September 28th, 2016
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
If you are challenged or have someone close to you who suffers from Premenstrual Syndrome/Tension (PMS/PMT) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), then this article is for you. Our modern society has largely lost touch with the original and sacred nature of the female cycle, which in turn has an enormous effect on a significant proportion of women. I will briefly touch on where things have gone wrong in our culture to harm the female cycle, what PMDD is, and ways that you can treat premenstrual challenges naturally by embracing the ‘whole’, beautiful woman that you truly are.
The female cycle was meant to be a sacred gift.
I’d like to start by saying that many moons ago, the female menstrual cycle was – believe it or not – celebrated as a gift of fertility and femininity, as our rhythm naturally aligned with the waxing and waning of the moon. Shedding of menstrual ‘blood’ was considered a special time for rest, purification and rejuvenation. Various cultures including Native American, Aborigine, Druid and African, regarded a menstruating woman to be incredibly sacred – blessed with a gift to heal, protect or to bridge into the higher realms of awareness. Some cultures and individuals still do honour this, although much of the knowledge has been suppressed, distorted and lost. During this phase, a woman is endowed with phenomenal power of the divine feminine. Denying this sacred rite, has had an enormous domino effect on women, including modern day pre-menstrual disorders.