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10 Ways to connect with your divine energy with your moon cycle (aka your period)

In today’s busy culture, our monthly bleed is something many of us women are very disconnected with. It’s normal to stuff a tampon in and move on with life like it never skipped a beat and for many of us, we are on hormonal birth controls that can alter and even diminish our periods all together.

It’s this part of ourselves that we feel we need to hide, cover it up and move on with life. Many of us are raised to believe that it is gross and dreadful. In fact this is all we seem to hear about our cycles or we simply don’t talk about it at all, yet alone connect to it deeper.

But this paradym is shifting. If you’ve found yourself on this page than you are part of this paradym… so what does it mean to connect with your moon cycle and how can you do so intimately. Here are 10 tips that I recommend to do so.

1. Get off hormonal birth control

We no longer live in a world without options, we do have non hormonal birth controls coming to rise, including very effecient fertility tracking such as Natural Cycles. There are also plenty other non hormonal birth controls out there such as Phexxi and ParaGuard. Although, I cannot recommend these products having not tried them myself, I highly recommend a fertility tracker which can provide up to 98% effectiveness with perfect use.

Did you know many smart watches can also track your cycle?

Why hormone free? The hormones in these birth controls have a great effect on our behavior and our bodies. From my personal experience, over time with another form of IUD, my period disappeared all together and I had no relationship to it whatsoever. For some, they would consider this a blessing, but that’s not why you navigated to this page today. I wanted to connect with my cycle and what it meant for my body.

Only after removing my birth control and returning to my period that was much heavier and more painful than I remembered at 17, was when I could actually begin to understand my body better and honor my period.

2. Go back to pads OR period underwear

I recently switched back to pads this past year, as my period was heavier, it just didn’t feel right to stuff a tampon up there and ignore it. Not allowing my blood to flow out of my body as it should simply didn’t feel right to me anymore and the more women I spoke to actually agreed with me. Unless I need to do something very active, I’m using pads. You can actually use pads that have essential oils and other ingredients that can soothe your period pains.

Another method I’m recently falling in love with is period underwear. We have advanced technology nowadays that allows us to combine pads and underwear in ways that are comfortable, effecient and cute! There are many brands you can choose from but I am currently experimenting with Thinx. This option is also more eco-friendly and you can save $10 by clicking that link.

3. Honor your PMS

All the things that come with our bleed seems to have a miserable common theme, but this is all a stigma that we’ve heard and told ourselves so many times that we now believe it as truth. But how can we change this? Let’s learn to honor our PMS symptoms.

If you have cravings, honor that. Your body craves the things it needs, feel free to spoil yourself a little bit during this time. I love to get myself some Lindor chocolate and not feel guilty indulging. When it comes to period pains, I got a heating pad, and I honor extra rest and much less movement. I honor comfy clothing, skipping the gym the first couple of days or whatever my body calls for.

I’ve learned to really know my body and my emotions, I’ll go out less, be less talkative and less energetic. But instead of feeling bad about it, I know it’s a part of my moon and instead I fall into it fully.

4. Slow the f***k down!

One of the many things we can do to connect with our bleed is to slow down! I purposefully look at my schedule and have an idea when my period will be each month and plan around it. Trying to leave my schedule as open as possible and also to be aware of my emotional state during the time.

Take this time to maybe skip the gym for a few days and instead do some slow yoga, breathwork or meditation. Understand that your body is a miracle and how beautiful it is that it naturally detoxifies itself each month. Maybe try a meditation or journaling session about what you are releasing this month.

You may ask, how can I do this in a modern world where I have a 9-5 job? Well, this is a good question that I think comes to priorities. I believe we can live in a world where women can take at least 1-2 days off a month for their periods. Why do I belive this? You could relate this to feeling ill or being in pain if we allowed ourselves to. I have told my boss in the past that I had, had a painful night because of my period and I wont be making it in and to my surprise, he was very understanding. So if you come across this… give it a try.

5. Create a sensory experience + treat yourself

Make your monthly a whole vibe. A time of the month purely dedicated to coziness, honoring your craving, lots of naps, lots of delicious tea and saying no to things that you simply don’t want to do. I recommend using essential oils in your pads or period underwear to create that sensory experience of pampering your yoni.

6. Drink your raspberry tea

Not only is raspberry tea delicious, but it really does help regulate your period cramps. There are many teas with a variety of herbs with the best combination of delicious tea that can not only elleviate period pains, but also regulate mood, hormonal acne and bloating. These are brands such as OvaMoon. You can use code Shawntelle20 for 20% off your first order with OvaMoon.

7. Talk about your period with your partner

Within the last few months, as my period has become more prominent the last year, I’ve been opening up to having casual conversation about my period with my boyfriend. It’s funny that we keep this to ourselves, even with our partners. Such a simple act has created such understanding around this time of the month between my boyfriend and I. Through doing so, he better understands why I behave the way that I do and also what I need from him during this time.

