Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance. - page 3

A woman's body is mysterious and yet simple in its rhythm of ebb and flow. We usually feel reluctant to think positively of this painful and somewhat inconvenient point in each month, but what if we... Read More

  1. by   chacha82
    Does praying I get it count?
  2. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from pixierose
    Definitely. And please record it. And share as an article here on AN. For science, obviously.
    I will!

    I will say, in prior experiences, when it was even suggested that perhaps maybe behavior was related to hormonal fluctuations I was met with stiff resistance but now that I know she doesn't fully appreciate what she has I am sure she will thank me this time.
  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from Pepper The Cat
    Except for the Hot Flashes
    I got VERY lucky and had the majority of them during the coldest winter in a long time.
  4. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from BostonFNP
    The next time my wife complains I am going to cite this article. I know she will appreciate my thoughtfulness.
    I will be happy to attend your funeral.
  5. by   Emergent
    I sailed through menopause fortunately. I never had problems, but found periods to be a messy hassle. If I had a dollar for every pair of underpants I ruined, I'd be rich! So glad to be done with them.

    I'm wiser and more spiritual now too. Menopause rocks!!!
  6. by   amoLucia
    Quote from BostonFNP
    The next time my wife complains I am going to cite this article. I know she will appreciate my thoughtfulness.
    This is another one of those postings that make me laugh out loud. Not just smile, but LOL.

    You know, the thing is that OP does sound serious about her post. And that's OK for her. But it doesn't sound like she has had any negative exposures to women who are less 'mystical' and reverent about our reproductive cycles.
    Last edit by amoLucia on Nov 20
  7. by   Daisy Joyce
    Actually, if I could take a week long vaycay in a menstrual tent every month with my besties I'd be all "sign me up!"
  8. by   Everline
    Umm...

    No.
  9. by   ThePrincessBride
    Quote from ICUman
    I'm sad I don't get to experience all this extra spirituality.
    You're not missing much.

    Trust me.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Nothing wonderful or spiritual bleeding 2 weeks of the month, never knowing when it would start or stop, clots and all.....always having to keep spare scrubs at work, wearing what felt like a diaper to contain it all

    Nope.

    I am glad to be passing that phase of my life. Menopause, come on over.
  11. by   Here.I.Stand
    A society in tune with nature and recognizable for its spiritual culture, Native Americans, acknowledged the healing power a woman's menstrual cycle held
    Interesting... I once cared for a Native woman who literally asked all female RNs if they were menstruating, because of some negative mmetaphysical significance. She did not want to be in close proximity to a menses. (I don't know what nation she was.) What a cultural clod I am...I lied! No way in hades was I going to discuss my nether regions in the presence of her 20 yr old son.
  12. by   Here.I.Stand
    Quote from BostonFNP
    The next time my wife complains I am going to cite this article. I know she will appreciate my thoughtfulness.
    BostonFNP wins the internet!!
  13. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from Daisy Joyce
    Actually, if I could take a week long vaycay in a menstrual tent every month with my besties I'd be all "sign me up!"
    Yes, I tried to do the whole in-tune-with-the-moon thing. If I hadn't had to work and otherwise function, it might have been halfway spiritual. Life got a bit better after the myomectomy. But that relief was temporary until my "coming out party". No more ruined underwear, no more dread of bleeding through clothing. Migraines are now a thing of the past. No more doubled-over cramping.

    I'm feeling a lot more spiritually in tune now.

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