Huge Gratitude…..Newsletter

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, Menopause, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Newsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hello my Gorgeous Ones!!

I’m just landing back from the most amazing week of my life and I am sooooo grateful to everyone who supported me by adding to my GoFundme, BIG THANKS…I can’t express just how amazing it was and how much gratitude I have for being able to have participated in it! Detoxing in Spain with 36 other awesome women, not only were we detoxing our bodies, we were detoxing thoughts, working on dreaming big, bringing in connection to Source (Higher Power, God, Goddess, Spirit…whatever fits for you!)… connection with each other, community, support… Heres a little glimpse of my week- there were yummy juices, daily yoga, healing tea, meditation on the beach, group work, body oil treatments, facials, shiatsu, acupuncture, massage…. my perfect holiday! I’ve come home glowing inside and out!

Products

Would you like to have a distant healing session with me? I’ve added my options to my shop here– As an intuitive healer and energy worker I will work with you on an energetic level- this starts with an email chat about what you wish to work on, then a distant healing which may lead to guidance with meditations/visualisations, perhaps suggesting some written work/journalling/ cycle charting.

I’ve added some more designs to the Lucky Dip and the sale section continues to grow as I add sets to it!

Blog

My latest blog post is a Tirade!!! Melissa Assilem kindly gave me permission to read from her Women Ripening Through The Menopause book… her “Tirade” is just perfect…hits the nail on the head for me!!  (her book is available from her website )

Events and Workshops

Red Tent retreat Days-  The next few dates have been put on my web page- LAST DAY TO BOOK ON for tomorrows- Energy medicine 19th June, Deepening Woman taster 8th July.

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £75 early bird, £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.

 Reiki I workshop, July 13th, I love Reiki and its been a daily tool I use for myself and my children when they can’t sleep, or bump themselves, some magical reiki hands can always soothe them! Book by June 30th.

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Women Ripening Through The Menopause- A Tirade!

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, Menopause

Reading ‘Tirade’ from Ripening Through Menopause by Melissa Assilem.

Melissa kindly gave me permission to read from her book, which I absolutely love! Her ‘tirade’ sums up my feelings towards the way women are treated by some Dr’s and I certainly identified this after my experiences of how the Dr’s were with me when I chose my own healing path rather than theirs!

I found Melissas book on Amazon marketplace, it’s available direct from Melissa’s website http://www.melissaassilem.com/

Join me in my Broken Basket Woman online teachings, exploring the journey to menopause.

Read my other Blog posts on peri menopause

For  Cycle Charting tools see Moon Times 

To work deeper with me, see my online trainings, and workshops

Moon- Pause Sharing…come sit and have a cuppa and a chat with me

Rachael CrowMenopause, online teachings, Workshops

#therealtruthaboutmenopause

 

Breaking taboos, breaking the silence against ‘menopause’ women are speaking out more and more on their journey to elder. We are going through a process of self initiation, our bodies are initiating us , but while in this cocoon of change, we are changing woman, don’t expect too much from us!

Here I share my top tips for the Moon-Pause journey, I talk about mothering through perimenopause, self care and tools for balancing our lives.

To work deeper with me, see https://www.rachaelcrow.co.uk/broken-basket-woman-online-teachings/

Womb pack info and buy here.

Disclaimer-Any health advice that I give is my opinion based on my experience – not your specific case. As such, you should always seek the advice of your own health professionals.
You are advised to do your own due diligence when it comes to making decisions about and all information, products, services that have been provided should be independently verified by your own qualified professionals.

It’s All About Healing! Newsletter

Rachael CrowMusings

Hello and bright June Blessings!

Yes, if you’ve been following my social mead you’ll see the last month has been ALL ABOUT HEALING!! my amazing news is that my cervix is healthy again!! YES! I did it!! You can read more about my story here...I uploaded quite an emotional video after my last visit with the consultant! Ive also added some blog posts on there about smears, cervical cancer info, tips on how I healed…. I hope this resource will grow and grow and be there as a support for women.

