without pause and rest feeling dry and empty and quicly loose the pleasure & vitality needed to fuel the vision and bring dreams into reality.
Inner Winter (Menstruation) day 27-5 (5)
say no to the world & surrender yourself sweet intimacy with your inner life
Releasing & Resting
Inner Temple of Menstruation
Menstruation is a peak moment of initiation. In this initiation you go through dismemberment, time of unknowing, remembering, recovering, revelation of who you trully are, integratingyour true self into your life.
say no to the worldwithdrawing from the world this could be the most spiritually powerful place in the whole cycle
court the unknownsurrender arrives with the first signs of the bleed its a time to let go, be in the moment, being in the unknown and do nothing Rest & release making space for the new to arrive reconnect to the ground of your being
you might feel embraced by the universe you can feel the signs of the inner spring emmerging
rest, rest & rest more
Becoming an oracle visioning for your life and your community
During this time your egoic self gathers energy. Your being is wide open for new seeds, new ideas, new growth, new healing.
what is your heart, womb, soul asking of you?
what is deep knowing in your bones?
download, take the direction from the divine
at this time you might get answers to questions or life issues you are struggling with
you might find yourself on a superhighway of ideas, deeply inspired by ideas puring through you, seized by brilliant ambitions, and impelled into action. But this is not the time for action just yet. If we charge into action too early we may be exhauted way too soon. Dont push just yet. Continue to let go and allow. You are still in a place in between who you are and who you are becoming.
continue to let go
record all your ideas. Dont ask questions about how. Just record all the ideas.
collect all your visions, small & enormous ones. Dreams for years ahead and dreams for next cycle.
you might not have the language for some of your visions yet, but there is an inner knowing or an immage, take note of these.
Clarity & Direction
recieve direction you might feel the energy shift more towards the spring You are ready to return from your vision quest and you are getting ready to exit the temple of menstruation and step into the world you are emerging from a womb like energy field, like a butterfly emerging from her crythalis but before your step out there is one more thing to recieve: clarity & direction, down to earth instructions for the new cycle. this is like transitioning from sleep to waking life. If you get up to fast you might forget your dreams. We need to move gently so we can catch the subtle instructions for the journey ahead. The instructions are usually pragmatic, clear, specific, seemingly mundane, and doable. They feel like a command. You are holding an inner awareness of your newly hatches self as she emerges into the world. go tenderly
pacing & sustaining connection to inner world
pace yourself & dont let the timing of the world & others organize you
Sustain connection to your inner truth
you are now engaging with two worlds, one of deep connection with self and the other with high exposure
choose to limit incoming stimuli (tv, news,social media)
ritual of closing the metaphorical tmeple doors of menstruation. (change your mentrual altar, choose a new set of earings)
Inner Spring (pre-ovulation) Approximately Day 6-11 (7)
After letting go & rest of menstruation you arrive in your inner spring refreshed, full of new ideas, direction and free to start afresh. Resurfacing in the world anew. Old skin has been shed and you are ready to re-choose your life, your creative potential. cloacke in love and affirmation you recieved at mentstruation. you are discovering a motivation and inspiration from within. A new pattern different from being inspired by others. Connected to your deepest desires, sacred dreams, and longings. you can feel the energy buidling and getting ready to chanel this energy to bring the visions you recieved during menstruation and dreams into reality. you might feel more atractive and flirty with the world you wake up to yourself as a woman your capacity to care returns after abandoning you in late fall you may find yourself blesses with a crystal focus that will help you bring your ideas to life soon the time will be right for your ideas and new self to be revealed you might feel the life opening up & your energy for interacting with life increases its time to indulge in the lightness of being its time for play, experementation and wandering its time to try, feel out, play with your new emerging self and what you are doing act as if
contain. move tenderly as you emerge from winter. remeber that your new emerging self is like a newly hatched chick, trying to find footing in this world. take time to cherish this tender new self.
allow yourself to feel the rising energy without impulsively springin into action. your task is to contain this rising energy enough so you feel stable in it. Play and experiment but without being swept away.
the inner spring asks you to keep open and curious. Allow yourself to play without ecpectations of outcomeor consequences. This is a time to try new things out & experiment. Dare to risk, take a chance. Allow yoursefl a freedom of play.
take a risk
Challanges hold the tensionand not splurge all the energy at once we want to midwife our new self into the world we are slowly shiftin the focus from inner self to the world around you you want to arrive to the full energy of summer not being burned out you may be full of ideas now and the challange is to contain the rising energy and not splurge it just yet on to do lists allow your emerging ideas a safe place where they can grow and strengthen within youguiarding them form the critique of the world the challange is to allow yourself to be an innocent beginer in a hypocrytical world demanding perfection and expertise. the demand for outcome could block playfulness & curiousity aiming for results and outcome is premature and may squash your potential & growth Sacred Practice allow yourself to emmerge from inner winter into spring slowly allow yourself to dream impossible dreams allow time for spontanity and play
Inner Summer (Ovulation) approximately day 12-19 (7)
say yes to something declare yoursel
Infusing Action Plan with Pleasure
Inviting in the Magic
Inner Autumn (premenstruum) approximately day 20-26 (7)