I am post-menopausal. How do I fit in?

September 16, 2019

I am post-menopausal. How do I fit in?

Q&A with Suz

QUESTION: I am post-menopausal, a "Bloodkeeper" as you call it in your book. "The Lover" Muse (of your 4s4w 13 Muses) talks a lot about fertility and approaching Ovulation. How do I fit in here?
-Linda, UK

ANSWER: As a female, your body knows the energy of this phase in the cycle blueprint very well. Romantically, you may still feel the attraction toward another, but sexually, you probably don't feel _as_ stimulated as you once did. That's because estrogen and testosterone are basically "party girl" chemicals and when they drop at menopause, so does the _high_ desire you once experienced. The good news is that the dumb things you did when you were on reproductive-cycle-amounts of estrogen and testosterone are then, after menopause, replaced by high amounts of better decision-making and a more balanced approach to relationships and leadership. Because here's the thing: The infinite _Creation_ power of the Feminine, possibly the most potent energy in the Universe, revs up Her game within you at this time. You're not done yet because She's not going anywhere. Your powerful Feminine is your bigger, clearer guide to your ongoing vast _potential_ as she continues moving forward in her no-longer (or never was) reproductive body. This creative power is beyond-measurable fuel!

So, in other words, for reproductive-age women, this Creation fuel powers not only their projects and leadership but their monthly reproductive machines, with _Ovulation_ being the Queen Bee of Potential. Once you become a Bloodkeeper, you lose the ability to produce children, but that same enormous amount of Creation energy points _all_ of its resources toward the workings of your _purpose_, your medicine for the planet, supporting your global contributions and legacy. Whether the potential is inspired by Ovulation, or whether it is inspired by Experience, this juncture in the female cycle blueprint gives us all the opportunity to take a good look at the potential of our futures and how we'd like to mold them. This part of the cycle holds us accountable to the question of whether we've followed through and taken action on the things we thought we wanted to take action on. Each month we have the chance to consciously decide what to manifest, what to put on hold, or what to decide against.

If you'll tap into your lunar rhythm by following a mindful daily tracking practice that begins with the New Moon, you'll most likely be surprised when you discover that your natural body rhythm, indeed, still has a pattern. Anyhow, think about it: after menopause, you don't stop being a woman. I contend that our female bodies are wired to support a dominantly lunar-rhythmic body from the time we're born until the time we die. And it is my guess that trans women were beckoned to become who they really are by the pull of that same dominant lunar-rhythm.

During this phase right before the Full Moon, consider the story of Ovulation to be your metaphor and monthly timing for bringing important projects to fruition and stepping more clearly into the truth of who you are. Exciting!

And one last, important thing: Once you begin to trust your repeating pattern, those sexual sparks might very well begin to wake up what you thought was finished. Many of my post-menopausal friends who track their monthly rhythms are regular participators in the art of fine sexual experiences, indulging their fantasies and satisfying their needs.




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