Why is self care so important for women? Because living in a world built for men does violence to our bodies, minds and spirits. We are cyclical beings asked to live in a linear system. We push ourselves to perform consistently when our bodies and souls require adjustments throughout our month and our life cycle. We try to exercise, work and socialize as if we're not living in ever-shifting seasons of rest and creation. We demand ourselves to conform to the activities and physique of the maiden (which our society rewards) when our being aches to fully inhabit the mother or the crone. We are taught to hide and deny our most basic biological processes, most of which are directly related to our capacity to bring new life into the planet.
How can we force the new moon to be full? How can we force a flower to be a seed?
This is a source of great imbalance in our world. This is life force energy twisted and constrained until it bursts. Heat turns into wildfires and rain turns into hurricanes. When the women of earth are imbalanced, humanity is imbalanced. When humanity is imbalanced, all of life pays the price.