Gift your dried blood
When you’re close to the menopauze, it’s great to dry some of your blood on a plate. Once it has dried, you can store it in a special jar with a lid. You can easily keep it on your altar, out of direct sunlight, for later ritual use. It’s amazing what a beautiful, shimmering substance comes out of this.
If you choose to offer your dried blood, take this relic to a tree of your heart’s choice.
When you have chosen a tree, go there and ask if you can give your blood. You will feel the answer within you, an intuitive answer. As you give your blood, you feel in your womb and your heart. You can use words like these:
While giving your blood to the tree or the earth, chant or recite the beautiful Tara mantra to yourself and to the trees: “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soham“.
A mantra is a sequence of special sounds and vibrations that are repeated to purify and heal space, body, mind and consciousness. “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soham” is an ancient sacred formula that invokes the powerful divine energy of Tara, Goddess of Compassion and Love, Protector and Rescuer in difficult times. If you bring your awareness to the meaning of the words, the mantra becomes even stronger. Find out more about the Goddess Tara, the meaning of her mantra and various beautiful musical versions of her mantra here.
If you don’t feel personally connected to Tara or the Tara mantra feel free to swap this with another Goddess or deity that you feel more connected to. Or say a prayer from your heart if you don’t feel any connection to the deities. The core of this ritual is that you offer your moonblood with the intention of caring for the Earth.
After the Tara mantra and gifting your blood please take your time… Breathe, feel love and gratitude. Listen to your deepest core, many things can come up and show themselves right now. Thank the tree for the honor of anchoring the ritual and say goodbye. If possible, perform the ritual every day during your moon time. Also give yourself time to land and ground again as you may be very open right now. Your intuition is high while the world around you has not yet changed.
We want to thank you for the honor of being part of the worldwide Red Tara Tree movement. Mother Earth, the trees and the Sisterhood of all women* around the world need the awakening of the Sacred Feminine.