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Conscious Cycling

Conscious Cycling

By Meghan Norean

Come with me to explore what a cyclical embodied journey might look like in your life!

Hi, I'm Meghan Norean (she/they), your cyclical living guide. I am here to help you discover a sustainable + authentic way of living based on the cycles of womb + earth + moon. This is a journey of connection and community. Together we will be traversing the landscapes of menstrual cycle awareness, social justice and spirituality and how they all weave together.

You can support this podcast and join the Sacred Cycles Coven on Patreon: www.patreon.com/meghannorean

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Episode 13: Wheel of the Year | Seasonal Living
Episode 13: Wheel of the Year | Seasonal Living
After 7 months of transitioning through liminal space, I'm back! The Wheel of the Year is a framework made up of eight points in the year to mark and honor the changing seasonal energies. In today's episode, I talked about each of the eight festivals on the wheel and what I do to celebrate them. I also shared about how to live seasonally and about how not to culturally appropriate when connecting to these practices. Enjoy! This is a recording from a live session on Insight Timer from November 2022. Follow me on Insight Timer to join a live session: https://insighttimer.com/meghannorean Awaken the Witch Within Workshop: https://meghannorean.com/witch-within/ Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
01:00:12
November 15, 2022
Episode 12: What is Tarot?
Episode 12: What is Tarot?
In today's episode, we are beginning our 6-week journey though the energy of the tarot. We are exploring the history and evolution of tarot and how it can support the unearthing of your true self. I'm also sharing my own personal history with tarot and how I read through the lens of cycle awareness. At the end of the episode is a 3 card collective healing to bring more peace and harmony into the world. Enjoy!  This is a recording from a live session on Insight Timer from March 2022. Follow me on Insight Timer to join a live session: https://insighttimer.com/meghannorean Join us in How to Read Tarot Intuitively Workshop: https://meghannorean.com/read-tarot-intuitively/ Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
52:22
April 14, 2022
Episode 11: Inner Autumn Wisdom | Living with PMS + PMDD
Episode 11: Inner Autumn Wisdom | Living with PMS + PMDD
In today's episode, we are exploring the inner autumn or pre-menstrual phase of the cycle. Inner autumn can be difficult to navigate. I will share with you the strengths and vulnerabilities in the inner autumn and how PMS + PMDD shows up. We'll also take a look at what you can do to support your healing when you are feeling all the feels during that time of the cycle. This is a recording from a live session on Insight Timer from February  2022. Follow me on Insight Timer to join a live session:  https://insighttimer.com/meghannorean Join us in Womb Wisdom: https://meghannorean.com/womb-wisdom Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
59:17
February 15, 2022
Episode 10: Energetic Archetypes of the Menstrual Cycle
Episode 10: Energetic Archetypes of the Menstrual Cycle
In today's episode, we will look at 3 energetic archetypal maps that are held in the womb, the Luminaries, the Inner Seasons and the 5 Roots of Menstruation. By coming into awareness of your cyclical nature, you have a compass to guide you through these maps and discover your unique natural rhythm. *I will also make references to the lunar and earthly cycles for those that don't bleed.  This is a recording from a live session on Insight Timer from January 2022. Follow me on Insight Timer to join a live session: https://insighttimer.com/meghannorean Join us in Womb Wisdom: https://meghannorean.com/womb-wisdom Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
01:02:21
February 08, 2022
Episode 9: Menstruality | An Initiatory Journey Towards Self
Episode 9: Menstruality | An Initiatory Journey Towards Self
In today's episode, I am sharing a bit of an update and accountability for how I want to move forward in this space. I appreciate all of you that have listened so far and hope that I can show up here with more ease and flow in the days to come. I have decided to go back to the foundations of my work. I realize this is probably how I should have started the beginning of this podcast, but I'm here now and re-aligning to what feels best, setting the foundation so we have a grounded place to move from. Today's episode is on Menstruality and the initiatory journey we go through in our lives as cyclical beings. I'll be sharing with you the 4 initiations we go through and how to bring it all to your consciousness. 
28:54
July 13, 2021
Episode 8: All About Period Pain
Episode 8: All About Period Pain
