Female Empowerment Poem

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Jaine Rose Art: http://www.jainerose.uk/

Honoring Our Cycle is

Honoring our Divine Female Soul.­

Spring Enlivens Us Because

We Embrace the Winter,

The Full Moon Enchants Us Because

We Invite the New Moon to Wash Over Us,

The Light Nurtures Us Because

We Walk Through the Darkness with Grace.

Females who Embrace Life In the Flow of

Their Cyclical Nature,

Walk in Empowerment

With the Natural Beauty of Themselves.

Paula Youmell, RN

♀Moon School

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Period Power, Menstrual Magic, Womb Wisdom!

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Women’s power rests in our ability to create. We create when we conceive and birth children. This same amazing energy gives us the ability to create ideas and birth them to fruition.

Women hold this feminine creative power (intuition, creativity, wisdom) in their menstrual / period cycle. The wisdom of our heads and our lives are mirrored in our womb; the wisdom of our womb is mirrored in our heads. It is a menstrual magic thing!

Learning (re-learning, as this wisdom was always a part of female’s heritage) the wisdom around our monthly menstrual cycle is very empowering. We can harness the specific creative power of where we are in our menstrual cycle to enhance our daily and monthly “tasks” and to plan self-care. Healing the female you are is enhanced when this Moon Cycle Wisdom is re-learned.

The concept of living from the space of your menstrual cycle is ancient. Women are primarily cyclical beings. (Men are primarily linear beings. There is a balance in both genders… it is the Yin/Yang thing, the hot/cold, wet/dry, light/dark thing. Nature IS balanced, when left to her own graces, in everything.) Women gathered in moon lodges and shared the beauty and power of being female. I invite you to re-learn this wisdom as part of your personal healing path.

Join me for the Female ♀ Moon Cycle Wisdom Training and reawaken your wisdom. You will heal in your heart, your spirit, and your mind-body. I promise you that you will be glad you did!

Learn more about this course, click here: http://www.paulayoumellrn.com/-moon-school/

Fabulous 50 Scholarships 

On Thursday, April 16th, I will turn 50 years old! To celebrate my wisdom and gratitude for 50 fabulous years on this healing path I am giving 5 scholarships to my Female ♀ Moon Cycle Wisdom Training course for 50 bucks. This is to celebrate the 5 decades of my life. I am throwing in scholarship # 6 for 50 bucks to celebrate the 6th decade I am walking into.

Join me in this course, sign up on April 16th for the scholarship tuition of $50!   BUY HEALING COURSE NOW 

UPDATE: Course Tuition Held at $50 Bucks for 2015 Only!

You are Not the Stream…

This is an amazingly insightful post by Lucy Pearce of Dreaming Aloud

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You are Not the Stream: Notes from a Drowning Woman

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I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
Stevie Smith

Lightbulb moment!

Brace yourselves…

The purpose of meditation, she says, after 23 years of sporadic practice in a number of different traditions, is this…

NOT DROWNING IN YOURSELF.

Let me explain…

It came to me very clearly, visually, as these things tend to…

Keep reading (you will be glad you did!) by going over to Lucy’s blog, click here

Fall Renewal of Body, Mind, & Soul!

 

Fall Renewwww.PaulaYoumellRN.com

THEY are Here… Get “Em while they are Hot!

13 Moons (book) Available In My Shop!

An awesome gift for yourself or any female in your life.  Men too! When we are all on the same page of understanding each other, a level of peace can be attained between males and females!

A book, compiled by Rachael Hertogs, on the beautiful teaching around a female’s menstrual moon cycle. This book was not available in the US until Rachel and I conspired to offer it.  The cost of shipping from GB was crazy.

I have only 20 copies. Get yours before they are gone, gone, gone…

This is a large (8 1/2 x 11 1/2 notebook size) and beautiful paperback book!

A compilation of all the hand outs and articles by many women from Rachael’s Power of Menstruation course, over the last 10 years!

A 250+ page book, Thirteen Moons includes a Moon Journal for you to fill in and chart the connection between your cycle and the moon, as well as containing many articles by inspiring and amazing women, poems, art, stories, and much more!

Thirteen Moons is based on 13 chapters, all celebrating Women’s Wisdom and Women’s Cycles:

  • Red Moon: Sacred Blood
  • Maiden Moon: Ceremony, Ritual
  • Mother Moon: Celebration
  • Healers Moon: Wise Women’s Herbs
  • Ancestor Moon: Moon Lodges & Red Tents
  • Honey Moon: Nurturing Foods
  • Crone Moon: Wildness of Woman
  • Goddess Moon: Quiet Space Within
  • Sister Moon: Sharing Stories and Traditions
  • Warrior Moon: Standing up for your Truths
  • Wise Woman Moon: Advice and Tips
  • Harvest Moon: Sharing Creativity
  • Grandmother Moon: 13 Moons Journal

Each chapter includes many articles, advice, and healing tools to empower! A valuable book for all women, young and old!

