The Moon spoke to me this morning. The dreamscape sky was streaked with clouds, as the Moon emanated white light tipped in gold. Two days before its upcoming peak, it felt and looked like a complete full moon, and spoke in symbols of creation, birth, and deep rest. She reminds me to be quiet, to receive, to open, to Be. I noticed the time as I began to journal: 4:44 AM.
We are all working so hard, trying so hard, being so busy, and never quite making the grade as we keep thinking if we just do more, then things will get better. The old thinking that if we just fix all the problems, force ourselves or others to change what’s wrong, then we’ll get some respite.
The Moon herself, pregnant with Light, knows she is going to take a respite, even at the peak of her birth. The peak of the lunar eclipse, 4:02 AM EST, is just minutes after the peak of the full moon at 3:58 AM EST. The Moon sings a lullaby, asking us to rest the mind, the restlessness, the doing and struggle, even as we birth the new. We can learn from her, as she reflects what is happening within each willing heart. She is about to give birth, yet is open to the Void, surrendering to the darkness as births the Light of creation into form. After all, it is from the Void that all is created.
What is happening collectively is already in motion. Birth is imminent. The question is, what are you choosing? If you could detach from the river that just goes with the flow of what the majority is up to, what the people around you find acceptable, reasonable or normal, what do you, YOU, authentically want to contribute into the world that expresses your best and brightest self? How would you like to experience your birth?
The Moon reflects to us that even at the moment of birth, we can slow down, detach from the doing, and rest. It is calling us to remember that even now, as we so clearly see all the changes that need to occur within ourselves and the world in order to sustain life on this planet and have a world that works for all, there is space to rest, reflect, and BE.
This space is the eternal Void, where ALL possibility resides. If you allow yourself to slow down and just BE, even just a bit, you open yourself to new possibilities and solutions. AND, you find more of the peace and trust you are wanting.
You already ARE giving birth, always in the cycle of creation, so why not cut yourself some slack? Natural birth cannot be rushed, and great trust and surrender are called for in the process.
The call now is to relax a bit, even in the middle of creating and doing. This means relaxing the mind, caring for your body, and choosing more deliberately where you put your attention. It’s less about doing things differently and more about being aware of your own judgments or doubts about how you are doing, how others are doing, or how the planet herself is doing. This frees the flow of creating from the space of abundance and trust in each step of the process.
I woke from a dream this morning where I was teaching someone about manifestation. The image in the dream was of an evening landscape of a forest. Then, placed over part of this forest was a blank white sheet, like a piece of paper. This was creation, the blank slate, the artist’s canvas. You could put anything you want on that piece of paper and create anew.
As the Moon shines in brilliant white light this Friday, and is then partially covered in darkness, it feels like the mirror opposite of that dream of creation.
Creation is natural, as we came here to put into form and experience the Divine in all ways. Instead of getting hung up on the doing, the Moon asks us to relax into the trusting of our ability to tap into the infinite, all possibility, and then to create from that empty space.
The act of birthing anew is natural, a cycle that repeats again and again, and does not need to be learned or mastered. What we master is our ability to rest in the knowing that All Is Well and in the responsibility that we are ARE creators, that we ARE ourselves birthed from that Void, and create from that Void. The “how” and the “doing” of creating and manifesting is as natural as breathing. It is time to awaken more to this truth, and to relax the minds’ desire to focus on controlling our creations. Instead, we are being called to reside more in the BEING, where we flow through each contraction of the birthing process. As we do, there is great peace available, and trust in each step, each breath.
Let this full moon partial lunar eclipse remind you to relax and trust more. The more you slow down, the faster it all gets done.
As the longest near-total eclipse of this century and the longest in the past 580 years, lasting 3-1/2 hours, the Moon is showing us we have plenty of time to rest, even when it feels like time is running out.
When we’re stressed, we think moving faster and doing more will alleviate that stress and make it all better. The truth is, your heart knows the way, and by slowing down and being kinder, gentler, and more compassionate with yourself and others, not only do you get things done, but the space of miracles, ease and a universe that supplies all your needs comes to the forefront.
This upcoming eclipse could also be calling you to empty out, to release some of those things that are cluttering your space. Just notice if you are being called, be it to clean out or get rid of things in your home that don’t support the greater birthing of your best and brightest self, or to clean out your body with lighter foods or a bath, or to release any judgments or interpretations about yourself or reality that have created limitations or doubts. Make space for the new that is birthing!
Whether we believe it or not, we are constantly creating, be it from judgment, fear, doubt and forcing outcomes, or creating from joy, trust and service to All. We ARE All creator beings, and it is time to choose how you experience this truth and to claim back the truth that YOU are the creator, the co-creator, and no other human has greater power to create than you. Do you want to expand from the limits of your own fears? You always have a choice of how you interpret reality and how you personally experience any circumstance. I choose for you to choose to BE YOU, to see that you are a miracle, beautiful and perfect as you are, and that the best you can do for this world is to shine out unique YOU, even if others disagree. Of course some will disagree, but you can choose to agree that we are all here to be unique, free to choose what we want to think, feel, believe or create.
The Moon is showing us the balance of the darkness and the light, how they are not separate and can support each other, teach each other, and can both be healing.
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