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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Tuesday, 27 April 2010

this menopausal journey to becoming a butterfly

you know, much as I might complain about chin hairs and moan about hot flushes.. I am actually enjoying this menopausal journey.. it is taking me back to the wise women of old.. the wise women who use to brew their teas just like I am doing each night with my oatstraw tea.. where I measure dried oatstraw into a flask, pour hot water over it, seal it and leave it infuse overnight, to be sipped throughout the next day to help soothe my adrenals..

I love reading up on crystals that may help my anger & past life issues that are surfacing.. finding those crystals and healing myself much like the village wise women did in times past. And that bloodstone is actually a very good crystal to use for menopause.. so I tuck one into my medicine bag that I carry on my waist.

I love that my reiki healing is coming to use once again in the healing of my own body. I am sure that I am being prodded to use this healing gift that i have long ignored.

I love that I am discovering that my base chakra is actually linked to my adrenals & the solar plexus is the liver which are the organs often connected to menopause.. and that if I go and sit on Mother Earth each day, she will help me through my menopause as I can help her through her change of life that she seems to be going through at the moment too... very connected to each other...

I love finding that cedarwood and lavender essential oils may sooth my shattered nervous system and bring it into balance or to use dried sage and lavender in a bath.. or if really stressed, use an oatstraw bath to soothe the menopausal nerves.

and as I discover each of these and much more folk lore, I am finding that I am actually more intune with my body than ever before...

so instead of fighting this 'change of my life'.. why not embrace it? like my Nan use to say.. if you can't beat it, join it.. and my Nan is yet another wise butterfly in my life, even if she is on the other side

[I see myself walking through life, not as I look now, but as a village wise woman, with a bag of herbs and crystals on her waist. dressed in a brown robe with a rope tie around her waist.. going about her business, gathering herbs to dry]

[the first post is up at Villa Maria..dutch husband and I made a quick visit tonight, but it was overwhelming for me to see how much work we really need to do.. my first reaction was: 'what have I done?'.. but as I walked through the house, discussing renovations & design & colours, I could feel the excitement returning.. and once i go back in the daylight and see the garden, I am sure all will be ok.. sometimes, I wonder why I do this to myself.. but it is all good. all as it should be]

8 comments:

amelia said...

You are already a very wise woman Robyn. You will just become more wise and more in tune...

mxtodis123 said...

Wonderful advice from Nan. I'm glad to hear you are in better spirits. Menopause can truly be a wonderful time of transformation.

Janet said...

It sounds as if you're finding peace with your body and accepting the changes it's going through. That's a sign of a wise woman!

Villa Maria is going to be your next adventure....your next creation. And I'm sure it will be beautiful because you put so much heart and soul into whatever you do. Before you know it, you'll have a garden blossoming under your feet and a lovely home surrounding you.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Hi Robyn, I've got a bit of catching up to do:( I haven't been reading my favourite blogs of late and of course yours is one of them♥ Will catch up and talk later. Linda xoxo

Pam said...

"...once I go back in the daylight and see the garden"...bet you can't wait! Once you get your itching fingers into that garden you won't know if its a hot flush or just the sheer effort. Neither of my Nans were great with the sayings but husband's mother is a beauty. Husband was bought up with "don't care was made to care". Another of her favourites is "least said, soonest mended", but it doesn't stop her putting in her two bobs worth!Have a lovely time with Villa Maria.xx

gemma said...

Grow wings and take flight.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Butterfly kisses Robyn♥ Menopause argh 2 weeks ago I was was driven to visit my Doctor because of this (female probably in her early 40's) what a waste of time that was:( I guess we have to keep trying different Avenues and hopefully we will find the one that works for us♥ We WILL get through this xxx

Kathryn Knoll said...

I just know you are awesome!