Happy Full Moon my friends!!
About a week ago I posted a little pre-full moon blurb boundaries and the medicine teachings of Armadillo. (Found here Armadillo Teaching.)
This theme continues for me/us at this full-moon. I encouraged you to do a medicine shield exercise where you list all that you want to experience, feel, do and enjoy in your life as though it were an energetic boundary to the universe. Tonight we bring this deeper.
It’s funny how when you claim and affirm your boundaries, the universe tests you. My boundaries were tested, in fact, pushed down, and stepped on. However, I must look at my part in it and I see where I wavered. I have kept firm boundaries with this person and kept them at a fair distance to uphold the boundaries I felt necessary. But overtime, this person was being “nicer” and slowly, little by little, I softened my boundary. This pattern happens every time with this particular individual. I give a little and I get burned all the time. No more!!! I am done, the firm, distant boundary must be maintained no matter how “nice” or “calm” things seem to get. I have to remember this, hold my power, maintain my boundary. I need the hard shell of that armadillo always with this person and I must accept this for my own sanity.
So this brings me to tonight’s powerful Moon Teaching. Grandmother moon asks us to look at our own sense of power. Personal power (not dominant power). This is greatly connected to boundaries and how and when we give away our power thus resulting in lack of or softened boundaries. This was a tough lesson to learn once again for me.
I get in the habit of being “too nice”. I give people way to many chances and lee-way and I suffer for it. I end up frustrated, bitter and resentful. I doubt my own truth or think, “maybe they’ve changed, maybe this can be better, maybe I’m being to hard…maybe, maybe maybe…and I get lazy or soft in manifesting my own sense of power. I open the door and let them stab me with their sword. Dang it!
So Grandmother Moon is asking to me re-visit my sense and experience of power.
Lynn Andrews (one of my teachers), says this about power…
“What do I mean by “power?” When my teachers and I speak of power, we are not talking about power over someone else. We are speaking of the integrity of spirit, the integrity of life force which is built through practice, definition and training. Power means that you have the ability and the competence to live your true destiny. It implies that you are living your truth, not someone else’s, seeing the world through your own eyes and not through anyone else’s idea of who you should be.”
Full Moon Ritual – Full Moon Power Hour 🙂
You know the drill, light up those candles, ignite the incense, put on some tunes, gather your friends or just pour yourself a cup of tea and create some Sacred Time and Space. Tonight we invite in Power to embody us, teach us, sit with us. We look at it in the mirror and get to know how we harness and use it and when we sabotage our connection with our own power.
Journal Questions/Questions for Discussion with Your Pals. (Some Questions by Sacred Circles, pg 146)
1) Do you think of yourself as powerful?
2) How would you describe your sense of power?
3) When do you feel your most powerful? What are you doing when you feel this way?
4) How do you sabotage your own sense of power?
5) With who do you feel most powerful?
6) How successful have you been at translating your visions into reality?
7) Do you think you are more powerful in the domain of “being” or “doing”? How are they interconnected in your life?
Share your stories and responses in comments, online, with friends or simply with Grandmother Moon. May she glow and awaken, ignite and shine the light on your power.
If you’d like make a collage with images of power, words, colors, anything that feels powerful, strong and firm to your inner sense of self.
And so it is!!!
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