Hello sweet sistars, Blue Moon blessings!
Well my peri menopause journey ramped up this month with more flashes and heavy moontime bleeding, it can be easy to fall into fear when ‘symptoms’ feel unmanageable and all the mainstream support out there seems to lead to HRT. So it’s important for me to connect with women in a similar place who also want to face this transition as unmedicated as possible. I’ve also found over the years I’ve always needed to surround myself with like minded women, who understand what it is to ‘live’ your cycle, and this month my blog post is all about this.
Something else I’ve noticed is more and more are women struggling with their energy levels post-bleed, which I believe comes from their wounded inner maiden raising her head. I’ve even been asked if there is such a thing as ‘post menstrual depression’? My answer to this is always- do you chart your cycle, do you rest at your moon time, and can you go a bit slower as you come out of your moon time and attend to your inner girl? Perhaps spending some time focusing on this time in your life might be useful…if so my new on line journey might be the perfect opportunity to work on this with the support of other women taking this journey together. (more info on this below and in this video….)
In The Shop
Last chance to grab an offer in our January SALE!!
Have you seen our beautiful new cards from Suzi Edwards- 6 cards on the theme of the Red Thread!
On The Blog
This week my offering is about ways to find support in our cycles and transition into perimenopause- see Who are Your Allies?
I’m so excited to be offering my first on-line teaching! Have a look at my Mid Girl and Menarche passage, it will include Foundation videos, Earth Connection meditation and activities, Stories, self enquiry work and craft activities, Meditations & Journeys, Cycle charting information. Menstrual Recapitulation and more! Grab it at the early bird price of £75.
Drum Making, I’ve got some new dates up for drum making days- Saturday 31st March -Full Moon Drums (book by Feb 28th) and Sunday 24th June (book by 21st May).
Deepening Woman will run again this year, 5th May, 9th June , 7th and 28th July, book early to avoid disappointment. Last years journey was very popular and we’ve had amazing feedback from it.
Deepening Woman, Recovering ourselves – holding our future generations in strength.
A journey of healing, prayer, journeying, drumming and deep truth ……helping us to connect with our authentic selves.
A circle for women held by Rachael and Eartha Varda
To book any workshops email firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm wishes, Rachael xxx
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