Dreaming into being

About Red Hearth House


In the summer I like to sleep in our treehouse, and early one morning at full moon, seven years ago the land called to me to create a sacred space for women in our community, especially during the time of their bleeding.  Since then each summer, The Red Hearth House is open to all women and girls in all stages of their lives.

The Red Hearth House is situated in woodland on the outskirts of Stroud.  During the month of opening (usually June) women can visit this peaceful sanctuary for as little or as much time as they can to spend time in solitude or share the space with friends and family.  I just ask for a donation for each visit.  There is an option to camp on the land overnight too.

Many women have visited the Red Hearth House and taken part in the workshops and ceremonies when it opens each summer. (see previous newsletters). Click here for some beautiful feedback

In many parts of the world, different cultures honour and recognise the significance of the menstrual cycle on women’s health, spirituality and sexuality. I have been honouring my bleeding time for many years now and it has brought many gifts for me.  I would like other women to feel the benefit of this process of monthly listening.  Now I have moved into the menopause and the Red Hearth House is still a special space to take precious time to just be, listen and breathe with the earth.

Every month as menstruating women we have the capacity to be more inward, this can be a time of psychic openess and sensitivity.  If we take this time, through reflection and rest, our deepest dreams and desires for our lives can emerge.  When we are replenished we can then be ready, for a new cycle to begin in our daily lives towards healing and trasformation.  After menopause this cyclical wisdom is carried deeper within ourselves.  The Red Hearth House is open to all women, whatever stage of life they are in.

At the height of summer it is very easy to become over stretched and get exhausted and forget to take time for ourselves. The Red Hearth House is a space dedicated to women for one month in the summer where you can take time away from this busyness.

Thank you to the many women in the community who encouraged me in this vision and for the enthusiastic response I have received. Thank you for all your networking and forwarding of the information to local women.

love Kesty

“I have been pregnant for so long,
it is time, to give birth to this dream
of creating a Red Hearth House.
A sacred place to bleed on this earth”