At every New Moon, when the Moon disappears; since the beginning of time, all women on the earth were menstruating for three days in total synchonicity with La Luna. At the Dark Moon or Black Moon all women were seen as magical Goddesses, who embodied the “as above, so below.” Women were the birth givers, and their monthly bleeding where they bled and didn’t die confirmed their Goddess stature. Women’s bodies were seen as totally miraculous. Before there was electricity which created unnatural illumination, only about 100+ years ago, all women bled at exactly the the same time.
RED TENT by Julie Hefferman 2012
When the moon was invisible for those three days, all women experienced their MOON TIME which is the most powerful PSYCHIC, intuitive, sensitive, spiritual time of the entire month. Men and women knew that women were extremely empowered while “on their moon” and were revered. This time was called taboo.Taboo originally means sacred.
Young girls, pre- menarch also went with their mothers to learn about womanhood and birth. Women of menopausal age were respected as the crones and wise elders. This was a place where women cherished, helped, empathized and cared for each other. The men also got to have time alone during every dark moon and kept their own secret and sacred rituals.
Women would always give back their sacred blood by bleeding onto the earth and offering this sacred substance, considered to be an elixir of immortality, back to Her. It was because women gave back their magical Blood of Life to the earth that slowly created the beginnings of early settlements and civilization which in turn created human cultural expansion.
Have you read the RED TENT by Anita Diamant? The 1997 historical novel retells Dinah’s story and illuminates women’s culture from the ancient Goddess and nature worshipping spirituality to the beginnings of the Jewish patriarchal religions. The Red Tent was the place where all women went every New Moon and to labor and give birth. It will be shown soon as a new mini- series on Lifetime based on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, premieres December 7th and December 8th at 9pm ET/PT.
Whether you are bleeding or not use the energies of this time and at every NEW MOON. If you are bleeding, take these three days out to rest as much as you can, to reflect, journal, honor your connection with the MOON and to practice being sensitive to your own psychic power. If you are bleeding then be very grateful for being in Divine harmony, in divine timing. Women, your blood, is not a curse but a blessing. It is what defines you as woman, a Goddess. It is only when one goes against the bodies natural rhythms that we experience suffering, pain, heavy cramps, PMS. Take time to bleed into a hot bath and be with your sacred blood, or on the land if you can. This alone will help ease PMS.
Please stop wearing cancer causing commercial tampons which are full of toxic chemicals,they truly cause cervical cancer and endanger your health and should be illegal. In Sweden chlorine bleached tampons have been outlawed for over 20 years. Going with the flow, puts you in touch with what your body is doing in the NOW, by wearing all natural organic cotton pads, or menstrual cups.
Try it, and see how you feel. Read the book. Watch the documentary movie “Things we don’t talk about.” on the Red Tent movement which now has thousands of real monthly red tents throughout the world founded by Alicia Starkweather in the states.
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