Welcome to our Cycledork Letters series! We recently asked people to contribute their candid thoughts on menstruation. The results were period pieces that were funny, personal, reflective, informative, and endearing. This is letter #9 in the series. Read all of the letters here.
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Cycledork Letters: #9
by Chris Maddox
#1: The Moon-Womb Mirror
Your Menstrual Cycle is about the same length as a Lunar Cycle. The average menstrual cycle is about 28 days & the Lunar cycle is 29.5 (New Moon to New Moon). Interesting, yes?
Allow yourself to get curious about this connection, this mirror in the sky. Hmm…
#2: Monthly Reminder of your Creative Super Powers
Instead of viewing your blood as a drag, you can use those days remembering that inside of your body, you hold the essential creative capability, whether you choose to have a child or not.
Each time you bleed, let it be a remembrance that you are, by nature, profoundly creative.
#3: The Not-So-Secret Sisterhood
Want to experience the feeling of sisterhood with total strangers? Go into a public women’s restroom and ask someone for a tampon. Usually, if she doesn’t have one, she will help you find one or at the very least empathize with you-a smile, a joke, a “good luck.” There is something so sweet about being in a place where you can talk freely about something that is such a big part of our lives.
Whether she is in her bleeding years or not, each woman you meet is in this not-so-secret sisterhood. See if you can feel into that connection with every new woman you meet~there is power and magic in it.