This full moon is really different for me. I am very reflective and inward, likely because we are shifting into the dark months, going inward and into the bear cave as winter approaches. I usually move my energy out in a sacred art format but I am not on this full moon. I am still moving my energy but in an inward way.
So join me, and take a ride inward and come to the collective Moon Lodge where all sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters celebrate the full moon. Close your eyes and walk down a trial until you see the world’s largest tipi up the road. Isn’t it beautiful!? Walk into the opening and inside. It is dark and lit with candles so you can see. Notice there is a large magical bowl in the middle with magical moon beams swirling within it. It looks like colorful magic dust dancing spinning around as it sparkles. Find your spot on the mossy ground around the magical moon bowl and rest that beautiful self. Take in some breaths and enjoy the smell of sweet grass, eucalyptus and sage in the air. Let it calm and soothe you with each breath. Notice your sacred garments of clothing that you wear on these special Women’s Tribe ceremonies and shoot yourself a smile for being so rad and Sacred! Peak out the top of the tipi where there is opening and see the moon shining brightly in the dark night sky. See the stars sing just as brightly next to the big, bright full moon.
If you’re like me and your menstruating with the full moon, allow yourself to bleed on the mossy grounds as we used to in our tribes and allow Mother Earth to regenerate all that you shed into energy for Her renewal, healing and vitality. If you are not simply imagine any energy that needs to be released to surrender into the ground. Watch other women in the tipi go to the magical bowl at the center of the moon lodge and emptying their emotional cargo bags. Notice too how they are taking with them a sacred object after they empty their bags. Join me and drag your bag across the floor. Look down into the magical bowl and see how it it’s like a deep portal, a large vast emptiness into another world.
“The grandmothers will take care your cargo,” the women in the lodge say, “but you need to do your work with it too.”
So let us learn from what is in our emotional bags. Empty your bag and see what falls out, notice how it just floats there above the bowl for you to see. What is it trying to teach you or tell you? What message does it have for you in your soul’s journey and evolution? Take your journal out as describe what you see…. Write about it’s purpose and message for you…honor it and take time to tend to it.
Watch it vanish into the Earth Mother and into another dimension. They have left for you an object to help you tend to the emotional cargo that has surfaced. It too is floating in the bowl, waiting for you to grab. Just allow yourself to see it and bring it to your heart.
Sit back down on the mossy ground and just be with your Sacred object that was given to you by the grandmothers. Sit and enjoy the magic of being with other women who are honoring their Feminine Ways with Grandmother Moon as she shines full and bright, signalling to us to see our own internal landscapes. Just really absorb the joy of gathering, even in spirit, with the women’s tribe. Lay some tobacco from your pouch and put it on the ground in gratitude to the Great Mother Earth and the Grandmothers…
Get up and walk clockwise around the magical bowl and outside of the tipi. Take the trail back to the now and gently open your eyes and move your hands and feet.
Be sure to journal and share your experience.
And so it is…
Happy Full Moon.