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Healing and Balancing Ritual for Fall Equinox.

Happy Fall Equinox and Full moon. It’s a dandy isn’t it??

The energies are shifting after a busy, active, action based summer and our feminine souls are craving soul food, we are ravenous for soul nourishment. I personally am at a place of starvation in the soul department… hungry for a shift into softness, gentleness and ease.

Our feminine natures are howling at us to return to the darkness and caves of our inner selves. Our Wild feminine souls are waiting for us at the inner fire of sacred stillness, silence and retreat. Magic dust is in the fire waiting for us to simply sit and inhale the wonder and depths of the inner soils of oneself.

I have been so busy and active that I have lost my balance. I feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. And yet The Equinox calls for balance between light and dark… day and night, the physical and the spiritual.

I need more soul time, more stillness, more space for deep inner reflection and soulful contemplation.

The reality is I need to create space and sacred moments in my day for this to occur. Even if it’s ten minutes or two, the point is nourishment.

It is a time of making an offering to our souls by doing what nurtures the Inner Self. This is a Sacred Act, a Sacred offering to the Divine within ourselves.

So on this lovely Equinox begin the soul offering with some sacred time and space. Light some candles and listen to a mediation, journal, contemplate, converse with your soul and at the sacred fire within. Begin to nurture the inner self with some sort of ritual that is nurturing to thy self. Perhaps it’s a bath or a cool brisk walk in the fall foliage.

Take some deep breaths and find yourself at a fire in a dark cave with your feminine wild soul right beside you. Notice what she looks like and how hungry she appears. Offer her some food and sustenance. Giver her some water, wrap her in a blanket and tend to that inner self. Simply offer your presence and see if you can gently shape shift into her, become that inner self. Feel the aliveness and energy. Ask yourself what you need for nourishment and aliveness? Perhaps you will notice that you are doing an action or an image appears in the fire or perhaps there is simply an inner knowing. When you feel ready shift back in that outer consciousness beside your soul. Lay down a red blanket and some rocks at the fire where you sat as a sacred offering. Let your soul know you shall return with an embrace. Before you go you give her a gift, an offering, what do you notice it is. Feel how full it makes her feel. Say your goodbyes and leave the cave back into the present time.

Journal your findings if you wish. Feel the feeling of fullness spread and expand in your body, all the way into you fingertips and heart.

Have a cup of tea, light some candles and enjoy the rest of this sacred night .

Aho! And so it is ūüôā

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Blessings and warmth friends.

Happy Equinox

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Crystal

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Another Simple Dark Moon Ritual

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 ūüôā

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June full moon Energy & Soul Connecting Rituals.

This full moon the energy feels alive, electric, vibrational and active. It feels like a very masculine energy, a time when we are extremely busy… the pulse, the beat, the tempo is very fast paced and quick. There’s a lot of energy output going on as we work on manifestation, creating, doing and growing during this time and season.

And yet the words “feminine root” ( from the book Wild Feminine) is circling my busy aura, as though the energy is calling for my attention like a screaming bird in the sky.

I know I need to balance the busy masculine energy with tender, juicy, slower paced , alive, wild feminine connection. It’s tenderness and savouring of the radiant colours and experiences of summer life. My schedule feels so busy yet the need to pause and find stillness even for ten minutes feels necessary as though I need it to keep breathing.

This moon and Mars retrograde asks us to evaluate our schedules and energies. Are we balancing the feminine and masculine or at least honouring both aspects of our souls even though we may be lingering in the masculine elements at this energetic time. Are we still paying homage to the feminine ?

We need to root into our feminine natures when they are calling us home. It’s in this root that we are refuelled and filled with life force energy. It’s where our aliveness is tasted and swallowed so our connection to our own feminine wild soul is felt and experienced. It’s a place of conversing with Spirit, our guides, our ancestors and even the moon and stars so the magic and purpose of life is restored and refocused. It’s a slight, calm magical pulse of aliveness. A beautiful calm and alive contradiction.

