What Is Menstruality?
Inside every woman is a little-known but perfect and beautiful design – the matrix upon which her lifelong development of Self takes place. Activated by hormones, this intricate and elegant template is expressed by the 4 M’s each woman traverses during her life: Menarche (first period); Menstrual Cycle Years (every day of every month); the great changes of Menopause; and the crowning stage of Mature Life.
Although we are familiar with thinking of these four lifestages in terms of fertility, that is only a partial understanding of something that is much deeper, more complex and more sacred than we might realise.
So much knowledge of The Feminine has slipped out of human awareness over the centuries that we no longer recognise our 4 M’s as the comprehensive whole they really are. Indeed we do not even have a name to call our sacred sequence by! It is very hard to recognise the significance of something that has no name. In 1999 Jane Catherine Severn of Luna House coined the term ‘MENSTRUALITY’ so we could come to know and speak about our uniquely Feminine design in new ways.
“Menstruality” refers to the 4 lifestages as a holographic whole. Within the whole, each part is intricately related to every other part. As well as bodily functions and changes (eg periods, hot flushes and aging) “Menstruality” includes all the variations in moods, energy, awareness, emotions and spiritual states that women may experience throughout the sequence of their 4 Ms.
Menstruality is happening all the time, to every woman in the world. Like the Holy Grail of legend, it is hidden from view, but only by our unawareness of its presence and its purpose. All we need to reclaim this treasure is to remember it is already our own.
What is Conscious Menstruality?
Conscious Menstruality is an awareness that invites us into a new way of being woman. It is the simple and sacred art of living by the design in which we are made.
The art of Conscious Menstruality asks us to trust our female hormones and their mysterious ways, and to accept the messages and assistance they bring us from within. It is a willingness to work with the tools we are given - yes, those very things we have been taught to view in a negative light: PMT emotions, hot flushes, energy fluctuations, menstrual discomfort – and to know how to interpret them and co-operate with them for our own highest wellbeing. In doing so we allow ourselves to have the life that naturally expresses itself from our femininity, rather than striving to adapt to a way that does not suit us or include us as we really are.
Conscious Menstruality is a teaching unique to Luna House. It is the practical application of our Feminine Design to our everyday lives. In simple, direct ways, Conscious Menstruality shows us how to align our activities, plans and relationships with our interior rhythms and changes, so we can create an easy and harmonious flow that really works for us. This is knowledge that ensures we make the most of each of our various and specific energy states, and receive maximum benefit from using them as they are intended. When we understand what our Menstruality is bringing to us on a daily basis, we can open to subtle and sacred aspects of ourselves that expand our Consciousness and enrich our lives in very enjoyable ways.
Asking women to live oblivious to their Menstruality is like asking trees to ignore the seasons of Nature. They simply cannot be themselves. Conscious Menstruality resonates with the Laws of Nature, and with all of the major knowledge systems of the world. It is holographic and harmonic, and therefore boundless in its scope and potential.
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