In today's episode, I am sharing my experience of debilitating period pain and how I have reduced them drastically. I share how we can deal with period pain at work and talking with our employers and loved ones on how they can support us. I also share the two main types of period pain and what we can try and do to reduce the pain naturally or know when we need additional support from our health care providers. And much more. Listen in if you suffer from period pain, like me, and looking for support to find relief. Cycle News: https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2021.1911618 Join us in the Sacred Cycles Coven: https://meghannorean.com/coven Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
45:42
May 19, 2021
Episode 7: Bringing Cyclical Wisdom into Parenting and Community with Nikki Zavitz
Episode 7: Bringing Cyclical Wisdom into Parenting and Community with Nikki Zavitz
The spring season of the Sacred Cycles Coven is now open for enrollment, learn more and sign up here: https://meghannorean.com/coven In  today's episode, Nikki shares with us how she fell in love with her menstrual cycle and how she is passing that on to her daughters and her community. She shares how normalizing the conversations around her cycle in the home has created a safe space for her daughters to feel comfortable with their bodies. Nikki also shares with us how she set up a red tent in her backyard to be a sacred cyclical space for womb havers in her community to find belonging and connection with their bodies and each other. We ended on the revolutionary ways in which the cycle is transforming society and we hope you’ll join us in that! You can check out Nikki’s work at the links below:  Nikki’s website: https://www.prettyriverredtent.com/ (Listeners can get 15% off all the products in the shop by using the code LUNARSCAPE before March 31st!)  Nikki's Instagram handle: @prettyriverredtent Sign up for the Wise Women Summit: https://www.sanctuari.ca/wisewomensummit Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
42:55
March 05, 2021
Episode 6: Reflections on a Winter's Hibernation
Episode 6: Reflections on a Winter's Hibernation
In today's episode, I am sharing my experience of the 6-week hibernation I took from Yule to Imbolc. Following the Earth's seasonal wisdom, I signed off of social media and laid low in my business to give myself time to rest and be renewed. In this episode, I'm sharing my reflections from that time, as well as, how it has been transitioning back into working full-time. How time shifted from urgent to expansive. How my mindset shifted from scarcity to abundance. How that time has resulted in practical changes in my daily life. And much more. Listen in if you are looking to implement more rest and spaciousness in your own life.  Cycle News: https://www.verywellhealth.com/period-poverty-college-women-5111870 How you can support period poverty in the United States: Donate menstrual products to your local houseless shelter. Find one close to you here. If you are a part of a college community, see if there is a student group or faculty willing to fund free products on campus. Donate funds to #happyperiod who specifically support Black menstruators. You can get the cycle chart I mentioned in the episode here: https://meghannorean.com/free/ Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
34:44
February 15, 2021
Episode 5: Connecting the past to the present with Celtic earth-based spirituality
Episode 5: Connecting the past to the present with Celtic earth-based spirituality
In today's episode, I am sharing what I have been learning about Celtic earth-based spirituality in the year long course I'm in with Sharon Blackie. I share a bit about my own ancestry and how embracing this earth-centric worldview has helped me decolonize my practices and connected me back into my body in the here + now. One of the main impacts for me has been learning how to take the archetypal energies of Celtic dieties + myths and plant them into the landscape where I find my feet today. At the end of the episode, I share some of the core features of the Celtic cosmology and how we can use them today to understand our present context. Cycle News: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/24/scotland-becomes-first-nation-to-provide-free-period-products-for-all If you enjoy this episode, you will probably enjoy my bi-monthly(ish) emails. Sign up here: https://meghannorean.com/free/ Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
45:23
December 18, 2020
Episode 4: Empowered Body Literacy and Reproductive Justice with Arin from the Onas Collaborative
Episode 4: Empowered Body Literacy and Reproductive Justice with Arin from the Onas Collaborative
