Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance. - page 4

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   Jedrnurse
    Ah, is this essay/post serious, or satire?
  2. by   roser13
    Quote from amoLucia
    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.
    I actually thought the opposite about OP. I assumed that she has been exposed to plenty of women who have unfortunate and painful periods and who complain about them. I kind of took the post as a rebuke, saying that more of womankind need to celebrate, not denigrate.
  3. by   Rocknurse
    After a lifetime of stage 4 endometriosis and adenomyosis, having three surgeries to reconstruct my ovaries and completely excise my pelvic wall, I eagerly awaited menopause. However, menopause turned out to be the worst thing that ever happened to me. It absolutely changed my life for the worst, caused serious problems and gave me relentless fatigue, bone pain, personality changes and caused me to lose any semblance of who I used to be. I literally cannot get a break when it comes to menstruation issues. There's no spirituality about it as far as I'm concerned. I've achieved a lot in my life but I always wonder who I would have been had I not been cursed with such terrible female problems. I could have done, and do, so much more. I've spent an absolute fortune trying to resolve these issues and there just hasn't been any answer. I've tried traditional hormonal treatments, bioidentical hormones treatments, diet,...you name it. All that happened is I'm out thousands of dollars and still not much better. If this was supposed to "put me in touch" with my feminine side....well you can shove it. I'd rather be a man.

    On the lighter side, there is something to be said for the lunar cycle in its relation to menstruation. Oddly, since the day I met my wife, she has mirrored my hormonal cycle exactly. She's now post-menopausal but somehow, we seem to be on the same ebb and flow. It started off as a joke between us, but it's become so predictable that I can only out it down to some strange phenomenon. I've heard that when you get two women who are really close it can happen, but now I'm a believer. You can still shove it though.
  4. by   Farawyn
    Quote from roser13
    I actually thought the opposite about OP. I assumed that she has been exposed to plenty of women who have unfortunate and painful periods and who complain about them. I kind of took the post as a rebuke, saying that more of womankind need to celebrate, not denigrate.
    No, I think she really looks forward to it, kinda like I look forward to pizza on Friday nights.
  5. by   nursemike
    I'm left handed, but I can only use a mouse with my right hand. I have a graphics pad that is pretty much useless to me, because my brain can't decide whether it's a mouse or a pen. I sometimes try to contemplate the neuropsychological implications of my condition, but as a practical matter, browsing the Internet can be quite an adventure for me. Sometimes I discover unexpected wonders. Sometimes I need to log off immediately and clear the heck out of my browser history. And sometimes, as now, I find myself scratching my head and muttering whisky tango foxtrot.

    My mind, just now, is almost completely consumed with images from the episode of South Park where Cartman got his period and the other boys were envious. That said, I genuinely believe that spirituality is where you find it, and I hope to re-read this someday in a more receptive mode.
  6. by   blondy2061h
    Nexplanon FTW
  7. by   klone
    Quote from Jedrnurse
    Ah, is this essay/post serious, or satire?
    Well, I guess I can't speak for the intent of the OP, but I assumed it was serious because I've met several women (womyn) who espouse what the OP is saying. Celebrate your "moon cycle" and your womynhood, use menstrual cups instead of tampons and then use the contents to fertilize your plants, rejoice in awe of your life-giving, nurturing power, etc.
  8. by   SummitRN
    OP will surely return... let's wait
  9. by   Here.I.Stand
    Quote from klone
    Well, I guess I can't speak for the intent of the OP, but I assumed it was serious because I've met several women (womyn) who espouse what the OP is saying. Celebrate your "moon cycle" and your womynhood, use menstrual cups instead of tampons and then use the contents to fertilize your plants, rejoice in awe of your life-giving, nurturing power, etc.
    And eat their placentas. Don't forget their placentas.
  10. by   missmollie
    Shame my menstrual cycle decided to punish me with the most horrendous pain I've ever been in, and the only way out of it was a complete surgical removal of my ovaries, uterus, and cervix. I'm sure the doctor was only trying to remove the power of my being, as the pain that felt like childbirth with no break surely would've made me stronger.

    What a crock of ****.
  11. by   Daisy Joyce
    All kidding aside, I dabbled in the moon-time spirituality thing back in the day, and truly, if I could have had those days off to pray and meditate and create art and simply be, then I'd say you were on to something.
    But the fact is, we still have houses and spouses and children and jobs to go to, and feminine hygiene is just one more thing to fit in around everything else. And for women who have real discomfort and pain during their menses, it's simply doesn't feel all spiritual and stuff.
    I would like to see more research put into dysmenorrhea studies rather than "Pills for everybody!"
    But that's a rant for another time.
  12. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from BostonFNP
    The next time my wife complains I am going to cite this article. I know she will appreciate my thoughtfulness.
    I recommend a helmet, confirming alternative lodging options, and having your PT/INR checked before proceeding with this. Other than that, great idea.
  13. by   Farawyn
    Quote from blondy2061h
    I recommend a helmet, confirming alternative lodging options, and having your PT/INR checked before proceeding with this. Other than that, great idea.
    I recommend protective hockey gear, including a cup.

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