Celebrating can be done in as many different ways as there are diverse creations on this earth. It is a personal experience, a testament to your own inner joy and creative flow. Sometimes we flow heavy, sometimes, we flow lightly. That’s ok. A celebration doesn’t have to be a giant event. It is of the heart. Not of expectations and rules. That being said, there is some value in ritual. A celebration held routinely over any period of time assists our mindset in moving forward with those energies. Play gratitude. You become gratitude. The more you play with it, the easier it becomes to feel it. Your practice becomes a learned behavior and you begin to change your inward self to match your outward practice.
Isn’t that a great idea? So make those celebrations as delicious and beautiful as humanly possible! You will reflect those beauties yourself internally!
This full moon you might want to start with a list of the things you are grateful for and some quiet time alone to reflect. Or you might want to do some drumming, some music play to allow yourself to feel the energies of the moon flow. You might want to take a walk, visit a place of natural beauty….the way you build your ritual is really up to you. This month we went down to the beach and did some awesome night swimming in the full moon tide. We played and laughed and became silly as we spent hours in the water just being. Then I made an offering to the moon from flowers and candy and fruits and sprinkles and placed it at my apacheta or altar outside. I called to the moon and to my Rual Kuna in gratitude for all I have been given “today and every day” as I always say. I connected with other healers to celebrate, us each in our own time zone and space. And in gifting the moon my gratitude, I allow the energies within me to have the strength to let go of what no longer serves me. In the quiet playfulness of my space I see behaviors and thought patterns that I really need to GIVE UP AND GET GONE! And in doing this, I flow into the next moon phases naturally, effortlessly. I begin to empty as the moon wanes. By the time the new moon comes around, I will be empty enough to set new intentions of manifestation at the New Moon! I will build those intentions over that 2 week period until the next full moon when I will reflect in gratitude for what has been manifested. And the cycle repeats again. Each month, something newly revealed, newly adopted, newly released in a beautiful dance of balance and harmony.