So on this full moon the Grandmothers ask us to harness our energies that are grand and wide like a roaring fire and find the calm centre epicentre of the burning. Be the wood logs, be the air in the fire, or the blue in the flames and find the calm in the busy, dancing roar.

Read a book, journal, sit by a fire, do a feminine yoga like Yin or Restorative yoga and balance the energies. Take a Sacred pause. Stillness and contemplation are being called of us right now in brief moments amid the flaming busy energy of our lives.

Here are some journal questions for self reflection and connection during this lovely full moon. Sit by fire or light a candle. Brew some tea or summer juice and light an incense or two. Breath in the radiant full moon aliveness. Inhale the moon beams and let its magic and sparkle radiate in your cells.

1). What are you most happy and grateful for in your life right now.

2) put in a timer for five minutes and don’t lift your pen until the timer goes off. Just write what comes…. “I would love…”.

3) Imagine Grandmother Moon to become some sort of being… a person, animal, plant or element and invite her sit with you by the moon lit waters edge in your minds eye. Notice the gentle warm breeze and the burning fire. Lay a blanket for her and ask her a question, challenge or struggle you’d like guidance on. Give her an offering such as food or a gift like a necklace or bracelet. Perhaps it’s a stone. What does grandmother moon look like in form ? Just sit with this lovely energy and let her presence calm you. Let her answer you and give you guidance to your question. When you receive her words tell her thank you and ask if you can meet again. Imagine her returning to the moon on a moon beam when you are done and gently return to the present. Journal about your experiences.

Happy full moon friends xo 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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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 

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A Slew of Harvest Full Moon Rituals.

harvest-moonOmg! Have you seen the glorious, radiant full moon light? ¬†Wowzers! ¬†Beauty She is. ¬†This is a full moon and lunar eclipse in Pisces so were are in for a surge of emotions here, intense stuff for many. ¬†Those pestering, lingering, unresolved emotions of ahhh…life – are here at the surface so let’s honor those teachers…yes?!

This full moon is also known as the Harvest Moon when crops are harvested and all the seeds we planted have come into fruition.  So this moon ritual will be two fold.

To start, I must say on this full moon day, I feel a bit pent-up, restless, anxious, like things are brewing on the inside. ¬†I feel like the cork just may pop off and yet I’m not quite sure what feelings are there trying for my attention, I simply know that the restless, anxious energy is a call inward to what lies under the leaves of anxiety.

This full moon in watery, emotional Pisces invites us to swim into our emotions, to greet them so we may learn and heal from these sacred messengers. ¬†We need to get them out of our bodies, our bones, our ligaments and organs and we do so by expressing them in some manner so their energies don’t restrict and tighten up in our bodies and lead to illness (we are approaching cold season). ¬†They call for fluidity and release. ¬†Surrender to them rather than fight against them, they are here to guide you, to teach you, to show you the way.

Here are 3 Ways to Express Your Emotions РPart 1 of the Ritual.

  • ¬†Write a letter to someone who you have been struggling with. ¬†What’s there. ¬†Release it all, say what you need to say and put pen to paper. ¬†You will not mail or send this, this is for you to release and acknowledge true feelings that are lurking around so you can get some clarity and freedom from the emotional baggage.
  • Grab some crayons and just start spewing words on a sheet of paper that come to mind. ¬†Annoyed, frustrated, hurt, disgusted, finished, done, complete….you get the picture. ¬†Spew out those feeling like an emotional purge and just see them there on the paper outside of you. ¬†Include thoughts or images that come to mind, even scribbles or doodles, just get it out!!
  • Dance it out! Put on a faster pace tempo song and Taylor Swift it by “Shaking it Off”. ¬†Literally imagine shaking out your feelings through your hands, by swaying your body, by kicking and stomping your feet. ¬†Dance your anger, dance your sorrow, dance your hurt or frustration. ¬†This is so amazing when you dance with that intention, let it be a movement meditation or better yet, a raw full blown release of what is there in whatever form your body naturally and spontaneously moves.

