Honouring the Celebration of Menopause

Life begins with the union of the divine spirit and the infinitesimal physical. This union evolves as the Soul Being becomes whole, with astral, physical and mental bodies merging and combining to create the most fascinating creature to walk on this planet.

The birth of this Life Being is celebrated and rejoiced, and as this Being transitions through birthdays, achievements, milestones, puberty, adolescence and adulthood, celebrations of Life are many and varied. First job, first car, first well-paying job, first decent boyfriend, engagement, wedding, pregnancy, motherhood and so on.

These life celebrations are symbolic of the transitions of Life: the end of one cycle and transition into another—infancy into childhood, childhood into puberty and puberty into adulthood. But the celebrations in Western society tend to end when this Life Being reaches middle age, when The Change of Life begins when the first signs of the Wise Woman start to appear and she is branded as “menopausal”.

As the celebrations end, the silence and darkness begin. This Life Being is alone, empty and left feeling wronged, broken and without direction.

The previous celebrations of growth and succulence are left behind as this transition is viewed as a disease, a loss, a withering.

To view this time of transition through the eyes of Western medicine is to view The Change of Life as a disorder of the hormones which need to be corrected to alleviate symptoms.

Instead, if we honour this growth cycle, and respect and appreciate the wisdom and healing of Mother Nature, of the invisible Spiritual Being within, we can re-capture this essence, this vitality and vigour and ride her through the transition into the Wise Woman years.

About The Author

Leonie Satori

Naturopath and Herbalist Leonie is passionate about women’s health, especially perimenopause and all that midlife encompasses for women - anxiety, gut health and hormones. Her holistic and down-to-earth approach to well-being incorporates wisdom from traditional healing practices, including Western herbal medicine and Ayurveda plus over a decade of clinical experience. In her free time, you’ll find Leonie bush-walking, gardening and living life slowly.

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