Every month, the Deep Luteal Inner Critic illuminates what you may have glossed over in high-flying Ovulation. You get the chance to withdraw and see things from a different perspective - things you may love can even feel cumbersome. As difficult as this might feel, I like to think of this as the antidote to sweeping things under the proverbial rug. It is a blessing, a super power and...kinda tough to navigate.
Menopausal women will recognize this as the ‘take-no-shit’ mentality that becomes harder to deny on their beautiful journey to Crone wisdom. Listen to that powerful woman, she is calling you to live your most authentic life.
Non-cycling people may feel this in the Autumn or Winter each year and with
the darkness of the New Moon each month.
The Inner Critic is the Truth Teller, she’s not sugar coating or messing around. She is looking out for you and has your best interest at heart….but she seems kinda mean sometimes.
What I found while sitting in the rawness of my Deep Luteal Phase is that the voice of the Inner Critic is actually the amplification of painful, limiting beliefs - unconscious resistance to my own desires brought to light. That is empowering because when you realize that these things are being brought up to get your attention - that they are coming up to be released, that this is FOR you - this monthly experience can feel much more empowering.
Become aware of what patterns are appearing each month, what areas of your life keep driving you crazy? That is exactly where to start getting intentional. The Inner Critic is just like bodily ailments; she’ll start with a whisper and if she is not acknowledged, she will begin to yell.
The most difficult part of the Deep Luteal Phase is the increased awareness of what isn’t working, without the immediate clarity of what to do about it. Urgency for a solution without full surrender only increases the tension. That’s why the authors of Wild Power call it, “holding the tension.” This is a case of, ‘you can’t find the solution through the lens of the problem.’ You CAN get ahead of it by becoming more aware of what is going on in your life, by getting really clear about what you do want and knowing what is ready to be released - by getting intentional.
Intention-setting helps release limiting beliefs
Get ahead of your Inner Critic by getting intentional. Intention-setting illuminates the resistance you carry to all that you desire, these are the (conscious or unconscious) limiting beliefs that your Inner Critic is hinting at when she says things like, "Who do I think I am to dream so big? Am I an idiot for thinking this was all just going to 'work out?'" These old fears that you felt invincible to just weeks earlier need some more weeding out. The Inner Critic lovingly illuminates that they are still there so that you can get to the root of them once and for all.
Begin by getting clear about what you want, to find out where you’re resisting it.
Have you ever dismissed a dream because you don’t know how it could possibly manifest in your life? Ever given up on something because you needed it by a certain date? Good news! It’s time to reconnect to those desires because HOW and WHEN they manifest is not up to you anyway! Download the FREE My Moon Magic Intention-Setting Guide to learn the steps and schedule a Private Session with me for help. I have grown the most with support and I'm here to pass it on to you.
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Q. When is the best time in my Menstrual Cycle to create an intention?
A. Deep Luteal can be a great time for Step 1, and your Dump List - when you're pretty darn clear about what you don't want. Follicular and Ovulation can enhance your confidence to dream really big in Step 2. I recommend using each phase of your Menstrual Cycle each month to continue to clarify and align with your intentions. Read more on The My Moon Magic Women's Health Blog.
Lots of love,