It can be hard to be a woman in a male dominated society, as is the procedure for becoming a woman. It’s one thing to acknowledge the creativity of an artist or the architect, but quite another when the very act of creating life is disregarded. And while we may pay lip service to our love of nature, matters like customs, customs and pre-existing spiritual practices interfere with the ability to acknowledge or embrace the true nature of woman.
It’s more than a problem that we are living in a society where folks love baby making, however the sanctity of menstrual blood, an important component in the process is never acknowledged. Man has conquered the world over and over again, in a variety of ways, to be able to comprehend and discover its mysteries, but the mysteries of life, women’s blood mysteries, aren’t in any way understood.
Perhaps it’s because of this that mothers offer their young daughters only very short guidance about menstruation. It’s still shrouded in secrecy and shame. Because the process doesn’t get due attention, young women don’t come to know how they are a part of the cycles of nature or anything regarding the enabling spiritual potential of their monthly cycles.
The simple truth is that blood (if the blood of menstrual or parturition) is a portion of this river of existence and the basis of imagination, the creativity that encircle the rest of the creativities; the creativity of nourishing the fetus and giving birth to it. Blood is life: through menstruation a woman can turn into a girl and when pregnancy occurs, to bring a new life to the world. The blood of girl, so commonly disdained, is really symbolic of the very essence of existence.
We live in a society in which the sanctity of menstrual blood isn’t acknowledged. Girls, the future founders of life, reach the age of puberty feeling embarrassed and embarrassing about themselves. They aren’t welcomed or celebrated when they reach the age of menarche. They feel ashamed and so hide their menstrual blood, the blood of life.
Except some countries in the world where this sacred time, the “moon period,” is celebrated and young women are welcomed into the journey of womanhood; many young girls are stuck with the preexisting limitations, traditions and social and cultural values. The time calls for women to recover their ancient tradition (the tradition of being the founders of life), and to empower themselves by adopting an awareness of the blood mysteries.