Hmmm, menstruation…The “dreaded” topic of discussion by many…Embraced by so few yet a process that’s so powerful and even majestic but only some have come to actually realize it’s more of a blessing than a “curse”. I actually don’t see it as a “curse” at all. I have no proof of such for one but I admit that I once believed that when Eve took a bite out of that apple it marked our doom as women. Eventually, I started to question some of my old habits and beliefs. As a woman, feminism is an intricate part of my being and menstruation plays a major role in femininity. Why the shame?
How could something so sacred that makes us creators of life be deemed part of a curse? God forbid more women actually start thinking for themselves and seek truth on their own which can lead to gradual de-stigmatization of feminism. How about replacing that sense of shame with empowerment, self love, perhaps even alchemy? That level of transformation would be a true game changer. In all honesty, it can be extremely painful and damn near debilitating for some. Thankfully, I’m not in that category but I have my days when the pain is heavier than usual so I make self care mandatory.
Your menses is for slowing down, release, and introspection. If you don’t meditate often, make a point to do something relaxing during this time. Pampering yourself does wonders. Remember meditation is not limited to sitting in lotus pose. I cannot stress enough how imperative rituals are at this time. Our menstrual cycles not only represent a time to rest but also time to reconnect to spirit. Rituals, meditation, introspection, and even journaling can aid in releasing anything that does not serve you especially those suppressed emotions. The relaxation and pampering serves to transmute any hurt, anger or other negative energy that is released.
Women have a deep rooted connection to nature making us exceptional as physical and spiritual beings. Since the beginning of time women have reverenced nature to connect with spirit, higher self, God or some higher power depending on the culture. Universally speaking, menstruation is where femininity and spirituality meet. As Nuit Moore so eloquently stated “menstruation is sacred beautiful lunar ancient holy feminine power”.
Love and Light,