Menstruality is the process of using your menstrual cycle as a spiritual practice. I first found this work when I was introduced to the book ‘Wild Power’ by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo-Wurtlizer. These women are the spear heads in the field of menstruality and the topic is evolving daily as women connect to their innate wisdom and dive into the infinite well of cyclical insight. I then went on to be mentored by these women and I am so honoured to be held in the container of the red school that they have co-created. It’s been a beautiful and illuminating journey which is why I’m so passionate to share this with others.
Practically, menstruality looks like a daily commitment to menstrual cycle awareness. What’s showing up for you? what do you need? what feelings/sensations are you noticing? However energetically and spiritually the benefits of this practice of body literacy are far reaching – if not infinite.
As people with a menstrual cycle we are gifted a huge portion of our lives to live out in a visceral way the process of birth, life, death and re birth. The menstrual cycle is therefore an initiatory process that we get to be in relationship with. The more we can create spaciousness to listen the more we can learn from this cycling process.
During menstruation itself each month we are given an opportunity to drop into our inner temple. A place held by the divine. To some this can sound too esoteric or even ‘woo woo’ but you may have felt yourself a drawing in at this point in your cycle, a desire to be alone, you may have noticed you’re less tolerant of others and of the busyness of every day life or felt a subtle desire to retreat. The more we can turn down the lights of the outer world and dial up the illumination of our innate sacredness the easier we can connect to our purpose, our vision and our divine essence.
This is really the basis for menstruality. To connect to your own unique divine essence. To feel and know deep within yourself that you have a purpose here on the earth. Your menstrual cycle can not only help to uncover that but also gives you a map for how to work with and share your divinity with the world.
The process of turning your attention to your menstrual cycle, of opening up the dialogue with your body and your inner voice can unearth so much. Each cycle is a mini life cycle so this work is not just about healing your relationship to the physical aspects of menstruation but also about healing the relationship to self. It empowers you, it connects you so deeply to your purpose and gives you the opportunity to do all of that in a space that feels safe and held. You are literally being held by the consciousness and intelligence of the cycle itself. She’s been waiting for you to listen to her and is asking you to come back home to yourself – do you feel the call?
I now work with women to help guide them in this process. This work is a deep dive into menstruality consciousness and is always held safely and confidentially. If you’d like to work with me then you can read more about my 121 mentoring here or get in touch to book in a call. I will be honoured to walk this journey with you.