Products
I’ve added some of the healing visualisations I used on my wellness journey to my web shop as downloads, theres 3 different ones- Connecting To Your Inner Wise Woman, Pelvic Fire Bowl and Golden Healing, all three are £10.  I’ve also done some energy paintings which would be beautiful in any healing space, therapy room or on your personal altar.

I’ve got a load of Womanrunes arriving this week, the prefect addition to any Womens circle or for personal use.

As usual, theres plenty of pads, pad sets, sponges and cups in stock… the sale section continues to grow as I add sets to it!

Blog
I recently wrote a post about Balancing Life, and how my journey of healing oestrogen driven cancer has brought more balance to my hormones!


Events and Workshops

Red Tent retreat Days-  The next few dates have been put on my web page- Energy medicine 19th June, Deepening Woman taster 8th July.

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £75 early bird, £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.

Due to popular demand, I’m offering a Reiki I workshop, July 13th, particularly aimed at moon- pause women struggling with their energy and feeling ungrounded in their centre, although its also open to anyone who wants to learn. I love Reiki and its been a daily tool I use for myself and my children when they can’t sleep, or bump themselves, some magical reiki hands can always soothe them! Book by June 30th.

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

First Blood Workshop & Ceremony, Bristol with Myself & Melanie Swan

Rachael CrowMenarche, Workshops

November 24 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
£75 early bird, £90

The Bristol Goddess Temple

Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle.
This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle.
Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle.
Many women have experienced feeling unwelcome in the world or feel numb around this time as our culture has pasted over this sweet phase of our lives and the absence of this rite of passage – often called Menarche – has rushed our maiden-selves into an adult woman all too quickly.
When we go back to this time and reclaim our maiden-self and first period, our relationship with our cycle shifts. This has a domino effect on an emotional, physical and soul level and our whole menstrual cycle is recalibrated.

Benefits of Reclaiming Your Maiden-Self
These are all genuine benefits that both Rachael and Melanie, and the women they have worked with have experienced.
Decrease in uncomfortable emotional and physical pre-menstrual symptoms
Increase in energy
Decrease in the pain of periods, emotional and physical
Re-connection with natural talents, dreams and creativity
Feeling welcome in the world as a woman
Increased awareness of the maiden phase of your menstrual cycle
Relationship with your whole cycle is recalibrated
Intuition is more valued
Feeling more present in your body

What Happens In A First Blood Workshop & Ceremony?
You will experience circle time, medicine songs, creative workshop exercises and a powerful group Ceremony.
You will be working with:
Totem Spirit, Deer
A Medicine Story
Creative drawing
A Womb Healing Practice that you’ll be able to do at home
Your First Blood experience
A repatterining exercise for your First Blood.

Your Facilitators

Rachael Crow
Rachael is based in the wilds of Wales and has been facilitating womens’ wisdom work for over 30 years. She is the Manageress and Creatress of Moontimes; empowering women in body appreciation, environmental awareness and self-respect through the use of eco menstrual products, self-care and natural women wise medicine.

Melanie Swan
Recently returned to her homeland of England, Melanie hosts The Sacred Womb Podcast and founded The Womb Medicine Woman Training. She has traveled to many countries developing and sharing this work with the intention that all women have access to the natural spiritual pathway encoded within our body, The Menstrual Spiral.
Details & Booking
On confirmation of booking you will receive some simple exercises to prepare you for your special day.
GROUP SIZE
18 women maximum
INVESTMENT
£90 (early bird £75 to 31st July.)
50% deposit online to book your place.
The remainder to be paid in cash on the day.
LUNCH
Please bring your own packed lunch. There is a lovely park opposite to eat outside.

Book through Melanie’s website- places limited! https://www.thesacredwomb.com/event/first-blood-workshop-bristol-november-2019/

Rising Summer Energy….. Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenarche, Menopause, Menstrual Health, Musings, Newsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hello my dearests,

I hope you are all keeping well and bright as we move into this delicious summer weather- fingers crossed for a sunny half term next week! It feels as if the ‘go-go-go’ energy has hit with the positivity of the Blue Moon (although it shone its light on a few patterns that needed to come into alignment!) couples with the amazing weather we’ve had in the UK these last few days.

