Feminine Stages, Archetypes and Tidalwaves

How to heal the womb, reconnect to nature and live in sync with your truest form.

A few months ago I was called to put together an online workshop focusing on the awareness of the Feminine within us all, and especially our purpose as females on this Earth. 

The workshop discussed the physiology of a woman. The Physical Mental and Emotional changes we go through as women each day, each month, and each season and years. In addition, as an avid Carl Jung follower, I covered the subtle archetypes that express the Shadow side of our feminine nature to introduce the WHOLE of a woman.

Carl Jung worked with human ancestry and the 4 archetypes of Shadow work for years in uncovering the true psychology of human nature. His work is highly prevalent today in deepening the understanding of self, while working with trauma, triggers, past life regressions, and mental disorders. 

Ayurveda for the Mind explains how Western Psychology and Ancestral healing connects with this ancient science, through the understanding of the different states of human being.

The Feminine Stages are first and foremost Physical.

As women we literally go through a physical transformation each 10 days of each month. In this physical shift there are also mental and emotional challenges that are triggered due to the subtle influences of the release of different hormones.

So to put it simply. Certain hormones are released to satisfy a physiological change in the body, that in turn shifts the mental state, that responds to the sensory organs in developing certain perceptions and experiences that lead to emotional responses, aka Feelings.

The female undergoes the 4 states of being in a 28 day cycle. Day 1 marks the first day of your menstrual cycle, This is when bleeding begins. At this time your Estrogen is high and dropping and your progesterone is low and slightly elevating.

Menstrual Cycle

This cycle lasts 7 days.  Menstruation is the body’s innate and complete detox protocol. The body was ready to bear a child, and all its systems were in place to support the nutrition, growth, and space for this child. When this does not happen, the body must cleanse itself from this preparation, re-empty and restart itself for the next season, if you will .

Your menstruation is the removal of the body’s bedding, the endometrium, and any body stagnancies.

Not only that the body removes this potent nutritional bed where creation is possible, but this is also the time for all other stagnancies of the body mind and soul to purify. Think of your period as a deep detox cleanse. As a woman you have a built-in system for internal spring cleaning every month.

Follicular /Ovulation Stage

After the 7th day, the body rested cleansed, purified, and restarted, is ready to build the “potential” for creation yet again, This is when hormonal levels begin rising, especially estrogen, High estrogen leads to high energy in the body, but it also stimulates the ovarian follicles to mature, and release an egg into the Fallopian tube.

This is the Follicular stage of our cycle, and also the sense of heightened high energy self. You are in the process of welcoming creation to happen.

When this egg is released into the fallopian tube, the ovarian follicle from where the egg released,  begins to harden and stimulate the production of progesterone. This home of maturing egg inside the ovaries is called Corpus Luteum.

Luteal Stage

The process of Ovulation lasts 24 hrs. Following this period, the body enters the Luteal phase. It lasts 7-10 days. This is where the Estrogen levels begin dropping but progesterone rising in building the placenta for potential life. Since there is no conception, progesterone levels begin dropping, the inner bedding becomes unstable and begins to break down. Leading you into the Menstrual Phase.

During the Luteal phase we feel low energy, heavy in the body, and we are preparing for the cleansing that is about to begin.  Often dysregulated nervous systems during this time might experience PMS symptoms, and physical pain. 

Overall. This is the basic Physiology of the female body going through a 28day cycle.

Women are basically flowing between 4 different and distinct states of mind every 7-10 days in a month. These states of mind are also connected to the tides of the oceans and the phases of the moon as the universal laws of nature.

Feminine Archetypes

The 4 Feminine Archetypes are also intertwined with the phases and govern each stage of the menstural cycle. 

During the Follicular Stage in your cycle you are high energy, ready to take on the world. Confidence is high, and running on masculine Sun energy. This Archetype is known as The Virgin/Wild woman. Not a virgin as understood in today’s society as an unwed, or unbedded woman, but a Virgin traditionally meant a woman who is free to make her own choices, including who to marry and who to bed 🙂

She is Wild, free, and most desirable because she cannot be tamed or controlled by others. This is also the Waxing Moon Phase.

Ovulation represents the archetype of The Mother. This state of being is the widely accepted archetype of what it means to be a woman, seen in most societies. As a woman, her sole purpose is to bare and raise children, tapping into a state of being as a nurturer, caretaker and healer. This is also the Full Moon Phase.

Now here comes the two least accepted archetypes, not only by society today, but also as individual women who are going through these states of being. This is where women feel shame, guilt, seperation, uselessness and lack of acceptance not only in society but within themselves as well, and how not seeing the whole of their being, can then lead into mental and emotional unbalanced states, and physiological problems due to repression and stagnation.

How many of you have found your period a burden in your life?

