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October Full Moon Ritual. Release and Renewal

Happy fall full Moon y’all.  The word that comes to mind this Moon is the “shamans death. ” We are at an ending…. it’s time to let go of a part of ourselves or a relationship or thought pattern or addictive way to fully move forward in our lives.  

For me it’s a part of myself.  It’s stuckness. Death. Illness.  Four years ago I was struck with the onset of a blood and immune condition that I may deal with for the rest of my life .  In the beginning it was real bad in and out of hospital and my life stopped.  Many of the activities and aspects of my life ended or at least paused… for four years… my sports, my job, any real exertion really.  I literally became stuck at home in exhaustion and fearful to go to far from the nearest hospital .

This full moon there is a death to this shock and stuckness with this illness.  I see the “sick and paralyzed” part of me wrapped in white blankets…and buried.  She has died.  There has been a death.  There is resurrection and new aliveness emerging as I bury this fearful, stuck and trapped part of myself .  It is time.  New ways, patterns and pathways are emerging alongside the death that is occurring in our lives.  It is a volt of both dark(death) and light (new life) all at one time .  It’s quite shocking and exciting and fearful and exciting again :). New steps and paths are being formed and established while old roads and stuck holes fade away. 

So on this full moon…. light some candles and grab some paper, crayons or pens .  If you’d like to spark up some sage I invite you to do so.  It’s time to consciously allow the old to be removed from your life and laid to rest .

In the centre of the page draw a large circle and simply list words of the parts of yourself  ( thoughts , patterns, emotions ) and even people you are releasing .  Just write what has died and what you lay to rest.  Allow it to simply emerge on the page.  

Write this part of you a good-bye and thank you letter .  What has been the gift of these old ways and parts of yourself .  Why are they no longer needed.  What is noe emerging that it must be released ??

Burn the page with the circle for sure and letter if you wish.  Or bury it.

And so it is my friends 

Here’s mine …

In the centre… is selfless, voiceless me… the lost, sick, dying self.

I lay you to rest.  I get that you helped me endure and survive and become something during this time of illness.  You moved me into a real nurturing and giving place, as well as a slower more receptive pace so I could fill myself up again after operating on lightening speeds for years.  My being stuck in this form is causing a slow internal death…I’m dying and acheing for aliveness again.  I’m craving a change of gear, a bit of a quicker pace.  I’m in need of life again … not just surviving and struggling with illness. So I solute you for a cycle of life that I needed  and was necessary but you have fulfilled your purposes and placed within me what I needed during this time.  You created a return to mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stability after a lot of upheaval and chaos.  Now my life and soul are calling for more… for new life and new forms with this condition.  I honour you and am thankful but  I also need to let you now .  Thank you for the years of gentleness.. it allowed for my survival.  Now I am ready to move forward in a new way.  Good bye 😘

Happy fabulous full moon.  May this death bring you closer to life and light .

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Crystal 

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A Wind-Song Ritual for the Equinox

Happy Fall Equinox(or Spring depending on where you live) my friends.  This is the day when light and dark are equal.  A balance of yin and yang on the Earth one might say.  I love the fall, the changing color of the leaves, the crisper feel of the air, and the call to begin the draw inward with some cozy candles and pumpkin spice smells.  It’s a time of sweaters and boots, scarves and leggings.  I don’t know about you but I really enjoy each change of season and the changing of energies that come with them.  In Canada we feel the change of each four seasons and I absolutely love that.

So on this Fall Equinox the energy calls for a cleansing, a purifying of the air and a bringing in of the new life and energy.  We are all going through major changes at this time so I hope you find this fitting as well.

A WIND-SONG RITUAL
Open up many windows in your home and invite in the beautiful, crisp and luscious autumn air. Allow the breeze to sing a lovely transition song through your home as she cleanses the energy and brings in new light and life force during this equinox.  Call in the Great Spirit and Great Mother, angels, fairies, spirit animals, guides and ancestors or whomever you feel connected to to help you in your ritual.  Feel the spirit of transition, manifestation and harvest in your home.  Feel how abundant you are in love and shelter. Feel the simultaneous warm and cool breeze as she caresses your cheek. Close your eyes and hear the wind sing to you. What does she say?
If you have, dab a bit of tea tree oil or sage oil onto your screens as a means to cleanse the air or light incense and allow the breeze to move the cleansing smoke throughout your home.

Enjoy your new and shifted energy.

And so it is my friends.

