Becoming Whole, Healthy, and Effective
We are modern women, living in developed societies, as integral participants of a culture that has made few provisions to give women, “our due respect for our sacred power of creation.” For most of us there is no Moon Lodge waiting to nurture us, no understanding community of women to pick up our work load, to give us time to be circumspect; to experience our power of creativity and renewal. No Grandmother to guide us through the mysteries of our lives. We may not even recognize the Huichol Grandmother’s sense of the sacred circle of protection that surrounds us.
Some of us are single moms, some middle-age care givers; some are, for reasons of our own, women who feel terribly isolated and overwhelmed by the responsibilities of our daily lives. We are however, women capable of building our own version of a supportive ‘Moon Time’. We can become more aware of our hormone cycle, and to the best of our ability, plan our activities to complement and coordinate, with our menstrual cycle. No matter how tight our schedule, we can all gift ourselves with some self-nurture-moments during our postovulatory phase.
“Building balance into our lives is a process, before it becomes a practice.”
— H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik, Understanding Your Mind, Mood and Hormone Cycle
Leslie Botha and Sandra Chevalier-Batik believe that learning to live within the hormonal and lunar cycle is the only way women will become whole, healthy, and effective. Women’s hormone cycles are the foundation of our power, collectively, and individually. Each cycle you pass through, is a progression of understanding and unfolding.