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Conscious Birth, Menstruation & Menopause ~ Melissa Ambrosini Podcast

(Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart or TuneIn) “What if we stopped resenting “that time of the month”, and started celebrating it? What if we quit dreading menopause, and started honouring the wisdom it brings? And what if we could shift our views on childbirth from being a clinical, painful experience, to a deeply empowering rite of passage, one that allows…

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Menstrual Workplace Policy

(For the purpose of introducing this concept, I will be using language including words like woman and man and pronouns like she, he, and we, and I will be referring to menstruation and menopause as the experience of a woman.  My apologies if that upsets or disturbs anyone.  My mission here is to introduce this needed concept…

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With Woman Retreat 2018

On 7-9 December, over the Dark and then New Moon, I with five Sisters from the School of Shamanic Womancraft, Sequoia Krop Rachel Reed Jessie Johnson-Cash Marie-Louise Lapere & Judy Mort held the first With Woman Retreat for birth workers, in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. (The next one in Australia is planned for December 2019…

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The Connection Between Menarche and Childbirth

From one rite to the next… The connection between a woman’s experience of menarche and therefore what she takes with her to her experience of childbirth, is not often taken into account. Knowing of this inherent connection can enhance a woman’s attention to her life journey, as a whole, rather than simply her experience of…

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‘I Work For the Goddess’ Award

Jane Hardwicke Collings wearing her lunary, envisoned by Anique Radiant Heart. The lunary presented to Jane at the Goddess Conference was designed and made by Jann James At the Australian Goddess Conference I received an award! THE TEMPLE OF THE GLOBAL GODDESS “I WORK FOR THE GODDESS” AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE From the Australian Goddess Conference website: There…

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Waratah Project Research Report

I’m just back from the Australian Goddess Conference held in Sydney this month, where I gave two presentations – following is an excerpt from the second one. * * * The Waratah Project is compiling its findings from the data collected from over 3500 women about their experiences of menarche, menstruation and menopause.  We are in the…

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The Bleeding Obvious

I’m just back from the Australian Goddess Conference held in Sydney this month, where I gave two presentations – following is an excerpt from the first one. * * * The menstrual cycle as an ‘entity’ is screaming for attention…. Are we paying attention? The menstrual cycle is the ‘barometer of our wellbeing’, so what…

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Operation Gentle Birth

I call myself an Agent of the Goddess, and what that means to me is that I am on assignment, carrying out missions for the greater good. Decades ago I drew myself a mission mud map (see above). It held all the places that I felt could be places for positive intervention to shift the…

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Great Great Great Grandchildren Dreaming: Live Call Recorded

Image used with permission and with thanks: ‘Grand-Mere-Chamane’ by Caroline Maniere (carolinemaniere.com)   Taking Responsibility, Seeding the Future Be the Change Now New Moon: January 17, 2018 at 1.17pm (AEDT) On the New Moon January 17, 2018 at 1.17 pm AEDT, we journeyed to meet the Great Great Great Grandchildren – to receive from them information about…

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