Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance. - page 5

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   Farawyn
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    And eat their placentas. Don't forget their placentas.
    THAT'S what I'm having on Fridays from now on. Forget about the pizza!
  2. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    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.
    Wait. Period blood as a fertilizer?

    Learn something new everyday I suppose.
  3. by   LovingLife123
    Yeah, after 6 surgeries for endo and having PCOS my period has never been spiritual for me unless you count the hours I've spent rolling around and screaming on the floor from cramps. It took a while to find a gynecologist that would diagnose me with both Pcos and endo.

    My endo was so bad it traveled into my stomach and rectum. It took my ovaries twisted them and attached them to my bladder. Fun times.

    My bleeding has been so bad my last two periods I'm now anemic. I have to take iron supplements. It was not spiritual to soak completely through tampons every 30-45 minutes for 24 hours straight.

    I hate my period and have been contemplating a hysterectomy.
  4. by   Farawyn
    For all the women who have shared their pain with all of this, Thank you, and be well.

    For BostonFNP, it was nice knowing you.
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    I feel compelled to share this:

    My oldest was approaching puberty and we had 'the talk'. I was working 3-11 and she called to say she had blood in her urine. Yikes! but upon further questioning, she had started her first period. Reminded her about the pads- all was well after I confirmed that she could, indeed, go roller skating while on her cycle.

    I come home and she is still awake. I go sit on her bed for a little mother-daughter time. I asked "Did you remember to put on a new pad before bed?"

    She sat straight up in bed, and with the indignation only an 11-year old can muster spat out, "What???? You mean this goes on AT NIGHT too??"
  6. by   OCNRN63
    Yeah, they do. I used to work with someone when I first got our of nursing school who was into all that Earth-Mother, new-age, hippy trippy stuff. This sounds just like the stuff she used to say.
  7. by   WestCoastSunRN
    This thread, tho! ahhhhh. I needed a little levity in my day. To the OP, no disrespect meant to you, at all. I think AN is probably not the best forum for soul-baring, spiritual introspection of any kind -- but that's just me.
    Last edit by WestCoastSunRN on Nov 21, '17
  8. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I live in a small-but-growing city which has a population of probably at least 80% folks who subscribe to variations of La-La-New-Age, who consider themselves 'righteous'. The alternative newspaper has some pretty 'far out' ads. A veritable plethora of Life-Coaches. Pretty heavily womyn-oriented spirituality. LOTS of different spiritual choices, and more etceteras than you ever thought could exist! Suffice it to say the list of 'practitioners' of one sort or another is too lengthy to specify .

    I have wandered many pathways of spirituality but none 'took' for long; nothing felt right. I have met many like OP where I live, so I don't doubt her sincerity. But I would say that through-out the years, OP might find her special viewpoint hard to sustain. And HERE, it is alllll about sustainability, in every aspect you can imagine. Life intrudes no matter where you are "at", dig it?

    I spent ten+ years going through The Menopause From Hell and I hope to never-ever be reincarnated as a woman! When I first read The Red Tent, I thought, oooh, wouldn't that have been nice to have 'those' days set aside to soothe yourself and all. But, y'know what? Women having their periods ARE tough to deal with. Every one of us have our own little period-hell we go through. I think being in an effing TENTFUL of menstruating women would get tedious pretty darn fast! No offense to anyone, but you KNOW what I'm talking about.

    I celebrated my womynhood by having my tubes cut, tied, and cauterized for my 27th birthday. My periods served no purpose except to disrupt every single vacation I EVER took.

    OP - You go ahead and celebrate YOUR time of the month, your visiting friend, the curse, etc, however your happy little heart desires. Namaste' and all that. Me? I am happy to be able to ignore the calendar and not purchase pads and tampons. w00t!
    Last edit by No Stars In My Eyes on Nov 21, '17 : Reason: I confess to calling the aromatherapist who named herself CREEK SONG, CREEK ROCK. tsk-tsk-tsk!
  9. by   toomuchbaloney
    I visited this thread so that it was no longer "new". Women up here are using cbd to combat menstrual cramps.
  10. by   amoLucia
    what's cbd???
  11. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from amoLucia
    what's cbd???
    Cannabinoid Oil
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I visited this thread so that it was no longer "new". Women up here are using cbd to combat menstrual cramps.
    I don't have menstrual cramps anymore, but I'd like to try that cbd...
  13. by   Farawyn
    I use uterine contractions to combat menstrual cramps...