Lets have a closer look at the menstruation, shall we?
No other natural process has been victim to so much shaming and misinformation as the female cycle. Whenever I am on my period and I share my state, I often get the common reaction of: poor you. Poor you, suffering from your femininity. Well, no. Hell no, actually. Not poor me – blessed me.
Blessed me, because I can have this natural physical and emotional reset. Because I can have this time once a month where I can see clearly through the illusions of day to day life. Blessed me, because my body detoxify’s and rejuvenates. Seriously Lady’s, blessed we are, for being able to bleed.
So why is it that this sacred process is shamed away?
Lets have a look at the Bible, old testament:
“When a woman has a discharge, and the discharge in her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual impurity for seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. And everything on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean. Everything also on which she sits shall be unclean. And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And whoever touches anything on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. Whether it is the bed or anything on which she sits, when he touches it he shall be unclean until the evening. …
No need to on comment that, really. Just to say, later in the text, the same rules are applied to anyone who has any kind of infection. So women on their period were regarded as dangerous to the community, as someone sick. Not to mention the common theory that the menstruation itself is a direct consequence of Eve being the seductress of man, leading them into sin. The meaning of this? Well, the fact that we menstruate is seen as punishment for being sexual beings. Very interesting.
But we are passed that, right? In our modern society, we know that the blood of menstruation isn’t actually dirty or infected. So, no need for shaming, right?
Lets have a look at the advertisement of female hygiene products. A happy smiling women, wearing tight white pants, doing all kinds of activities.
Whats the message? With this special tampon, no-one will notice you being on your period, not even yourself! You can do all the same things you always do, as if you actually werent on your period…
Today, the Period may be accepted as existing, but women are thought and expected to remain the same as always, do the same as always and simply function as they always do.
We were systhematically taught to ignore the beautiful sacred process of bleeding. By ingnoring our cycle, we ignore our femininty, we ignore the access to our Divine Feminine Power.
These teachings of ignorance and shame did and do not come from us women. Although many women today have internalised them by now, the wise women of the past from all continents knew about the inherit power of menstruation.
Those weak and fear instiling teachings came from men. Men who, by design, can’t intuitivly understand what it means to menstruate; what it means to bleed. Human brains are very simple in many ways. What we dont understand, we fear. What we fear, we fight. We then seek to rid of it.
While manhood activly fought, the band of womanhood passivly gave in.
There have been other fights as well. Many women and men of the past have fought bravely to give femininty a voice. They have fought the long supression of females and for equality between men and women. In gratitude of those fights, we are now in a position to raise the knowledge that it’s not equality we seek or require, it is understanding. We do not need men and women to be treated the same for masculinity and femininty are not the same. We need to understand masculine and feminine energy individually and learn how they can work together to heal.
Men need us, dear Sisters, to understand, to see, that there is nothing to fear. We as a feminine lineage have been repressed in the past to the point of neglecting our responsibilty to show and share sacred understanding of our beings. But now, we are in a position of power to change the way it was to transform the fear, the misunderstandings and the shame into acceptance and growth.
We need that. A women who is connected to her cycle, knows how to use its power and is an asset in the construction of a strong healthy society; Ten fold to that of a community of women committed to ignoring their essential bonds in nature.
Author: Sophia Reyers