It’s day 4 of my menstrual cycle and I am emerging out of the magical underworld of my unconscious and back into everyday reality. I feel a bit scared actually because I know things are never going to be the same and the external world is already starting to shift to reflect the internal work I’ve been doing the past couple of days.
Our bleeding time is seriously the most magical and potent time if we can shift our awareness to see it as that and really use it. Unfortunately most of us are so uneducated about what is possible when we bleed. Swallowing down painkillers and stuffing tampons up our pussy trying to pretend it isn’t happening.
Our ancestors did not do this. This time was seen as special, sacred, deeply magical and potent and the women isolated themselves and spent time together going within knowing that.
For me, I have begun to use the first 1-2 days of my period for ritual and self guided healing and the past few months have gone next level and I have experienced huge and permanent shifts from the work that I do at this particular time.
The first day of a womans period is when the veil between the conscious and unconscious mind is extremely thin or close to non existent depending on how sensitive you are.
In knowing this, rather than fighting this time we can utilise it to gain really deep insights into whats going on for us as well as effortlessly release things from our psyche which would be MUCH harder to access at any other time of the month.
I highly recommend the book “The Optimised Woman” by Miranda Grey for women (and men who love women) to understand the phases of your menstrual cycle and how to work with them in your real life when you still have shit to do. It doesn’t go so much into magic and ritual making side of things, but it is an essential read for every woman (Read Alejandro Jodorowsky -Psychomagic for the ritual stuff!!)
Seriously we really don’t need to learn dogmatic step by step spells and magic from a guru, workshops, old school witchcraft books or religion, we have it inside of us and that magic is happening right now if we were sensitive and tuned in enough to see.
‘That time of the month’ is the deepest time to really wake up to that symbolic poetic reality that is ALWAYS PRESENT.
I think that’s what I love most about holding deeper intensive retreats. That ritual portal that opens up and all the amazing things that reveal themselves within that. We have that space to fully leave our everyday reality and go deep into ourselves to really see the truth and emerge with so much more clarity and power for the next step. It’s actually almost like we have our period for 7 days..! 😉 Sometimes it is crampy and hurts and painful but if we really listen, allow and go in there (which is what we will support you to do!) it is SO revealing and magical that it can completely transform you.