Rachel Shields“What I notice most about Donna is her action….to me this is a reflection of living an abundant life. Some people are of the understanding that abundance is something we need to manifest or draw toward ourselves…..I see in Donna the actions that amount to abundance for she draws from within herself and creates an abundant reality around her….She is the vessel for which manifestation takes place……Donna has embraced living her creativity and faced many of the mirrors of growth as she brings light to those corners within herself that have been holding and awaiting the moment of unfolding… A beauty filled woman,a light in her own being,she is an expression and an example of her dreaming, she permits herself to fully embody her BEing,her heart,her body,her soul her wisdom and higher truths……
Hmmm Donna is creativity in Action,we are gifted by who she truly is as she is who she creates herself to BEE……LOVE YOU MY SISTER XXXX ” ~Nainiouman Coya Coya, Song Woman, Wisdom Keeper

 

Sacred YOUnion, Melissa Shultz“The Sacred YOUnion Ceremony came for me at a really challenging point in my life, and could not have been more appropriate timing. Donna’s sincerity, her true desire for women to heal and feel whole, and her ability to genuinely hold space for the Divine Feminine to shine through, allowed me to gift myself with the love that I so needed. For me the ceremony was a simple yet powerful commitment to self, a declaration that I will indeed choose self-love, nurturing and abundance as my path forward. With Donna’s guidance and the support of the beautiful women in the group, I came to remember that I am the one who has the power to give and receive all that I need.  Every woman deserves this gift of trust in herself.”

~Melissa Schulz, Birth into Being Practitioner and Doula

Hanna Anderson“Donna Raymond teaches and reminds me of the beauty of the process, in which we are all playing our symphony, personally and with grace. Discarding any fear or self doubt making the obvious conclusion that all unfolds exactly as is best. It all comes out in the wash. We are all human people equal and powerful with different stories and gifts. This is all done softly and with love from this amazing creature Donna. Such a strong connection with her inner voice makes it easy to work through what is unseen and needs to be recognised. I look forward to more facilitations of my empowerment in the future.”

~Hanna Anderson, Naturopath and Massage Therapist

 

Simone Vinton

“Donna always holds a very humble, sacred wisdom about her, and I always feel such comfort and trust when in her presence. Her Sacred YoUnion Ceremony was like the last little kick in the butt I needed to wake up and realise my full potential and embrace my true self to the fullest, in such an exquisite atmosphere, feeling comfortable connecting with numerous other beautiful women. My vows were reflected last year as I took to dedicating every moment to working towards bettering myself and the Earth, and continue to do so 12 months on! xoxoxo “

~Simone Vinton

Tonielle Christensen“Donna embodies a depth of wisdom that is beyond her earthly years, a sincere and empowered wombman in whom I am blessed to know, and journey with! She is a natural healer with many insightful tools that brings our inner recognition of true and higher self to light. Like the goddess, she cares unconditionally and has a deep respect for women (and men), who are innately drawn to her for many reasons. For over a decade since I have known Donna, I have seen her embrace all facets of her life and do a lot of deep work and healing processes involved to open into her divine universal truth, mostly guided by her intuition and with those experiences, I believe she has become the teacher that she ultimately is – insightful, compassionate and guided by love; there is much that she is able to share with those who seek support for personal growth. She creates and holds space to bring forth incredible realisations and healing through various modalities and I have very much enjoyed her workshops, guided meditations, visual art pieces, songs and massages. On a personal level, I have learnt from her to honor my truth and stand in my power as a wombman. She has certainly been a sister to call upon when in need – in fact, many of her friends will say that she is the person who is ‘always there’. She taught me about sacred sexuality, birthing, mothering and manifesting my true love, and for those reasons alone (but there are many more) I give deep gratitude for such blessings. Donna brings the ‘sacredness’ of life to the forefront of living and this is felt and honoured in the workshops that she facilitates, so take to opportunity to participate if you have the feeling to do so – her work is always transformative and I trust that in whatever way you are able to connect with her, it is likely to be a heartfelt and enlightening experience!”

– Tonielle Christensen. Permaculture Design Consultant and Medicine Woman

A.Benson at SolSister Retreat“Donna embodies everything that is Wise Wombman. She has a naturalness at creating sacred spaces & holding space for whatever it is that you need. I am blessed to have the opportunity to journey with her & to see her blossom from 10 year old to the amazingness that is her presence now as wombman, healer & sister.

