Drift Into Full Moon Energy: Go With The Flow

driftIt’s been very hot. As the sun moves through the sky I’m waiting for my first glimpse of the moon in the daytime sky. At this time of the year both the sun and moon share the sky for a short period as the light fades. I’m looking forward to the full moon in a couple of days. And I’m already feeling the drift.

The full moon is a time for me to check in with my creativity. And how I am manifesting my dreams. Getting me ready for the waning cycle when I can let go of anything I no longer need. However, sometimes it is best to drift with the energy of this changeover. Each full moon brings with it a new perspective on my present position. Sometimes that calls for action. Other times I have to hold steady with where I am. Today I noticed that I have been sleeping a lot with this full moon energy. It made me smile to think of the wide awake energy that the full moon usually brings me.

The drift over the last couple of days has been about patiently waiting for the right moment to begin. I know there are many new beginnings this year. And I can get impatient if they don’t turn up fast enough for me. But that is because I want to get on with doing. This full moon is reminding me that I have to gather my energy. Ready for the leap forward. Which will only come when the timing is right. Of course it’s a lesson I’ve had before. I feel all of my experiences take me around the same spiral. Only each cycle gives me a chance to improve on what I’ve already created.

So the drift also allows me to notice what I want to be different in this next set of new beginnings. It allows me to double check what I am manifesting. When the Full Moon rises I will be clear and focused about what will serve my Spirit purpose in this cycle of growth. Plus energised and ready to send out all of the energy my manifesting requires. Now I’m back to drifting!

Day 913 of my blogging challenge

Know When To Hold Them

There are some lines running through my head. ‘You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” It’s from a song called The Gambler.

I love this song. It always makes me feel that I’ve got a lot to learn about life yet. Reminding me that life is a gamble. Nothing is certain. There is always a risk. And my job is to work out if the odds are in my favour. I’m back in the waning moon energy. All sorts of things have been coming to the surface for me in the last couple of days. I have to make choices but I want to be in clear and balanced energy to do so. Because I know that sometimes even the best gamblers loose. The odds are sometimes stacked too heavily. So it may be a case of me walking away. Or even running as fast as I can!

It may seem odd to be suggesting that I am running away. Yet occasionally that’s what we all have to do. Or at least walk away with a very fast pace. Some situations are too negative to stay in. I have certainly learned that the hard way. In the end I feel that really toxic energy can zap my will to change at all. It can be tempting to be swallowed up so I’m drowned by the negative vibes. If I know this, or recognise the warning signs then I have to weigh up the risks I’m taking in walking away. And deal with the natural fears that making a change brings to the surface. That’s why I try to find a peaceful space to make decisions. So the risks of staying become very clear indeed.

As in the song, I also know that whilst I’m working the odds out I have to keep a poker face. Some of the people, places or experiences might be what I want to keep. Because they could be for my eventual best interest.

Like the card I was given that said ‘you have to demonstrate your mediumship in public’. Not one I wanted to draw at all. One I know I could have easily left behind on the table as I was racing away. However, even in my fear I knew I had to stick with that card. Gamble that the odds were ok. Hope that I would come out on the winning team. Or at least with a winning hand somewhere along the line. The chorus of the song actually carries on to say “You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table, there’ll be time for countin’ when the dealings done.” It always reminds me that I can’t know the outcome to every choice I make. So if I do manage to come out ahead in life that’s great.

So if you notice me walking away, if my poker face fails and I have a wry little smile, please give me a little wave or a nod. Share with me that you might be walking very fast away from something too. That the odds weren’t quite right. Knowing that it’s ok to stop doing something any time you wish. That if I fold it only means I’m saving my resources for another gamble at another time. Because something else needs my time and energy. And that life will always offer me another chance to join the game. After all, who needs a card game for the excitement of beating all the odds? Life is always enough.

Day 449 of my blogging challenge. 

Release the Past in a Waning Moon

Today is a good day to start releasing the past. As the full moon tips into a waning moon, shrinking away into darkness, I always consider what energy, situations, feelings and thoughts no longer fit me.

It’s important to think not only about the recent past but also about those long ago times that may still haunt me. Or shape me. Do I want to continue letting them influence me? A waning moon reminds me that I can let go of anything I wish and remake myself anew. Because the waning ¬†moon brings us the next full moon. It’s an eternal cycle. A reminder that nothing ever dies. We leave and return once more. I’m sure that’s why our ancient ancestors worshiped the moon as the Goddess. With the sun as the leaving and returning balancing of Divine energies.

So I’ve been writing a list of what I want to leave behind me. All sorts of thoughts, feelings, situations and energy made it onto my list. Of course I want to make changes but perhaps doing it all at once would feel rather strange. If I woke up tomorrow morning with all of these things gone would I know myself at all? Would the change be so drastic that I rushed to get all those released things back again? I’d rather not rush it and find myself back where I started. The list needed to be prioritised. What to loose first?

