Welcome to The Vibrant Feminine.
The Vibrant Feminine is a collective of information and resources - for all women of all ages - that want to change, improve, or more deeply understand and connect with their menstrual experience.
Beyond pain, discomfort, depression and in/fertility, is a link to ourselves that over the ages has been periodically celebrated, repressed and feared, but perhaps most significantly, largely misunderstood.
Through understanding and education, and the right physical and emotional support provided by herbal and nutritional medicines, we can recreate our menstrual experience, and tap into a part of ourselves otherwise hidden, waiting for us to acknowledge, embrace and claim her.
People / Sites / Blogs
/ embodyperiod / Jane Bennet / Lara Briden's Healthy Hormone Blog / Lunette Blog / Moonsong / Red School / School of Shamanic Womencraft / Society for Menstrual Cycle Research / The Establishment / The Green Man /
Books / Authors
The Pill - Jane Bennet
The Goddess & The Shaman - JA Kent
The Dark Goddess - Jane Meredith
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom - Christiarne Northrup
Women Who Run With the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola-Estes
The Wise Wound - Penelope Shuttle
In this article we are going to explore how the mind-body connection is an important component of the menstrual cycle, and how this understanding of your body can support healthier, happier periods. To know what our body, mind and heart need, first we need to learn how to listen, interpret what is being said, and strip back the mufflers and buffers and walls we have set up to dilute these messages. And then we need to learn how to honour those messages. The body can speak in many different languages - from pain, to cravings, to gut feelings, to what you see or find or experience in meditative states - and I am going to set you on the path of learning how to hear them, and then how to respond.
Your Menstrual Cycle is so much more than basic evidence of fertility. I’m also going to let you in on a strangely well kept secret - it is NOT normal to have painful, uncomfortable, erratic, too much/not enough blood flow, terribly symptomatic cycles that affect every organ of your body, from your skin, to your gut and back again. Not even a little bit normal. Read on for an introduction to this 5 part series on how to heal your menstrual cycle through the physical, psychosomatic, emotional, spiritual and environmental levels.
What is it that draws us to a deeper understanding of ourselves? What is the deep longing that whispers in our hearts and minds, when we are slow or ‘within’ enough to make it out, that fuels the desire to be in nature, or to believe in the sacred and the magic and the beautiful? The Call of the Feminine is within us all, and for each of us, she beckons differently. She calls us to a path of the deep unknown, and yet she offers us the tools with which to untangle ourselves, and find the deeper meaning and purpose we are craving.
I don’t think I have ever felt the way I thought I should. I’ve been unable to embody a wholeness, which I have always assumed to be something everyone else managed effortlessly, leaving me an awkward, scattered bystander; a woman missing some vital part of herself.
So, what's going on here? What is it that makes a woman feel that they don’t know themselves, can’t heal themselves, or aren’t enough simply as themselves? And how does this effect our boys and men, and the feminine aspects that reside within them?
I believe that there is one key pattern in all women, that when ignored, misunderstood or avoided, drives these sensations with a vengeance – and that is a disassociation with our feminine aspect, and in particular, the psychological and emotional underpinning of the menstrual process.
The Vibrant Feminine is currently in its seedling phase, poised for growth. Check back over the coming months for more content and information related to understanding, connecting with, and unleashing the vibrant feminine.