I wanted some clarification about adjusting one's practice during menstruation or pregnancy.
I know that we should not do any kind of transmutation exercise -- including mantras, runes, rites of rejuvenation, and pranayama. But there are some practices that I don't yet know whether they fall under such categories:
For example, should we not say the Morning Prayer ("We are strong. We are rich. We are filled with luck and harmony. Om, Om, Om."
listed in A Gnostic Prayer Book
, because of the mantra that ends it?
Should practices that involve mantras, like the Circle of Protection, be replaced with simple prayers to one's Innermost for protection and blessing? Or are there alternatives that we might consider when our bodies are cleansing themselves or gestating a new life?
Finally, while I know that attempts at meditation are good to practice during menstruation and pregnancy, after Retrospection and meditating on an ego that has manifested during the day, are prayers to our Divine Mother for the elimination of egos also appropriate?
Thank you for your time in reading these beginner's questions.