#22 Tutu in Blue - Ovulatory

every phase #22 - ovulatory - the 6th cycle

tutu in blue

on the subject of

understanding art: some will

some won't, so what? next!

The playful, social & fearless phase -- ovulation.

I've written before about the fearlessness of the ovulatory phase.  Another way to look at fear is through the lens of winning approval from others, or 'auditioning'.  I was a ballerina for 14 years so I have explored this culture, and aspects of these ideas pretty deeply through my art--specifically my ballet series galleries.  Now that I have healed from a lot of that experience, I felt like pulling out the tutu and laying out in the sun for this blooming cyanotype.

The kind of 'auditioning' I'm referencing isn't the truthful and in-reality kind where you know you are more than this part, role, job, whatever you're trying out for whether you get it or not.  I'm talking about auditioning where you define who you are from outside yourself, granting all of the external to tell you who you are, instead of accepting the reality that only you can define you, and looking inward to become a source unto yourself.

When you live from the outside in, otherwise known as the conditional life, needing people to 'get it' or be a certain way for you to feel comfortable, you have no power or sustainability.

When you don't need others to be a certain way for you to be happy, you become a source unto yourself in all areas, and sovereign.  Truly free and able to help others because you are standing in unlimited power--a sustainable free source of it.

Getting out of denial and looking at how things really are for me, and integrating that, instead of making them have to fit a certain 'mold' for me to be happy, has been a large component of my continued healing.  Now I'm not saying that others don't have an impact on my life, but the truth of the matter is they can't take away my free will, and I couldn't give it up if I tried.

I've included a fitting reminder below and one of my favorite quotes that can be applied to a diversity of subjects (especially art), but in particular the current climate:

some will, some won't, so what? next!

When things you care about are threatened and you fear their loss, remember the things that really matter in your life no one can ever take away from you:

1)Your sovereignty

2) Your free will

3) Your faith

Key Supplement for the Ovulatory Phase

DIM stands for 3,3′-diindolylmethane, and it is a powerful health-promoting compound derived from cruciferous vegetables. One of its key functions in the body is to help moderate and enhance estrogen metabolism. In other words, it helps the body efficiently process and eliminate used-up estrogen, which is important during the ovulatory phase when estrogen is high.  

Estrogen dominance is a condition in which levels of estrogen are high relative to the amount of progesterone in the body, and it is one of the most common conditions in women with hormone imbalances and period problems. The liver is the body’s main organ of elimination and it processes and eliminates excess estrogen. DIM helps the liver do its job more effectively, which helps prevent estrogen dominance and related symptoms like acne, PMS, and heavy or irregular periods. Research also suggests that DIM may help protect against certain estrogen-fuelled cancers.  

DIM is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, and rutabaga, and prioritizing these foods in the diet is profoundly good for hormone health and overall health. DIM can be taken as a supplement as well, and it may be especially beneficial to take as a  supplement during ovulation, when the liver is working hard to eliminate the high volume of estrogen produced during this time. Like all the phase-based supplements I recommend, there is no wrong time to take DIM, but you may get the most benefit by taking it during the three or four days in the middle of your cycle when ovulation occurs. 

*Info above from floliving.com

More info on the Ovulatory phase here

More info on infradian rhythm + hormonal health: Womancode + In the flo