Menarche

redmoonWhen a young woman comes to her first blood, it is my wish that she be enveloped in the loving arms of a welcoming circle of those who have come before her. This, possibly her first introduction to the blood mysteries of women, should be honored for the sacred rite that it is. She is the guest of honor and the initiate of great lessons to come. If our girls are welcomed into the rites of womanhood with ceremony, perhaps they will carry on a legacy much different than our own.

 “How might your life have been different if there had been a place for you? A place for you to go…
a place of women, to help you learn the ways of women…

a place where you were nurtured from an ancient flow
sustaining you and steadying you as you sought to become your self,
A place of women to help you find and trust
the ancient flow already there within yourself…
waiting to be released…
A place of women….
How might your life be different?”
~Judith Duerk