Therapeutic Thursday – Full Moon Rituals

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Hi luvs,

Tonight we celebrate the FULL MOON once again!

November’s full moon, the beaver moon also know as the frost moon.

Each full moon for me represents a time to reset, renew and recharge. A time to check in with my mind, body and spirit. A time to set my intentions. A spiritual cleansing if you will.

I also have a set of “full moon rituals” that I like to do that I will share with you.

At the full Moon, the energy builds and builds….there’s an explosive outgoing aspect to it. All of nature grows and is more vital at the full Moon. This surge allows you to take action on behalf of those new Moon intentions you set two week prior. A full Moon ritual might involve taking one solid step, with a symbolic action. And it can be a powerful time to release, cast out, unburden yourself, purge, etc. You celebrate your emergence by stepping out of an old skin, identity, behavior, attitude, relationship. The ritual helps you by marking this inner transformation in a formal way.
A full Moon ritual might involve purification by one of the elements. Most often, it’s fire, and done by casting something you don’t want into the flames. One idea: 1) Write what you’re releasing down on a stick or piece of paper.  2) resolve to let go as you throw it into the fire. 3) Throw the stick or paper  into the fire. This can be done as a group, with everyone sitting around the fire…or in your own private ceremony. Each person can seal their action of letting go by speaking it aloud, If you are alone, write down all that does not serve you anymore on a piece of paper (attitudes, emotions, relationships, people, illness, pain, habits, addictions) whatever you want to release. Go outside and burn the paper under the full moon and give thanks.

Water can be used to cleanse in rituals. Fill a bowl with water , write  down what you  want  to draw into your life on a piece of paper. After you  read it  aloud,  put your hands in the bowl to signify the cleansing of the old, to open to the new.

MEDITATION

If at all possible for this healing meditation, allow yourself to stand or sit barefoot upon the earth in a quiet place bathing yourself directly in the light of the full moon. This is a powerful opportunity to trigger an ongoing purification process of body, mind, emotions and spirit and of Mother Earth and for letting go of all that no longer serves you.
If you cannot do this meditation physically under the light of the full moon, then just imagine with all your senses what it would feel like if you were standing bathed in the light of the full moon.
Breathe deeply, filling your lungs with the cool, crisp evening air, and then exhaling slowly and patiently, feeling worries, stresses and tensions just melting out of the body and mind, as you relax deeper and deeper, take  long, slow deep breaths in and out taking you comfortably into deeper  states of relaxation – Everything else is becoming unimportant and is fading into the background as you connect more and more with the energy of the full moon.

I have so much more to share but I think I will save it for the next full moon!

BE HEALTHY, BE HAPPY!

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