Power within the Menses
Do you honor or dread your moon time each month? Do you give it a name? If so, is it a positive name? Did you know that your menses blood is the most powerful substance on planet earth?
In most indigenous cultures women honored their moon time hanging out in the moon hut. Women in the village who were on their moon time would bleed at the same time before artificial light invented. They would pray, do rituals, create spiritual fetishes and workout any differences they would have amongst each other.
In the last 5,000 years the sacredness of moon time has been distorted causing women to shift their focus to survival rather than honor. Men knew that women had mystic powers during their moon time and they wanted to prevent women from using their powers. Sometimes the men would hurt or kill women who were known to be a witch or healer. This became so rampant which cause women to go into secrecy when they bled. It became forbidden for women to participate in many festivals. In some religions women were not allowed inside the temples if they were on their menses.
Since then, moon time was looked upon as a taboo, nasty, messy, not clean, a weakness and even a curse. Women begin hating themselves and began to believe they were not worthy. Hiding their powers and suppressing their feelings.
Women don’t have to continue to participate in this self deprecating system any longer. It’s time for women to reclaim their powers and honor themselves and their blood. By reclaiming your power this will help shift the energy upon Mother Earth and begin the healing process for ourselves and the planet. Bleeding involves a sort of depletion, which is essential for regeneration. It is a process of self renewal.
The most important step women must take is to accept their power. Women are powerful and need to take ownership and become more responsible for their lives. Here are a few questions to help raise your menstrual awareness:
- What language do you use to describe your moon time?
- What are your feelings about your own blood and other bleeding women?
- How do you feel about the smell of your blood?
- How do you feel about touching your blood?
- What products do you use to catch your blood?
- Do you think it’s important to rest during your moon time?
- What ritual or structure do you have in your life that honors your female nature?
- How long do you bleed?
- Are you aware of the moon phase when you are on your moon time?
- Do you talk to your womb?
- How do the women in your family feel about their menstrual cycle?
- Did you have a rites of passage to honor your first moon flow?
Here are a few sacred suggestions to practice during your menses that will help you regain your dignity and help bring more balance in your life:
- Make your moon time a sacred time of the month.
- Go inward and rest as much as possible.
- Cover your neck and your shoulders with a scarf for these areas or receptors and sensitive during moon time.
- The first 2-3 days of your moon flow are the most vulnearable days. During these days old energies are being released and new energies are being absorbed. It is best to stay away from crowds to prevent soaking others energy.
- Call on your ancestors on the first day of your moon time. 128 direct blood ancestors are available to assist you in any area of your life.
- Use your blood in rituals. No need for candles or special items, the blood itself is powerful enough. Make your intenstions pure.
- Menstrual elixirs - use your menstrual blood combined with semen for healing properties. Whatever the intent. Blood rituals are very powerful, be very careful of your intentions.
- Use chemical free products to catch your nectar (Natural cloth pads, Organic cotton disposable pads or the Diva cup).
The most important thing to do is to honor your self first and if you’re a woman who still flows, honor your moon time each month. Women have to raise their virbrational worth. The woman has suppressed her powers long enough. Stand firm in being responsible for your own life and take the necessary steps to improve in the areas needed. Women wear many hats. As a woman, you are the first teacher, healer and role model to your child. Know your worth and honor and respect your power.