Part 2 Ritual – Gratitude & Awareness

And lastly, it is that special time of Harvest, the time when we are hopefully most bountiful. ¬†The thoughts of gratitude come to mind and also an awareness of which “crops” did not grow. ¬†First take some moments to list at least 5 wonderful things in your life right now and why they are wonderful.

I’m grateful for………..because…….

or

List all the magic that you seen and feel in your life... (the changing colors of leaves, the cold and warm air, the smell of pumpkin spice, candles, my son’s smile, the humour my oldest son carries,etc).

I invite you to do a collage of all the wonderful things you’ve harvested this year on one sheet and on anothe to collage¬†crops would you like to keep growing, or grow next year?¬† What “crops” didn’t grow that you’d like in your life and really explore how to better grow them this coming year or season. ¬†What can you do differently in your harvesting process?

 

Enjoy this magical Harvest Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. ¬†Emotionally release then gather up all that gratitude for the wonder alongside the dark stuff. ¬†That is life, ain’t it ūüėČ

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xo

Crystal

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The Power of Accepting Powerlessness

power2Hi friends.

It has been awhile. My life got busy with the arrival of our newest son Cedar Rain.  He is just over 2.5 weeks old.  We love him to pieces!!!

However, it has been an interesting road post baby.

As many of you know I have a blood/immune disorder that affects my health when I’m not well, stressed, recovering, etc. ¬†So it is back with a vengeance since labouring the babes. ¬†As such my body isn’t making as much milk as he needs because, well, it can’t. ¬†It doesn’t have the energy stores. ¬†I’ve met with public health nurses, lactation consultants, etc…they all say the same, ” You must take care of you first. ¬†You need to do some formula, you may need to consider stopping breastfeeding.”

This is tough, I so wanted to breastfeed solely, and yet I can’t physically do it. ¬†My body goes into extreme stress. ¬†So here I am between my head and my body. ¬†My head thinks I should breastfeed, it’s the right thing to do, it’s the best for baby…blah blah blah. ¬†This is the perfectionist part of me that seems to emerge when I have a baby. ¬†I want to be the most perfect mom, the mom that does everything according to the book and the experts so my baby has the best chance of….what, I am not sure.

This attitude, this addiction, carries with it beliefs that I must always perform, succeed, accomplish, do everything exactly as expected, to be impeccable at all times, no flaws, no limitations, no challenges or imperfections. I am just supposed to achieve the ideal mothering standard point blank, it’s what “good moms” do. ¬†I know, I know it’s not possible and yet my mind warp speeds around spinning my brain, convincing me I’m failing somehow if I’m not perfect or if I can’t walk the ideal, supreme road. ¬†So here I am coming at it face to face to deal with these illusions and destructive addictive thinking that emerges at times.

My husband has said numerous times, “you are way too hard on yourself.” ¬†I see this, I know this, but yet I get caught in the perfectionist, false ideal state trap and at times struggle to get out of the blanket it throws on me.

So I do what I know, and go to a place of power in my mind’s eye. ¬†A place where I feel strong and centered. ¬† I’m brought to a ceremonial fire we had at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico with Lynn Andrews. ¬†It’s night time, in the desert, the air is a bit crisp but the fire exudes a bright, luminous glow. ¬†I feel strong and calm as the warmth of the flames caress my face. ¬†I ask a guide to come a talk to me and who shows but Ruby Plenty Chiefs, a grandmother, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields (in Lynn Andrews books). ¬†Ruby is fierce, firm, takes no shit form nobody. ¬†She’s in your face fierce, full of power and will call you to it if she feels you leaking your energy. ¬†She looks at me as says, “own what is and move on.”

It’s so point blank, so raw, poignant, truthful…honest. ¬†It’s so simple and yet sooooo complex and difficult. ¬†It’s exactly where I struggle. ¬†I fall into the drudgery, the pit of self-loathing or wishing something other than what is and try and adjust reality to make it fit what I hoped or wanted. ¬†I spin my wheels trying to force what I want rather than allow and accept what is. I fight and fight like a ravenous, starving wolf fighting off prey for a morsel of food. ¬†And I fall in the darkness, the pit of sadness and pain. ¬†I struggle and struggle until I can not struggle anymore and finally accept what was there in the first place, now beaten down, exhausted and defeated.