Content warning: Arin and I discuss racism in obstetrics in US history + present day. This could be triggering for BIPoC tuning in. Check the time stamp below.  In today's episode, I am talking with Arin the founder of the Onas Collaborative (@onascollaborative). You can learn more about her and her work through her personal instagram page (@moonli.x) and the Onas Collaborative webpage: https://www.theonascollaborative.com. She is looking for maternity care providers from around the United States to join the Collaborative, so do check it out!  Time Stamp: 0:00- Intro and cycle-check in 4:44- Arin's positionality in the world 8:28- Arin's first bleed experience and painful periods 14:12- How Arin discovered empowering body literacy and body autonomy 26:42- Connecting PTSD to cycle awareness 31:09- Racism in obstetrics in the US 40:51- More info on The Onas Collaborative Support this Podcast on Patreon + join the Sacred Cycles Coven: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
51:40
November 12, 2020
Episode 3: As the Wheel Turns | Samhain Traditions and Rituals
Episode 3: As the Wheel Turns | Samhain Traditions and Rituals
In today's  episode, I am diving into the cycles of the Earth and it's seasons through the Wheel of the Year. As Samhain season is upon us (in the Northern Hemisphere), we'll be looking at the traditions from ancient Celtic Pagans and how those traditions can be carried through to modern day rituals. At this time of the year we are slowing down and letting go as we say good-bye to the Summer and embrace the darker months of winter ahead. Join me as we re-imagine what life would have been like at this time for our ancestors and ways we can honor them at this time of the thinning veil.  Join Cyclementary, a 6-week online group immersion course to go back  to basics and reclaim your menstrual cycle as your source of power and  wisdom: https://meghannorean.com/cyclementary/ Cycle News: *Trigger warning* mentions of abortion, rape and incest. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/amy-coney-barrett-s-supreme-court-confirmation-jeopardizes-more-abortion-ncna1244568; https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/15/upshot/what-happens-if-roe-is-overturned.html#commentsContainer Support this Podcast on Patreon + join the Sacred Cycles Coven: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
34:07
October 29, 2020
Episode 2: What is Cyclical Living and Why is it Important?
Episode 2: What is Cyclical Living and Why is it Important?
In today's episode, Meghan is sharing how you can learn to see the world through the lens of cycle awareness. How we can align our lives with the cyclical rhythm of the womb + earth + moon and how all of these cycles correlate to one another. She shares about her story and how she came into practicing cyclical living and gives some practical tips on how you can relieve yourself from stress and burnout by working with the rhythm of your menstrual cycle.  Join Cyclementary, a 6-week online group immersion course to go back to basics and reclaim your menstrual cycle as your source of power and wisdom: https://meghannorean.com/cyclementary/ Cycle News: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/29/pantone-launches-new-shade-of-red-to-end-menstruation-stigma Support this Podcast on Patreon + join the Sacred Cycles Coven: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
28:26
October 10, 2020
Episode 1: From Christian Missionary to Pagan Womb Witch
Episode 1: From Christian Missionary to Pagan Womb Witch
Here it is, my first podcast! *Trigger warning: there is a mention of sexual misconduct in this episode and forced sterilization in the cycle news* Just as the title states, this is a story of how I went from a Christian Missionary to a Pagan Womb Witch. Travel with me through the arch of my spiritual life and the points of awakening to a deeper awareness of my inner truth. You'll learn how a white girl from a small rural town in Pennsylvania, USA came face to face with her white savior complex after moving to India and eventually followed the path of her Celtic ancestors.  Cycle News: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/21/unwanted-hysterectomy-allegations-ice-georgia-immigration; https://www.npr.org/2020/09/16/913698689/ice-almost-deported-immigrant-woman-who-says-she-got-unwanted-surgery-while-deta Petition: http://chng.it/FcMv4PzhnP Support this Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean Join the Sacred Cycles Coven: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean
37:47
September 23, 2020
Episode 0: Setting Intentions
Episode 0: Setting Intentions
Hello beauties. Here we are at the beginning of the Lunarscape podcast! I, Meghan Norean (she/her), am your guide on this journey through the cyclical landscape of menstrual cycle awareness, social justice and spirituality, and how these weave together towards a new embodied paradigm. Thank you for tuning in to this episode 0, Setting Intentions, a short introduction of the elements I hope to bring to you through this brand new podcast.  Come say hello to me on IG: @meghan.norean.  Support this podcast on Patreon and join the Sacred Cycles Coven: https://www.patreon.com/meghannorean  
07:52
September 23, 2020