Disclaimer: This is a totally different kind of past than normal here at Holistic Hormonal Health to close off the year. I wrote it on the 25th, Christmas day, which also happened to be the first day of my period. It’s un-edited (and if you’ve ever tried to write anything on the first day of your period you will know why I mention that, but I felt like I shouldn’t edit it.):
My last cycle of the year encompasses many points of change. A birthday, anniversary, winter solstice, and Christmas. With the new cycle comes a new year and my body gently tells me that it is capable of anything.
Instead of my typical tender breasts and slight increase in rage, I notice a calm tired energy and an expansion. A literal expansion of my body. My body is taking in every experience I have had, not only in the past cycle, but the past year, its life. As I let my belly round and my fingers try to envelope the rings they bear I notice that my body is capable of great change.
It can expand to any conditions that I present it. Expand to allow for more ideas. More strength. More love. More time. More money. More wellness.
My body is telling me that it can adapt to anything, There are no problems.
I believe in my body. Fertility awareness has helped me to believe in my body. It does exactly what it’s supposed to cycle after cycle. When something is off I know that it is because my body is a master at adaptation and knows just what to do.
With each phase of my cycle, with each phase of the year, my body knows just how to react to remain in homeostasis. So do I.
My body reminds me to purge the things that I no longer need. They are not serving me, my body, my ideas, my growth. They have no place in my life anymore.
Not only do I purge my physical surroundings, but my mind. I know what thoughts do not serve me, what ideas are not meant to come to life right now, what people I don’t want to associate with.
My body is full of life, full of change. So am I.