8. Try a yoni steam

A yoni steam is another way to pamper your yoni. It is actually an ancient practice with endless benefits that go far beyond just your current state of affairs when your doing it. A yoni steam is a combination of herbs in whot water that you sit on and steam your vagina. These herbs are used to elleviate period pains, regulate your cycle, reduce bloating, detoxify the womb, reduce odor and is great for after birth nourishment.

There are a selection of yoni steaming options out there, but I love Soul Vibrance (and they also carry steam seats). they also give you guided meditation and rituals to elevate your steam experience, which I highly recommend.

9. Give your blood back to the Earth

Giving your moon blood back to Mother Earth is another ancient practice as a way to honor life itself as it runs through you and recognizing that as a blessing to give thanks for. There is no wrong or right way to do this, you can use blood from a diva cup or gather just a small amount that you can mix in with water to create a ritual for giving your blood bath to Mother Earth.

You can also sit out in the grass or somewhere out in nature with no panties and allow your blood to flow into nature as a medititative experience.

Did you know period blood is actually very nourishing for nature? Win, win.

10. Connect to your womb space

Just like our nervous system, because our womb is full of them… we can store trauma in our womb space. So take some time during your moon to honor your womb and all it’s magic. It’s from this space that all life is birthed and we as women are so magical for supplying it.

Many of us long for healing in our womb space, but there is not 3 step process for it. It simply begins with your intention and attention to this area of your gorgeous body. It begins with honoring other women and ourselves.

Connecting with power of our yoni’s allows us to connect deeper with the power of Universal life. You would be very surprised how centered these practices can allow you to feel. You’ll begin to honor your period for what it is and honor the ways it makes you feel, sending love to every craving and every cramp that proves our body is doing miracles.

I recommend trying some of the products above and really making a treat out of your next cycle. A treat for the mind, body and the Soul.

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Manifestation Moon Ritual

The power of manifestation is absolutely incredible, but when you harness the energy of the moon along with it to guide you in the right directions for that manifestation, it can be even more powerful.

This new moon, I am going to be doing a manifestation moon ritual and I am going to share exactly what I will be doing throughout the entire month and all of the moon phases.

Of course, everyone’s manifestation is different, because of this I am going to share something awesome with you at the end of this blog, an opportunity for a customized manifestation moon ritual just for you. 🙂

Moonology

New Moon Phase (Manifestation Beginnings)

This new moon is on August 30th, this specific new moon is in the Virgo and it is conjunct with Mars. This combination brings strength and passion and a great time for new goals and a time to express your creativity.

On this night I will sage my home to cleanse the energy and make sure I am starting fresh with new positive energies in my space. When I do this, I say some affirmations such as (no negative energy lives here, I only surround myself with positive energies, I cleanse this space, ect).

What I want to manifest during this moon cycle is a paid trip to Bali. What’s important when you want to manifest something, is letting go of the how and trusting the Universe will open doors for it to somehow.

I like to light incense, candles and lay my crystals (I will focus around citrine to attract abundance) around me, though none of this is necessary, if you don’t have these things, it is the power of intention that is most important.

After I’ve created a peaceful aura, I’ll meditate to steady my mind for a few minutes. I do this first to get more present in the moment. Afterwards I’ll write down some affirmations that have to do with what I want to manifest.

For example, “I am manifesting a paid trip to Bali, my trip is already paid for. I am so excited to go to Bali, it is going to be amazing. The Universe is opening up doors for this trip to be paid and I am so grateful. I am manifesting the travel I’ve always wanted.”

You can go on with this for as long as you’d like. Write as if it’s already happened and get excited that it has!

After I’m done with my affirmations I will do a visualization meditation. This can be so powerful if you don’t allow other outer thoughts to enter your mind space.

Imagine the thing you want to manifest already being there and how it feels to have it. For me, I will visual being in Bali, the waterfalls, the beach, the atmosphere, the culture, the villa I want to stay in, the food I want to eat, the things I want to see, people I want to meet, things I want to do.

Take as much time as you need for this, it can be so much fun and time can fly by! Feel like your there, feel like it’s already happened, feel that bliss.

For the rest of night, just get excited for the journey ahead and how the Universe is going to open doors for your dream and it will come when it needs to.

When you go to sleep, listen to a meditative audio that vibrates at the same frequency as what you want to manifest. For this manifestation, I am going to be falling asleep to this audio.

This can rewire the brain to vibrate at the same frequency as the dream you’d like to manifest so you attract it to you.

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The Waxing Moon Phases

Here is where the work comes in. You must be conscious with where your mind is during this time. Make sure you are still working towards your manifestation, are you being grateful? Are you being positive? Are you still putting faith in the Universe that you are manifesting?

During these moon phases, make sure to still visualize, still do you affirmations, I plan to listen to my audio every night. I plan to act like what I am manifesting is already in the works and I have nothing to fear.

Make sure you are also doing the work! If you want to become an entrepreneur or something, the Universe is going to open up doors, but it is up to you to recognize them and step through them. You may find more opportunities for this to manifest coming your way, but you must do the work to step into them.