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Enjoy! xo

Crystal

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Teachings of the Duck For the September New Moon.

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Happy New Moon!  Doesn’t a new moon always feel like a fresh, new beginning each month?  Well, this one is a fresh, new, grand beginning and a new way of life.

This is the time to take the chance.  This is the time to take action.  This is the time to do what you have always wanted to do.

So make the call, send in the resume for a new job, put an offer on a new house, make the choice for remodeling or adding on to your house…whatever it is…take that leap.  Make a change, take the new path…this is the time.

The last few days many, many groups of ducks have been visiting my yard.  We are talking like twenty at a time.  I feel they have been carrying the message for this Moon.

Duck symbolizes good luck and fortune.  It’s a time of preparation meeting opportunity creating good luck if we are prepared of course.

“If duck crosses your path to catch your attention for there are opportunities to explore. She reminds if you do not take swift action you will miss out. Do not procrastinate if you are interested.”  (http://dreamstop.com/duck-dream-symbol/)

This is a time not to focus on how it’s going to work, it’s simply a time of action and allowing the chips to fall where they may…trusting and knowing it will all work out as is.  All you have to do is explore the opportunity and take that chance and act upon your instincts, your inner knowing of what is calling and pulling at the strings of your heart.

There will be moments where we over think or worry or doubt…just let it blow away as it comes.  Just act and allow what is to come.  Act and follow the wind, follow the flow…follow your inner knowing. Time for a luscious new start.

On this New Moon, decide to take an action, a new start, a new class, a new date, a new car, a new house, a new job…a new opportunity of some sort.  That’s it…sit with it…envision it, know it in your bones.  Write it down and make a plan.

And so it is my friends.

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Blessings and warmth and happy new changes as we enter the harvest season

🙂  xo

Crystal

 

 

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In the Energy of Change

How are you all surviving out there?

This past Eclipse and the beautiful, giant , orange full moon initiated and moved us into endings , change and even loss.  It’s how it’s supposed to be, it’s a must… even though it hurts like hell.

Jobs, relationships, contracts and old patterned ways ended.  Some shockingly and painfully .

For me… my grandma passed on the full moon… ending her physical presence and rebirthing into her original form.  It’s hard to not have her here in the physical world, I want to pick up the phone and call her or visit her house and see her sitting in her chair in the breezeway puffing on a cigarette or reading a book.  But she was called home to the nebulous of the universe.  She was called back to the light to be with her son and husband and many other loved ones.

Here I am struggling to process this grand change in my life … it feels like nothing and everything has changed.  Many of us are feeling this.  What now … ??!! What does this ending mean and how is it translating in my life ?  

The energy is different now, the hierarchy or energy bonds in our relationships have to be re-worked and re-aligned.  Who are we now amidst this ending and loss and change?

What do we need and want to do differently?  What has to be done differently ???  Where shall we gaze now?

I know too my grandma is experiencing this conscious and energetic shift in the other side … in her new and original form.. everything and yet nothing is different.  

I’m just trying to allow the process to be… to feel grief and tears in one moment and excitement and anticipation in the next.  I’m trying to allow for the wave of change and evolution to flow through my life and my body and my being as it was meant and simply to feel it all as the learning .  That is the learning .

Just a quick share during this intense, changing, enlightening and heavy time 😘

Much love friends

Xo

Crystal 

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Surviving the post Eclipse Energy Shifts .

Ok I’m moving through the resistance and finally writing!! 😜 Its an intense time isn’t friends ??!  So much is going and so many of us are moving through major shifts.  It feels like a rebirth or a cleansing or a major reboot and re-setting of life.  I feel like a part of me has been turned on and activated.  I’m so focused on change and goals and shifting gears to meet my hearts needs.  It’s so strong and direct.  My heart is calling for a major inner shift.  

Things feels turned inside out, the can of worms has been opened so we can release and re-shift our energies.   It’s a tough process.  Many of us are sorting out relationship struggles and moving through shifts in our relationships.  Needs are being expressed and roles are having to be re-worked so that one can create and honour thyself in a relationship.  If that can’t happen some relationships will come to an end, sadly.

Perhaps work is going through a major shift or even there’s a job change at hand… allow it.  Make space.

 Feel the ethers of change and let it be a bit uncomfortable while you expand and grow. We haven’t quite moved into the new we are just in the transformation and shedding and cleaning and purifying process .  It’s natural and won’t last just part of the process.

