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🔻🔴 HOW I CAME TO LOVE MY MENSTRUAL CYCLE 🔴🔻

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Having your period can be a daunting or a beautiful experience. Here’s my journey from hating my period to loving and honouring it 🌺

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When I had my period for the first time, my mum took me out for dinner with my dad to celebrate. I’m grateful for that experience how it left me feeling this is something to be celebrated rather than be ashamed of. Thank you mum 😍❤️

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Later on, I found having my period daunting through my teenage years up until 2 years ago. I wasn’t aware of what was actually going on in my body not just during bleeding but other times during my cycle as well.

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I was pushing pushing pushing, busy getting stuff done. I saw having period as a roadblock. It was slowing me down and getting in the way of my productivity and focus. 

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Until I learnt, in one menstrual cycle, you actually go through all four seasons. 

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❄️ During bleeding, you’re in winter where you go inwards, slow down, release and rest. 

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🌺 After you bleed, you’re going into spring where your natural energy is coming back to you, feeling productive and on top of things. 

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☀️Then you go into summer where you’re in full bloom, at your peak, great with people, feeling loving, connected and balanced. 

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🍂 As you ovulate, you start to go into autumn where the desire to go inwards is getting stronger, noticing what needs to change in your life, your intuition showing you your truth.

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Then I understood, we women, are connected with the cycles of nature, we are nature herself. We have a whole year happening inside our bodies every month 🌎

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I stopped using tampons and started using divacup - a cup you use during bleeding to collect your blood. I was grossed out of the idea in the beginning, then I noticed I had less period cramps and I got to connect with my blood. I would put my blood on my face, give it to my plants or paint with it 🔴 

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You can read a post I wrote a year ago, connecting with my blood with my partner 👇🏼

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https://www.facebook.com/595885299/posts/10160027539565300?sfns=mo

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2 summers ago, my whole forehead flared up with spots. I went to dermatologist and gynecologist to find out what that was about. The gynecologist immediately told me to start taking the birth control pill. I’ve only taken it for 3 months in my life. I asked my body, looked at him and said, “No.” He was surprised. Two weeks later, my forehead cleared up naturally being around Mediterranean sun, sea and salt.

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I had a non hormonal coil (IUD) in my womb for 3 years as a birth control method. It is a T shaped copper object that creates an environment in your womb impossible for sperms to survive. 6 months ago, when my long term relationship ended, I got clear during a period that I needed to take the coil out as I was bleeding a lot due to inflammation from this foreign object in my womb. 

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I’m ever grateful for that piece of copper for allowing me to go to places I never knew existed, knowing I’m safe to surrender in lovemaking. I thanked it and went to get it out by a woman at the clinic who was called the “coil whisperer” 😂

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During the last 6 months, I noticed my bleeding got lighter and lighter with every cycle up until now, with no pain.

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I started using Natural Cycles which is a natural birth control method where you measure your temperature every morning and it tracks where you are in your cycle, if you’re fertile or not, whether you should use protection or not while having sex. I started to get to know my body a lot better which left me feeling even more empowered.

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I still use divacups as a way of connecting with my blood and period pants in case it leaks.

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Connecting with your menstrual cycle is one of the gateways to your full power as a woman. It’s about holding the little girl in you and showing her she can trust her body, have a deeper sense of appreciation for her body, knowing her body has an innate wisdom and functions beautifully. All she need to do is trust, allow and listen.

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Then that little girl turns into an empowered woman who knows her body, who knows her truth and is not afraid to express it. She’s embodied and empowered.

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Your body tells you every day, “You can trust me.” If you’re coming off the birth control pill, know that you can trust her. Your body’s waiting for you to come back home, to come back to your power and celebrate your body’s magic.

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As you connect with your menstrual flow:

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👉🏼 You feel a lot deeper, the whole spectrum - the lighter and the darker emotions. 

👉🏼 You become very in tune with yourself, others and the world. 

👉🏼 Your creativity flows as your blood flows. 👉🏼 As you embrace and welcome the ride, you practice surrender not just in your menstruation but in your life as well.

👉🏼 You come back home to your body feeling gratitude for what your body naturally does without you thinking about it.

