As Women our menstrual cycle brings with it the gift of a deep connection, a connection to mother nature, a connection to the feminine. This gift allows us women the opportunity to evolve through self awareness and self realisation each month, the chance to raise our consciousness.
Connecting to the Shakti, the feminine essence.
A 28 day lunar cycle is the same as a women 28 day menstrual cycle, lets call it a moon cycle.
In tribal life all women bleed together with the new moon and ovulated with the full moon. These days most women’s cycle is flipped and out of balance due to stressful daily lives and artificial lights at night.
Being aware of the current moon phase during your cycle will help you connect. Spending regular time in Nature will help your cycle sync with the lunar cycle.
See how the following applies to you if your menstrual cycle. If your Week one isnt with the new moon you will find you are either more connection to your internal rhythm (which becomes your week one during menstruation) or more connected to the moons influence on you mentally, physically and emotionally.
Take note on your cycle, moods and realisations over the next month, judge it against the current moon phase and start to become aware of your personal moon cycle.
Now is a perfect time to start with the new moon this week.
These 28 days are broken up into 4 weeks. each week has a different energy, a different purpose in the evolution of the feminine. Honouring your Rhythms each month will reduce and then alleviate any menstrual issues. you will feel more connected to yourself and nature. You will also have a new awareness and understanding of PMS and alleviate having any menopause issues later on.
New moon (Winter energy)
“thinning of the veils”, Yin/feminine energy, bleeding, letting go, shedding old stuff, low energy, inward energy, transformation, space and quite time. To honour your cycle and this intensive “detox” process it is time to rest deeply for at least the first day or two of your bleed. Allow all your energy to be internal, avoiding all physical, mental and emotional stimulation and exertion. This is hard in the modern world but any effort is better then none. To utilises this powerful and sacred time to honour yourself, connect with your needs and not the needs or wants of others. Be true to yourself. If you dont look after yourself first you wont have the energy and capacity to look after others. Menstrual conditions like clotting, pain, cramps and brown spotting and blood are from not honouring your cycle and resting the first couple days your moon cycle the month prior.
Physically – The endometrium is shedding the old lining, The pituitary produces LH & FSH to start producing follicles in the ovaries ready for next months ovulation.
Waxing moon (Spring energy)
Like coming out of hibernation, stepping back into the world and nourishing the new insights and ideas that you gained from week one and start Integrating, implementing and expressing, strong and clear, feel the Rise In energy, moving into the light, enthusiasm and vitality for the new cycle ahead.
Physically- oestrogen thickens uterine wall, follicles maturing in the ovaries preparing for ovulation.
Full moon (Summer energy)
Energy peaks at this time with personal power, self confidence, strength, manifestation, creation, fertility, passion, shining, heart energy, outward masculine energy, with high creativity start putting ideas into practice. This is the best time to start a new project. Libido is highest at this time.
Physically- Fertile Phase, Ovulation & high progesterone.
Waning moon (Autumn energy)
“what is not ok, is not ok” hypo sensitive emotionally, physically and mentally.
Feminine inward drawing energy, subconscious connection, patterns and conditionings come to light, feeling deeply, be not do, prioritise, sensitive time, Truth time.
Use this time as a gift, women have this time as a precious and sacred time for self realisation, raise awareness and consciousness, honour your body, to heal the feminine, let go and allow the sacred energy to flow. “breathe yourself back into yourself” great time for reflection, mediation and yoga. Be present, aware of your body and your emotions so you “respond not react.”
Physically- Oestrogen and progesterone drop for menstruation.
Week 4 is the main focus, as women this shows up as ‘PMS’ but really it’s our heighten sensitivity, our intuition, our ’stuff’ coming to the surface, our suppressed emotions, our skeletons in the closet, a connection to the subconscious- our samskaras. A sacred time to journal, feel our emotions but not become our emotions.
A sacred gift that men don’t have, an opportunity for self realisation.
Menopause symptoms are a build up over your reproductive years of not honouring your cycle, resting on your bleed and the week prior to menstruation; Week four, not releasing emotions, allowing them to build up until menopause when they all explode out, like a volcano.
Wise words from Echart Tolle on the female Pain Body
“The collective dimension of the pain-body* has different strains in it. Tribes, nations and races, all have their own collective pain-body, some heavier than others, and most members of that tribe, nation, or race have a share in it to a greater or lesser degree.
Almost every woman has her share in the collective female pain-body, which tends to become activated particularly just prior to the time of menstruation. At that time many women become overwhelmed by intense negative emotion,..If you are able to stay alert and present at that time and watch whatever you feel within, rather then be taken over by it, it affords an opportunity for the most powerful spiritual practice, and a rapid transmutation of all past pain becomes possible.
The suppression of the feminine principle especially over the past two thousand years has enabled the ego to gain absolute supremacy in the collective human psyche. Although women have egos, of course, the ego can take root and grow more easily in the male form than in the female. This is because women are less mind-identified than men. They are more in touch with the inner body and the intelligence I of the organism where the intuitive faculties originate. The female form is less rigidly encapsulated than the male, has greater openness and sensitivity toward other life-forms, and is more attuned to the natural world.” – Echart Tolle “the power of now” & “A new earth”