Part 2 of 13 Since we are dealing with the critic this month we thought we’d practice the ally of softness, and what that means is being kinder and more gentle with yourself. We’d recommend that you give yourself a break from harsh self commentary all month along, but particularly in the premenstruum. And also luxuriate in physical softness: soft cushions and duvets (doonas to you Australians reading this!) or being held in the soft arms of another. It’s particularly crucial to be softer with yourself as you get closer to and at menstruation, in fact it’s an imperative. Tough regimes can be good or necessary at times but in this moment they work against the exquisite subtlety and intimacy that is possible at menstruation. So abandon the regimes and give in to the luxurious luxury of softness, metaphorical or literal!
Suggestions for calling in the ally:
And conveniently, the power card for this month is Generosity. We always pick the cards at random, so it does look like the Universe is rather conspiring on this softness agenda! Read about it here.
What is your relationship to softness? What is softness teaching you?Let us know in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you