Along with the ‘go’ energy I’m flowing into better health and offering a few more workshops with some of the amazing women I work with…as part of my perimenopause journey I’m realising sharing the work load is a great idea! So see below for up coming workshops in Wales and Bristol.

Products

I’ve just received a batch of the beautiful Changing Woman Mandalas, so there’s plenty in stock now! Hannah Gwawr created them as a tool to share with girls, but they are a beautiful way of visually showing your family where your cycle is, by having it on a shelf or mantle piece or part of an altar.

I also had a large packet arrive full of Suzi’s Transitions and Red Tent cards… these are beautiful cards perfect to gift your doula, sister, daughter, for a ceremony or celebration.

I had a bit of a pad sort out and added a load more pads to the limited edition and sale section, so grab a bargain while they are in stock!

Blog

As most of you know, I’m deep in the Moon-Pause journey…there’s been a lot of menopause talk on the BBC, which as someone who doesn’t watch TV, I totally missed it, but I did notice a lot more menopause sharing on social media which is wonderful, breaking the secrecy and taboo around this completely normal phase of our lives!! #therealtruthaboutmenopause So here’s my latest blog which is a combination of my recent Instagram posts.


Events and Workshops

Red Tent retreat Days- We had a beautiful Moon- Pause group on Monday, offering information and preparing the younger women in our circle and those women in the depths of the journey felt the support of sharing and connecting with other women in the same place. I do encourage you all to gather in circles, they hold such strength and power! The next few dates have been put on my web page- Energy medicine 19th June, Deepening woman taster 8th July.

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

Coming up Oct/Nov, First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, so keep an eye on both our websites, facebook etc for the dates and info. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Of course, for those who can’t travel to Wales or Bristol, my Red Girl online teachings are always available.

Due to popular demand, I’m offering a Reiki I workshop, July 13th, particularly aimed at moon- pause women struggling with their energy and feeling ungrounded in their centre, although its also open to anyone who wants to learn. I love Reiki and its been a daily tool I use for myself and my children when they can’t sleep, or bump themselves, some magical reiki hands can always soothe them!

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Diving Deeper in to Moon- Pause

Rachael CrowMenopause, Musings, online teachings

My Insights and Musings as I journey deeper in to my Moon-Pause Initiation…perhaps you will identify or glean some wisdom from my sharing…
If you would like to work deeper with me on your moon pause journey, join my Broken Basket Woman online teachings… https://www.rachaelcrow.co.uk/broken-basket-woman-online-teachings/

The ‘anxiety’ and discomfort you are feeling is your Moon Pause transformation. It is not really anxiety, that is your label for what you are feeling, what is actually happening is that every cell in your body is ‘quickening’ and transforming.
What brings the discomfort, panic, heart palpitations, anxiety is that you are trying to carry on with life while undergoing this massive Initiation. All that is required of you is to rest in the arms of the Mother and be Reborn. 🙏❤️

This irritability and impatience is because you are not allowing yourself to let go. Surrender to the call to go within. Spend time alone… Even if you just withdraw for a bit – to centre and ground, sit with a tree, walk in nature, journal, meditate. Kali knocks on the door because you are ignoring your own needs too much, when will you learn? Surrender, let go and surrender some more. Drop the bundle, allow others to step up and hold space for you. This time is HOLY.

