…and dance by the light of the moon…
So tonight is a full moon, as many of you fine readers may already know. I’ve always been attracted to the moon itself, and I don’t really have an explanation for it except that I’ve always been a little odd. So, there you go. The moon is mystical and powerful, and whether you believe in it or not, its power over us mortals is legendary.
The full moon that is upon us, the June full moon, was known to many Native American Tribes as the Strawberry moon. This is the time of year that strawberries would be harvested. Native Americans knew that the moon had pull on bodies of water, and affected women’s menstrual cycles. They told many stories about the creation, cycles, and power of the moon.
How many times have you heard a friend or co-worker say, “must be a full moon” when explaining a challenging day or a person’s odd behavior? Do you wonder if there’s any truth to it? Logically speaking, if the moon pulls on water (and this is scientific fact), doesn’t it make sense that it would have some pull on us, too, since we are 80% water?
Anyway, I personally am fascinated with the moon, especially when it’s full and bright and visible. Sometimes I can’t see it from where I live, because of all the unnatural light that surrounds me. So it’s particularly thrilling when I can. In my reading and research, I’ve learned that the moon is at it’s most powerful (and helpful) when it is full. Now is the time to cleanse, to let go of negative influence, memories, emotions, and energy. Now is most definitely the time to ask for big things. So, a new home, new job or promotion, healing of an extreme illness. I am TOTALLY excited to try this in my own life. The last couple of days I’ve been preparing. I’ve been thinking about the moon’s power and how I might harness some of that energy for myself. I’ve been wearing my moon jewelry the last couple of days, eating only plant-based (for cleansing), and making a list of things that I want to be true in my life. Positive statements like: I am a world traveler. I am going to Paris. I have accomplished having a book published.
Tonight during the full moon I will go outside, I will speak to the moon and yes, a few other things not listed here. (I’m not going into specifics because this isn’t a “how-to” post and it’s just experimental.) I will do some deep breathing exercises, inhaling all things good and exhaling negativity. I will be open to believing and open to receiving, and I am willing to bet that the follow-up to this post will be a long list of all the amazing things that have happened as a result! Wish me luck! And PLEASE be sure to tell me your own moon stories, beliefs, and experiences! I really want to hear.