To wake up like this At the first drop of blood Knowing Already, the blood cloth beneath me to catch What I knew would come sometime between night and morning This has taken cultivating relationship. It is a continual journey to know my body this well. To be awake and aware to feel the first drop of blood ooze out of me in the pre-dawn … Continue reading On blood
A purpose of this article is to give people with a female body information so they can make informed consensual decisions that affect their cycle regarding hormonal birth control, removing the blood entirely through menstrual extraction, or other methods of altering the menstrual cycle. Another purpose of this article is to breakdown the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a woman’s cycle for anyone who … Continue reading Menstrual cycle 101: what’s the point?
As we come full circle in our monthly cycle, we end our cycles with Death in preparation for Rebirth. A significant time in the monthly cycle of the Woman, ancient cultures across the globe recognize this time as a sacred right of passage, laced mysteriously with it’s own form of ceremony. We explore here, how to channel this great gift through archetypal embodiment, symbolism, totem … Continue reading Cycle Energetics (Part 4): The Bleeding Woman
Phase 3: The Shamanic Woman Color: Black Animal: Snake Element: Wind Season: Fall Direction: South Life Cycle: Post-Motherhood, Pre-Elder; Shamanic Maturity Tree Cycle: Shedding of the Leaves (Preparing for Dormancy/Death) Energy: Inward Sage, Depth in Darkness, Intuitively Sensitive to Processes beyond the Self, Walking in Life & Death, Unpredictable, Erratic, HIGHLY Intuitive, Shamanic Awakening into Cosmic Knowledge, Vibrationally Receptive to Cosmic Energies, Passing between Dark … Continue reading Cycle Energetics (Part 3): The Shamanic Woman
Phase 2: The Mother Color: White Animal: Turtle Element: Water Season: Summer Direction: North? Life Cycle: Mature, Mother Tree Medicine Cycle: Fruiting to Dropping Seed Energy: Nurturing, Creative, Compassionate, Passive yet Strong, Blissful and Alive, Dreamy yet highly Attuned, Intuitive with Self & Others, Peaceful & Peace-Maker, Content in Abundance, Loving & Affectionate, Alive & Bright, Present in both the Inner & Outer Worlds simultaneously, … Continue reading Cycle Energetics (Part 2): The Mother
Introduction: Cycles are present in every aspect of Nature, from Lunar phases, to Seasonal cycles, to that cycle that is experienced each month by the Woman. We may peer into the wisdom of Nature when viewing our cycles as Women and become conscious in our unique rhythms. Just as there are 4 Seasons, 4 Directions, and 4 Lunar phases, Women too embody the Transformative 4 … Continue reading Cycle Energetics (Part 1): Introduction to your cycle & the Virgin Warrior