Can you drop into the magic? Honestly, most of the time perimenopause doesn’t feel like a magical place. It can feel lonely, we can feel lost, at odds with the world. Things we used to love just don’t feed us anymore, we can be cranky around people, feeling disconnected and not knowing where life is taking us. Even our bodies feel like they are against us!
But, if we can drop into acceptance, surrender to the experience, glimmers of our emerging elder self begin to come through, and we can feel the magic of the transformation we are undergoing! 💞

Some days positivity needs to be worked at… Especially on premenstrual days! It’s a choice and we can change our ‘stinking thinking’ to one of gratitude and joy.
On the days when it all feels grey, I surrender and let go, let go of the wallowing and self pitying and choose joy, choose to see the small beauties, feeling the wind on my face as the kiss of the goddess, feel the sun on my face lighting up every cell in my body, cleansing my aura and energy body so I feel vibrant and healthy, and I count my blessings. I pray more, breathe deeply, connecting to the divine life force flowing through my body. I am alive, all is well. Thank you.
🙏❤️🔻

Some food for thought.
#therealtruthaboutmenopause
“Caffeine can lead to biotin deficiency which inhibits lecithin, which is needed to absorb vitamins b and c, folic acid, pantothenic acid and paba, this leads on to inhibit the binding of calcium and iron and interferes with thier absorption. Caffeine is a major cause of osteoporosis. Without biotin our body’s fat production is impaired. A very interesting fact about biotin is that it has a ‘sedative – like’ effect on the brain and is beneficial for insomnia.
Both coffee and tea contain large amounts of caffeine. There is more caffeine weight for weight in tea, but when made into a drink coffee has about 60% more”
The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Melissa Assilem.
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In the UK we drink 70 million cups of coffee per day, compared to 165 million cups of tea. (that averages 3 cups of tea per person per day) Average British male coffee drinker drinks 13 cups per week, while average British female coffee drinker drinks 11 😮 .
I’m a cacao drinker myself!! 💞 ❤️ 😍 🍵

“We come from the forest dwellers, season led earth peoples, til the Romans came and took our lands and our traditions. We can’t go back but we can bridge the old ways with the new. The dreaming medicine women will be the bridge. Dream from your moon lodges, dream a bright future balancing the old ways with the new. Always keep the fire of hope alive in your hearts, we are the ones to bring change, there is hope for earth dwellers to live in harmony again. Those that hold the “power and control” are few, it is time for the light workers, medicine people, energy workers together to visualise a new way of being… ” my dreaming wisdom today!

All these Moon Pause ‘symptoms’ are just your body saying “wake up, make the changes you need to be the greatest version of you in the world.”

adrenalin surges–these words do not serve us, what if they were Power Surges? Our fast track to healing and transformation? The moon pause journey is all about becoming your true authentic self, and some of us need our bodies to show us where we need more alignment. How do you feel about your power surges? Can you breathe and surrender as in labour? For you are truly birthing yourself! ❤️❤️❤️

For some, insomnia is a part of the Moon Pause transformation, while others sleep there is energetically more space for processing and inner work. Use this time wisely. Sleep is also energy medicine, releasing in the dream world is just as important as when you are consciously awake and processing. Use your dream time medicine to heal, set sleep medicine intentions “allow my dream time to be a healer of my mind, body and spirit. Allow me to release all that I need, I am open to the energy medicine of sleep. Sleep heals me.”

Self soothing… Start a self soothing practice today! What soothes your soul? Meditation, breathing, nature, guided visualisations, prayer, journalling, herb tea, self massage/reiki, foot baths, reading inspirational books? Many women find that the night sweats, wakefulness and heart palpitations of the Moon Pause journey can be eased through a gentle practice of self soothing. I like to relax my mind, body and spirit with gentle breathing techniques, guided imagery combined with reiki healing ❤️🙏😊
What self soothing techniques do you use?

Support Yourself with Some Deep Rest…..newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters, online teachings, products

Hello dear sisters,

Well May has arrived and it feels like the months are flying by! Today I celebrate birthing my eldest boy who is 27 years young! We had a beautiful water birth all those years ago. Happy Birthday Jericho!

Well I’ve been lucky enough to have brought in some much needed rest throughout April with a family holiday- our first one ever! Followed by a weeks womens retreat on Ynys Enlli. Whilst away with the kids on Gozo I had my moontime and slowly immersed into myself to face some changes in my life that need to be made to ease stress, and then on the weeks retreat I took the opportunity to go deep into prayer each day, and had quite an interesting body and mind releasing response though my dreams!

