Your mood, your hormones, your appetite, your sexual desire, your energy levels, your family size, your ability to think clearly…
Your cycle affects so many areas of your life, it’d be naive to think that it doesn’t affect how we show up in business as women.
In particular, your ability to make big decisions + intuit things.
I saw this first-hand last month, when my immediate family + several relatives living throughout the city were all ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.
Imagine having to leave your home in less than 24 hours, animals + all, not knowing if it’ll be there when you get back…
What do you leave?
What do you take?
So many decisions to make.
We left our home on an 800-mile journey, not knowing exactly where we’d end up, but trusting I’d be able to make the right decisions along the way.
It was no coincidence my moon (the menstrual phase of our cycle) began the night before we left, putting my brain in the optimal position to make these decisions…
Research has shown that the two hemispheres of your brain are able to communicate more easily during this time of your cycle.
(You can learn more about this by reading Dr. Christiane Northrup’s, Wisdom of the Menstrual Cycle.)
This makes your ability to see the big picture + make those big decisions even easier.
So for that next big decision you need to make, what if instead of just sleeping on it, you bleed on it? I know how silly that sounds, especially in a culture that’s taught us to shun this part of our energy + our lives.
Special shoutout to my mom, who taught me that my cycle was something to embrace…
It’s part of what makes us female, it’s part of what makes us powerful, it’s part of what’s brought every single human on this planet into being.
And a special note for my women who aren’t menstruating right now or no longer menstruate – you can tap into this same energy during the phase of the new moon (aka the dark moon), which for ages has been associated as a time of deep reflection + setting new intentions.
As always, don’t just take my word for it.
Put it into practice + see the results for yourself.
Now go out there + decide how you’re going to make your mark on the world.