Women have always been deeply connected to the earth, and to the wisdom of nature.
Through her menstrual cycle, she is connected to the cycles around her, such as, the seasons, the moon phases, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the cycle of life and death.
Once upon a time, this wisdom, this understanding of the mysteries of life, were passed down from woman to woman, from mother to daughter, but over the centuries things began to change.
These, once revered, cycles that were honoured as a circle, began to be seen as inferior to a line.
The circle that had no beginning, or no end, and no hierarchy, was replaced with the line that had a bottom and a top, and a superior and inferior position.
The mysteries and connection to the earth began to be rejected. Intuition, emotions, and healing were ridiculed.