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Inner Spring: Days 6-11 (roughly) - Pre-ovulation It carries the energy of renewal and new life bursting forth. We emerge from our Inner Winter cleansed, and with a surge of new energy (if we did rest), imagination, focus, motivation, enthusiasm, positivity and a mind full of wisdom, plans and ideas (dreamed up in our Inner Winter) and playfulness. These dreams, ideas and plans bounce around in our minds like a baby kitten in our Inner Spring. Playful, curious and eager to pounce free and out into the world. The most important thing to remember with Inner Spring which I personally struggle with is ‘containment’ of these dreams, ideas and plans. Holding them in and working on them some more rather than birthing them to the outside world prematurely, while they are still needing to grow and evolve in our inner world a bit longer. Inner Summer: Days 12-19 Around the time we ovulate My favourite season of all! This is the time in our cycle where we feel sexy (like a goddess on a runway), energetic, motivated, confident, generous and filled with gratitude for all of life. Everything is done with ease and joy and grace. It’s a bit like being a walking magnet for good stuff. You feel all the love, you are unstoppable. Speaking, meetings, sharing, planning, organising, multitasking, completing, its all tick tick tick what’s next. This is the time to birth all those dreams and plans and put them into practice. You are in the flow. Why does this season have to ever end? But just like mother earth’s seasons, summer does have to come to an end and we must allow the Inner Autumn to flow through use... Inner Autumn - Days 20-26 (or longer depending on the length of your cycle) Our energy slows right down.

Summer becomes on ourselves and our own needs. This means we notice all the things we don’t like and the things that are not working in our lives, especially unhealthy behaviours. It shines the light on what’s really important and where we have fallen short. Our inner critic is on form! It’s hard to hide from the truth and it's hard for us to hide the truth. We face ourselves, we face our shadows, we face truths, we pipe up and speak truth to others. We feel the burn now if we have over committed during Inner Summer and said yes yes yes. Now we need to say no no no. We need discernment to conserve our energy (which is why cycle tracking and planning is essential). We can be unenthusiastic, empty, flat, low, lazy, stretched, and sick and tired of pretty much everything. This is the time where I feel like I am 9 months pregnant and all I want to do it nest. I can’t start anything to save myself, my brain is scattered and in la la land. But I tie up every loose end, including organising every nook and cranny becomes a frenzy for me. The more we don’t listen to and don't face ourselves and our needs, and the more we don’t adjust our outward energy to slow down and go inward, the more ‘PMS’ symptoms we show. This sacred and living body of knowledge of our menstrual cycle is vital for us and our times. It holds the blueprint for who we are at the deepest level and has the ability to unlock our highest potential. It has the power for planetary healing and transformation and holds the capacity to unlock our divine feminine power. For further reading I highly recommend the book Wild Power by Alexandra Pope and Shane Hugo Wurlitzer. You won’t regret embarking on this sacred journey. Lorella Doherty www.lorelladohertywriter.wordpress.com

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