The red thread
The stories in my consulting room, told by women who were in the midst of menopausal change, helped me to deepen my understanding of the aspects of soul that are called upon in this rite of passage. Women who came to see me were longing to reconnect to the thread that they once held so tightly and that William Stafford describes so aptly. Throughout their reproductive years many women let go of the thread as they were spending their energy attending to the needs of others and adjusting to the demands of the world. Many women got so used to responding to the daily pressures and demands of life that there is an empty space where their own unique gifts could be.