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Our Red Tents

I borrow this refrased tittle from the book "The Red Ten" by Anita Diamant The book's title refers to the tent in which women of Jacob's tribe must, according to the ancient law, take refuge while menstruating or giving birth, and in which they find mutual support and encouragement from their mothers, sisters and aunts.

We have been taught, repeated over and over again that are bodies are not to be touched, or talked about and that their processes, buttons, dreams and angst, pain are pleasure, are dirty. Even we, so called open minded, growing, blossoming, inspired women may have trouble talking about our menstruations, our cycles, moons and moods.

This male oriented society is linear thinking, reason and logic. The female aspect of one's spirit is playfull, sinergic, intuitive.

Woman knows it all, even though sometimes doesn't know what she knows, or worse doesn't know that she knows. Awaken and start listening to this intuition. Look out for the Stop story on the posts.

I invite all women to listen to their bodies, cherish, honor, play... honor you cycle because is the microcosm truth: everything is birthed, grown, developed and perished. Your cycle represents all cycles. We are the vital force.

Tell your story: How was your menarche? what did your mother tell you, what do you think today? do you have any rituals you do every moon?

How did you concieve? How was you pregnancy? Tell your birth stories and reflect on how your birth may influence your feelings on womanhood and even your childs personality.

I hope to raise many more of these vital questions and wish that every woman conciensly reflect upon her answers and what they mean for her.

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