Back to the waning moon again. What is the first slice of energy to go? What is holding me back right now?

Part of letting go is also making sure that I’ve got a clear understanding of what it is. That means asking myself how that energy makes me feel or think. So, for example, perhaps I have to release doubt. Where does that doubt come from? How is it being expressed in my life right now? Am I ready to let it go? Because if it’s the most important thing I have to be totally committed to releasing all my doubts. There has to be no doubt, lol. If it’s holding me back and I’m clear that it needs to go then I will be releasing it’s power over me. And knowing when and where I gave my power away to it helps.

That’s the way manifesting works. Bringing to my attention the ways in which I have stopped the flow of abundance into my life. Reminding me that I have to make room for the new by letting go of the old. As I experience life I make choices. What energy to take on board. I make jusdgements, or listen to the judgements of others, about the meaning of my actions. Sometimes I can’t find the root of my doubts. But it doesn’t matter if I’m really intent on letting this feeling go. Knowing some of the reasons I am full of doubt I can set my intention to realease all doubt.

Then I can begin the process of shrinking or waning the old energy. First by imagining the new me. And how I will feel.

I like to write down what I plan to let go of. It clears my mind. And I find I recognise lots more about the stuck energy when I do so. Then I spend a little time imagining what I would feel like if I got out of bed tomorrow with no more doubts. How would it make me feel? What would I do? How would my life be different? I sit quietly and call in the feelings of a life without doubt. The energy of those feelings helps to make my intention concrete. When I feel like I have soaked up those positive vibes I write myself an affirmation. Something that starts with ‘I release … and I feel …’ It can be as long or as short as I feel it needs to be.

The last step is to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. It’s a curious thing about being human, when we add action into intention we get a reaction. What we want manifests. I’ve got my affirmation, I’ve got the feeling, thought or thing I want to release so I’m ready to take action so the Universe will act too. Each night for the next three nights I will light a tea light. I will read my affirmation statement. Then I will burn a slip of paper with what I want to let go of written on it. I’ll let the candle burn out completely. When it has gone I’ll remind myself that I’m letting go.

Every morning when I wake up I will tell myself that I have no more doubt. That the Universe is aware that I have changed and is sending me exactly what I need. As the waning moon turns into the new moon I will look forward to lots of brand new, doubt free times.

Day 426 of my blogging challenge.

Weaving through a Waning Moon

IMG_3201We are moving slowly from a full Moon on 25th December to the next New Moon on 10th January. This is the time of the waning Moon. As we watch, the size & light from the Moon decrease steadily until it’s time for us to witness the rebirth of a new Moon. The association of the Moon with the water of the planet (it exerts a pull on Earth that, along with a smaller gravitational pull from the Sun, generates the tides) creates a rise and fall of water energy. Water has long been associated with emotions so in the same way we can see a rise and fall of emotional energy as the light of the Moon grows and decreases. In the waning of the Moon we can rest, restore our energy and release anything that no longer serves us.

Of course, releasing our stuck feelings, thoughts and possessions might not be an easy activity. The flooding that had occurred in the UK and elsewhere has had the effect of making people release physical belongings in an abrupt way. There has been little choice about what goes and what stays. For many people material things we have taken for granted (fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, electrical goods, furniture, gifts) are being disposed of because the water has ruined them. To feel under threat of flooding or think that it could happen again places a great strain on anyone. Watching your home being destroyed brings to the surface grief, anger, distress and despair. Disasters are the raw, broad brush agents of change making life turn into different directions than expected.

How can we make a path through the waning of the Moon? What can we weave from our own resources to help us let go of anything that is past it’s best in us or our life? One thing I recognise is that I’m mostly a creature of habit. Change shakes me out of my comfort zone. Yet old patterns block the new opportunities that are all around me. At the time of a waning Moon it is worth pausing for a moment to ask myself if I’m holding onto anything – energy, feelings, thoughts, material items – that is no longer serving my best interest. It might be that there is a fear I need to face. Or a past life karmic influence that is better resolved sooner rather than later. Or a connection with someone who is no longer on my wavelength. Or too many worn, energy full clothes in my wardrobe (a popular habit of mine!). If I can recognise the influence of the Moon I can let these things go with gratitude for their impact on my life. I can change myself internally to respond positively to change. I can increase my resilience to the dark before the New Moon.

I also love to work with crystals. During a waning Moon I make a crystal grid with all of my lovely, positive heart energy stones. Rose quarts, pink opal, danburite, rhodochrosite, pink mangano calcite to name a few. So many lovely stones that radiate unconditional love vibrations out to us. If we place these crystals on, around or near us they gently balance out any low level energy we may be releasing. Gifting us their support from the heart of the Earth they remind us that whatever changes on the surface of our lives there is solid substance underneath. Unlike the material possessions, in the tail end of the Moon’s light, we, individually & collectively, can, do and will survive. Find a crystal today and let yourself be guided through the darker nights to the rebirth of your new self.

Day 44 of my blogging challenge.