What if I honored what is and owned it, confidently, fiercely, powerfully, and peacefully rather than struggle against it? What if I found my power by accepting my powerlessness in the situation at hand and trusted that somehow this was Divine Law, the what is of the process.

I admit, I worry about what others will think, and about what I think of myself because there are these “ideals” out there that I feel I “should” be following. ¬†The nurses tell me many women choose not to breastfeed cause they hate it, they don’t enjoy it so they don’t do it. ¬†I find that powerful to know what you want and own it, to choose it regardless of what others think. ¬†It’s powerful to choose your own truth and do what is best for you, whatever the scenario, even if it’s against the grain, even it’s not really what you hoped but it’s what you must do. ¬†This is the learning.

“When the shield carrier reaches the top of the mountain, she never seeks approval, because approval is based on doubt…Power lies in individuality and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes, not through the eyes of another. ¬†To be in power,you must take your power and exist within your own individuality.”(Lynn Andrews Individuality Power Deck Card.)

Therein lies my issue. ¬†I seek approval, I seek validation, I seek the nod that what I am doing is okay by others rather than from myself. ¬†I leak my power and don’t own what is in my energy field and try and shape it into the form I believe will get approved and validated instead of accepting what actually is.

I lose the flow of life my trying to inflect my own will, my own need for approval and a lack of trust in myself and Divine law. ¬†I see Ruby in my power place laughing, and she says,”you take yourself so seriously, do you think breast milk or formula has any bearing on the other side (spirit world), hahahahaha? ¬†It is not the point, you are missing the lesson. ¬†Laugh at yourself little girl, you are being silly.”

“See how you have chosen your illusions, as others have, and seek to feel the laughter that hold together the daily dream. ¬†Self-importance blinds you to the source of joy an humor.” (exerpt from the Humor Card from the Power Deck.)

So here I am owning my illusions, my need for approval. ¬†I see that my leaking valve of power is my addiction to perfection so I don’t have look at my limitations, my weak or less strong spots. ¬†I pretend they don’t exist and try and exude the image, the ideal standard when my limitations are needing recognition. ¬†My limitations need there own attention and actions.

So on this New Moon cycle, I try to own what is and allow what needs to be to be. ¬†I allow joy and humor back in my life by taking life and my roles a little¬†, no a lot… less seriously. ¬†I am not perfection. ¬†I have limitations, I have weaknesses, I have struggles and places of physical limitation I can not control and I can own that. ¬†I am not a perfect mother and I won’t harm my child by being imperfect. ¬†I can accept that. I can own my limitations, my powerlessness in the situation to find my power, to find strength.

And so it is.

Hope ya’ll are having a healing New Moon cycle with many bouts of laughter, humor and joy.

ūüôā

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xo

Crystal

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May New Moon Ritual & Celebration

may moon2This New Moon feels like a welcome celebration, doesn’t it?   Last moon/month was INTENSE!  The month was filled with crisis, change, upheaval, chaos, things falling apart and reaching a point of climax.  We had no choice but to change out of old, wounded, uncertain patterns of our past, life brought forth change, growth, endings, destruction, etc. so we could begin anew or at least start upon a new path, a new pattern, a new, loving, authentic way of being.  Bridges collapsed into the old way of life and this month is about allowing new roads to take shape and reveal themselves.  We are planning out new actions, new life, a taking the first step or two in beginning this re-birth and restructuring.

This moon/month is about doing things a little different.¬† Trying new things, taking action, responsibility, and finally addressing what we have always postponed ourselves in addressing.¬† We shine the flashlight on our dark bits and look at them so we can heal them.¬† This will take courage, vulnerability and strength but you have those qualities within you….yes you do!

It feels like even though the crisis and chaos/ peak moments have occurred and shattered what was, we are now in the process of planning out how to take action to rebuild, restructure, re-do some old ways.    This is a great thing on the soul level, even though it may feel like total crap.  This is truly a healing time.