What I’m also learning on my perimenopause journey is that a gentle ‘re-entry’ home is vital to prevent overwhelm, anxiety, hot flushes!! So I’ve learned to pace myself and not let my ‘workaholic self’ take over!! I must admit, when I did eventually get around to switching on my Facebook it was lovely to see Mandy on the BBC News  and then Becky on the Swansea news featuring menstruation, self care, period poverty and alternative products!

Products
I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive responses from mums and magazines that have reviewed Why Does Mummy Bleed, and I’ve put together a special bundle aimed at mums who havent tried Moon Times products before. It includes the book Why Does Mummy Bleed, 3 light flow pads and a medium Moon Sponge set (2 sponges). Order here.

My last few mala sets- I’m winding up this product so this is the last chance to get a set of cycle charting Moon Malas, these are special edition crystal ones made with red jasper, jade and quartz!

Blog
Two offerings this week, one on creating deep rest– one of the lessons from cycle awareness which carries over into being a vital tool in perimenopause, and one on my personal site with some musings on ‘Vulnerability or Over Sharing?’

I’d love to know your thoughts!

Workshops, Events and Offerings

 

May 20th, I’m offering a Red Tent Retreat Day on Menopause- Exploring the Moon-Pause Threshold- Whether you are in the thick of it, on the edge or just want to be prepared, join me in exploring the Moon Pause threshold and let’s open the conversation on the real truth about menopause.

We will explore the stages of menopause, tools to support this transition, we will create a moon-pause medicine pouch, I will show you some other medicine crafts that will honour your moon-pause and suggest further reading and ways to explore this threshold.book here.

My Red Girl and  Broken Basket Woman Online teachings are open and on gift economy. Two teachings focussing on either end of our menstrual thresholds, celebrating our inner girl as she steps across the Red Girl threshold, and honouring our Wise Woman as her wise blood stays within. Click here to read more…

Would you like a bespoke Honouring the Womb healing day created just for you? I’m happy to arrange 1-1 drum making that could also include womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Nurturing Yourself with Deep Rest

Rachael CrowMenopause, Musings, online teachings

One of the biggest lessons for me in my perimenopause journey is to SLOW DOWN and REST!

And I mean, really slow down and rest!!

It’s been mentioned before- the stage of perimenopause is rather like our premenstrual autumn time, when we are getting the call inwards, except this lasts all the time!! So really listening to our inner needs is so much more important if we want to keep the the rage from the door.  I quite often have an inner call to be in nature and sit by a fire!

I’ve had a whole month of surrendering to rest- which isn’t easy, even when you’re on holiday! There’s always something to do and see, somewhere to go…but my body just kept saying slow down, rest.

This last week I’ve been on Ynys Enlli again, (Bardsey Island) which is traditionally a place of pilgrimage and retreat. I decided to spend the week immersed in meditation, journalling, prayers as well as bathing in the natural beauty, sea, seals and green, by goddess it did me good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had some interesting insights come in about premenstrual irritabilty- This irritability and impatience is because you are not allowing yourself to let go. Surrender to the call to go within. Spend time alone… Even if you just withdraw for a bit – to centre and ground, sit with a tree, walk in nature, journal, meditate. Kali knocks on the door because you are ignoring your own needs too much, when will you learn? Surrender, let go and surrender some more. Drop the bundle, allow others to step up and hold space for you. This time is HOLY.

 

And again about the anxiety that many women (including myself) that arises in perimenopause- This anxiety and discomfort you are feeling is your Moon Pause transformation. It is not really anxiety, that is your label for what you are feeling, what is actually happening is that every cell in your body is ‘quickening’ and transforming.
What brings the discomfort, panic, heart palpitations, anxiety is that you are trying to carry on with life while undergoing this massive Initiation. All that is required of you is to rest in the arms of the Mother and be Reborn.

Oh that last sentence- let’s repeat that- All that is required of you is to rest in the arms of the Mother and be Reborn.

