The great secrets and teachings of the 'Women's Mysteries' - the wisdom of the cycles of the Earth, the Moon, our lives and the menstrual cycle; how to live according to the seasons, the moon phases and your menstrual cycle; understanding and flowing with the transformational potential of the menstrual cycle, of pregnancy and of birth. Connecting with the Divine Feminine and the shamanic journey of the feminine cycle - menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Beltane 'Welcome to Womanhood' Ceremony

At Beltane we honoured two maidens with their 'Welcome to Womanhood' ceremony. Sitting in a circle together the women spoke about what they were told at the beginning of their menstrual cycles and what they wished they'd been told. They also shared what they have learned over the years from their menstrual cycle. This time, with several of the young women who have themselves had their 'Welcome to Womanhood' ceremony, many of the sharings were about how honoured and supported they had felt and do feel. The healing is happening. Blessed Be! And this time, a great privilege for me, was that I was actually the midwife at the birth of one of the maidens! Such an honour to be in attendance at two of her rites of passage!

My words to the maidens:
"May your life as a woman be filled with love and joy and at the inevitable times when it is not, may you know that this is temporary. And at the low times you need to feel them fully, knowing that 'this too will pass'. Remember that your bleeding time is our time to let go of what no longer serves you so as to uncomplicate your experience of life with unnecessary dramas, fears or worries. Blessings on you little Sister. May the moon light your way in the dark and the sun lead you to your brightness. And may you feel the Earth, our Mother, speak to you and guide you on your path."


2 comments:

  1. Thats so AWEsome! Beautiful picture - lots of joy & fellowship in it!

    It warms me to see/hear when women hold these ceremonies.

    For I along with numerous other, wish we had something like that to guide our path a bit more.

    I found this blog from looking at your monthly moon journal calendar. Looks like you do great wonderful work. I wonder, have you read the book "Mother-Daughter Wisdom" by Christiane Northrup? it is my #1 book on Holistic (WHOLE-istic) Female health. If you havent read it, be sure to pick one up. and if you have a book list on goodreads.com or somewhere else, I'd love it if you'd share it! I am sure you have some great resources!

    Peace, Light & Love - Rachel Cherie

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  2. Lovely to hear from you Rachel.
    I love Christiane Northrup's work, she is wonderful, and her books are full of deep wisdom.
    Great idea to share reading lists! In a week or two i will have a brand new Moonsong website and on it will be an e-book called Herstory as a free download. At the end of that is a reading list. So stay in touch so you'll know when that happens. You could become a friend of the moonsong page on facebook and that way you'll know.
    Best wishes and love,
    Jane

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