I'm sat here at the beginning of our break period in the First Moon Circles facilitator training and integrating all the reasons why my 1:1 coaching, circles, trainings and books focus totally around menstrual cycle awareness as the key to unlocking personal sovereignty, freedom, empowerment, wellbeing, healing and pleasure.
MCA can be as simple as checking in with your 4 BODIES each day: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
How am I feeling emotionally today?
eg am I resilient, brave, sexual, outgoing, vulnerable, anxious, overwhelmed...?
How am I feeling physically today?
eg how is my energy, body, health?
How am I mentally today?
eg am I assertive, tender, confident,
How am I feeling spiritually today?
eg do I need some alone time, or to be creative, or do I feel at peace in myself?
Checking in each of these 4 areas, and just noting what you observe is the basics. Following up and giving yourself each of the things you need is what I call cycle self-care
Teaching menstrual cycle awareness to 13 women in the Facilitator training has been mindblowing, because they've learnt it with the intention of being able to teach young girls this technique. Yet each person, no matter where they are in their own cycle or menstrual journey, has realised they can teach this to their own kids, learn it for themselves, tell their friends all about it.
And each person has asked why the bloody hell they didn't learn this sooner!!??!!
Something so simple as a 2 minute check in with yourself has the power to support you to:
Understand your cycle, whether regular or irregular can help you practice meaningful, timely, actually supportive self-care. Know your needs at any point, and how to nurture them.
Align your work, parenting, social life, relationship, and all the other ways you show up in life to your cycle for maximum ease, flow, fun, productivity, impact and health.
Understand what the hell is going on in your body across the cycle, especially for girls, post-partum + at peri-menopause when hormones are all over the place. MCA using the moon can ground you at a time when you can feel lost. Learn to track and honour wherever you’re at.
Understand why mothering feels so much easier at some points - and make a plan to support yourself when it all feels too hard, too overwhelming, and too much like you’re hanging out for wine after the kids are finally in bed. MCA helps you flourish as a mother, by honouring the truth of your experience NOT shaming you into being a Stepford Mom.
Learn how to teach this incredible wisdom to your kids, and help your daughter make sense of and speak up about her wild hormones. Role model self-care and openness, compare cycle charts! MCA is totally a mother-daughter bonding tool.
Uncover what’s really going on with your health: post natal depletion, chronic stress, gut health, immune support, headaches, depression, pain and heavy flows all are affected by hormone health. Paint a picture of your cycle to take to your Dr, so you can heal the root cause.
Reconnect with your womb, heal her pain, your red thread of ancestral wounds, practice loving and accepting your whole self: your creatrix, ancient, wild, sexual, sensual, mother, maiden and crone self through the womb portal.
Wow-how’s that for a start? This is why all I do centres around menstrual / moon cycle awareness, and supports you to return to wholeness. To find out more about how I can support you 1:1 visit www.charlottepointeaux.com/coaching