‘The Menstrual Cycle process, when consciously engaged with, is a Spiritual Practice. The Original Spiritual Practice.‘
In this WILD podcast, I interview Alexandra Pope on her latest co-authored book WILD POWER.
Alexandra generously shares the essence of the book;
that the Menstrual Cycle process, when consciously engaged with, is a Spiritual Practice.
The Original Spiritual Practice.
She then takes us behind the scenes of how the book came to Be, and shares how her post-menopausal wisdom combined with Sjane’s menstrual cycle underpinned and informed their Creative process.
We also discuss 3 practices that give us access into our Temple of Wild Power!
Co-Founder, Red School
At thirty one Alexandra was seized by the most outrageous menstrual pain that was to return for 3-4 days each menstrual month. In an attempt to heal her body she decided to give space to menstruation whenever she could and feel into the pain rather than take drugs.
It was profoundly challenging but in the wake of that pain came revelation and importantly healing. Her perception of menstruation radically altered she began sharing with other women in workshops and her psychotherapy practice what she was discovering about the psychological and spiritual forces of the female body.
The more she taught the more she learnt. Women’s stories held the gold. When she stopped to listen, to follow the natural impulse of the cycle, it was as though a whole new world, a new cosmology revealed itself. The feminine cosmology, the power of menstruality.