Oh the ever elusive full moon, whether we notice it or not, we are all affected by it. Our body is made up of 75% water, and seeing how the moons gravitational pull is responsible for the rise and fall of the earths tides, imagine what its doing to our physical state as well. I finally started to see the connection a few years back when I would find myself awake in the middle of the night for no reason, my moods were off and my kiddos would do the same. They would climb in bed in the middle of the night, get cranky more so than normal and I started to connect the dots. And low and behold, it was in correlation with the moon cycles! The full moon is a perfect time to release that which no longer serves us, we can offer it up and out to create space for all that we want in. We have four areas in which we can release from, maybe we choose to release from each one or maybe we pick which one needs the most clearing out. Most of the time I follow my intuition as to which is best suited to let go. Here are the four areas:
~ Mental ~ Physical ~ Emotional ~ Spiritual
I have found that when I practice a nice intense yoga flow, it will usually clear all four. But sometimes I need an added clearing method. Here are a few of my favorite ways to give my full moon release some extra oomph.
~ Write down anything that is no longer serving me, relationships, emotions, struggles or blocks I am facing, anything I feel I need to let go of. Write it out on a piece of paper (or type and print) ~ Get a bowl of water ~ Get a lighter ~ Get a fire safe bowl ~ Roll the paper up and light it on fire and watch it burn, feel the release as it turns to ash ~ Burry the ashes in the ground and allow the earth to transmute it. (If dirt isn't accessible, we can also flush it down the toilet)
Writing anything down puts the energy into motion with the Universe, it allows us to get our emotions or what ever it is we are facing out on to paper. Fire transmutes all of it and takes it down to ashes to cleanse what we need to release. Returning it to the earth allows the energy to be released and turned into something new. Mother earth is here to support us, besides supporting every step that we take, providing food to sustain our bodies, water to cleanse and hydrate with, she also helps to transmute negative energy. She is good to us, we should be good to her as well.
Another of my methods is to utilize my essential oils to cleanse and clear out energy. Palo Santo (considered to be Holy wood) is wonderful to clear out stagnant, stale or negative energy from our body and our home. I like to diffuse it, or to apply it to my feet pre class, or anytime I feel I need some extra energetic protection. Sage oil is wonderful to make a spray out of and spray around to clear anything up as well. Rosemary is also highly supportive of clean and clear energy (wonderful for the ever elusive EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Fields)too). For emotional clearing, I find Release to be one of my biggest supporters, I apply it over my liver (our liver holds on to negative emotions such as anger and resentment) before I practice yoga or before bed. I say a prayer and/or I meditate and imagine all that no longer is serving me be cleared from my body. (I use this brand and have found them to be of the highest frequencywww.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start?sponsorid=3335853&enrollerid=3335853&isocountrycode=US&culture=en-US&type=member). The best time to practice our release is on the day of the full moon, however, we can support the full moon process for 3 days leading up to, and even 3 days after. We generally notice the affects 3 days prior, the day before, day of and day after, or 3 days after.
There is nothing to be worried about with a full moon, it is a wonderfully supportive time to be aware of how we feel. Be aware of how we sleep, how we act, how others act and the best time to let go of all that no longer serves us. Good, bad or indifferent, there is always something to be released. I look forward to full moons as a time for internal clearing, external awareness and spiritual growth. From my heart and hO’Me to yours, Mary O’Meara
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