NEW MOON RITUAL.

On this New Moon in Taurus I invite you to throw a New Moon party.  It can be  a party of one or like for me, a party of 3, the hubby, my son and myself.  The intention, to indulge in some physical senses and luxuries.  So after all the tough stuff last moon, now is the time to nurture ourselves and feed ourselves love and enduring self-care energy as we trek upon new territory.  Why not make it a magical evening, a date night with the Moon if you will.

So, tonight have a luscious meal, buy a lovely bottle of vino, or make some dessert.¬† Take a walk or hike, move your body, do some yoga, go for a bike ride…really ignite your physical senses.¬† Celebrate this moon like it were a marker of your new road, new chapter, new way of life.¬† Somehow, some way, have some conscious, New Moon fun.¬† List some ideas you have, some actions you will take this month to move forward into new patterns and out from the old.¬† It might be setting boundaries, or finally signing up for a class or exploring ways to leave a relationship.¬† Whatever it is, list it, put it into consciousness, even it‚Äôs a simple exploration or evaluation of what you are still unsure about.

But tonight, you celebrate.  Celebrate the beginning of a new cycle. You made it through last month.  Indulge your senses.  Toast the moon, toast each other, toast yourself.  Taste the cake, feel the bubbles in the bath, let the wind sweep though you like it were a caress from the Goddess herself.

Tonight…all you need is enjoyment! Find your way there and share ūüôā

Happy New Moon.

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Mid-Week Soul Check-In.

nourishmentHi friends,

With the full moon around the corner I thought I’d check in with my deepest Self and invite you do join me. I’ve been feeling a bit agitated, restless, just not at peace. ¬†As I move into it I’ve been called into stillness, reflection and meditation even though a part of me wants to run around and keep busy away from what is there.

I pulled a card for today and got the Armadillo card from Jamie Sams, Medicine Cards deck. ¬†Here’s a blurb that really spoke to me…

“A clue to how to proceed is to make a circle on a piece of paper and see it as a medicine shield. ¬†In the body of the shield, write all that you are desiring to have, do, or experience. Include all things that give you joy. ¬†This sets up boundaries that allow only these chosen experiences to be part of your life. ¬†These boundaries become your shield that wards off the things which are undesirable to you. ¬†The shield reflects¬†what you are and what¬†your will is to others on an unconscious level.” ¬†(Pg 149 Medicine Cards book).

Armadillo teaches us about boundaries, not just physical boundaries, but boundaries of the Self.  Do we create time, space and boundaries for our own fulfillment and connection?  This is usually the first thing we toss when we get busy or down, but it is the most important.  It feeds all of our other connections, our energy wells, and all of our relationships and experiences of life around us.

As you complete your medicine shield on paper, pin it up somewhere where you can see it regularly.  Decorate it with images or collage your shield.

For me I’ve got to commit more to creating the joy, to FOCUSING on making joy and magic out of what is. ¬†It’s hard sometimes in the winter, the longgggg, cold winter to get going but these little self-reflection pauses and explorations help us remember. ¬† Mine is really focused around connection, deep meaning full connections, coffee dates, chatting, gatherings, creative fun times with family and friends, creating full moon circles once again, not just online but in person.

 

Ask yourself and journal….

  1.  Am I honoring the time I need for my personal joy, fulfillment and connection?
  2. How am I doing this or why am I not?
  3. How can you start each week carving out and planning sacred times of joy for yourself?  What do you want to do? Fun wise? Soul wise? Connection wise?  Creativity wise and how and where and when can you do it?

 

And so it is friends.

I hope you use the medicine of our friend Armadillo (this includes me) and create some boundaries, times, focus and commitment to you and the joy you want in your life.

 

Happy Wednesday/ Hump Day.

ūüôā

Crystal

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A Full Moon & Your Own Soul Devotion

releasing moonWow, it’s the full moon already. ¬†And it’s a gorgeous, bright, super moon, meaning the moon is closest to the Earth and appears bigger. ¬†We feel things more intensely. ¬†It’s a bigger impact on us in the most fabulous of ways.

