In November of 2022, the world’s population reached 8 billion. I can’t imagine that number at all, maybe looking at a night sky filled with stars I can get an idea, or the grains of sand spread across my favorite beach. I can choose to feel foreboding, worry, anxiety, hopelessness about that unimaginable number, but I can also wonder: what if only a tiny fraction, say three percent of all those human beings turned toward the full moon as I do, once or twice a month, on a somewhat cloudless sky, and breathed? Just breathed in wonder, awe, appreciation, hope, joy. Nearly 250 million people. All filled with awe on the same night. I can let my mind drift to possible resulting planetary shifts in vibration when hearts sing the same song, all over the planet. I believe this kind of shift in focus, energy, and awareness can happen, and will. Change always comes, maybe not on the timeline of human expectation, but it comes.
In the meantime, I will pause and take the time to reflect during those lunar shifts— the full moon, and the new moon. About every two weeks. I take stock of where I am, asking kindly;
-What am I consuming (food, water, social media, my own ruminating thoughts) and to what end?
-Are my daily actions aligned with my deepest heart’s desire?
-What small shift can I make to bring myself more freedom, more liberation?
-How can I love myself more kindly today? As if I was my own beloved friend?
-Can I tune in to my own dear, wise body and ask: What do you want me to know?
When I align myself with natural rhythms, I invite a release of chronic patterns of mental anguish, emotional cares, and physical pain and dis-ease. I practice trusting the wise healing processes of my own body, and invite my mind to rest. I let go of blame, shame, judgement, and invite forgiveness, release to myself, and to others.
UPDATE! Since Sunday, February 19th, at 7PM PST, I offer 1st Sunday, a free HeartSong Yoga Nidra guided meditation, with breath practices that release stress, and acupressure massage to bring balance to mind, body and heart. Yoga Nidra is an ancient guided meditation to bring the body into a full state of relaxation and rest, while the mind is gently engaged. These ancient tools are powerful ways to align with the Earth’s rhythms, celebrating the gift of the full moon and its reminder to reflect, and tune in with mindful, loving intent. I would be so honored if you consider joining me.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Sunday 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) for one hour.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.