"Let’s not beat around the bush, The Menopause has been sold to us a negative phase of our lives for way too long. We have been fed the lie that when we reach our menopausal years we become 'less than', 'crazy', 'embarrassing', 'irrational', 'too much' to be around. We have been taught that our menopausal symptoms need to be got rid of, controlled at all cost and are regarded always as an inconvenience.
It is little wonder then, that many of us are fearful of The Menopause.
That we fight against our hot flushes, our greying hair, our changing body, our feelings of loss, of grief and of rage.
That many of us feel diminished, invisible, lost and alone.
It is time then to change the narrative.
Time for the negative perceptions, messages and images we have been taught and shown, to be dispelled.
Time to speak about our changes openly and with respect, grace and honesty.
I am here to let you know that actually, our menopausal years are an invitation to us, to step into our authority, our potency and our power.
If we were sitting together at the kitchen table, right now, with a cup of tea and piece of cake, I’d love to ask you how you are feeling as you begin this exploration into Menopause Wisdoms. I wonder where you feel you are on your menopause journey? What are your experiences so far? Perhaps, you are struggling with your own and others attitudes towards your transmutation and transformation. Or maybe, you want to pack your suitcase and run for the hills to find solitude and quiet?"
Excerpt from my forthcoming book 'Menopause Wisdoms - Women's Stories of Becoming Crone.
Please know dearest sister, you do not need to navigate your menopausal years alone. Being in sisterhood as you journey your changes is beautiful, empowering and potent medicine.
When we sit in circle together, to be heard, to listen deeply, to be witnessed and to be held within a loving container, we weave our wild wise woman magic.
Each month I hold my Menopause Wisdom Online Circle, in which I invite you to share what needs to be spoken, to be heard and witnessed. This may be your challenges, your celebrations, what you are curious about, what you have learnt.
The Circle begins with a Welcome, a grounding meditation and Talking Circle. Followed by rest, stillness and dreaming or visioning within a music soundscape. There is time too, to journal what arises and share the experience in the closing circle.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CIRCLE OR ONE TO ONE SESSIONS WITH ME, PLEASE FEEL WELCOME TO BOOK A FREE 20 MINUTE CHAT.