On Saturday during our protection workshop I realized something rather profound.
It occurred to me that as we start to awaken to our life, whether we embark on a spiritual quest, or simply begin to see with new eyes, often the person we need to protect our-self from most is....our self. Yes!! Shocking to some.
Yet, I have found unless I know myself fully---the triggers/hot spots as well as the sweet places, I am more open to absorbing/taking on the dark energies. Know what I mean?
This is one reason I advocate meditation for everyone as a daily practice (even if only 5 minutes).
Why? To get to know our-self and therefore be able to discipline the unruly mind.
Once we get to know who we are, then we have an advantage.
How so? We can manipulate our own thoughts (which are energy) in the direction we want. Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become habits...and habits make our life.
Who cares? Well, if you want to be in charge of your life, you must be able to direct your attention...mental, energetic...etc. You must be in charge!! Not your mind, your mom, spouse, boss, etc.
As we embark on this journey of knowing thyself, often it requires many cycles of letting go/release. My shamanic mind says, the letting go and releases are mini deaths of the old self: ways of thinking, doing, being, seeing, etc. Little deaths so we may live our life fully and when the "final" death comes, we will be free and unafraid...because we have truly lived.
Having said all this, the New Moon happens to be today!
If you are interested in a simple New Moon Ritual to release, try this:
1. Light a candle. Disconnect from all distractions.
2. Take a few minutes to meditate / write about what you wish to release. For example, feelings of unworthiness or fear...old patterns that no longer serve...
3. Say out loud as many times as you need to "I release all thought forms, words, actions and energies of unworthiness and/or fear".
4. When you feel "complete", say "thank you", and blow out the candle.
Notice what shifts over the next 2 weeks. Keep a journal.
Repeat this process as often as needed, varying what needs to be released.
PS: Save the Date Thursday, Oct 5, 2017.
I will be hosting a Full Moon Ritual @ BWS. To stay in the know, email me.