Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chumming as a doorway to spiritual renewal - II

"The Moon Lodge is the place of women, where women gather during their menstrual time to be at-one with each other and the changes ocurring in their bodies. Long ago, during this special time of moon cycles, women were removed from duties of family and allowed to retreat to the Moon Lodge to enyoy the company of their Sisters.

Traditionally, the Moontime is the sacred time of woman when she is honored as a Mother of the Creative Force. During this time she is allowed to release the old energy her body has carried and prepare for reconnection to the Earth Mother's fertility that she will carry in the next Moon or month. Our Ancestors understood the importance of allowing each woman to have her Sacred Space during this time of reconnection, because women were the carriers of abundance and fertility.

As Grandmother Moon is the weaver of tides (the water or blood of our Earth Mother) so a woman's cycles follow the rhythm of that weaving. When women live together in a common space, their bodies begin to regulate their menses and all will eventually have their Moontime concurrently. This natural rhythm is one of the bonds of Sisterhood.

Women honor their sacred path when they acknowledge the intuitive knowing inherent in their receptive nature. In trusting the cycles of their bodies and allowing the feelings to emerge within them, women have been Seers and Oracles for their tribes for centuries."

- Jamie Sams, The Sacred Path Cards

Chumming as a doorway to spiritual renewal - I

Chumming as a doorway to spiritual renewal - III

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I grew up in a joint family. In my home, all of us, my mother and four sisters had our periods almost at the same time. More often than not our bodies were in sync. I always found it fascinating. Later I found out that my periods were also synced with most of my girl friends, especially in college when we used to spend a lot of time with each other.