Dealing with PMT in the workplace
In the corporate world a woman’s menstrual cycle is often seen as a complete impediment.
For a lot of women it can mean pain and suffering while trying to work and a sense of being regarded as over emotional.
A woman’s cycle is an inherent part of who she is, more enshrined in her very fibre than language itself.
By trying to fit into a patriarchal structure women are trying to fit into a structure that was never built for them and would never do the power of their cycles justice.
The patriarchal corporate structure is entirely linear. In contrast a woman is cyclical, hormonal and never homogenous, we “read the signs”, we intuit, we have gut instincts, we have different energy levels at different times of our cycle, we are more emotional at different times of our cycle and obviously we are more fertile at different times of our cycle.
The menstrual aches and pains are so debilitating for some women that medication is rightfully seen as an absolute and utter godsend.
Working with the Menstrual Cycle
However for many women that is not the case and the menstrual cycle may present an opportunity for a woman to slow down and listen to what her body is trying to tell her.
Aligning herself to a cycle may afford a woman an opportunity to tap into her intuition when it is its strongest and schedule work at the times when she is most energetic and equally schedule time to relax at the times of her cycle when she is at her most exhausted.
Her cycle can become a a superpower that allows a woman to have crystal clear connection to her intuition, ability to cut absolutely though the smoke and mirrors and call out situations in her life that are just not working.
But there is no question that in order to harness that superpower a woman has to work with her cycle and this can mean drastic changes in terms of how she approaches it.
The Red Tents
At the time of the red tents, women would literally leave their village and go to a space where they could rest and relax together during the time of their period.
Rather than being perceived negatively this was seen as an auspicious time by their village.
Women were the rain makers, the sorcerers and the village was dependent on their ability to foresee events good or bad.
Rather than being perceived as overly emotional, the insights that came to a woman during certain phases of her cycle were seen as an invaluable gift for not only their family but also the entire village.
If they ‘felt’ a change in the air or that something was just not quite right this was something to be revered, reflected upon and respected, in short this time was regarded as the time when the veils between worlds parted most acutely for a woman and her intuition was at its strongest.
A women cannot transition into a peaceful contented existence until she has made peace with her cycle.
PMT and Essential Oils
One of the best ways to do this is to work with essential oils.
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