Tonight marks the Dark Moon, well the last of it anyways as we start a New Moon cycle in a couple of days. This past month has been an emotional one, at times heavy and dark, and other times inspired and refreshing. It felt like we were navigating through dark tunnels trusting that at the end there would be light. However at times we’d grow tired of the dark or worry we wouldn’t find the end where the light was shining. And yet here we are arriving at the light, the end of the tunnel within steps.
This month I did a lot of cleaning, pondering, changing of the guard in my internal process. I had to teeter totter on lots of unknowns and usually I’d panic and assume or expect the worst. But this time, this month I changed my ways and told myself to expect the best, to envision everything working out. I felt calmer and more steady in the process and that has been a huge gift in and of itself. I followed my body’s lead and boundaries knowing it could mean everything I was building could collapse. It meant risking the outside creations that were coming my way and usually I’d just form into what was expected. But I can’t do that anymore and so I simply went inward and got to know my limits and set the boundaries to honour them and to trust this was the Divine way and path. I am risking a job doing this but it is my wellness on the line and it is me voicing what I can and can’t do for the first time ever. Id usually exist past my limits in my old life and keep going until collapse or illness. My struggle with my health and blood is really about me voicing and honouring my body and my limits and living in accordance with them, that is what I have learned. The superwoman cape is laid to rest. The real authentic version is on display.
This month too I cleaned out cabinets, files, and just crap that I had to let go. I rearranged furniture and smudged the bejesus out of my house, calling in new energy and clearing out the old mucky waters of fear or doubt.
So as we prepare for a new moon cycle let us lay to rest the old ways, the old patterns, the old negativity, the doubt, the fear, the doom… even the stuckness! Say goodbye.
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, doubt, dead, uncertainty 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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