The Four M’s: Menarche, Menstrual Cycles, Menopause and Mature Life
“Menstruality is the female life process of menarche, the menstrual cycle, menopause and the mature years.
Menstruality is a means of naming and exploring the ineffable, mysterious forces within a woman—the hidden powers that are released when consciousness is brought to bear on our biological life changes.
Menstruality is both a woman’s unique Calling or Power and the evolutionary path by which she realises that Power. Menarche, menstruation and menopause are the key way stations of initiation or Awakening to the Power. The menstruating years are the practice ground for realising it, and the mature years a time of deep fulfilment of that Calling or Power.”
Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, redschool.net
I am waking up to the power of menstruality, understanding the spiritual process women experience each month as they go through the ‘seasons’ of the menstrual cycle.
I have spent a powerful weekend on the “Menopause: Unveiling The Hidden Power” workshop hosted by the creator Alexandra Pope. Thirty powerful, amazing, strong, courageous and sassy women attended this enlightening weekend.
Menopause is a key transition in a woman’s life. Her cycling years are the preparation to the process of Awakening at menopause. Menopause is often perceived as a ‘problem’ when in fact it is a powerful spiritual process that marks a woman stepping into her power, life calling and the next stage of her life.
On the workshop we explored the 5 stages of Menopause, used visualisation to understand what each stage means for us, shared our life experiences, provided non-judgemental support for each other, understood our uniqueness and how everyone’s journey is different, learnt that menopause is an “inside job” whereby we have everything we need within us. This weekend reinforced how important self care is and guides us to take stock.
It will take some time to integrate the teachings and experience but I wanted to share a few resources and links so that others can access this information. This is an opportunity to dive deeper into your own spiritual practice, examine the transformations occurring at key life stages, understand the internal spiritual calling and messages you are receiving.
Here are a few useful links:
Discover why women all over the world are joining Red School to engage with their menstrual cycle and live their feminine power. Are you ready to become part of a new generation of women today?
2. Menopause Workshops in Devon – Sat 14 Apr & Sat 1 Sep 2018
Hosted by Julie Bladon & Christine Dumbelton.
“Menopause is an ending and a beginning, a time in which a woman deeply examines who she is, what she has done and who she now wants to be.” Alexandra Pope
An uplifting and informative workshop to help you understand the various stages of menopause and find tools to navigate this powerful change. We will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual changes occurring at this time. This workshop will discuss top self-care tips to support you at this time of great change.
The workshop is for all women, especially if you are in peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause.
With Alexandra Pope & Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer, authors of Wild Power: Discover the magic of your menstrual cycle and awaken the feminine path to power.
4. The Map of the Menopause by Kate Codrington
Blog post on how to become a rooting-tooting, bad-ass, mighty powerful wise woman!
5. Making Pink Lemonade by Sarah O’Mahoney
Newly published book to guide girls through their menarche.
“Being a girl can be pretty traumatic at times. One minute your biggest worry is what outfit to dress Barbie in and the next thing you know, you’re sprouting hair in unmentionable places and having periods…Find out how 12 year old Kali learns to track her menstrual cycle with the help of her family, friends and even her cat,Mog!”
To order email: email@example.com