The Luteal stage represents The Witch/Enchantress archetype. The witch prepares you to shed and let go of all that no longer serves you from mental and emotional attachments and identifications, to physical stagnancies and beliefs of permanence.  Often the premenstrual symptoms of headaches, mood swings, irritability dread and shame are present here. This is also the Wanning Phase of the Moon.

This is because women are programmed by society to believe that their only job is to bare offspring. In this stage of the cycle, there is no more chance to create, as the egg is no longer viable, and therefore there is this subtle sense of “feeling useless” that manifests in the familiar “mood swings” stereotyped by society as the time a woman goes ”crazy and is pmsing”

Different women process the stage of loss of purpose differently, and express various levels of emotions.

However, this state of being is not about outward expression, but rather a time of inner reflection. This is the stage of a woman where you really become the feminine fluid darkness within. That sense of inner peace of surrender is born during this state, Here you arrive at yourself to process, integrate and understand you full being. Here you welcome the meaning of Acceptance.

The moment you accept, the Menstrual Stage begins. This is the Wise Woman/ The Crone. This is also a state of depletion and loss of potential new life and nutrients therefore the Crone has been for centuries understood as the haggard old woman or a spinster. However, in this archetypal principle and the true meaning of the Crone, it is a term used for the wisdom of an older woman, who has become a community leader. This is the time of the New Moon. A place of manifestatiion., of planting seeds toward a brighter path.

This stage has been seen in society as the loss of fertility, external beauty, activity and youth. But instead, this is the time where the body is undergoing deep detox, and detox represents in ayurveda the process of degeneration, cleansing, restarting and releasing.

During your menstrual cycle, you ought to slow down with physical activities and really nourish love and honor your body’s process to cleanse.

In a Nutshell…

Women are all four archetypes, however society has banished the acceptance of them all and therefore, women to survive begin to repress parts of themselves . These oppressions are then what calcifies in the physical body and separates you from the laws of nature. Going against the stream, forcing a behavior that doesn’t suit leads to not only mental and emotional blocks, but also physical forms of instability and discomfort, including fibroids, endometriosis, digestive issues, bloating, PMS, painful miserable periods and more.

Ayurveda has a comprehensive and complete understanding of how to reconnect with the subtle ways of being through nature, within yourself, and your everyday lifestyle.

Should you want more Information on how your individual constitution governs the stages, shifts and phases of your being, and what you can do to prepare, clear, re-align and reconnect, feel free to book an Ayurvedic Consultation.

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Ayurveda For The Mind

Ayurveda contains the knowledge of human existence on this planet. It teaches you not only diet and nutrition, yoga and meditation, but also wisdom and flexibility of mind. It teaches you how to understand this human life experience.

Most of the Western Education tends to separate and divide sciences into its own compartments and rarely bring into focus the wholesome representation of understanding our place in Nature.

Ayurveda has done just that. Beyond herbs and diet that help you prevent and cure diseases, Ayurveda aims to help you understand the Mind. To do this, this ancient wisdom of life explains how this world as you know it today came to being.

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Prevention, Awareness and Connection with Nature

Almost two years have gone since the World halted in its tracks and has worked to reinvent itself due to the war on COVID-19 Virus.

From many different perspectives, religions, beliefs, and politics, the conclusion about the current state of the world is that the direction we were headed, to put it boldly, was not sustainable for the planet and the survival of our human race. 

If anything, this virus has offered a moment of pause around the globe. A time to re-evaluate our goals, values, and purpose of our existence. Perhaps even understand that our human bio system can no longer sustain itself within the parameters of societal pressures and the ideals for power, and success.

How can a thing invisible to the eye wipe out the functioning of an entire planet? 

Let yourself ponder on this for a moment. 

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Daily Rituals; What’s in Your Morning Cup?

Ayurveda’s Daily Routine practice is called Dinacharya. It is a practice of rituals that align your body, mind, and spirit with the universal principles of life and nature.

When you align with the daily flow of nature you synch with your bio clock, and experience improved overall health, productivity, and creativity in your life. Human beings, like all other living things in this world, are responding to the movement of the Sun and Moon across the sky. Following the Sun cycle is what activates and stimulates particular organ functions in our bodies. The Sun anchors our ability for processing, metabolism and transformation, while aligning with the Moon, we align with the flow of being, through growth and repair.

Invite this awareness into your day and meet each day with intention.

According to Ayurveda, the optimal time to wake up is exactly 96 minutes before the Sun rises. This time is also known as Brahmi Muhurta, the purest force of energy. Waking in this hour cosmologically aligns and attunes you with the most pure and powerful energy for creation and transformation.

Sunrise over Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Becoming Aware of Habits and Change

How do you begin your day? What is your morning process? Your routine? Your habits that set you off to a healthy, productive, happy start of your day? Do you pay attention to the quality of routines that move you from moment to moment, day by day?

While you ponder on what type of routines you follow daily, let me ask you this? When did you realize you have created a habit?

