Another full moon is upon us, which means that it’s the perfect time to reflect on all that’s transpired since the last full moon. Think about the past month – what are you grateful for? What would you like to call forth into the next month? Something I’ve been focusing on this past moon cycle is daily recognition of and gratefulness for occurrences – big and small – and especially the wonderful people in my life. I’ve also been meditating on attracting and retaining individuals into my life that are full of vulnerability, love, wonder, zest, focus, joy, playfulness, high frequency and energy, as well as that are reliable, direct and genuine in thought and action. I am bringing this forward into the next moon cycle, as well as asking for: (a) even more applied focus, and (b) an even deeper connection with mySelf that I can then: use as a platform for deeper connections with others; as well as to replace fear and self-doubt with high-frequency vibrations and security that comes from Self-love. Love and acceptance of others begins with acceptance and love of Self.
I was hoping to write a prayer to the moon to mark this cycle, but I haven’t made the time to sit down and feel the words that come… nor have I been around a paper when they have come. So instead, here’s a poem written by Mary Oliver that speaks to recognition of and gratitude for all of life’s wonders, as well as to surrounding ourselves with others that are as light hearted as they are deep-thinking.
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Let me keep my distance, always, from those
who think they have the answers.
Let me keep company always with those who say
“Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
and bow their heads.
~ Mysteries, by Mary Oliver ~