👉🏼 You won’t let anyone in your womb you don’t connect with deeply as you love and honour your body. Your womb is the most sacred part of your body and no one should enter without your permission. 

👉🏼 You come back to your wholeness knowing yourself so deeply 🌸

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If you want to read more about menstrual cycle:

- Woman Code by Alisa Vitti 👉🏼 masculine approach

- Red Moon by Miranda Gray 👉🏼 feminine approach

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Learn everything from specialists, experts and then question them all. Ask your body. See if it feels true for your body, you know the final answer ❤️

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REMINDER: This can be a taboo subject to talk about. I’m sharing this because most woman, at some point in their lives get frustrated about their menstrual cycle, hormones or period not knowing what to do. There is a way out into a beautiful journey.

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Feel free to share if you feel this might empower someone you know 🔴

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I love hearing about women’s journeys with their period, blood, birth control methods etc. Would love to hear in the comments below or you can message me 😘

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Love you ❤️

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🌻☀️🍂❄️ YOUR EMPOWERED CYCLE ❄️🍂☀️🌻

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And another offering 😍

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Amanda and I joined together to create an experience of coming into alignment with your menstrual cycle through awareness and movement 🌹
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As nature follows the seasons, as does a woman's body. As women, we flow through the seasons. We have a beautiful built in system in our bodies, our menstrual cycle which allows us to experience all 4 seasons and elements within a month. We go through winter, spring, summer and autumn as we bleed and as our bleeding ceases.
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When you know which season is on its way you get to prepare yourself rather than beig completely confused and aloof about what’s going on in your body.
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This is a 4 hour immersion starting with a talk/discussion about all 4 seasons and archetypes we embody every month, followed by a guided dance giving you the experience of how these seasons actually feel in your body so when you do experience them another time you can recognise them. Your body will remember once it has the experience ❤️
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Aligning yourself with your cycle allows you to feel your feminine power and energy more, life starts to flow and happen with more ease and syncronicity ✨
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1 July Sunday // 2-6pm
Evolve Wellness Centre, South Kensington
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Earlybird tickets end tonight 🌻
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Book your place via the link - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3415100
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Feel free to share with those who you feel might benefit this workshop 🌹
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Loads of love to you 💛✨
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🔴 YOUR SACRED BLOOD 🔴

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This could be a controversial post for some. I had a lot of resistance posting it but it has to be seen and heard ✨

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Few months ago, I was on my period, bleeding. Aaron took some of my blood and put it on my forehead. I was a bit shocked to be honest, never done anything like that before. I froze a while, then started crying. It was bit of sadness, bit of feeling like coming home, bit of joy from connecting to myself all combined.
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I just started to use moon cup/diva cup. This is an alternative to tampon/pads, collecting your blood in a cup you insert into your vagina. While using this, there's no waste to environment, not harmful as tampons for your vagina (tampons are actually bleached), you save money, can use this for years and it allows you to connect to your own blood, your body.
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Yesterday was the first day of my period. This time, I took blood from my diva cup, went up to my mirror, looked into my eyes for a bit then put my blood on my face. It's really hard to describe in words how I felt. Very empowering, powerful, there's something ancient, sacred about it. Then did the same on Aaron's face.
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I'm sharing this because it was a profound experience for me, connecting to my body and my body's wisdom. It feels like connecting to the wisdom of many women before me and will come after me. It taps you into something bigger than you and its powerful. Once you pass the initial stage of, 'Eww, blood, its gross' which I had as well, this is actually a beautiful body fluid that creates life, same as semen. They are both incredibly sacred fluids which created you 💫
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And seeing it on someone you deeply love is incredible. Seeing it being honoured and respected.. I'll ever be grateful for Aaron's non judgemental approach for this that's not in the 'norm' for many people 💙 Thank you beautiful man 🙏🏼
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How do you feel around your period, your blood or your partner's period? Comment below or message me if you don't want to share publicly ✨
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REMINDER: I'm aware that this is not a post you might read or an image you see every day, it can push your limits, bring up emotions for you. I'm sharing my experience which was powerful and empowering for me. I respect your experience as well and I wish reading this might give you a different perspective 🌗
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Feel free to share if you feel this might help someone you know ✨
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Loads of love to you 💙