Our entire existence is composed of sets of habits. Routines we follow daily, either be it your morning routine, your office work flow, your bedtime routine, and just even smaller sets of habits, of how you sit and hold your fork in a restaurant, how you read the news, the way you put on your shirt. Even your posture, body language, and the way you behave is a habit.

Habits run our lives. Without them, life would be tedious and very complicated. Habits are not part of your memory in the brain, in fact, they are instinctual. Like the apps in your phone, habits are programs stored in the oldest aspect of brain development, in charge of those primal animal instincts. 

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Mood Swings and Hormones

How much do you know about your own body’s internal functions? How often do you pay attention to internal cues?

It’s like driving a car. Most of us know how to drive, but have no idea how in fact the car works. Yes we do regularly put fuel, and occasionally add/change the oil, but often times we run the car to the ground, until it really breaks down when we finally take it to the mechanic. Often we hear the words “if you came sooner you could have avoided this now major problem”

Sounds familiar right? The way we treat our car is not much different than the way we treat our body, we use it for its basic needs and neglect its more complex functions. Not because we mean to, but rather from lack of awareness and understanding of the intricate ways our inner biology behaves.

Humans have been around for a few decades to say the least, and we still don’t quite grasp certain internal functions, such as the complete purpose of the Pineal gland, or the creation and function of Vitamin D hormone in our bodies. Yes. Vitamin D is in fact a hormone manufactured by the skin, the body’s largest organ, and an acting endocrine gland.

Most of us know the general parts of a car when looking under the hood.

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Why Do We Sleep?

The question of the century really, as even scientists are not a 100% sure. However, there are some very appealing reasons for sleep and not many to support lack of sleep.The question of the century really, as even scientists are not a 100% sure. However, there are some very appealing reasons for sleep and not many to support lack of sleep.

During my time in Bali last year, I met an amazing soul, a fellow yoga teacher, and a lover of mystical life. She regularly woke before the sun and started about her day of yoga, snorkeling and pranayama-meditation activities. I, on the other hand, enjoyed sleeping in to the very last possible second I could.

Amed, Bali, 2019

She would say, “sleep is a waste of time. It takes our time from experiencing life.” How much more can we accomplish simply if we can live our lives during those hours of sleep. She would even argue that perhaps during sleep, we are being taken in another dimension, where it changes our elemental being, and we then deal with the consequences of sleep in our waking hours. I always thought it is the reverse anyway, that while we sleep we deal with what we couldn’t during our waking hours.

A year ago in Morocco on the other hand, while embracing the man driven culture, my friend and coworker explained to me the importance of a man with purpose. He would go on to explain that sleep is for the purposeless. “If you have no purpose, a job, a direction, a way to show off to your family, then you sleep.” To me this sounds as though the act of sleep is a form of punishment. This didn’t sit right with me.

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Transform Vulnerabilities into Strengths through Tantra

Tantra is a tool to expand your limitations and boundaries beyond your current understanding. Born within the space of Buddhist Philosophy, Tantra was a fraught topic of the esoteric vehicle. It is the Arts of accelerating self and the world development of the Boddhisatva Path.

Through the practice of Tantra, one speeds the process of enlightenment, thus stripping away at the sense of attachment, idealism, and ego self .

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Gut Talks And Dis-Ease

“Undigested food in the body is the root cause of disease.”

The Ayurveda Encyclopedia

How long does it take for our awareness to kick in, before we begin respond to our body’s alerts in order to cure, shift, and resist an ailment?

We never really look at what it is we consume, and how the consumed is digesting before examining the aftermath of our symptoms that are causing dis-ease.

So if you look at your history and behavior with food you can, like a detective investigating a murder, uncover your own process of undigested food inside your intestines that has begun feeding the bad bacteria in the gut, thus allowing for toxin build up. In Ayurveda this toxin build up is known as Ama.

Once the toxins grow in your gut, the rest of your functions become compromised, starting with an overstimulated immune system, exaggerated adrenal functions, leading to respiratory challenges that compromise the oxygen amounts in the vital organs from which various elements create imbalance. Then, Ama begins moving, finding the weakest link in the system to settle into and grow. Further we ignore these internal occurrences, deeper the problem grows, until it begins manifesting as physical symptoms perceivable with the senses, of physical visual, and auditory form of pain, such as skin infections and inflammations, bone sensitivity and soreness, chest pains, muscle aches, headaches, and so on. 

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Is your Health in your Body or your Wallet?

Slightly overwhelmed to even begin this article, in attempt to shed a different perspective for those who are at least quietly at the edge of looking at the current matter from a semi-objective perspective.

I’ll begin with a few conversations I have had recently with various friends placed in different parts of the world currently. Their main concern is “ The world has gone mad, and I am stressing out because I can’t work and if I can’t work I can’ pay rent and bills.”

So I thought to myself… “really, that is what you are worried about? Money?”

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