Womb: the organ in the lower body of a woman or female mammal where offspring are conceived and in which they gestate before birth; the uterus.
Womb: (uterus) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus. The corpus is made up of two layers of tissue. In women of childbearing age, the inner layer of the uterus (endometrium) goes through a series of monthly changes known as the menstrual cycle.
Each month, endometrial tissue grows and thickens in preparation to receive a fertilized egg. Menstruation occurs when this tissue is not used, disintegrates, and passes out through the vagina. The outer layer of the corpus (myometrium) is muscular tissue that expands during pregnancy to hold the growing fetus and contracts during labor to deliver the child.
The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus (the womb). It is the tissue that is shed each month when women menstruate.
This tissue is our connection to ancient serpent medicine! Woman is deeply intertwined with the shedding process, just as a snake is cyclical, so is a female. This delineation of female reproductive energy is what also brings forth life!
Estrogen causes the lining to grow and thicken to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. If pregnancy does not occur, estrogen and progesterone levels decrease. The decrease in progesterone triggers menstruation, or shedding of the lining. Once the lining is completely shed, a new menstrual cycle begins.
The endometrium is the tissue lining the inner cavity of the uterus (or womb). The uterus, a hollow organ about the size and shape of a pear, is found in a woman's pelvic region and is the organ where the fetus grows until birth. The upper part of the uterus is called the corpus; the lower, narrower part of the uterus is called the cervix. The cervix is the opening between the uterus and the vagina. The outer layer of the uterus is called the myometrium. The myometrium is thick and composed of strong muscles. These muscles contract during labor to push out the baby.
In developed countries, uterine cancer is the most common cancer of the female genital tract. In the United States, uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. Uterine cancer occurs in women of reproductive age and older. About one-quarter of cases occur before menopause, but the disease is most often diagnosed in women in their 50s or 60s.
As a Maiden, you’re cycle begins when you begin bleeding. You join the Womb carrier’s as “She who bleeds with the Moon!” As an elder, when you stop bleeding, you become “She who holds Her blood!”
As wombyn get older they shed over and over again connecting to the ancient cycles of She... whether she is aware of it or not. When a wombyn begins to miss a cycle she begins the road to Eldership. When a wombyn does not bleed for a whole year (13 Moons) then crosses over the threshold of the next Moon, She becomes a “Woman of the 14th Moon!”
The honoring of these thresholds ceremonies has been forgotten and are obviously seen as faux paux in our culture. We’re not supposed to talk about or see the blood... its taboo, if you will. There are so many odd stigmas to our bleeding cycle when “mooning” is perhaps the greatest mystery of being a woman! Over the hundreds of years, as women’s power diminished, and we have forgotten the power of woman, we have suffered from disconnection. The threshold ceremonies have stopped. However, some Sacred women have brought back these powerful periods of a woman’s life and have begun to honor woman again!
After much study and right brain, dream time and ceremonial acceptance of these teachings, I feel strongly that over the centuries women have disconnected their Mother lineage from the Earth! But how is this possible?
When a woman is connected to Her cycle she knows when it will arrive. She tracks it. She feels it. She prepares for it. What if She celebrated it? What if she rejoiced at the many messages of her body’s sensations...the rush of crown energy and the lower back pain, tender breasts, tiredness... the preparation signals to begin to soften into rest and dream time.... these signs that would allow her blood to come and to re unify her biological information directly with Mother Earth? What would that look like?
Her womb would be tender and then the visible signs of red would come, showing her the endometrial skin was shedding from her womb. She then could take her sacred fluid outside to a flower garden or private area in Nature to connect and re-member Her Mother lineage, once again, to the planet.
Just think. How many hundreds of years has it been since your Mother’s lineage has been offered to the planet? How long has it been since your ancestral information has been given in ceremonial connection to the Earth? How many moons has it been since your Mother lineage and mitochondrial DNA has been given to soil of, Mother Earth, Terra, Gaia?
Know this...when you re-member you are fulfilling prophecy! You will be reuniting with her ancestral mtDNA and you will become, “Wombyn Remembered!”
More to come on this...
By Angela Jeanne Rose Heart