advertise your next Worldwide Womb Blessing group there as well :o)

 

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