Our cycles have the capacity to be our spiritual teacher.
Through them, we are reminded that “life moves in circles”, and that this time will pass…
Spring will come again, as will the darkness of winter. It is a great hope when we are in the depths, and a reminder to stay grounded when surfing the crest of a wave.
Each month, we pass through this cycle, as does the moon: waxing, full, waning and new. And with this cycle, we have an opportunity for ritual. To let go – as we do blood – and to set intentions at new moon, creating the space to envision. To start on projects as she waxes; to celebrate how far we’ve come at full moon and, as she wanes, to withdraw again to create the space to dream.
In addition to the spiritual element, our moon cycles create an opportunity to regulate our energy, maintaining the balance of giving out and receiving. The waxing and full moons are outward focused – like their archetypal counterparts, the maiden and the mother – generously sharing their love and gifts. The waning and new moons are inward focused – like their archetypal counterparts, the enchantress and the crone – time to received, to take, to restore oneself.
My longing is to grow this spiritual and physical connection to the moon cycle by creating and sharing rituals together. Maybe you want to set aside time as each change of the moon happens, or maybe just at new or at full moon. Whichever it is, do join on this journey and share your deep inner wisdom with your moon sisters.
I dream of sisters across the world sharing rituals throughout the moon cycle each month, whether alone or by setting up local groups. Everywhere I go, I hear the longing for this, bubbling up deep from the soul of woman.
Come and join us. Let’s honor the natural rhythms of our menstrual cycles together!