Enter in the ancient ways of learning how to work with our bodies rather than against it…
The most descriptive reasoning for learning about your menstrual cycle can be found in Red Moon by Miranda Gray:
“Modern society’s experience of the menstrual cycle is that of a passive event which is acknowledged to happen, but is either ignored or hidden. Women are told they have to “cope” with any distresses or needs without bringing attention to themselves, as this is “part of being a woman.” Because of this, women will often hide their difficulties from others in fear of being seen as weak or making a fuss about nothing and this lack of communication and social acknowledgement perpetuates the isolation of the menstrual cycle as a hidden and furtive event.
For centuries, the woman’s menstrual cycle has been viewed with something approaching revulsion and contempt; it was seen as dirty, a sign of sin and its existence reinforced women’s inferior position in male-dominated society. Menstruation is still viewed today as a biological disadvantage to women, making them emotional, unreasonable and unreliable workers.
Menstrually active women are cyclic by nature, but with society’s linear view of time and events it is often difficult for women to realize this and to acknowledge and make use of it in their lives. Even when women record their monthly dates in a diary or app, it can be difficult to see them as a cycle of events rather than as a repeating linear pattern. If women become aware that they are cyclic beings during their menstrual lives, then they begin to recognize that they are part of the greater rhythms of the universe and come closer to accepting their true nature and finding harmony in their lives.”
Menstrual Radiance was created for the womb-bearers who feel like their creative, feminine vibrancy and connection to their body tends to get snuffed out from her 24/7 action-oriented masculine energy and environment.
Here we’ll open up teachings about utilizing the phases of the menstrual cycle to our advantage, how to take care of ourselves and our needs or the plethora of tools, resources and guides that are literally right at our disposal to open up this cornucopia of new ways of being in our lives. For those who have unpredictable cycles, we also open up a conversation about working with the lunar phases – that is, the moon phases – to sync our lives with the cycles of nature and use them as our guide. There is also a resource share where I open up my toolkit of mentors and resources in these realms and also in the playgrounds of sacred sexuality, authentic relating and so many more!
Menstrual Radiance is a resource share from my own lived experience…
For years and years I was at the mercy of my masculine energy with absolutely no connection to my menstruating body other than the awareness of birth control pills, horrible cramps, heavy bleeding, PMS symptoms, etc. In my daily life, I had a lot of plates to spin and the only way I felt everything kept from crashing down was to always be action-oriented and in control of all things whenever possible. I felt like my body should be doing the same things every single day, I should feel the same way every day, I should be able to have the same energy level and do the same tasks – so why couldn’t I? It led me to an unhealthy lifestyle, which led me to burnout and autoimmune diseases.
Once I started down the path of integrative medicine to help heal all the things that were happening with my body, I started to learn various modalities and tools that were very much at our disposal and in our control. One of these modalities was learning how to support my menstruating body in a much different way. I want to help share the information, tools and resources I’ve found in the last few years to build a framework on how to connect with our menstrual cycle and feminine energy to bring it back into our lives, both personally and professionally.
I’m so looking forward to spending some time with you to help you come into a different relationship with your menstruating body with the intention that it completely changes your life for the best!