And of course, once we can let go, surrender, take the time out for ourselves- we generally feel more sane and balanced and able to ‘get on with things’ until the next time. This is the teachings of the menstrual cycle, we let go, drop the bundle and Surender to our bleeding time, so if we have practiced that- it should be easier to surrender in our perimenopause transition.
So the lesson is to continue with the deep rest, the deep listening, bringing in more and more self care, as we do this we may find the stressful things drop away!

If you would like to work deeper with me – see my on line courses, Broken Basket Woman for perimenopausal women, Red Girl– a “catch up” Journey, going back to our Mid Girls and Menarche passages and honouring ourselves. Both have sliding scale gift economy.
Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for positive menopause tips and inspiration.

Celebrating Women from Menarche to Menopause…..newsletter

Rachael CrowMenarche, Menopause, Moon Lodge/Red Tent, Musings, Newsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hello you beauties!

Well I’m brimming with love and gratitude after a day honouring is sister with a beautiful ceremony as part of her red tent retreat. For many years I have held a vision of a retreat place for women to come and rest, be cared for, be celebrated and be witnessed and I am blessed with an amazing community of women who have co-created a welcoming space that is now full of strong healing energy from the many, many rituals and ceremonies that have been held in this sacred womens temple space. I had no idea when I fundraised for the Red Tent yurt where this journey would take me, I hoped that it would be a moon lodge space but for it to have become the hub of women gatherings, holding circles for women and girls, menarche ceremonies and mid woman rituals for the last four years is beyond my wildest dreams! And on my own journey mothering in peri-menopause I’m feeling called more to open this space out to women in need of retreat. If this is you…see my Honouring the Womb page.

and a little reminder…in honour of resting my own womb, I’m closing the shop while I go on holiday, so if you need anything urgently, get your orders in asap! I will be closed from 5th April- 22nd.

 

Products

Moon Times starter sets... If you’re considering switching to cloth but you’re not sure which set to go for, these are an ideal first set… They include a variety of inserts to suit every flow, 2 pads, a panty liner and a tub for soaking after use! (we’ve thought of everything! 😉)
Here’s an organic set– super soft organic flannel on top and foxy patterned organic cotton below! ❤️🦊😊There’s still some fab limited edition pad sets in the Sale section! 
Grab a bargain before they are gone … together we are changing the world one pad at a time!
and its not all pads here you know… how about a Yoni tea towel, Red Tent cards or a Cunt dish? 😉 Check out our gifts section for other lush stuff!

On The Blog

An in depth post about my Red Girl teachings…How many girls are taught that their menstruation is her power? How would your relationship to your cycle have been different if you had been celebrated at menarche? What if society was set up to support women living by their cycle instead of encouraging us to ignore it, medicate it and carry on as normal? What if girls that were celebrated at menarche grew up to be women who loved their wombs, who celebrated each bleed and honoured their cycle, who birthed naturally, who walked into their menopause journey with power?
It is my belief that together we can create a new culture that sees womens rites of passage as our birthright, that honours our cycle, supports womens choices when they come to birth and offers alternatives to medicating our hormones!

How can we create this new pattern? By starting with ourselves, going back, healing our inner girl, celebrating her menarche, giving her the ceremony she needed/wished for, listening to our body wisdom and our cycles and supporting one another! By recovering and initiating ourselves we can hold our daughters and sons in wisdom and strength. Read more….

Workshops, Events and Offerings

May 6th, I’m offering a Red Tent Retreat Day on Menopause- book here.

If you’re interested in Moon Time Drums, check out my Etsy shop today is the last day to use the 10% off code for Mothers Day…. MOTHERINGSUNDAY10 

My Red Girl and  Broken Basket Woman Online teachings are open and on gift economy. Two teachings focussing on either end of our menstrual thresholds, celebrating our inner girl as she steps across the Red Girl threshold, and honouring our Wise Woman as her wise blood stays within. Click here to read more…

Would you like a bespoke Honouring the Womb healing day created just for you? I’m happy to arrange 1-1 drum making that could also include womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

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