This is a special transition from girl to young woman as the menstrual cycle begins.
Ceremony helps us to counter old cultural views that saw the monthly cycle as a “curse” or something to be hidden and helps us to re-establish the value of this natural life change as a blessing of the divine feminine and a beautiful service to our planet.
Twenty-one is often known as “the key to the door” but what doorway does it truly represent? Ancient knowledge appreciates that the human development journey unfolds through cycles of 7 years.
The first 3 cycles represent the growth and development of the body, the emotions and the mind, culminating into a cohesive structure at age 21 … thus the true doorway to autonomy and adulthood. Bringing ceremony to this transition helps to release limiting dependence upon others, while strengthening the sense of self-responsibility for life’s unfolding journey.
Forty-nine is the seventh seven … another important point in the human development journey. This represents the turning point between the great in-breath where we gather what has been learnt from all our experiences, and the great out-breath where we give service back to the world around us from the wisdom we have gathered.
This ceremony helps us to harvest the 7 cycles of 7, separating what we wish to take forward from that we would like to release. A special life-affirming ceremony that fortifies us and brings clarity to our entry into the Age of Wisdom.
Menopause is another special transition from women to crone. Countering old cultural views that have made women feel worthless and ugly, this ceremony is important to reclaim the important potential of this doorway of transition.
Crone had the ancient meaning of “crowned one” and referred to the higher connection to the wisdom of the cosmos that was available to women once they had completed their service to the planet through the menstrual cycle. The use of ceremony is important for empowering each crone’s intention to walk this higher path of service.