never come between you and yourself stop denying yourself the comfort of self love
I truly believe that learning to love your period and remembering our Divine purpose is the first step a woman must take on her journey to self discovery, self love, and ultimately her journey to connecting with Spirit. And if it isn't the first step, it is definitely a huge discovery she will make along her way. To say our society is patriarchal would be an understatement. But don't check out yet, I'm not here to burn my bra. I would like to shed light on the fact that if and when you say something similar to the former statement you'd be called a feminist. I am a female, so yes I am a feminist. And now I'd like to bring attention to the numerous eye-rolls, and the "oh, here we go again"s when a woman admits to being a feminist. We (as women) are continuously being taught, from the moment we are born (from a woman's vagina. that bleeds. every month.) that the word "feminist" is an insult. That an aesthetically pleasing body is a woman's greatest possession. And that a period is an unclean misfortune of nature that every woman must secretly endure and never speak of. And to add insult to injury, we are teaching these things to each other. It's what our mothers were taught, it's what we learned, and it's what we are teaching our daughters. Woman are incredibly strong creatures, but we are blindfolding and leading each other to the butchering block by demoralizing our incredible role in the Divine scheme of creation.
The frustrating thing is all we have to do is take off the blindfold. You, as a woman, are insanely powerful and necessary. Your body is a temple and should be celebrated and judged on the interior conditions, not the outside. And your period is a miracle and enlightening source of pure power.
So if embracing your period is the answer, what is the question? It's simply what kind of period do you have? Every month, when it's your time, you make the decision what kind of period you will have. Change your perception and you change the circumstances.
Red Current is a shrub native to parts of Europe, whose fruit is included in jelly's and other sweets, and whose berries are made into a delightful incense. Every month, during my period, I symbolically burn Red Current and Dragon's Blood incenses. They both are said to promote a serene feeling of protection and calm. They're symbolic of blood, of life force, and of creative power.
Are you going to make your period into a swarm of devastating energy that you and others try to avoid at all costs, or are you going to recognize it as a blooming flower inside you.. capable of creating and sustaining life, providing a moment of calmness, and even protection.
how do you honor your period? tell me about your sacred rituals and indulgences in the comments.
A solitary and experienced Hedge Witch currently residing in Southern Virginia.
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