Hello my loves,
It’s been a while! As a baby entrepreneur who’s juggling a full-time flying job and a start-up business, I am extremely busy dipping my toes in all the areas! Unfortunately, due to that, my blog doesn’t get much attention these days. However, I have not forgotten her and as much as I delve into various other passions of mine (such as video editing, digital content creation, running women’s circles and coaching) my heart is still drawn to writing and expressing myself through the art of words.
I’ve recently had an urge or maybe an intuition nudging me to come back to my blog… the place where all of this truly began… where my inner Creatrix began to awaken from a dormant decade of existence. With that said, my hope is to integrate regular blog post writing into my calendar once again. I find it easier to express myself through written words as I find my message can sometimes get lost in short Instagram reels. Mind you, there’s only so much you can say in 90 seconds!
Today I want to speak about a topic I’m truly passionate about because it’s one that doesn’t get spoken about enough (in my opinion) and if it is getting spoken about, it’s getting spoken about with distaste, annoyance or even hate. That topic is the love-it-or-hate-it Menstrual Cycle!
So why is it important to speak about it, particularly as women?
Did you know that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) considered the menstrual cycle of a woman to be the “fifth vital sign”? Vital signs (such as body temperature, pulse rate and respiratory rate) are measurements of the body’s most basic functions.
“Once adolescent girls begin menstruating, clinicians should ask at every preventive care or comprehensive visit for the patient’s first day of her last menstrual period and the pattern of menses. By including this information with the other vital signs within the Review of Systems and History of Present Illness, clinicians emphasize the important role of menstrual patterns in reflecting overall health status.”American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
That means that our menstrual cycles are just as important as breathing in regard to the overall health of our bodies! If that’s the case, then why is it that nearly 90% of the woman I know and speak to about menstrual cycles have no clue about their cycle except for maybe the days that they bleed? Personally, I was in my thirties when I first began learning about the power of my menstrual cycle and learning that my cycle was not just the days that I had my period (that I was bleeding) but it was the whole entire month! Yes, your menstrual cycle is the entire month from the first day of your bleed up until the first day of your bleed the next month.
Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who’ve been taught this information from a young age, but maybe you are like me and you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond and just learning this information now. At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how old or young you are when you learn this, the main thing is that you learn it! This is the only way we can create ripples of menstrual cycle awareness in the consciousness of the next generation of young women.
If you’re new to the party, I’m going to give you a quick little mini-lesson on the menstrual cycle and how each phase may impact you. With that said, every single menstrual cycle is unique and different so it’s important to absorb this information as lightly as possible. I’m going to offer you a way to track your own unique menstrual cycle at the end of the blogpost so you can get better acquainted with it and learn to love it like I do!
Phase 1: Menstrual Phase
The first phase of your menstrual cycle is menstruation, this is also known as your Inner Winter. These are the days that you bleed beginning from the first day of your period. This is a time when your feminine energy is more dominant, most women will feel a natural urge to go inwards during this time. This is when our bodies are the most tapped into the divine, so it’s a great time to receive intuitive downloads, practice your tarot reading skills and send your wishes into the universe. The veil is very thin at this time so you are literally a walking talking oracle. It’s a good idea to pay close attention to your dreams as they may contain powerful messages for the upcoming month. Your body is going through HUGE shifts as it sheds its womb lining and hormones are at their lowest. This means you will probably feel tired and low-energy. This is why self-care should be a PRIORITY at this time, your body deeply needs rest. It’s NOT optional!
Phase 2: Follicular Phase
The second phase, beginning the first day after your bleed, is your follicular phase also known as your Inner Spring. As your hormones, Estrogen and Testosterone begin to rise you are going to feel a new surge of energy to go back out into the world and get sh*t done! At this time your energy tends to be more masculine so it’s a great time to “do” and achieve. Most women tend to be less sensitive during this time so it’s a good opportunity to try new things that you might not have done before (you won’t be so worried about what people think of you). It’s also a good time to take those inspired action steps if you did happen to receive divine insights throughout your menstrual phase. This is also a good time to work out and can be a good time to implement a juice diet or clean eating plan if that’s what your heart desires!
