For as long as I can remember, I hated getting my period.
I hated the cramps, the mood swings, the inconvenience of the whole thing… I resisted everything about that time of each month. As far as I was concerned, there was no positive to it.
When I was deep in the throws of a PMS-fuelled emotional outburst, I felt there was no light. It felt as if it were going to be this way forever.
I was also one of those people who used to get sick each and every winter. Cold after cold. Of course the partying would continue – I wasn’t going to let a cold stop me! Slowing down wasn’t an option.
Over the past couple of months, I have fully embraced both the seasonal changes, and the cycles that come with being a woman. It’s organic, it’s sacred… and it’s now I time I treasure.
By honouring myself, and loving myself enough through this time – I watched my life flow far better than ever before.
When we are feeling sensitive, rather than push through it, it’s important to take a step back and give our body, mind and soul the space to rest and recharge.
The same goes for seasonal change. If you get struck down with a cold or flu time and time again – that’s a pretty loud message that it’s time to slow down. It’s ok to take things at a gentler pace when the days are colder. It’s ok to say no. Because ultimately, you’re saying “yes” to you.
For me, these days, there are no more monthly cramps. There are no extreme mood swings (my husband is truly grateful for this one!). There’s no more dreading that “Period Due” day in my diary each month. I believe this is partly thanks to accupunture, regular energy healings and a change of diet, but mostly because I gave my body the space to do what it needed to do each month.
I also rarely get sick anymore. And when I do – I allow my body to stop, rest and release whatever needs to be released.
I now accept that there are days where I will feel flat. I accept there will be times when I am sensitive and feel easily triggered. I accept that there needs to be a day or two of nothingness each month. I accept. I embrace.
That’s the important take-away here – ACCEPTANCE.
When we resist the natural flow of life, the universe will keep providing us with lessons until we listen, accept and trust in the way things are meant to be.
Do you resist the cycles and seasons? Do you try to push through even when your body is screaming at you to slow down?
Let’s chat in the comments below. And if this post resonated with you, I’d love for you to share it with your friends!
Love & Light,
*The awesome post I mentioned by Tara Bliss can be found here.