Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Cultivating a menstrual cycle awareness, a mindful connection to how it is to BE in each stage of our cycle, can add another depth of dimension to our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
The inner autumn of the cycle (pre menstruation) can be challenging for many women struggling with PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). PMS can have a serious impact on our ability to function at work, relationships and our mental wellbeing.
For me, the inner autumn can look like this: Physically I feel slow, achy and notice a reduction in my energy levels. Intellectually, I am clear, direct and connected to my truth. Emotionally, I sense a bubbling of irritation and impatience. Spiritually, I feel detached from those around me as my attention turn inwards, seeking isolation, quietness and reflection.
In order to honour the gifts of the inner autumn, we are called to give ourselves what we need.
Self care in the inner autumn can look like this:
🌹Being measured in interactions, listen more and talk less. This reduces the chances of being impulsive and saying something that will be rejected later.
🌹Kindly decline social events especially in the evening. Responding to that call of our inner self, seeking isolation and spending the evening alone in a quiet and calm environment will really nourish us.
🌹Tidy and organise our physical space. this is a classic gift of the inner autumn which helps to make me feel calm, clear and relaxed.
🌹Get an early night as many nights as possible. The sleep will help to reduce feelings of anxiety and low energy experienced in the inner autumn.
🌹 The inner autumn is a time when we can come into contact with the emotional impact of our unmet needs. This is a perfect opportunity to explore what these needs are, think about what we need and ask for it, or implement a plan to feel supported by ourselves and the people around us.
Have you tried tracking the inner seasonal cycles of your period?
It can be as simple as recording a few words about how you are feeling physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually every day. Over time, your cycle will reveal it's wisdom to you. 🙏
Feel free to comment your thoughts below or send me a message for more support around menstrual cycle awareness.