let’s make it normal for our daughters to see the magic of our blood, our life force, the same blood which nourished them while they were in our womb for 9 months.
How many of us never seen our mothers change a pad? Or even knew what menstruation was when it came.
I read on a study the @theschoolofshamanicwomancraft did that around 40% of young women didn’t know what was happening to them when they had their first bleed and some of them even thought they were dyeing, and most thought something was seriously wrong with them..
𝑴𝒆𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒆- 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑴𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 is a Rite of Passage, an initiation from Girl to Women. This rite of passage teaches us how society respects to next phase of life we transition into. The rite of passage from girl to women will instill the next rite of passage which is Maiden to mother- Birth.
Menarche; as all rites of passages where traditionally celebrated, the community would gather to honour the young women. She would of been made to feel special and sacred. She then would honour her bleed and have deep trust in her bodies processes. This would give her the foundation to trust the birth process on her next rite of passage; Birth.
When young women are un educated and unsupported, made to feel shame, confusion and fear when they experience their first bleed, they then (unless healed) carry this with them though to the Birth process later in life.. so at the root of healing birth, is healing menarche.
We have lost the connection, sacredness and reverence for our blood..
We must heal blood shame, we must honour the sacredness of our blood and bleed time; our moon time.
let our daughters see how we change through the month, let them see how we honour ourselves, see our self care, see how we go more inward and slow down and rest and nourish ourselves while we bleed.
We are not not the same the whole month.. Stop trying to be the same, stop taking stimulants, allow the decent, rest, go within.
“ 𝑰𝒇 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒅, 𝒘𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒕”
Namiyah is only almost Three years old and she sees all of me, my inward time, my self care and 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱, she helps me give it back to the earth, she gets excited to go and grab a pad or my moon cup for me.
She said wants to get her moontime so she can eat chocolate (because she’s not aloud now) and she noticed that I only eat chocolate while I’m on my Moontime.
They are watching everything we do, every action and word is teaching them how to relate to themselves and their bodies.
𝘿𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙙𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨? 𝘿𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙙? 𝘿𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚?
Ｉ ｈｏｐｅ ＹＥＳ！
Menstruation is a spiritual practice. It starts now. Its never too early or too late to show our young women how to love, respect and honour their bodies by honouring ours!!