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Growing up, my period felt like something I was supposed to hide. Something to feel ashamed of. The menstrual cycle was something we just didn’t talk about.
No one in my family told me about it and, at the time, all I had was this illustrated kids book filled with colorful pictures showing you how to use a tampon – which only led to feeling shame that my body didn’t look like the girl in the pictures.
It wasn’t until college that I started to think my period just might be normal and not this shameful thing. (Just a few years ago, I learned there were more phases to my menstrual cycle than just PMS and having a period!)
So, why aren’t we taught more of these very important things about our body? How does this unknowing affect our lives moving forward? For me, being out of sync with my menstrual cycle and years of taking hormonal birth control were both a contributing factor to my own burnout.
This is one of the reasons I am so moved by today’s Limitless Life™ guest. She’s shifting the conversation in such a profound way on what it means to have a menstrual cycle and helping all of us – as menstruating women – overcome societal pressures, learned messages about why it’s “bad,” and moving beyond it being some shameful and “gross” thing.
Raven Rose is an Herbalist, an Educator, a Visionary, and a Medicine Woman whose journey started through her own endometriosis healing process. She specializes in Women’s Herbalism and Ethnobotany, Community Herbalism, and Womb Massage (just to name a few). Through her work, Raven helps others find relief from physical pain experienced when out of alignment and the deeper underlying emotional and spiritual illnesses.
Raven’s 10-year journey took her from 10 days of debilitating pain managed with narcotic pain killers to normal cycles managed with gentle herbal therapy. She also shares how using ancestral connection can open a pathway to deeper healing and balance.
I couldn’t think of anyone more aligned than Raven to guide you in taking the first action step to connecting to your body in a way that opens the door to stepping into that healing harmony.
She has so much to teach and I just love how she does it in such a spiritual and grounded way.
Let’s dive in.
To me, the menstrual cycle is a cycle of nature that’s just happening in our bodies.
Listen to the episode below:
This episode discusses topics like…
- How building a deeper connection with your cycle gives you greater ability to shape your life around it
- Why we aren’t taught about the female body and the negative impact this can have on our lives
- When issues are present in your cycle, it’s an opportunity to restore balance in other areas of your life
- How ancestral lineage brings insight to healing and returning to a more natural way of being
- The important role her ancestors played in Raven doing this healing work
- One of the most powerful ways to return to yourself is by reconnecting with nature
- Why the healing power of natural remedies has been hidden for so long
- How Womb Wellness can be used to bring the balance back into your life
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Links from the episode:
Raven’s On My Moon course: a free workshop to learn about your menstrual cycle and how it’s connected to the moon
Learn more about the Kindara app and start to understand your body better
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I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode.
What limiting stories do you hold about your period? Do you feel connected to the changes your body goes through each month? What doors could open when you begin to truly understand where your body is during each cyclical phase?
Thank you SO much for being here, sweet friend. I’m honored to walk this journey with you. See you in the next episode!