This is a wonderful and rich means of going deeper into the wisdom and energetics of your menstrual or life cycle. We can work with it in person or by Skype.
With a clear intention or question in place I invite you to imagine and step into the centre of your cycle.
From this viewpoint you are likely to be drawn to a particular part of the cycle in which there is guidance for you.
This sounds very simple, and it is, but in my experience always brings forth something you already knew but hadn’t brought into consciousness.
It’s always pertinent and releases energy in that part of your life so that shifts start to occur and changes unfold, often in profound ways.
This is the practice of observation, noticing the headlines of each day of your cycle to gain a familiarity with the flow of energy for you, physically and emotionally. This brings the feedback aspect of the cycle into focus.
You discover when you are deeply tired, wired, happy or sad, when arguments flare, when you feel most dispirited or inspired.
You’ll be more conscious of how your lifestyle and intentions create your experience and, understanding that the body always seeks to come back to balance, find kindness and intimacy in fine-tuning this collaboration with your cycle.
You’ll be more able to read its messages and, responsive rather than reactive, you’ll nourish yourself, your relationships and your life.
While this is entirely beneficial for someone whose cycle is already easy it can also be enough to shift the dynamics of any symptoms you may be experiencing.
I wrote about the practicalities of hot flushes in my last post. With those under your belt you can start to treat them like a yoga pose.
Susan Weed describes them as waves of energy that free your feelings and stir your spirit. If you can steady yourself when you feel the heat rising and appreciate it as a process that cleanses, heals and reveals it is easier to breath through the intensity and back into the cool of your normality.
This transition is towards a more powerful incarnation of yourself, one freed from old stories and conditioning. I like to imagine hot flushes as nascent power showing itself to clear out those stories and make space for that which is brewing.