“Blood Mysteries recall the immense power of the bleeding woman. Power enough to share in great nourishing give-aways. Give-away from woman womb to earth womb, give-away from mother to matrix, give-away of nourisher to nourisher…bleeding freely, we know ourselves as women, as nourishers of life…” –Susan Weed
International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8th and I signed up for a cool sounding free online class about working with your moon cycle. I’m loving the focus and I hope to learn some useful things:
“What you do on the first day of your cycle radically affects your health and happiness for the next 30 (or so) days. It impacts your relationships, creativity, energy, spiritual connectedness, and self-confidence, just to name a few things…”
This class is part of a free online 28 day event about honoring our moon cycles that is already in progress—I wish I would have learned about it a little earlier!
Also, on International Women’s Day is a Red Tent Activation offering from Deanna L’am:
We’ve Birthed The world We Want To Live In…
Lets Re-Member, Re-Activate & Re-claim
Our cellular memories of The Red Tent!
I do a lot of work with women already. I have provided breastfeeding support and counseling for eight years now. I’ve been teaching and writing about birth and doing birth activism for just about as long. I help plan blessingway/rite of passage ceremonies and facilitate workshops and lead rituals (and occasionally, I do weddings). I hold quarterly women’s retreats and this year I’m doing a year-long monthly women’s spirituality class. But, I still want to do more! I envision having a fabulous red yurt out in the field that would always be available to any woman who wanted to come to it. I envision a “Women’s Temple” and nurturing, enriching, replenishing WomanSpace. I envision monthly full moon circles and seasonal ceremonies and plenty of time for celebration of Women’s Mysteries…
I also really, really want to host a screening of the Red Tent Movie (this is totally within my capacity for this year at least!)
While I also have a whole collection of favorite women’s temple/women’s mysteries resources, some of my favorite Red Tent specific resources on Facebook are:
- Occupy Menstruation (my total favorite)
- Red Tents in every neighborhood
- Women Rise Up with ALisa Starkweather
- The Way of the Happy Woman
- Red Tent Movie: “Things We Don’t Talk About”
- Red Tent Dreaming
- The Happy Womb
- Red Tent Festival
- Red Tent Health Centre – for women & their families
- Operation: Red Tent
- Red Tent Circle Halifax
- Red Tent Temple of Charleston
- Crimson Movement
- Moontime Rising
- Denver Red Tent Collective
- Moon Mysteries
- Her Blood Is Gold: Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation
- Red Tent Manchester
- Red Web Foundation
Your period is a vehicle for greater compassion in the world at large.
Your period is a universal language.
Yet, it’s one of the least understood by women today.
It’s one of the topics that is least talked about in our modern culture…
This post is crossposted at Talk Birth.