This full moon calls us to get focused, find clarity and take action.  This moon falls in the sign of Taurus, an earthy sign.  And it asks us to tend to the physical.  Get scheduled, make lists, eat well, rest, exercise.  Take extra care of our bodies.

As I sat and felt the energies of Grandmother Moon, I was asked “What experiences of felt senses do you want in your life?” Hmmm…what do I want to feel? ¬†What am I looking to experience? ¬†For me, I want connection, inspiration and joy. ¬†Now my task is to define how I shall accomplish this. ¬†How can I seek connection with others? ¬†How can I find inspiration? ¬†What offers me joy?

The key here this month alongside clarity, focus and action is devotion. ¬†Are we devoted to the feelings and experiences we seek? ¬†Are we devoted to find them? ¬†Or are we more devoted to other things? ¬†Or are we simply distracted and not devoted. ¬†This is my intent this moon, to live with devotion to myself and my soul path and for me that is making some changes. ¬†It is being more committed, more disciplined in devoting my awareness, my thoughts, my actions, my feelings to my soul and my deep spiritual longings. ¬†It is jotting ideas down and beginning to take steps to do the ideas…now!

It is committing to discovering where and how I can find connection with others, others who seek deep, soulful nourishment just like me. ¬†It is walking around in my life with my heart wide open, cracked into the awe of the universe. ¬†It’s intense for me to feel so deeply, so often. ¬†I’m still learning to balance that. ¬†Sometimes in yoga, just by sitting in my vulnerability, in my cracked wide open realness, heart chakra just there and un-protected I feel anxiety. ¬†I am devoting my energy this month to explore this, to sit with it more,to get curious about this old pattern.

I pulled a tarot card for the Full Moon and the card “Stand Your Ground” emerged from the Psychic Tarot deck by John Holland. “…Be brave and true to your core life values and belief system, which are your best allies and will help you move forward. ¬†It’s important to remain clear and focused, for you may have to stand alone and defend your convictions at the end. Maintain your health and stay strong so that you have an ample supply of energy to endure anything, as this could be a long and arduous yet, ultimately, hard-won victory.

A perfect card for a Taurus Full Moon. ¬†For me I’m doing a bit of a cleanse, no alcohol for at least 30 days. ¬†I want to stay clear and focused, refreshed, ¬†That means no glass of wine here and there to soothe the anxiety, agitation or emotional tugs coming forth from my own guidance system. ¬†It’s intense, at times I simply want to shut it off but instead I must distract another way or sit with it, feel it, simply let it be there talking to me, guiding me. ¬†This will allow me to move forward with clarity. ¬†I have been a bit strapped and tethered to inertia, in stuckness, I must shake up the routine to get out. ¬†I must practise devotion, devotion to myself and my health, like it were it’s own spiritual practice. ¬†I am choosing a devotion practise of no alcohol, every day yoga, reading, meditating. ¬†I am devoting to my art and creations, both furniture re-purposing and writing.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to flee…often. I want to have a glass of wine and unplug, shut off, disconnect…take a break. ¬†But I am devoting and committing to my center, to my goal of health, to my art as though it were a Divine practise, an act of power. ¬†It’s tough shit!! lol but very healing, deepening and interesting.

Full Moon Writing Ritual – Devotion.

Set up a special space, incense, candles, maybe some music. ¬†Get out your journals and pens. And here we go…

So ask yourself…”What experiences or felt experiences do you want in your life? ¬†Just write and see what comes. How do I get these? With who? Where? When? How?

The word Devotion has been on my mind lately.  What does devotion mean to you? Where are you devoted in your life and how?  What if you had devotion to your soul?  What would that look like?  Put your timers on for 6 minutes and just free flow write. Do not lift your pen off the page as you answer each question.  Particularly, what would it look like it you had devotion to your own soul?

And so it is friends ūüôā ¬† Happy, healthy Full Moooooonnnn!!

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