A new direction that isn’t new at all
This is lovely, Ema--I appreciate your keen insight to matters that have definitely been swept under the rug. Some of us cannot ignore the bulge under the carpet, and our bodies compel living that is rhythmic and resonant with the greater whole. When I was younger I didn't know how to make a decision; it was as if I lived in a vacuum. And ill health pursued me. Now I try to wait to make decisions until I get the go ahead from the feedback loop of my body-mind (the term 'body' separate from 'mind' has been shown to not be accurate). I consider my body-mind to be, on a broader level, intimately connected to the whole, and I cherish this feeling. Menstruation is behind me, but I grieved the cycling when it stopped, as I felt my body rhythms anchored in something deeper. Everything is an evolution. I applaud your heartfelt inquiry! Thank you!
Love it. Yes yes yes. I try to notice the seasons and birds around me more and more. Entering into seasonal time with them. I’m trying to introduce small celebrations to the quarter & cross quarter seasons with my kids - special candles lit, gifts given or treats eaten on the solstices etc. Even small things like getting up to watch the sunrise on spring equinox has been really memorable. And I’m ALL FOR re-membering and re-enchanting menstruation!!! I’m in my fall week right now and I’m making room for a nap today 💛