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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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