Red Girl (Mid Girl & Menarche) Passages –buy here
How many girls are taught that their menstruation is her power? How would your relationship to your cycle have been different if you had been celebrated at menarche? What if society was set up to support women living by their cycle instead of encouraging us to ignore it, medicate it and carry on as normal? What if girls that were celebrated at menarche grew up to be women who loved their wombs, who celebrated each bleed and honoured their cycle, who birthed naturally, who walked into their menopause journey with power?
It is my belief that together we can create a new culture that sees womens rites of passage as our birthright, that honours our cycle, supports womens choices when they come to birth and offers alternatives to medicating our hormones!
How can we create this new pattern? By starting with ourselves, going back, healing our inner red girl, celebrating her menarche, giving her the ceremony she needed/wished for, listening to our body wisdom and our cycles and supporting one another! By recovering and initiating ourselves we can hold our daughters and sons in wisdom and strength.
I will lead you through these two thresholds, tenderly holding and guiding your mid girl and menarche girl, as we create space for healing. You can take your time to go through the work at your own pace, there is no “Start or End” …women are free to join at any time once the teachings are ‘open’!
Re-write your “her story” through self enquiry work, so you can connect to and access your inner girl, what her needs might have been had she been invited to be held and witnessed by her loved ones, through journalling, cycle charting, moon connection, meditation and craft work.
I will be encouraging participants to pair up and create regular listening partnerships to reflect on the journey, and if requested a facebook group maybe set up for support. I am also available to be booked for one to one support sessions at £30 per hour.
I will guide you though creating a ceremony/ritual to honour your first menstruation in the way you may have liked it to have been honoured as a young woman. This rite of passage is often not celebrated and the majority of us were not welcomed as women. Why do this work you may wonder…well perhaps the reasons listed on my blog post may answer that?
or watch my video here-
PDFs of self enquiry work and craft activities
Meditations & Journeys
Making a medicine bag
Cycle charting information
Creating your ceremony
Suggested further reading
I advise taking at least 2 months working through this package – but you are free to work through it at your own pace.
There will be daily journalling questions (just a few minutes each day), meditations and visualisations to connect to your inner girl, healing practices and beautiful crafts to be made!
“How a girl crosses the menarche can cast a long shadow over her menstruating years. It can affect her experience of menstruation each month and how her life journey might play out. Approaching it as a truly special, even sacred moment can ensure that this ‘long shadow’ is beneficent and empowering.” – Alexandra Pope, The Women’s Quest.
At menarche a woman enters her power
Through menstruation she practices her power
At menopause she becomes her power
~ Native American proverb ~
Once paid for you will receive a confirmation email and a password to the online teaching page with all the resources.
Feedback from women who have worked with Rachael-
Rachael goes above and beyond what you might expect, she gives and gives so much…. information, holding and awareness of the process. She is truly someone who walks her talk and guides women to rebirth themselves anew. These initiations are so needed, so powerful and so transforming. Thank you Rachael for the work you give to the world.
I had connected with Rachael previously on one of the Mother and Daughter camps. I experienced the care given to celebrating my daughter’s own rise towards womanhood and when the opportunity arose to receive similar nourishment from them myself through a catch up ceremony, I jumped at the chance to do so, knowing I could rely on her capable leadership. On the day, after working on the preparation materials provided, I was ready to receive exactly what I asked for and they gave and gave. It was definitely emotional and has been subsequently energising. Today I know I have shifted my family’s balance towards a thriving womanhood for future generations. I would recommend an honouring the menarche ceremony for girls or catchup for women to anyone who desires to honour who they are in a safe space, held with sensitive expertise and dedicated vision.
This is a wonderful journey for women, I was so empowered when I first did this amazing work I did it a second time to go deeper. Rachael gives such caring guidance and is such a wealth of knowledge of all women’s wisdom. I can’t recommend it enough.
Recommended full heartedly … amazing and full of information and love and joy xxxxxx
‘Such a deeply heartfelt and magical ceremony. I was fearful that it would be painful, but discovered it to be a beautiful, tender experience that re-connected me to my maiden self in an unexpectedly joyful and empowering way. Rachael held this ceremony with such love, witnessing every woman in the circle with deep caring. And it was so moving to honour and be honoured by all the other women. For the first time in my life I am feeling the power and wisdom of my menstrual cycle!’
‘I’ve grown and changed in such positive ways this year, I feel more empowered and on my path’
‘Rachael holds the circle in such a special way….it’s been a transformational year!’
‘There was such emotional support, Rachael is sensitive and compassionate to our personal journeys’
‘It was great to have the space to share our experiences and developments – rather like a healing group!’