There will be times when you will be questionable, maybe start to lose faith, remember that whatever you are thinking is going to manifest, if you don’t think you will succeed, then you wont.

You’re morning routine ritual is very important during these phases, and quiet literally all the time.

Every morning, I do a short 10-20 minute yoga session, light incense and meditate. I sometimes do a visualization, sometimes do manifestation affirmations.

But I always, always mention what I am grateful for, no matter how simple it is. I usually mention that I am grateful for a brand new day, grateful to breathe, grateful to manifest in this new day, grateful for the love in my life, ect.

This can be different for everyone, remember to try to mix it up to keep you thinking of new things, keep you present with what your really saying and really feel the grateful energy.

I like to do a daily tarot card draw during the entire phase until the full moon as well and write it down in a journal and try to understand what the Universe may be trying to tell you or guide you during the process.

First Quarter Moon Phase

This phase of the moon is based on some self reflection. You are half way through your moon cycle, look back and be honest with yourself on how your doing. What are you attracting, what frequency is your energy at, are your staying present, being grateful, keeping with your affirmations?

Maybe this is a time to do a full on ritual similar to your new moon to get back aligned with your goals for the next half of the moon phases.

I always recommend reading some sort of self-growth book to read regularly as well to always keep you motivated, this honestly is something I use all the time to continue growing.

Here are some of my favorites.

 

Full Moon Phase

The purpose of the full moon is to reach manifestation and reap the benefits of the intentions you put out into the Universe.

Charge your crystals for your new moon cycles and write down what you are grateful for achieving in this moon cycle.

If you did not manifest exactly what you are looking for, do not lose hope, reflect back and see if you weren’t as commited as you thought, what could you do differently?

Remember to be grateful for other things that you may have manifested during this moon cycle.

Maybe you are manifesting something powerful and it may take some more time. Take this time to reflect and recoup, try again this next new moon with new faith and new astrological correspondences.

 

Waning Moon Phases

These moon phases are meant for rest. Hopefully you have been incredibly active in manifesting you goal and take this time to take some time for self-care. Take a bubble bath with some candles, treat yourself to a facial, buy a new crystal, take a nap, maybe meditate some more. Do something to reward yourself an build motivation to start again for the next new moon.

Remember to stay grateful during these times as well, keep your frequency high and keep attracting positivity into your life. 🙂

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The next round begins on next months new moon… Say yes to your own growth, say yes to new possibilities and the Universe will say yes right back.

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How The Moon Effects Us (Moon Phases)

There is an energy within us that is difficult to be proven or explained, it has been attempted to be solved by Einstein but he never came to a mathematical conclusion and it is still a concept of study today. So I guess it takes a leap upon faith to acknowledge this energy.

If you look into the description of energy, one thing that it states is that no matter the distance; energy remains connected, it remains one. It is this energy that connects us to this planet and everything in it, and also the universe.

This is a mind-blowing belief if you have never been introduced to it before, but there are many ways to harness this energy and connection. A good way to start is learning how to use the energy of the moon and its phases to your advantage and to better connect with yourself.

Each phase of the moon has a different spiritual meaning, in fact it is believed that they can affect who you are as a person, based on what moon phase you were born under. (I can describe this further in another post.)

Here is a small guide as to how to harness the energy the energy from the moon and use it in your everyday life.

 

New Moon: A new moon is the best time to set new intentions for yourself. It is the best time to release any negativity, bad habits or anything at all that you wish to let go of. It’s a good practice to maybe write it down, but make sure that you think about these things intentionally and set new intentions as well and use the following moon phases to guide you.

Waxing Crescent Moon: This moon phase is showing you that you are well on your journey, in this phase, remember to start consciously thinking about your new intentions and how you will achieve them. As the moon moves forward, so shall you.

First Quarter Moon: A half moon is to remind you to push forward, to start taking action. You may be facing obstacles at this point, but remember to think positively and don’t waver.

Waxing Gibbous Moon: This moon is to have you observe your successes, look upon this with positivity and refine your actions.

Full Moon: A full moon is meant to have your subconscious feelings come forward. On a full moon, you may be better at doing things you love to do, or more tuned to learn new things. Harness the full moon’s energy with a ritual or with simple meditation, I like to look at this phase as allowing me to realize what my next intentions should be, when I am at my highest self.

Waning Gibbous Moon: It is best, during this phase, to look inward and be truly grateful for what you have accomplished and also think about the new intentions the full moon may have inspired you to set.

Third Quarter Moon: This moon representation means forgiveness, to me, I see this as forgiving ourselves for maybe not accomplishing what we had wishes, for a new cycle is beginning soon.

Waning Crescent Moon: This is the cycle of rest and stillness, also another time that should be full of meditation, preparing for the New Moon.

 

We do much more than just exist in this universe, we are connected with it. We all have energy within us, with a purpose. The moon is the closest thing we see that connects us to this incredible, universal energy. It is all this incredible magic that we need to learn the trick to.