Phase 3: Ovulatory Phase
This is going to depend on each woman, but usually 6-7 days after the last day of your period your body will begin its Ovulatory Phase which is also known as your Inner Summer. This is the most important part of the menstrual cycle as your body is fertile and your hormones are peaking! Yes, you are fertile which means you can only get pregnant during this phase and it typically only lasts 3-4 days for most women (they don’t tell you that in sex education)! During our Inner Summer, most women will feel like superwomen, this is a time when our communication skills are heightened and we physically become more attractive (scientifically proven)! Most women’s libido skyrockets during this hormonal peak with testosterone levels high.
Phase 4: Luteal Phase
The final phase of the menstrual cycle is the Luteal Phase also known as Inner Autumn. For the next 10-14 days leading up to the first day of your bleed, your hormones Estrogen and Testosterone will gradually begin to decline and Progesterone will begin to rise. This fluctuation in hormones, which can lead to a lot of symptoms that many of us label “Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)”, tend to get a bad rap. Did you know that a lot of the symptoms that women experience during their Luteal Phase are normal and that “PMS” is not actually a real thing? I’m sorry if that triggers you but it’s a conversation that needs to be had. If you are a woman who experiences unpleasant pre-menstrual symptoms such as bloating, acne, severe mood swings, premenstrual cramps, anxiety or depression there could be an underlying issue with your menstrual cycle that needs addressing. Once you learn the strengths of your Luteal Phase, you might be surprised how it soon becomes your favourite phase of the month. It’s also important to remember our appetite increases at this time and we need to feed our bellies with substantial food (particularly carbs such as sweet potato and brown rice) to avoid the cravings and overdoing it with sugar and junk food!
I hope you found some value in that mini-lesson. I actually could spend so much more time writing about each phase as I have so much more wisdom I want to share, however, that would be an extremely long blog post and one I don’t think many people would actually finish! hah!
The good news is that I have created an e-course with ALL my extra juicy knowledge which takes you through all you need to know about your menstrual cycle, its phases, your superpowers throughout each phase and holistic and natural ways to regulate your cycle and ensure it is as healthy as possible! You’ll learn what foods to nourish each phase of your cycle with, how to sync your work and life with your menstrual cycle and most importantly learn to manifest using your sacred cycle magick! If that sounds tempting, I warmly invite you to check out my 4-week self-paced e-course Cycle Magick which is now 50% OFF if you purchase before midnight Friday 28th April (this coming week). Click HERE to learn more!
In addition to that, I really want to make this information as accessible and known to as many womb-an as possible. For that reason, I’ve created a FREE downloadable Menstrual Tracking Wheel Chart to help you begin learning your cycle and it’s unique rhythm.
The benefits to tracking your cycle include:
- You will know when your period is coming.
- You will know when you’re ovulating (and therefore fertile) which can help you if you want to become pregnant or avoid pregnancy.
- You can see if your cycle is regular or irregular in length.
- You’ll know what times of the month you feel more extroverted and times you feel more introverted.
- You’ll be able to access your body’s natural powers at different menstrual cycle phases.
- You’ll be able to cycle-sync your life with more ease.
- You’ll be aware if your body is hormonally imbalanced.
- You’ll become more aware of when you feel bloated,tired, hungry, sexy or full of energy!
To download your FREE Menstrual Cycle Tracker Wheel click HERE! It includes instructions on how to do it as well as a Daily Check-In Journal.
To learn more about the benefits of tracking your cycle, check out my latest YouTube Video:
I hope you found this content valuable, if so, I’d love to hear from you in the reply box below!
Until my next post (and I hope it’s not too far in the future) take good care of yourself, especially your beautiful menstrual cycle! She loves you so much!
Much love and light,
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