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Why Is Menstruation Powerful

by DeAnna L’am In order to birth Life, we must first Menstruate!

In native cultures Menstruation was known as the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest

In native cultures Menstruation was considered a time when women have access to the Divine

In native cultures Women had special places to go to when they Flowed: Moon Huts, Moon Lodges, Red Tents.

It was understood that when a woman bleeds she is in a heightened state, and cannot be bothered with everyday tasks! In native cultures

Women spent their bleeding days in Moon Lodges talking, crafting, resting, dreaming, laughing, crying, napping, chatting, being quiet, simply having time-off to re-charge their batteries!

In native cultures Women in Moon Lodges dreamed prophesies for their tribes

In native cultures People brought questions to the bleeding women: From personal matters, to elders asking whether to wage war… The answers that Bleeding Women received in dreams, were followed with reverence!

In today’s cultures Most women have nowhere to go to when they bleed, most women act as if their bleeding time is no different than any other time, most women don’t rest or renew their energy when they bleed, most women don’t talk about what they need when they bleed, many women think their blood is gross… What’s wrong with this picture??? YOU now know what’s wrong with this picture, so make your own picture, instead!!!

Excerpt from A Diva’s Guide to Getting Your Period – A hip, artsy, full-color, empowering booklet for Tween & Teen girls, by DeAnna L’am, Art by Jessica Jarman-Hayes, © 2011-2012,

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DeAnna L’am, (B.A.) speaker, coach, and trainer, is author of Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood and A Diva’s guide to Getting Your Period. She is founder of Red Moon School of Empowerment for Women & Girls™. Her pioneering work has been transforming women’s & girls’ lives around the world, for over 20 years. DeAnna helps women & girls love themselves unconditionally! She specializes in helping women make peace with their cycle, instructs Moms in the art of welcoming girls to empowered womanhood, and trains women to hold RED TENTS in their communities. Visit her at:

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