Conscious Fertility is the state of oneness with universal creativity and abundance. When we are fertile, we are ripe with infinite creative possibilities, including access to divine guidance, dreams, creative visions, and sexual health. Maintaining and nourishing our reproductive and endocrine systems leads to optimal fertility and enhanced vitality of the body, mind, heart, and spirit. Women and men both gain increased health, creativity, and sensuality from tonifying their fertile energy.
A balanced and healthy fertility leads to greater self awareness and the ability to consciously understand one's fertility to be able to avoid pregnancy or consciously conceive. Fertility is not simply the ability to conceive a child, it is the openness to possibility and the healthy flow and function of the bodies cyclical energies. The healthy reproductive and endocrine systems contribute to whole body health, energy, and emotional balance, and whether or not one plans to have a child, maintaining healthy fertility increase overall vitality and longevity.
Conscious Fertility is knowing your cycles and consciously reading your signs of fertility to know your daily fertility rhythms and where you are in your cycle. There are many signs of fertility in a woman, including changes in your basal body temperature, cervical mucus, and cervical position to assess where one is in the monthly cycle and whether one is fertile, infertile, or possible fertile. The Fertility Awareness Method is a great system to study to learn all about the female fertility cycles and how to keep track and read your fertility signals.
An excellent tool available is fertility microscopes, a lipstick sized microscope to track your fertility signals. Simply lick the small glass piece and look at the patterns in your saliva once it has dried. The saliva and cervical fluid both change together during the fertile cycle, and when a woman is fertile the dried saliva creates a visible ferning pattern in the microscope. When a woman is not fertile there is not a pattern in the fluid. This is a small easy tool that is inexpensive and will last for years, and is invaluable in letting a woman know where she is in her cycle within five minutes.
A research project at Stanford University women revealed that less than 30% of the polled women knew when they were fertile. The fact is that women are only fertile for a few days each menstrual cycle. Through accurate identification you can use this knowledge to achieve or avoid pregnancy. You can also recognize your body's own unique and individual patterns of health, emotions, and symptoms corresponding to cyclical changes in fertility.
Fertility cycles are influenced by light. In pre-industrialized times, without artificial lights, women would all bleed together at the New Moon and ovulate at the Full Moon. The increased light from the Full Moon induces ovulation through the light sensitivity of the pituitary and pineal glands. The pineal gland produces more melatonin when it is dark. Melatonin depresses the functions of the gonads, thus decreases fertility. You can induce ovulation through the practice of Lunaception by sleeping in total dark for all of the month, except the 3 days of the Full Moon sleep with no curtains in the light of the moon. This is an effective way to regulate menstrual cycles and ovulation timing.
Fertility can be enhanced through nutrition, herbs, exercise, meditation, gentle bodywork, and visualization. Healthy fat and cholesterol is an essential component of a fertility diet. Cholesterol is the precursor to all hormone production in the body. Excellent sources of healthy fats is butter and dairy from pastured grass-fed animals, pastured eggs, wild Alaskan salmon, and raw organic coconut oil. Cutting out sugar, caffeine, and soy products can also increase the health of the endocrine system, reduce symptoms of menopause & PMS, and regulate fertility. There are many herbs to increase fertility including red clover, nettles, red raspberry leaf, and dong quai for women, and also ginseng, saw palmetto, fo ti, damiana, and maca for men. There are many effective and natural non-pharmaceutical fertility enhancements for both men and women. Find a local herbalist or natural health practitioner to assist you in adding effective herbal brews and nutrition to your lifestyle.
Conscious fertility is for all women to recognize and honor your cycles for personal achievement, creative focus, emotional health, as well as to achieve or avoid pregnancy. Understanding your place in your cycle provides insight on possibility of conception, as well as where to focus your creative energy in your life, work, and relationships. Conscious Fertility is an essential tool in taking control of your body and health.
Know thy cycles and harness your creative power!
"Female shamanism is based in the blood cycle."
- Vicki Noble
The blood mysteries are the sacred rites of passage in women’s sexual life cycle. The biological and psycho-spiritual changes of menarche, menstruation, pregnancy, birth, and menopause bestow feminine wisdom, spiritual and physical health, and sexual empowerment through the body. Women healers have long honored the sacred feminine healing powers of the Blood Mysteries, as sacred and powerful life transformations.
The blood mysteries are the catalysts for evolutionary feminine transformation on multidimensional levels of being. Women experience physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and spiritual changes through these rites of passage. Women are more easily able to access the spirit world through dreams, intuition, and trance during the times of menstruation, birth, and sex. This altered state of consciousness can facilitate healing, wisdom, and transformation.
Sexuality and spirituality are deeply interconnected, and ecstatic consciousness is a portal to the personally touch the divine nature of the universe. Ecstasy is a natural state that can be reached through meditation, dance, bodywork, music, drumming, and ritual, as well as through sacred sexuality and the Blood Mysteries.
It is within these these three natural states of bio-energetic transformation that a women is more open to spiritual awakening. During these times, the endocrine system creates powerful changes the body, including changes in the pineal gland and activity. Through menstruation, fertility, birth, and sacred sexuality, women naturally access the ecstatic states for divine love and healing transformation.
When our cycles our interfered with through medical, pharmaceutical, and toxic practices, women lose the ability to access their Sacred Feminine spiritual expansion and lose physical vitality and health. There is a cultural attack upon women's mysteries beginning with the shame and manipulation of menarche and menstruation.
Our culture today systemically attacks every stage of a woman's sexual cycle. Through PMS, toxic menstrual products, and pain relieving medications as well as shame inducing corporate media and advertising young girls and women are brainwashed to resent and hide their moon-cycles. The natural cyclical wisdom of fertility is manipulated through birth control pills, implanted contraceptives, and female sterilization. The powerful experience of childbirth is controlled through pharmaceuticals, anesthesia, and interventions in childbirth. The wisdom of the wise woman is lost due to the epidemic of hysterectomies and hormone replacement therapy.
It is time to honor, celebrate, and experience the Sacred Feminine Mysteries of the Womb once again! To teach our children to honor their bodies, to hold sexuality as sacred, and not manipulate their reproductive systems. To keep our wombs intact, to track our natural fertility cycles, to celebrate our moon-blood as healing elixir of life, childbirth as a shamanic rite of passage, and the integrity of the female body and spirit.
Women’s cycles are a deep source of connection to nature. The menstrual cycle is guided by the moon; the lunar cycles influence the tides of the oceans and women’s wombs. We experience the cycles of nature physically every day, the cycle of the day and night, the moon cycle, the solar cycle of the seasons, and we experience natural cycles within our bodies, the lifecycle, dreamcycles, the menstrual cycle, and the birth cycle.
All of nature flows in cycles. Following the cycles of the sun and moon give us understanding of the ebb and flow of our inner cycles. Consciously connecting with the elements of earth, air, fire, and water create a practice of healthy balance and intimate trust in nature. Feeling the vibrational nature of all life from the celestial sky to the millions of cells in our bodies guides us to awareness of the infinite nature of life and the expanses of the soul.
Open your awareness to the beauty and perfection of the cycles of life mirrored in nature and our bodies. Celebrate the feminine rites of passage. May we remember our integral nature and strength to reclaim our inner codes of ecstatic consciousness, spiritual transformation, and sacred healing.