I have just returned from SolSister Solstice Retreat. It was just what I needed at this stage in my life & journey at discovering who I am & who I can be.
I have met many new sisters, reconnected with old & felt the empowerment that is women’s circles. This is what we need & I think this will only get more & more powerful.
If you are unsure of what’s on offer – just go & experience it for yourself.
Growth. Love. Empowerment. Light. Healing.”
-A.Benson

 150708_10204656987561190_1072047394204078987_n“When it came to the Evoking the WombSong I felt nervous…I had always been loud but do I have a voice? Donna lead us into a free flowing chant her voice is captivating & translates deep within.. I was in a sacred circle I felt safe & thought here goes… it was both a personal wombsong & a collective one. I loved it it in it’s self was such a journey. I was intoxicated by really being able to let go, I could feel what I could describe as an energy building up inside of me engulfing every cell it was brewing but it had plateaued & then Donna placed her hands on my back she instinctively knew what to do & the energy shot through me it was like what I can only describe with my limited knowledge on things as a Kundalini experience. It was flowing through the Earth into me & out through my crown into the universe.. IT WAS PROFOUND! I had never experienced anything like it. Everything that ever was, was ok, acceptance of the past & optimistic for the future & for me that was a major breakthrough. Donna says it’s us who do the work within, but without her guidance & intuitive coaching I would not have been able to have such a profound breakthrough.. for that I am eternally grateful…

That’s what it is, freeing an ancient voice.. well for me that is what I got I released generations of trauma it was very sacred very profound.. what really was also very special about it was that while one was having a break through either way by vocal release the others held space with their hum ohm chant or whatever.. nothing ever has had such primal ancient roots for me.” -K.Howard

“The Solsister retreat was deeply soulful, full of ceremony and respect for connection to nature, knowledge and each other. I’m beginning to Re-member what it means to be a woman; what it means to sit in the space that is created when women come together and share the truth about their lives and the lives of our ancestors.Donna guided, held and witnessed the individual journey’s of each of us; as well as the journey of the group. It is an experience that has strengthened my spirit and makes me smile to think of the moments and relationships created.Thank you Donna.”-A.Holmes

“It is not hard to see that I am blessed to have Donna as my daughter, but Donna is so much more! Often when I have been in a pit of despair and in the grips of depression Donna is there, sometimes with words of encouragement and sometimes with no words at all. She just gets me… She strives and is committed to guiding me to a place where the good outweighs the bad…

I choose to allow Donna on this journey, not to be daughter or shaman but Shawombman her gifts are astounding and so worth the commitment. Compassionate, honest, she has the amazing ability to give understanding advice regarding relationships, career, love, spousal abuse, addiction and so much more. Donna knows how to listen; her work is a mixture of intuition, wisdom and personal experiences. She has done for me what the professionals, eg: counselors psychologist and psychiatrist have failed to do.”

H.Raymond

“Hi Donna. I just want to send you the biggest ‘THANKYOU’ for organising such a great humbling event. Thanks too for facilitating such powerful healing and unblocking. As a young 7 year old girl, I used to love singing at the kitchen sink whilst washing dishes and had quite a good and powerful voice (so I was told).. Shortly after having my tonsils removed, my father committed suicide and I have not been able to belt out any powerful sound since. 45 Years later you have facilitated the unblocking of my throat chakra and for that I will be eternally grateful. I feel blessed to have been able to participate in the event and meet and share the day with all of the beautiful female collective souls. I look forward to keeping the circle going. Also, you have a most amazing and powerful voice that vibrated all molecule within. Sending you, your beautiful family and everyone who attended yesterday’s event all of my Gratitude, Love & Blessings.”

– I.Baran

 

“What was my experience with Donna’s knowledge when hosting my first Red Tent? Donna’s knowledge was extensive, direct and informative. I was guided throughout the process of what I can expect from hosting a red tent circle and the potential outcomes that may need mediation. Having this information helped me be prepared to anticipate sensitive scenarios the circle could be open too. I felt more comfortable and confident in my ability to host yet respected the sacredness of shared woman space. The red tent I hosted was a success and Donna’s guidance contributed to the success of the red tent. I feel very fortunate to have Donna in my community as a resource of sacred knowledge and I recommend her to any woman looking for an understanding of self through the feminine archetype.”

-C.Bridgland

“I feel so blessed for the intuitive guidance that led me to Donna’s work at the Wise Wombman retreat in Melbourne. At a time when I was feeling depleted by life’s “demands” this was exactly what I needed. The whole weekend was facilitated with such humility which allowed me to drop into “being” rather than “doing” mode whilst at the same time being able to soften and surrender into the potency of this work… Some profoundly deep insights were had throughout the retreat and I truly believe that Donna’s raw and real approach held space for this to occur… I can’t wait to work more with this radiant sister as I feel a strong sense of self empowerment after this weekend. I would recommend this to all women from all walks of life.. This work is so needed at this time! Thank you Donna for this profound experience and for all that you share.”

-Liarna Conder, Prayerformer, Eurynome – Weavers of Sacred