So, ever since my sons birth, i have been very intrested to the 'spiritual' side of my menstrual cycle. I began feeling this way long before i knew very much about 'moon lodges' and 'moon time'.
The more i researched, the more i wanted to know.
I recently purchased this awesome book from ebay: ' Red Moon' by Miranda Gray. I fell in love with this book and have sugested it to many of my friends. I plan to share it with my daughter when she comes of age as well. It is very beautifully written and filled with little 'projects' and tons of information about your menstrual cycle. And i dont mean the medical side of your cycle, i mean the 'spiritual' element that is there. I know some of you will read this and think that I am silly, but this idea ( along with this book) has really changed my life & my views of myself and other women. Its beautiful!
The front of the book says : ' Understanding and using the creative, sexual & spiritual gifts of the menstural cycle'.
The back of the book reads: " Ancient menstrual wisdom for modern women: For our ancestors the menstrual cycle was a source of wonderful creative, spiritual, sexual, emotional, mental & physical energies. It was a gift that empowered women to renew themselves each month, to manifest and create the world around them, to connect deeply with the land and their family, and to express deep wisdom and inspiration. This ancent female teaching is still available to us in our mythology and nursery tales.
Miranda Greay introduces modern women to their unique cyclic nature and guides them in accepting and expressing a passionate and creative cycle-empowered life. She explores the women's wisdom contained in western mythology and traditional stroies and offers practical exercises and methods ( including the 'Moon Dial') to explore the depths a Cyclic Woman.
Red Moon will transform the way you think about yourself, your cycle, and your life!
Red Moon helps you to:
* accept you cyclic self and connect with each of the different powerful energies of the four phases of your menstural cycle.
* enjoy and apply these energies creatively, sexually and spiritually to everyday life.
* re-awaken the cyclic myths for yourself as a personal journey.
* Create rites of passage to bring emotional acceptance and transformation "
I was wondering if any other ladies here at MDC ( besides myself) honors her Moon Time and if so, how do you choose to do so?
I myself, keep a Moon Journal that helps me keep up with the phase of my cycle. I also include the moon phase, my feelings, any dreams and how im doing health wise. I also keep a ' Moon Dial' which is mentioned in the book.
I save my blood ( i use a moon cup) and give it to my plants ever ymonth- they grow tall and healthy.
I allow my self time to go 'inside of myself' during my moon time with reading, meditation, long baths and spending time outdoors as well as soaking up as much moon light as i can. I listen to my body, dreams and initution.
Thats is only a few of the things that i do to honor my moon time and my cycle. I have noticed an increase in the clarity of my dreams and that my sexuality, creativity and many other emotions flow corosponding to which of the 4 phases I am in at the time. Its very intresting.
So, if any of ladies honor your cycle, please do share! I would love to hear your stories as well as your veiws of moon time or menstruation.
Thanks in advance for your replys!