Our Cycles App – The day BEFORE my Period Revelation

by Rosie Bason, Mullumbimby, NSW

Recently I attended a women’s group and it was so supportive in so many ways. One of the things I have come away with and really put into practice is the use of Our Cycles – Period and Full Moon Diary App.

I downloaded the Our Cycles App when it first came out and I had been using it every now and then… when I gave myself the permission and time to write things into it. It’s such a great App; the problem was I didn’t really feel that I was great enough to give myself the time each day to jot things down.

Women at the meeting shared how they used it – or their lack of use – and it really exposed my own. Since then I have been enjoying taking the time for me, to write down how my day was, and with all the different options for moods and feelings I have become aware of how awesome I feel most of the time… instead of heavy, sad, needy or such.

Ahhh….. the day before my period!

The other day, I was feeling needy:

  • I had been on the first date I had been in ages and was wondering if the guy would call me
  • I was feeling anxious about a job interview I had been to
  • I was getting short tempered with my daughter

Then I felt to check in with my app… and this gave me a moment to check in with me! And what I realised in those 2 minutes, which really doesn’t take much time out of your day… is that it was the day before my period. I then realised that this pattern of mine is like an old record that plays out the same tune every month at the same time. I then felt into that and thought, whoa, that’s not really me, that’s just an old pattern, an old habit that I do without even realising it. In that moment I connected back to the fact that I am amazing and if the guy from the date didn’t reply that didn’t mean I was anything less, that there was no need to be anxious about the job, and it was definitely not the best way to communicate with my daughter. I felt so relieved when I had noticed the pattern and then chose to change it and not accept it anymore.

Celebration!

I almost had to jump up and dance around the room to celebrate. I felt to celebrate that I am not stuck in those patterns and habits and all that is needed is awareness.

Since then, I have been taking more time each day to just jot down things: it feels great to know that I am building a foundation and awareness so that each month I can see if I am stuck in an old pattern or if I am truly feeling and choosing what is right for me in that moment.

Our Cycles App is Awesome!

Thank you Natalie Benhayon for creating the Our Cycles app – such an awesome supportive tool for women and men alike!

63 thoughts on “Our Cycles App – The day BEFORE my Period Revelation

  1. Taking 10 seconds to just notice what we’re feeling and when we’re feeling it, helps to join up the dots and understand what choices we make that lead us feeling xyz. Observation can be a very powerful and transformational tool when we actually act upon what we’re observing, instead of observing something and leaving it on the shelf to deal with another day.

  2. It is beautiful to see how we live in cycles, that things are cyclical and that what comes up for us is governed by these cycles too.

  3. It is amazing and liberating to feel the power of connection and how in our connection we feel the truth, the wisdom and the sacredness of who we really are and realise this is everything and every bit worth celebrating.

  4. Inspiring Rosie. The greatest liberation there is is realising how owned we our by patterns and behaviours that are not truly who we are. We are in fact way way grander than what these behaviours will let you think you are.

  5. Our Cycles App supports us to see our patterns, and then once recognised we can choose to let them go, ‘I felt so relieved when I had noticed the pattern and then chose to change it and not accept it anymore.’

  6. It is amazing how often I can still sabotage myself by not giving myself the space to allow awareness of a recurring pattern and the Our Cycles App is an awesome support with this.

  7. Fabulous use of this great Our Cycles App, Rosie. Using the app in this way breaks the belief that our patterns and our behaviours are who we are.

  8. It is worth celebrating that we can see these old patterns and then choose to let them go, ‘I then realised that this pattern of mine is like an old record that plays out the same tune every month at the same time. I then felt into that and thought, whoa, that’s not really me, that’s just an old pattern, an old habit that I do without even realising it.’

  9. This is amazing Rosie, and re-enforces the value of Our Cycles App, ‘I have been taking more time each day to just jot down things: it feels great to know that I am building a foundation and awareness so that each month I can see if I am stuck in an old pattern or if I am truly feeling and choosing what is right for me in that moment.’

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