I was so happy to see Morghannah and her new baby girl, Lotus. It was Morghannah’s first time back since we did a Blessingway (which was precious) for her and the birth of her daughter at our October Red Tent. And it was Lotus’ first time to a Red Tent outside of her mom’s belly. She’s such a little sweetie pie.
One of the moms is in a mother-daughter group and had been wanting to bring some content and meaning around this topic for their girls. Here’s a bit of what she wrote to her group about the experience. So glad others find value in these events!
The Moonday gathering was absolutely lovely! Coral was a bit nervous (as was I) not knowing what to expect. We gathered at Soma Space. If you are not familiar, it is really nicely decorated in golds and reds with beautiful fabrics all throughout. It's a very cozy and safe space.
Everyone was invited to bring something special to place on the altar. We were "cleansed" with a sage smudge stick and given a candle to place on the altar in silence. We opened the circle by honoring the four directions. We sang a song together to lift our collective vibration.
Susan, who began these Red Tent gatherings, was inspired by the book The Red Tent. She said after that book came out many women recognized the importance of honoring our cycles and the divine feminine within each of us. She hopes to open a brick and mortar women's center by next year.
She spoke quite a bit about how when you get your period you begin a chapter in your life that is cyclic, much like the cycle of the moon and the seasons. We went around the circle and spoke about our thoughts and feelings in regards to menstruation and our mothers. The daughters introduced themselves, stated their age, and spoke about their relationship to their moms. Lastly, those girls who had their periods spoke about their feelings towards it.
It was a safe space for sharing. I found it empowering for all the girls and educational for Coral. It's really important to me that Coral has a positive experience moving into this chapter of her life and I think this is one way I can support her. This was not my experience growing up and I intend to help shift this for my girl, to remove the stigma attached to this natural, life-giving process in our beautiful bodies!”