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    Let the waning moon help you go with the flow!

    This is the time in the month where you may start to notice that you suddenly feel less inspired to vision and create with your mind, and more turned on by the idea of clearing space and working with your hands.

    http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-waning-moon-image927346We are entering the waning moon cyle. Your energies will naturally begin to recede during this time as your consciousness begins to move inward (your moontime is coming).

    Now is the time to start making preparations for conscious ‘moontime‘ (menstruation). Not only does the waning moon help you ‘go with the flow’, but attending consciously to your self  care in this time will make space for your other ‘flow’ (menstruation) to become a time of relaxation and restoration (rather than a time of pain and tension).

    Now is a perfect time of the month to reflect:

    • Are you living in line with your values?
    • What needs transformation in your life?
    • What structures or support systems must be put in place so that you can live a life of your conscious choosing?
    • More importantly, what obstacles do you need to overcome or eliminate in order to make room for a way of life that works better for you?

    Get out that dusty journal or enter deep conversation with loved ones to assimilate and absorb that which you encountered, struggled with and learned in the previous weeks.

    Release and let go of that which is no longer needed (ie: clear clutter in your home).

    Take care of your unfinished business, so that you can create a clear slate for yourself moving forward (including unfinished business with people).

    Complete your unfinished projects so that you can move forward into new realms of creativity and make space for the visioning time of the new moon that is on its way.

    How will you need to rework your plans for this week so that you stay in the flow?

    If you notice that you are ‘pushing the river’ on something, or that you keep coming up against obstacles, stop trying to force it.

    STOP NOW.

    Get clear on what the obstacles are and systematically remove them one step at a time. Acting on that will get you back in the flow. The energies at this time of the month support self reflection and movement toward more space.

    While your mind might want you to ‘keep pushing’, in the end you’ll get more accomplished if you are simply willing to put down the things that just aren’t coming together for you easily right now.

    If you continue to ‘push’ things, they might still get done, but they will take you much longer than they should……and you’ll still be left with the clearing you need to do on all levels (putting you ‘behind’ in the bigger picture-exactly the opposite of why we ‘push’ in the first place).

    Surrender.

    If you flow in cycle with the moon’s energies….everything you need and desire will begin to fall into place. Trust it.

    Allow the moon to help you cultivate harmony in your life. As you continue to pay attention, you will come to fine tune your natural rhythms.

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    Riding the Tide with the Full Moon

    If you have been following the natural flow of this month’s energy (informed by the moon’s cycles), then you are now ready to participate fully in the unfolding of the intentions that you set during the new moon.

    You will now be able to ride the tide of the full moon because of the seeds you planted for your dreams and intentions to be nurtured during the waxing moon. If you did, in fact, put the wheels in motion to make the intangible, tangible, then you might have noticed that the timing and the energies were fertile ground for the seeds you carefully sowed.

    While during the waxing moon you tended to and nurtured your dreams by tending to your little seedlings we are now moving into the full moon and it is time for your vision to flower!

    http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-beautiful-young-woman-full-moon-image23510056Your power is at its peak, so roll with it! The energies are ripe for a time of celebration, so start wrapping up those big projects so you can have fun. Finish up the tasks that require high levels of your energy now. Let your creative energies and juices flow now.

    But don’t forget to play as hard as you work!

    This is the perfect time of the month to pre-schedule your social time and events- you’ll be in the mood AND have the energy for it! Don’t worry that you won’t have enough time to finish your work- the careful attention, planning and caretaking that you completed during the prior moon cycles makes for smooth sailing straight to completion!

    Now get on out there and shine your light!

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    Moon Cycles to Plan Your Life By

    Have you ever noticed that sometimes it’s like “pulling teeth” to get certain things accomplished and other times it seems like your life flows in tune like a symphony orchestra?

    Or do you mostly feel like you are “pushing the river” with your life?

    What if there was a way to tune into the flow, so that you could ride the tide?

    Women of ancient understood that our cycles are deeply connected to the moon.

    `Dancing Women` by Leah Dorian

    These women are celebrating the erection of the sacred moon lodge. The moon lodge was a place where women on their moon time retreated to pray and connect with their feminine gifts of sisterhood.

    In fact, our physiology (bleeding) literally informs us that we need to step away from the daily flow of responsibililties and enter “the red tent” as it were, taking much needed rest from relentless “tending and mending”.

    In ancient times, women would bleed apart from the community. While this occured on account of a patriarchal society’s fear that menstruating women were dirty- it did indeed serve a hidden purpose that offers much needed healing and restoration to women.

    In this sacred place, women and mothers would relax together while sharing women’s wisdom and stories. In “the RED Tent”, the menstruating women were served food and tended to- by pregnant women and young ladies who were yet to commence their own “moontime” journey.
    Think you could handle a few days like that each month? Rejuvenated and refreshed- your cup full and ready to continue to be inservice to your family and community?

    While few of us have the luxury to spend time alone visioning and “mooning” with our women friends, we can still take time to tune in each week.

    On my journey, I have discovered that much of that which I find challenging in this world, is on account of the fast pace and seclusion of modern living. It just doesn’t provide the elements that I need to thrive. Over the years I have been watching what I do, where the moon is and whether or not what I am doing is working well -or not. I find that this conscious attention to the cycles of the moon brings me back when I feel harried, overwhelmed, undersupported and like I am losing myself in it all.
    Just noticing, is itself like a deep breath of understanding into where I need to stop and step back into the river.

    I believe that as more and more of us are called to do this conscious noticing, we will collectively come up with ways to revive the much needed custom of the red tent, in our communities and for our daughters.

    And to help you do just that……

    We are super excited to be able to bring you gentle reminders each week about where we are all in the flow with the moon’s cycle- so that we can help you tune in and get more done by doing less!

    As I write this, we are entering the waning moon cyle. Your energies will naturally begin to recede during this time as your consciousness begins to move inward. Release and let go of that which is no longer needed (ie: clear clutter in your home). Journal or enter deep conversation with loved ones to assimilate and absorb that which you encountered and learned in the previous weeks. Take care of unfinished business, so that you can create a clear slate for yourself moving forward. Finish up your  unfinished projects so that you can move forward in creativity and make space for the visioning time of the new moon that is on its way.

    Take a deep breath, tune in and let go!!

    If this moves you, resonates or inspires you, I’d love to hear about it!

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