|MY BLOOD HAS ARRIVED|

Megha Venketasamy
Posted June 16, 2021 from Mauritius

Like many women, I have tried to control the flow of my blood, I have tried to dictate my menstrual flow according to dates and phases of the moons. I have been taught on the way that menstrual awareness does not mean controlling. My blood flows and informs me and beyond all, my body informs me and what is often viewed as irregular menses, late menses, long menses, painful menses, held up menses, are simply ways that my body is working in bringing balance to it's rightful place.

 

Many women believe that menstrual pain is normal. It is not normal. It is the body's way of bringing about balance. It is the body's way of slowing us down because menstruation is more than just monthly bleeding, it is one of the most profound movement of life and death cycle embodied in a woman's body.   I am witnessing the debate and the mocking happening around "menstruation leaves for women". My heart aches and smiles at the same time, there is so much that we are yet to re-member and remember about how women's bodies are clocked into the rhythmical cycles of nature. I see women applauding themselves for enduring pain, for still showing up and performing the tasks they have taken up, I read women celebrating the fact that they got up after delivery and returned to their chores.   As I read all this, I hold my heart and my body in deep kindness and gentleness, for what I read are women disconnected from their bodies, women unable to pause to honor movements that have happened and are happening in their body, women that are in many instances living in a trauma driven world that they survive through giving and giving to others.   I read words of burn-out women born from wombs of burn-out neurotic mothers .   My words may tinkle hard but this is my read.   If we celebrate more giving and more performing when the body is asking for rest and integration then we are doomed for irreversible damage. As we look around  us, we notice that we do same in nature. We do not let nature rest, we are always trying to pump and pump resources even when earth is screaming bareness.   We say that wherever there are carvings and woundings in nature, the same are reflected on women's bodies. Women cannot change the world by screaming "change" but instead, women can and have the power to change by taking ownership of their cycles and their bodies, by walking home to their bodies.   Join me for the 13Weeks Menstruation Wom(b)en Wisdom Journey from 26th June 2021 to 25th September 2021  

It will be my honor as a teacher and as a student, to hold space for you and your lineage as you remember and re-member the way home to your body. There is deep wisdom resting to be gathered, to be received, to be taken in fully and to be shared from within your core.   Write to join the journey for more details, questions, queries and information.

Email for questions, queries, details and registration

Love from my heart to yours

Love from my body to yours

Megha Venketasamy

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Anum Shakeel
Jun 18
Jun 18

Dear Sister Megha, Please share the details and specially the time zones for these sessions. I am interested to learn more about our menstrual cycles.

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 18
Jun 18

Dear Sister, please send me your email address - I will email you the details, the time zone and the engagement to be involved and I am reachable on +230 57839838.

If you are in Pakistan, then you are 1hr ahead of Mauritius.

love from my heart to yours

Olutosin
Jun 18
Jun 18

Love love love women.
I love my body.
Iove my flow.
It is mysterious. It is amazing. Thank you woman. Thank you my Body.
Thank you for this write up. It is deep.
Thank you.

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 22
Jun 22

It is amazing indeed, the magic that dwells within our body..

love from my body to yours

Jun 18
Jun 18
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Susu Mohamed
Jun 18
Jun 18

Dear Megha,
How are you doing
I loved this beautiful right up we must learn our teenagers menstrual matters and train them. Thank you for sharing the session.
Best Regards,
suu

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 22
Jun 22

thank you for your words and encouragement sister. I am grateful

rebecca.tang
Jun 19
Jun 19

Thank you for sharing. It is really important to bring the awareness on our health and notice the situation that needs medical advice. Please keep increase the awareness to your students and any women you know.
Stay healthy! May Almighty God bless you all!

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 22
Jun 22

thank you for your words and encouragement sister. I am grateful

Indeed more and more women need these words and as we move home into our bodies, we leave a different legacy for our daughters and sons

megsmueller
Jun 19
Jun 19

...we do not let nature rest...
I love what you have written - Thank you for caring. Thank you for your work!

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 22
Jun 22

thank you for your words sister. thank you for taking time for reading

Busayo Obisakin
Jun 20
Jun 20

WAO! Thank you Megha for sharing this deep thought with us. Even though I have entered menopause, I honour my body strongly, I honoured my flows for more than four decades, I honour the woman I am. This is so huge!!
Love
Busayo

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 22
Jun 22

pausing along with you as you honor your body.. I believe when one woman honors her body, she is in truth honoring the bodies of women who came before her and those yet to come..

charlenegailtaruwona

Dear Megha,
Thank you very much for your story. Yes it is very important for us to understand our bodies. I am interested in this journey and learning more about my body and menstruation. Please find attached my email: [email protected]

Megha Venketasamy
Jun 22
Jun 22

Dear Charlene, I am emailing you shortly

love from my heart to yours

ESTHER MUTWARE
Jun 24
Jun 24

salut sœur
je vous remercie pour votre partage de cette histoire;c'est vraiment intéressant ; veillez donner d'autres conseils concernant les menstrues on en a besoin sœur.
Mon Email:[email protected]