I started drafting this post a few weeks back, after finding this post-it note on the laptop one morning. It reminded me why I love working with Deborah, who's hosting all the Wild Women Do Wellness sessions on our retreat in Marrakech.
This is what creative collaboration looks like, when you collaborate with a wild sister – a woman who just gets who you are and what you do, fast.
Sheer transparency. Trust. Authenticity. Feminine energy in a business space.
How did we start a business meeting, who's action list looked like this?!
Me: "Debs, it's a Full Moon on Saturday...is this really the best time to launch?"
Debs: "Let's feel it, together, on Monday. We'll know. Oh, and by the way, there's a womb blessing on Saturday, and a global meditation for women we can do together."
Me: "I'm ovulating on Monday, so..."
Me: "I can't believe I just said that, and you got it!"
Of course, she got it, because it was Deborah, with all her holistic, mind-body-spirit work and wisdom.
In our business calls, she'd keep asking, "what stage are you in your menstrual cycle?", if my energy was low or I was feeling off-kilter with myself (or the world). I kept thinking, "What's that got to do with anything, I'm not PMT this week?!".
Until, I started to get curious, about how the moon and menstruation, can impact our energy levels, and impact our business.
I'll admit, I'd actually forgotten that our natural cycle is 28 days in total (not just the cranky PMT days or bleed that follows), and that our bodies are doing smart things during the full cycle!
Even smart women can forget what is happening in our bodies because we're so focused on taking care of everyone else, and 'taking care of business', that we are disconnected from our deeper, mind-body-spirit connection and inner reality.
"We are human beings, not doings", my good friend Emma wrote to me recently. Don't you love it when you have women in your friendship circle who remind you of the good stuff in conversations too?
After some searching of moon and menstruation cycles (thank you Dr Christiane Northrup MD!), I finally could understand how the moon and menstruation cycles might impact my business "doing" and my womanly "being", all month round. If my body is effected then of course my business energy may be impacted too.
Even though I'm an advocate of women's wellness in my coaching work with women entrepreneurs, I was almost embarrassed I'd forgotten to factor in such natural cycles of our beings with my own business planning cycles and doing.
Now that I'm fully aware once again just how important it is for women creators and entrepreneurs to acknowledge we are cyclical beings, in tune with our own nature and nature herself – I'll ensure ALL my women clients are mindful to take time to rest, when they can predict they'll need it most in their monthly schedule.
Collaborating with Deborah on our Relax, Reconnect and Reawaken Your Wild retreat in Marrakech, has reminded me so much that the body and spirit can't be left out of our business planning.
We're certainly putting more emphasis on the relaxation and reconnection to our deeper self in this experience, because that's where soul-centred creation and living can really start.