When I was a kid, one hot summer day, I was lying in the sun on a towel in my backyard and it was so, so hot! It was a bit before noon, and I had my iced tea, my journal, and my transistor radio (you can Google that!). I looked up in the sky, and to my right, I saw the bright, beautiful, radiant sun! It was scorching hot, full of energy, and I could literally see the beams reaching down to our beautiful Earth. I glanced across the sky to my left, and I saw the faint outline of the moon. The mOOn! And I was like, "OMG! I can see the sUn and the mOOn at the same time!"
I felt a deep connection with the cycles of nature, the sun, the moon, the Earth--ALL OF IT.
It was like an epiphany (which means, according to dictionary.com): a sudden, intuitive perception of, or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence orexperience.
Here's what I understood in a deep and timeless manner:
Everything is connected.
So, tonight marks the new moon, and I think you know that I do rituals and special prayers and intentions around the cycles of the moon. So, when the moon is new and it waxes (gradually gets larger . . .) we are supposed to call in new attitudes, ideas, relationships, behaviors (fill-in-the-blank) that will serve our highest good!
For this moon cycle, I intentionally bring in: integrating my family (ies), balancing work & play, feeling gratitude & peace, daily rituals & meditation, self-care, & purpose.
. . . Here's a cool moon ritual from a site that I subscribe to each month called MoonCircles:
La LuNa RiTuaL
Happy new moon! It's so amazing & magical & full of possibilities!
So MuCH LoVe!