“Throughout history women were believed to be a part of Mother Earth, a giver and sustainer of life. They were perceived as a manifestation of Goddess and treated accordingly. People paid great attention to the cycles that occurred in nature and the menstruation was one of the most obvious cycles of human life.”
Menstruation has been seen as a curse for hundreds of years but in all actuality, it is the greatest blessing and should be treated as such! The truth is that people have been separated from everything that is basic and primal, and have been cut away from nature. In doing so as women, we have forgotten what it means to bleed each month and the importance of our cycles. Most women perceive it as a necessary nuisance, and try to bear their suffering, isolated and alone. Most men fear the process of menstruation, as it is so alien and unknown! In society menstruation is perceived as something shameful and disgusting. It is a taboo. People do not feel comfortable talking about it.
It was easier to separate the society from the unknown and mysterious. It was safer but as a result, women have been cut away from their sacred cycles, and from their bodies. They stopped paying attention to the messages about themselves and about the world around they were receiving monthly. The wisdom flowing with their blood was lost. For centuries they have been reassured that their period was a disgusting nuisance, and they started to believe that to be true.
Menstruation, once cherished, became a source of shame. From generation to generation the bleeding time was becoming a time of isolation and secrecy. All the knowledge about the sacredness of the fluid “from a woman’s Mysterious Gateway” has been forgotten. Women started to perceive it as a curse, a time that disables them and makes them less valuable. During those few days a month they could not do what they would normally do if they did not have “it”. The power turned into disability. The women, instead of being happy with their bodies, began to blame them, making themselves weak. The more they hated their cycles, the more pain and misery they experienced every month. Something that was such a big part of women’s lives started to be a curse.
The more time passed, the more the women separated themselves from their blood. The lack of connection with Mother Earth caused irregularity of their periods, so they began to take hormones to force the balance into their bodies. The dependence on the drugs made women even more vulnerable. They gave away the control over their bodies to the pharmaceutical companies. The businesses have been developing fast. It has become an avalanche. The more hate there was towards their monthly blood, the more pain, the more money put into the hands of those owning the drug companies.
The media contributed to the distortion of a healthy woman’s image. The products’ advertisements, which are supposed to ‘facilitate’ those hard days are numerous. The message is simple. The blood is wicked and it needs to be hidden. Women do not have to suffer the ‘horrible symptoms’ associated with the menstruation any more. Nobody has to discover their shameful secret because products, such as tampons and deodorants, can help to completely forget about menstruation. There is no need to even think about menstruation. Women can go to the swimming pool, they can wear white clothes, and they can have freedom.
Something to think about…..
Do the procedures of masking this natural process offer a real freedom, or they take it away? Do they help to regain the balance or they take woman further away form their mental and physical health?
Here are 5 surprising facts about menstruation blood!
#1. The word ‘blessing’ comes from an old English word ‘bleeding’.
When one looks close at menstruation its sacredness becomes pretty apparent. Women are the only females, except for a few animals that bleed a little around their ovulation to attract males.
#2. Blood is the most basic, instinctual, raw and earthy substance known to humanity.
It is life itself. It is its essence. The red color of this liquid indicates strength; it is associated with power, fire and emotions. The pictographs were usually painted in red, and most of the cave symbols are of this color. The red ochre has been used for centuries in Paleolithic burials (Walker 639).
#3. In Chinese tradition consider “red a sacred color associated with women, blood, sexual potency, and creative power”.
#4. In times when people believed that a woman was able to create life without the man’s semen, her “bleeding wound”, and a life giving blood, was treated as something mysterious and even godlike.
People could not comprehend how a woman could survive losing so much blood in such a short period of time. A woman’s bleeding played a significant part of people’ life. It was a source of life. It was respected.
#5. “The bleeding time” had been a significant part of life in the times of the Goddess worship until the arrival of the new, male gods.
Around five thousands years ago the men, who prayed to the fierce gods of war, dominated the earth. They believed that the power belonged to men because they were stronger and wiser than women. The old chapels had been destroyed and the female figures replaced by the new, representing the male gods. The female was pushed aside. Her body, a sacred vessel that held a great power was diminished to the role of a procreating machine. The women were pronounced devil’s creatures and the menstruation, because of its incomprehensible complexity, was feared. “The Talmud said if a menstruating woman walked between two men, one of them would surely die” (Walker 641).
With all this lovely information into account – As women, lets begin honouring this time accordingly – and men, begin to learn the sacredness of a woman’s blood and her precious “moon time”.
