Think back to when women lived in tribes, in huts, outside. In fact..
you don't always need to think back, there are places on the Earth where
women still do. Firstly, there is no sanitary products. You use
rags. There are no toilets or running water. Women would come together
in a moon lodge and sit to bleed together. They separate themselves
because they are at their most powerful in a spiritual sense. They also
separate themselves and stay in a safe place for practical reasons...
I read recently about a tale of a tribal woman, caught out, away from
the village. She began bleeding. The smell of fresh blood brought wild
animals. She is faced with an almost certain attack and death. She
climbs a tree and uses her clothes to soak up the blood. She stays up
the tree and waits....
What survival instinct is it that switches on our anger and fierceness? Makes us bitchy, crazed, raging, critical, powerful?
IF we are not safe and secure during our period, we may suffer the
remnants of this ancestral survival instinct and fear for ourselves. In
the wild, the smell of blood equals food for animals, women are
vulnerable... We now over compensate for that vulnerability but making
sure we scare off everything so we can be alone and safe...
It's like looking up at the Moon and stars and realising that our ancestors looked up at the same Moon. Every time we bleed, we connect to every woman that has ever gone before us, we all share the same experiences, and women, ONLY women are part of this club.
No man, no matter how strong, virile, amazing or good can bleed without dying, regularly, like a woman. No man can ever truly understand the wisdom found in bleeding.