HOLY MOLY!! This full moon and eclipse is an intense one. We are in that gamut…the pocket…the crevasse of healing and transforming. And it’s hard to be in, uncomfortable, we feel squirley and don’t know how to stand in it. Perhaps there’s pockets of shame and guilt, carried even from our ancestral line…but my friends, it is necessary to go there and look at it, feel it. We need to feel the pain, and also hold space for the global pain body, the global shadow self that has acted in ways that were harmful and hurtful because we have foundations of racism in our country’s history. We are being called to evaluate how we can contribute to the healing and transforming of this global wound so many of our Black, Indigenous and People of Color feel and experience on a daily basis.
I personally am moving through something right now that requires others to speak out with me, to write out the truth, and it is hard to get people to share the truth that they have seen. They don’t want to get involved, they fear a consequence of voicing the truth so have chosen not to speak at all. Part of me has understanding and another part of me feels such anger. But truth is, in a different scenario…I have done the same. I have held my tongue not to cause conflict instead of speaking up for someone. I feared a consequence or getting in trouble so I waivered in doubt and fear and let it change my mind and silence my voice. I see now…the error and the harm that it caused.
Now I am empowered in courage and inner knowing and remembering of the harm that was caused by silence, so instead I commit to take in the courage and howl out my voice in the face harm and injustice against others. Let’s think about the impacts of not speaking up when harm or hurt is being done and the consequences of our silence. It keeps the harm and hurt alive, it keeps the circumstance in homeostasis. And yet as a society, it is what we have done for so long, it has become the norm. We need to ask ourselves, how we become ok with letting fear run our lives? I know it was easier to turn the blind eye and not get involved, we had the privilege of not letting the harm affect us. But the harm is still happening, the hurt is still happening, even if we close our eyes. The effects are taking their toll. Let us ask ourselves, what would love say and do? I feel like so many of the lessons of this year has been shifting us from “I” to we, from ego to heart and soul. What would love do in the face of pain, harm and injustice? Let yourself ponder that on this full moon.
I pulled a card for this Full Moon and it literally could not have been more perfect. Thank you Spirit. The Card is the SHAPE-SHIFTER CARD from the Native Spirit Oracle deck from Denise Linn.
“You can be anything you desire. Let go of the attachment to your identity. See the world around you with new eyes. Be malleable. Experiment with different ways of seeing reality. See the point of others. If you haven’t been able to manifest your dreams, maybe you need to shift the way you see the person or situation.
In earth-based cultures, shape-shifters had the mystical ability to transform into other forms of consciousness. It’s said that these beings were not imagining that they were changing into a specific animal, plant or stone, they could actually morph into another shape. Just because most people today don’t think it’s possible doesn’t mean that it’s not true. This card chose you because it wants you to know that your past does not need to equal your future. Simply shifting your point of view or your belief system can bring an entirely new destiny into being.”
FULL MOON HEALING MEDITATION/VISUALIZATION:
Audio Link here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czB8vhM6Jjs&feature=youtu.be
Think of a current struggle you are moving through. I feel like we are all moving through things in our personal lives that are needing shapeshifting, re-moulding, re-structuring, it’s time to get your spirit hands out and re-shape some aspect or experience of your life.
Close your eyes…take some deep breaths. Really inhale through your nose then exhale out the mouth. Repeat this breathing pattern three times or until you’re really settled into your body. Bring a current challenge or struggle you have into mind. Really see it in your mind’s eye and feel it within your body. Now allow yourself some magic and fun and allow yourself to magically shape-shift out of the struggle and transform yourself into a bird, stone, tree or plant. Go with whatever comes to mind, just allow whatever to come to come…as whatever you see is meant exactly for you. Take a moment and see what you have being you have become, remember there is no wrong way to do this. What form did you take? What do you look like? What colour or colours are you? What sounds do you make if any? What unique features do you have? What is it like to look out on life from this perspective, this point of view? What do you see in this form? What does the energy feel like in this form?
Now bring to mind your current struggle or stuck point while remaining in your new form and shape. Examine your current struggle from this new perspective and energy. What would you tell yourself about your current struggle or stuck point as this new being? What thoughts come to mind as you sit and look at your issue from this new point of view? What guidance, actions or resolutions can you see from this angle and this form?
Allow yourself to remain in this form for a couple more breaths and soak in the wondrous energy around you in the being you have become. Perhaps you’ll feel the freedom of the wind, or the groundedness of the earth or perhaps even bees buzzing their light around you. Whatever it is, allow yourself to soak that beauty in and give gratitude for the wondrous and supportive energy.
When you’re ready, transform back into your original self. Journal about your new perspective and awarenesses. I invite you share your experiences in the comments.
And so it is.
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Happy full moon!!