The luteal phase calls our attention inward. If we refuse to listen to the messages that come from within, we get agitated, angry and upset. But if we take time to retreat and nurture ourselves, we are gifted with wonderful insights and heightened creativity. All we need to know comes to us at the right time, if we have the ears to hear and the eyes to see.
Welcome to the ovulation phase. It has the energy of summer – warm, receptive, playful, flirty, outward, nurturing, free and pleasurable…
Samantha is entertaining the idea of the new boy at school. She think she might be too boring for him, but his personality intrigues her. She has read a lot, but does not dare live the life of her imagination yet. Something in her attracts men intensely, yet the same thing she fears might be the demise of them… To follow desire or not?
We like each other… there is something… the new boy and I. Anton. He has very kind deep smiling eyes… and a particular spark I have in mine… That would not be wise, though. It’s better if we are just friends. I do get slightly nervous around him, in a good way. He is interesting, maybe that’s it. Different from everybody else I know. I like different. Probably because he has grown up somewhere else. I am really boring – I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t use curse words, I don’t like to go out that much… Most of the time I would rather stay at home and read. I used to spend so much time at the library. First I read all the children’s books. Then I moved on to adventure novels, about cowboys and Indians, travel, foreign lands and brave hearts. Next were mysteries – Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I’ve always thought I’d make a great detective. Maybe I just need to be a little more observant. Then it was a little bit of everything – classics, contemporary novels, and even some Harlequin romances. Now I’ve been done with fiction for a while and I have been enjoying books on nutrition and psychology. The way people think is so fascinating… I love how two people can experience the exact same thing but tell it in completely different ways. Is seeing things objectively even possible?
Week two of our menstrual cycle signifies new beginnings. Suddenly, we have all the energy to achieve the impossible and nothing can stop us. Where there were mental barriers before, doors open wide. We are on fire, just getting warmed up 🔥
I am Mother Goddess.
I gave birth to this world, to every single living thing in this Universe
From the grain of sand to the biggest Sun.
I love my children so much, for they are a continuation of me
and Father God.
We are contained in them, they are contained in us
An endless spiral into Infinity.
I am always here for them
Yet they have forgotten of my existence.
They long for my loving embrace
But they do not remember which is the way home.
There is a sacred doorway they need to enter
One they have kept shut for too long
The doorway of the heart.
Samantha dreams of her rebel prince and continues to live deep down inside her imagination. She turns to books for inspiration and in hopes to find who she is and a world that resembles her own. She explores different possibilities in her mind of how her life can turn out to be, but none satisfy her. High school starts again and so does the life of routine and pretend. Luckily, she has great friends.
The life that I have is so quiet on the surface and so deep on the inside… I never talk about the latter, it’s just for me. But this is where I truly live. In the folds and facets of my imagination, where there is love, and passion, and work that is going to change the world. A connection to something so strong… My pince is more like a rebel. It’s funny, because everybody thinks I am such a good girl. I know it’s the role I am supposed to play right now. Yet, eventually, other parts of me are going to come out. There is so much emotion that has no outlet. Everything is so ordinary… that’s why I read so much. In hopes to understand who am I and what I want by familiarizing myself with imaginary worlds depicted in words. I don’t understand dating someone. I guess it is a way of getting to know them. How can you get to know another if you do not know yourself yet? Can you ever know another, especially if they don’t know themselves yet? Maybe the reason I don’t want to have a boyfriend is because I would rather date myself at this point… there is so much of me to uncover and dream into being
maybe we are not meant to know it all – experience everything – what you like and what you don’t like – let it happen to you – like the mosquito drawing blood from my finger right now – observing it and sharing my blood with it – its belly is swelling up – I let it feed – there is a tiny red dot left on my finger – will it start itching – I can decide whether that’s going to annoy me or I will simply accept it as a part of life – we are part of it all and all of it at the same time – we come into the world of polarity to transcend it – all seeming opposites are actually one – the beauty of paradox – everything that exists is us, here to guide us into the remembering of who we are – follow the crumbs you left behind – signs are everywhere calling you home – it’s a dance your soul choreographed – you are the master dreamer – deeper and deeper we go – are you with me? I am you and you are I – perfectly imperfect – allow yourself to bloom – you know how to
Our bodies are so beautiful and perfect, just like Nature itself. We are walking miracles, dying and rebirthing each day, with every new breath we take. As an infinite soul in a woman’s body, I bleed each month and I celebrate my cycle that brings so much wisdom. I have learned to honor and flow with it, instead of going against it. We all have the feminine and masculine energies within us, and when we balance them harmony is born. Through tuning into our bodies and our natural rhythms, we can see how much in sync we are with all living things around us and feel the interconnectedness of all. Let’s put shame aside and explore the magic and the mystery of the feminine moon cycle together in 28 images.