Tonight marks the Dark Moon, well the last of it anyways as tomorrow we start a New Moon cycle. This past month has been an emotional one, at times heavy and dark, sad and glad. I’ve shed many tears this month and cleansed my soul palette. It has been challenging and yet refreshing, I feel lighter and calmer…finally. I had moments where I thought this was it, I’m headed to full blown breakdown only to come to a pond of tears and find out I was okay. I could simply sit with the grief, hold it, cradle it, full blown feel and set it on its way like a leaf floating on the water.
I’ve been grieving my old standard of life and well-being, the old amounts of energy I had, a loss I experienced and didn’t let myself feel until now. I was stripped down to the bones, my soul bones, and in many ways feel like I’m saying good bye to my old life. A new set of wings await me, a new way of doing everything has emerged and I’m in transition, in process of finding this new way. I’m trying to get comfortable with these new wings. It changes everything, everything looks different, feels different. My needs are different, my wants and desires, my ideas about what I wanted. It’s all changing and it’s okay.
DARK MOON SIMPLE RITUAL
So tonight we honor the old, we lay it to rest. We take some moments alone, in silence, in retreat, in reflection and we hold the past, the loss, the end of era in our hands. Maybe it’s an ending of a relationship or job, or house or whatever, we simply lay it to rest. If you can grab a stone and write on it that which you wish to bury, to honor it’s death and ending. Bury the stone into the Earth Mother under the dark moon sky and say your last and final good-byes. Maybe you want to write a good-bye letter or simply say some words in your mind or out loud.
This clearing, this ending is prepping us for the new life, new energy that lies ahead.
For me it’s my old life. It’s never coming back and I can come to accept that so the new one I’ve been trying on can fully blossom. I don’t have to reach backwards anymore, clinging onto something that I can’t find.
Let’s clear the waters for the New Moon tomorrow.
And so it is 🙂
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