Let relationships be in a state of transition and uncertainty or even a bit of chaos until the wires re-circuit and new forms, new flow, new patterns and partnerships are set.  It’s uncomfortable … yes… but trust that healing will happen in the changes.  The energy stayed in the pressure cooker until it could no longer be contained … it exploded into pieces to be pieced back together in a new form.  

So, mostly trust the universe, trust in the Divine energetic cleansing that’s occurring so deep seated healing can occur. 

Sit in discomfort and simply be in it and allow the shifting pain to come and release.

Indulge in rituals that inspire joy .  Gratitude lists.  Creativity. Drumming .  Coffee dates .  Deep talks with friends.  

Connect with the water element during this time .  Epsom salt baths, swimming, visiting bodies of water .  Wash your hands and feet in a cleansing ritual .  Drink a lot of water.

This is a soul cleansing time .  

And so it is my friends 

Xo 

Crystal 

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July New Moon Energy Forecast & Meditation

Y’all enjoying the new moon energy ??  This moon cycle feels like change is ahead.. a change in pattern.  There is a clearing… a letting go… a calling back of our power and a release of the behaviours that don’t serve our highest good. There’s also releases of relationships and changes to the way we act and feel and need within them.   We start to express ourselves more and really focus on ourselves.  We become centre stage of our lives and this is pivotal on our soul path. 

I found myself cleaning out closets today and organizing them, giving away clothes and returning plastic bags for recycling.  There’s a cleaning up going on.  We are creating more space for our Self to emerge in our lives.  There’s also a lot of inner shifting going on.   We feel done participating in lower energentic ways and patterns… enough is enough.  We will not stay in places and connections that no longer feed us or we will stand our ground and express the need for new patterns and forms to take shape and grow in the places we already embody and exist within. 

It’s an interesting point, its like we are in a pocket of clarity and divine focus.  We want our deepest selves in our lives… we are being called back and out of those distractions and roles and patterns that keep us separated from our own inner jewel.

This can cause turbulence during this moon cycle as we change and change our participation in some relationships or roles.  There may me push back or clawing at our feet to pull us back down to lower energy planes.  

Trust .  Participate.  Step forward one step at a time.

New moon practise to carry throughout the entire moon cycle 🙂

A meditation for this months moon cycle.  Close your eyes… take in three to four deep breaths and exhale just as deeply.  Imagine it’s night time and you are sitting at a large fire.  It’s just dark sky and a giant fire in front of you.  An elder Native woman is there with you…she is there to guide and support you.  Imagine calling back all your power as though a bunch of luminous stars start floating back towards you and within you.  Feel how full and peaceful and confident it feels to hold all your own power.  You are strong and full of clarity!! Really let this feeling expand throughout your whole body !!  Let it expand into every cell of your being.  Feel your aura glow and expand.   Sit there and enjoy until you are ready to shift your attention back to your present space.
Happy New Moon!!

Xo

Crystal 

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Y’all enjoying the new moon energy ??  This moon cycle feels like change is ahead.. a change in pattern.  There is a clearing… a letting go… a calling back of our power and a release of the behaviours that don’t serve our highest good. There’s also releases of relationships and changes to the way we act and feel and need within them.   We start to express ourselves more and really focus on ourselves.  We become centre stage of our lives and this is pivotal on our soul path. 

I found myself cleaning out closets today and organizing them, giving away clothes and returning plastic bags for recycling.  There’s a cleaning up going on.  We are creating more space for our Self to emerge in our lives.  There’s also a lot of inner shifting going on.   We feel done participating in lower energentic ways and patterns… enough is enough.  We will not stay in places and connections that no longer feed us or we will stand our ground and express the need for new patterns and forms to take shape and grow in the places we already embody and exist within. 

It’s an interesting point, its like we are in a pocket of clarity and divine focus.  We want our deepest selves in our lives… we are being called back and out of those distractions and roles and patterns that keep us separated from our own inner jewel.

This can cause turbulence during this moon cycle as we change and change our participation in some relationships or roles.  There may me push back or clawing at our feet to pull us back down to lower energy planes.  

Trust .  Participate.  Step forward one step at a time.

