Life moves in a constant series of cycles. That means we’ll never be stuck in the same place with the same problem. We’ll always be changing. That calls for a celebration – of growth and expansion and new adventure. What better reminder of our many opportunities than to tune into the rhythm and power and serenity of the full moon.
A full moon lights the way
If we were to use the full moon as a reminder of the cycles of our life, we’d celebrate the clear view that she offers to our path ahead. As we stand in the light of the full moon, we could be grateful for where we are and appreciative of the opportunities we see ahead. We could offer gratitude for our many gifts and opportunities for change.
A full moon illuminates the dark corners
When we pause to celebrate the full moon, we can take a moment to allow light into the dark corners of our life, to release what doesn’t work, to clear space for something we’d rather have in our life.
A full moon creates a serene experience
If I were to create a celebration of life using the full moon as a reminder, I would meditate, listen and absorb the messages from my inner voice, from nature and from my intuition. I would sit quietly and be in Tao. Be Tao. Every month. At the full moon.
A full moon can serve as a reminder
It’s right there on my calendar, the reminder of the date of the full moon. How easy it is to choose that day to create my own awareness and gratitude celebration. I could take that time to acknowledge the blessings I’ve received during the month. I could consciously release what no longer works for me. I could journal how I notice how I’ve grown and changed. I could even write down the unexpected gifts I’ve received.
But I’m not into planning. I let my life unfold, and in my full moon meditation I might visualize a smooth path ahead, a gentle climb. I’d want to leave room for a few unexpected surprises because I really do like change.
A full moon ceremony can be simple
All over the world, people create ceremonies around the full moon. That means that energetically, in your own full moon celebration, you will be connected with people all over the world. What an expansive feeling!
You can find others to join with you in person or you can create a ceremony for yourself alone. You can certainly go online and find all manner of suggestions for ways people celebrate the full moon.
But you need to create your own version. Your own ceremony. Your own acknowledgment of change.
Experiment. Add. Subtract. I personally like to journal, so I have something concrete to help me notice my progress from month to month and document the changes and growth I’ve undergone.
As I love crystals, my personal full moon ceremony contains crystals that I hold or have near by. I have essential oils I can add. I know chants. I have chimes and a bell. If I played better, I could use my flute. And I’m sure the moon won’t be concerned over my talent if I chose to play it anyway…
I invite you to create your own Full Moon Ceremony
Begin with gratitude. Acknowledge the unexpected gifts you have received, the progress you’ve made.
Add a ceremony of releasing to allow yourself to let go of what no longer serves you: beliefs, people, work, projects, expectations.
Then just be present with nature.
Be with the moon and listen. Feel the connection. Be aware of your connection with all that is. Immerse yourself in the feeling of oneness. Lose yourself in it. Become one with nature.
Make your full moon ceremony focus on whatever you want it to. Make it look however you want it to. Use the occasion of the full moon to take stock, to offer gratitude, to celebrate the beautiful cycles of change and to steady yourself on the path.
To track lunar movement check out
Moon Phases 2016 – Lunar Calendar
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The Power of Your Personal Path
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