Inner Winter – Menstrual Phase
Just as nature wishes to hibernate during the winter months, our natural desire is to hide away within ourselves. However, as we are part of the patriarchal system we are expected to ‘power through’ and be just as productive, effective and energetic as every other day.
But, I believe that if we lessen our workload and take the time to mirror the internal cleanse and pause that occurs during this phase we can garner a truer perspective to carry forward to the next phase.
As we continue the journey towards winter we travel further into ourselves, so this is the phase in our cycle that is most intuitive and also creative if again we allow ourselves space.
I encourage you to find a way to express yourself at this moment – journal, sing, paint – but ensure it is respectful to the death that is occurring within you. The physical loss of the endometrium lining represents a physical release and metaphorical death of the emotions, projections, and identities we’ve attempted to hold onto over the past month.
This is the time for you to prepare to be reborn in the next phase of the cycle. So ensure you give yourself the space to release all that no longer serves you.
Accepting yourself and your cycle
I believe this is a truly powerful way to live your life. By accepting and flowing with your cycle you are accepting every single part of yourself. Even the parts that we are encouraged to bury deep and never unearth.
Because when you realize you’re a cyclical being. You remember that you are worthy. Despite what you produce and despite what you create you know that you can trust in the cycles of nature.
The never-ending cycle of death and rebirth. Because even when you are in a place of darkness, spring is always just around the corner.
With periods of rest, we can gain even greater insights that can bring us into deeper states of manifestation and even make us more ‘productive’ in the long run.
We just need to take the time to stop and listen first.
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