It is a ‘not for profit publication’- any profits made go to insuring free books/ pad samples and information go out to schools, girls, and women’s groups.

Cover Art by Suzie Goose.

PERFECT gift for a daughter, grand-daughter, niece, etc.!  I will share my copy with my boys.  They have been raised to understand and honor my moon cycle, the earth’s cycles.  It is a gift I give to them to be a gift to the women who will be part of their lives.

To order your copy, for shipping in the US, go to my shop page or go directly to the 13 Moon book page.

To order outside the US, go to Moon Times shop page.

Blessings of love and light, Paula

Raising Daughters in the Red Tent

Raising Daughters in the Red Tent

Stefanie Miosga

Dresden, Germany

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Check out Stefanie on her German website, Google will translate! http://www.roteszelt.de/uumlber-mich.html

One of the biggest driving factors for me to work in the red tent movement is the fact that I have three young daughters. I want to contribute to their puberty, menarche, and budding femininity being reasons for joyful, excited anticipation. Our generation plays a wonderful part in that: we are the bridge, it is in our hands to initiate the transformation of femininity from shame to a power source.

It was two years ago that my mother took me aside. When two of my daughters were staying with my parents, my mother found one of my cloth pads. It must have slipped into the kids’ clothing after washing. She told me I had to be more careful and that it didn’t do that my kids noticed something like that. When my father entered the room, she even sent him out, as if we were talking about something illegal.

At that time I had only just heard of red tents on the internet. It dawned on me that, as long as women like her, after raising daughters and finishing their fertile years themselves, and are still so ashamed about something like cloth pads, our world is in desperate need of this work!

A while back, my oldest daughter (she’s almost 10) asked me loudly in the crowded school yard: “Mama, do you have a monthly bleeding?“ She had browsed through her science school book and her curiosity was aroused. Her 7 year-old sister was with us and all ears.

Thanks to DeAnna L’am’s wonderful Diva’s Guide to getting your Period, for young girls, which I translated into German last year (“Tanz mit dem Mond“, available in the shop at my website), I had a beautiful, sincere and pleasant explanation for the girls at my hands. Just like birds build a nest before laying their eggs, so our womb builds a nest out of uterus lining, for when a baby starts to grow there. If we don’t conceive, we shed the lining mixed with blood, which results in menstruation. We were not embarrassed. I didn’t embellish anything nor did I tell horror stories. All was clear; the girls were content. They asked what a woman is doing with the blood and I told them briefly about cloth pads vs. disposable pads.

Back when I got my first period, I was “informed” that this will happen because I have an older sister. Still, I didn’t dare tell my mother about it.  When she found out, it was an embarrassing, bleak affair when we talked about periods for almost the only time ever.

I hardly believe that my mother was welcomed into womanhood by her own mother, so how was she supposed to do things differently with her daughters? How was she supposed to know that there was another way? It wasn’t talked about, period (pun intended). Had I asked a question like my daughter did in public, I would probably have been silenced, and later we wouldn’t have talked about it either.

If we want to create a more open environment for our daughters, it is important to start with ourselves. How many of us carry around handed-down taboos, think of their menstruation as a curse and a burden, to only look forward to menopause because of the promise of no more bleeding, and would rather die than talk to anybody about periods?

The good news is: We can still recognize, honour, and welcome the girl we were at our menarche into womanhood today. We can give that to ourselves and each other. We need the company of other women to break the taboos, to celebrate our femininity, to honour, and give each other space to be ourselves.

We can call into being red tents, moon lodges, temple groups, or however we want to call our women’s circles. There we get in touch with our own womanhood. Let’s also bring our adolescent daughters into the groups, their energy gives us at least as much as the wisdom of age gives to them! Our smart daughters won’t buy make-believe joy about their first period from us and don’t suddenly feel like a real woman, as long as we can’t honestly model to them that being a woman is a thing of power, beauty and dignity.

As we heal ourselves, we heal the next generation, healing half of the world’s population one woman at a time.  This healed half radiates healing to the other half!  Ambitious? Yes, and it works when we start with ourselves.

Thank you Stefanie for sharing your story, your journey, a journey many of us lived as well.  I am raising 2 beautiful male souls.  They have always known what my moon cycle is.  Kids ask questions.  Kids hang out with mom in the bathroom (along with the cats, and the dog…).  I never excluded them because I was “bleeding” and they should not know, see, be aware.  They know and they will, hopefully, be better men prepared to embrace strong, powerful, divine women who are thrilled with their feminine energy and cycle!

Urgent Message from MOTHER

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Here is a book, first published in 2005, 9 years ago!  I am wondering how I missed it?

Check it out Wise Women of the World.  Be inspired to gather feminine energy together and change the world…

Because We CAN!!  And We SHOULD!