Closing the year with an episode on estrogen may seem strange but it’s also appropriate if we better understand the spiritual side of estrogen. Perhaps the nature starts taking away estrogen hormone to really slow us down, and by feeling overwhelmed about things that never phased you in the past, and no longer being able to handle things the way you have in the past, it is perhaps showing us that it’s time to reprioritize. So it got me thinking, what if nature is slowing us down to get us to who we truly are?
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What You’ll Learn From this Episode:
+ The spiritual effects of estrogen.
+ How is menopause really preparing us to go back to our essence.
+ Why it’s important to slow down and reflect on what ‘estrogen deprivation’ is teaching you.
+ Truth & Dare Quote: Estrogen’s spiritual purpose is to put us on the fresh new path of self-realization.
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Welcome to Truth & Dare Cancer, the only podcast that teaches you how to supercharge your self-healer, navigate fear, and recalibrate your life by using cancer as a powerful catalyst for change. On this show we get real about all things cancer. And now here’s your host, cancer survivor, mathematician and certified life coach, Ceca Mijatovic.
Hello and welcome back! You are listening to the episode number 12 of the Truth & Dare Cancer Podcast. If you have not yet done so please subscribe to us on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast, and like us on Facebook. To access the show notes for this episode go to truthanddarecancer.com/podcast and select episode number 12.
I’m your host Ceca Mijatovic and today’s show is about meaning behind the decline of estrogen in women.
I know it may sound strange to round up the year with the episode on estrogen but hear me out. I just had a lovely conversation with a dear friend Afshan and we were talking about the menopause, while she is gradually going through it, as part of my cancer journey I experienced instant menopause. There was nothing gradual about my transition due to the full hysterectomy, as most of you know I was diagnosed with uterine cancer, the kind of cancer women get in the sixties, while I got it in my mid-forties. So in addition to going through the cancer journey with multiple complications, the experience of instant menopause and estrogen being cut off the next day was really dramatic with all sorts of symptoms: physically, I had extreme headaches, stiffness in my joints to the point that I was literally frozen when I woke up in the mornings and unable to move, extreme night sweats, you name it. Emotionally I felt overwhelm, anxiety, forgetfulness, memory loss, and in some ways I feel all of that even now, year and a half later just trying to get used to that new normal, and my body kind of catching up with this new chemistry and balancing everything out. I immediately started taking St John’s wort, Primrose Oil, Extra vitamin E, Magnesium and Calcium.
So going back to the conversation I was having with my lovely friend, she too was having some of the same symptoms while going through the menopause naturally, made me think about Nature and a grander why? We got off the phone and the conversation got me reflecting and thinking that perhaps the nature starts taking away estrogen hormone to really slow us down, and by feeling overwhelmed about things that never phased you in the past, and no longer being able to handle things the way you have in the past, and I don’t mean physically, this is all happening in your head actually, it’s much more of an inner world experience. So it got me thinking, what if nature is slowing us down to get us to who we truly are. It’s really preparing us to go back to our essence. With estrogen being injected in puberty puts women on the trajectory of so many responsibilities for others: it is so hard to make this transition for women who bought-in full-on into the social standards and norms, and rightfully so, in many ways you have all these responsibilities and family, and by being a woman a lot of home and family infrastructure falls on you, in terms of caring, giving, so this “estrogen deprivation” sort to speak, slows you down, clears the mind and brings you back to your essence, and it really pushes you into your own true self. It is all a preparation for the magnificent golden era of your life, and what if this is just a brand new beginning? I feel that with this perspective we’ll understand estrogen’s spiritual purpose which will allow us to embrace this inevitable transition and view it as a fresh beginning of self-realization.
So questions are when you get these symptoms, what are they teaching, what are they showing you? What is there for you to let go of and what is there for you to take on? And this is why the end of the year is a perfect timing for this episode because we are transitioning into the new year, so the question is: what are you releasing and what are you taking on?
This episode is dedicated to my dear friend Afshan, and it just needs to be said here. She an amazing poet and coach, and above all, she is the most incredible human being. And I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about her, and from her, also about her book that’s coming out soon, and it’s a great way to round up the year with my deep gratitude for this special friendship.
And just as I recorded this content right after our call, as if our amazing weekly conversations were not enough, I received this message from Afshan:
“Who’s to say the overwhelm doesn’t herald abundance that anxiety isn’t hinting at the excitement that’s part and parcel of the next stage, and maybe the forgetfulness is clearing out the unnecessary so that the necessary can take us through.”
So, my lovelies, cherish your special friendships with those who get you and get it, and for more estrogen talk along with many other insights join my free closed Facebook group at truthanddarecancer.com/facebook. And we’ll keep you accountable. Also feel free to email me with any questions, comments or topics you would like me to cover. My email is [email protected], that’s [email protected].
To recap: it’s all the matter of perspective, and the question being: is nature via the menopause bringing us back to our true selves, and preparing us for a more profound new beginning?
So I say keep reflecting on a broader spiritual meaning of estrogen until we speak again! If you got value from this episode and know someone else that would get value from it as well, please share it with them. And in the meantime, I dare you to find the truth in your cancer!
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