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Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance

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We usually feel reluctant to think positively of this painful and somewhat inconvenient point in each month, but what if we could use this time to grow and understand ourselves more, spiritually? You are reading page 4 of Your Period and Its Spiritual Significance. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

A society in tune with nature and recognizable for its spiritual culture, Native Americans, acknowledged the healing power a woman's menstrual cycle held[/Quote]

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. :eek:

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The next time my wife complains I am going to cite this article. I know she will appreciate my thoughtfulness.

:roflmao: BostonFNP wins the internet!!

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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