It is important to prepare your body for your “monthly gift.” I recommend drinking this incredible Al Iksr 1 week prior to menstruation and during.Try it out! You will be thrilled at how delicious and magical this medicine tastes.
The combination of all these substances, compliment another, by working on different aspects of a woman’s body, from the hormones, the ovaries the uterus, the kidney’s, endrocrine system etc. These herbs warm the uterus, builds blood, boosts fertility & vitality, improve endocrine function, and reproductive power.
Your moon time should forever be at ease if you try this decadent Al Iksr by Marina Love!
Vanilla Moon Cycle Al Iksr
3 Dropper Fulls of Eucommia Bark Tincture
2 Capsules of Dragon Herbs 4 Things Combination
2 Capsules of He Shou Wu
2 Capsules Rehmannia Six Combination
2 Capsules Cordyceps
14-16oz of freshly brewed Springs Dragon Longevity Tea
2 tbs Pumpkin Seed Oil
2 tbs Chia Seeds
1/8tsp Wild Vanilla
dropper full of Hazelnut Stevia
Pinch of seasalt
For a limited time we are selling these incredible herbs in a “Moon Time” package at a special price so you too, can enjoy this deliciously magical beverage to delight your life!
This package includes (all from Dragon Herbs)
This is an incredible life-enhancing substance which is used to strengthen the body and mind at a fundamental level. It is said to increase the “primary motive force for life activities”. It also builds fertility, increases recovery, modulates immunity, nourishes blood, and improves digestion.
Want flexibility? This tincture works on skeletal structure toning the limbs, tendons, ligaments and can be used to mend the damage of these tissues whether it is related to stress, age, or trauma. It is the primary herb for lower back and knee problems, including pain, stiffness, dislocation, swelling, and weakness. Promotes endocrine system and sexual functions, and overall healing. Completely strengthening resistance and potentiates the immunologic functions of the body.
He Shou Wu is a good source of iron and contains potent antioxidants and in antioxidant-potentiating molecules. This herb will fix endocrine system disfunction, and Its strength partially comes from its remarkable ability to support and maintain the healthful cleaning functions of the kidney and liver, which in turn clean the blood. He Shou Wu contains zinc which is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function and reproduction. Zinc is important to our sexual and reproductive functions. It is widely used in Asia to maintain the youthful condition and colour of the hair.
We all tend to be a bit irrational during our moon time. Rehmannia is a famous herb for grounding and restoration. As it works on the “willpower and drive” organs of the body. Keeping us aligned as it promotes regular menstruation, while also boosting the beauty of our hair!
As women we are ruled by blood! This supplement is blood building, and therefore eases cramps during menstruation because it improves blood circulation in congested areas. Another bonus of this product is that it promotes beauty by slowing down aging and wrinkling and drying of the skin.
In Asia, Gynostemma is known as a “magical grass.” Japanese studies have indicated that Gynostemma has a double-direction, regulating, adaptogenic influence on the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and invigorating when one is fatigued. Gynostemma has developed an enormous reputation in Asia as a major aid in weight management programs, and has been shown to have a double-direction activity with regard to weight. Since it accelerates the body’s metabolism and helps maintain healthy blood sugar and blood fat levels already within a normal range. Maintaining healthy blood sugar and blood fat already within a normal range are critical steps in attaining healthy metabolic function. Gynostemma may also help athletes, body builders or excessively slim people to gain weight. It has been reported to have a wide range of health-promoting benefits; -Invigorating -Calming -Anti-aging -Immune Support -Respiratory Tonic -Digestive Aid.
The combination of these substances restores deep primordial female power, in which you can go out and create the life you want! Overtime, accumulating this deep primordial life-force, giving you, women, the courage, the confidence to push further, to preform better, to restore quicker, to feel invincible on your missions in life!
The privilege of a lifetime is being that of what you are! – Joseph Campbell
Cheers to that!!!
Marina Love is a leader in the fields of Nutrition, Herbalism, Longevity, Entrepreneurship & Personal/Spiritual Development. Marina studied extensively with The BodyMind Institute and has become an entrepreneurial power-house in Feminine Empowerment Medicine. Marina offers Goddess Circles, Cacao Ceremonies and Individual therapy sessions & Programs in addition to her projects Goddesspreneur Academy, Love Movement, Guiltless Chocolates & Goddess Beauty. Her heart’s mission is to holistically empower women by all means possible in the spirit of sisterhood, non-competition, embracing the Goddess within and holding space for surrender.