New moon practise to carry throughout the entire moon cycle 🙂

A meditation for this months moon cycle.  Close your eyes… take in three to four deep breaths and exhale just as deeply.  Imagine it’s night time and you are sitting at a large fire.  It’s just dark sky and a giant fire in front of you.  An elder Native woman is there with you…she is there to guide and support you.  Imagine calling back all your power as though a bunch of luminous stars start floating back towards you and within you.  Feel how full and peaceful and confident it feels to hold all your own power.  You are strong and full of clarity!! Really let this feeling expand throughout your whole body !!  Let it expand into every cell of your being.  Feel your aura glow and expand.   Sit there and enjoy until you are ready to shift your attention back to your present space.
Happy New Moon!!

Xo

Crystal 

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July Full moon Energy…you ready ??

Happy full moon!!! (Tomorrow).

It has been some time since I’ve written hasn’t it my friends.  I was in a spot of inertia and stuckness and I just didn’t have words.  I was holding a lot of plates in the air and could not find time to express but time and emotion and need is changing this!!

This full moon feels intense… there’s lot going on.  It can feel like a lot of emotional upheaval .  Change is in the air and that can be tough for some of us.  I feel the energy of change around but am just trying to allow space for her energy to move into my life rather than panic and anxiety fill my body.  

This is a time of believing in yourself… in knowing your good , of knowing you are strong and honourable and full of integrity. This is a time trusting yourself and your voice.  The moon shall pull out situations that help you evaluate this of yourself.   Be confident in your expression of your will, your needs, your thoughts, your perspective .  No more silence… no more making peace.  Express and reveal yourself !!!

So pull inward and meet your glorious soul at the depths of your inner world .  Sit and feel your own presence and let that wise one within guide you.  Dance or yoga, sing or draw… do something to connect with that inner voice .   There is no wrong way just entry points .

We may be tested during this time but really the test is about your own self trust and self knowing .  Are you confident in your integrity, your presence in the world.  So dance your wonderful soul sing and exude You !!!  Don’t back down from boundary challenges…now is not the time to get quiet or small.  It’s time to really own and hold your power and trust that you can do this !!! You deserve to.  You have a right to fight for what you believe. 

In the end all will be what we wish… all shall be fulfilled . 

And so it is my moon tribe and friends 🙂

Xo

Crystal

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Fiery Sagittarius Full Moon Ritual

This full moon is a fiery, emotionally charged Sagittarius moon party.  I hit some deep, raw, pockets of pain… of sadness and loneliness…an inner shrieking from my most jeweled depths.  It brought me to a place of deep release ( loud crying sobs ) and also to a place where change is a must. This moon is stirring our souls to evoke change… immediate change.  Get doing, get cracking, get going on the new road.  Maybe it’s a move , or a new job, or a new passion … but a radical change for the better feels like it’s in the horizon.  It’s time to stop gathering and time to start sharing , expressing , creating … outputtin our energies.  I feel the need for a lot of change and it feels kind of exciting .  Some sparks are re-igniting and the inner fire is turning up the heat once again. 
So in this full moon….get active… do something.  Paint… draw… dance… sing.  Work on a project you want to start or get done .  Look for new houses, search for new jobs, sign up for a new class.  We must move our energy outward somehow towards an intent of action .  We are being called and propelled forward.  I’m going to repurpose a piece of furniture tonight.  I haven’t done this in over a year and I really enjoy it.  It’s my act of power for myself and  a new path I am committing to stepping on.  

So on this moon I hope you join me in some sort of action… an act of power .  And so it is my friends. Xo

Crystal 

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A Delightful and Simple April New Moon Ritual.

The new moon has arrived after a tumultuous month of retrogrades and chaos and unearthing of what was/is unhealed within us.  

As I sit with the energy of this moon I keep hearing the word JOY.  Joy, joy, joy.  It’s funny cause one of my good pals and I were discussing how to create more joy in the busyness of raising kids, cooking dinners, soccer, homework etc.  Sometimes the responsibilities of life mutes the colours of joy as we get caught in the web of routine.

I was brought back to the simple question of… “what makes me joyful.” And this is something I really need to discover cause to be honest I don’t quite know.  I know what used to but life has changed and it’s something I need to explore again.

A Delightful New Moon Ritual

So on this new moon I invite you to join me in taking some quiet and sacred space, light a candle, have a cup of tea and put the word JOY at the centre of your page.  Take a few centering breaths and just free flow with what makes you joyful… no thinking just pen flowing and see what comes.

Make a commitment to create pockets of joy in your life.  Maybe throughout the day you take ten minute increments in doing something that ignites your joy or makes you laugh or settles and soothes your soul.

And so it is my friends

Xo

Crystal