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    Grow with the Waxing Moon

    We are about to enter the time of the waxing moon. This is the time of the month when our energies begin to grow.

    It is a special window of “seeding” where we don’t necessarily give birth to our intentions, but we nourish and nurture the gestation of our projects.

    What structures or containers do you need to put into place in order to create a foundation that supports the unfolding of your intentions, goals and dreams?

    http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-waxing-crescent-ocean-image2004265The energy of the waxing moon’s cycle is now calling you to take action. This is the time to begin “putting the wheels into motion” so to speak.

    Begin acting on the revelations that you received during the the new moon.

    If you have been managing your energy in tune with the moon cycles, you will have already invested time during the past waning moon cycle to clear clutter and remove any obstacles that are standing in your way.

    During the new moon, you would have spent precious time with yourself, making an inquiry into what kind of month (or next moon cycle that you want to live into). You peered into your own soul and embraced your sacred moon time by reclaiming the power to say YES to those elements of your life that serve, and NO to that which no longer does. You got clear, set intentions and spent time visioning into the future.

    Are you ready now to make the life of your dreams manifest?

    What actions do you need to take on the physical plane to make manifest that which you have inner-vision-ed and intended? What nourishment will it require to firmly root your dreams into the garden that is your life, so that they can bloom and flower later?

    Don’t just make a to-do list! Look at your upcoming month- keeping the different energies of each of the moon’s cycles in mind. Which tasks would best fit, at what times of the month?

    Literally, put each task on your calendar, synchronizing the kind of energy they require with the most fitting of the moon’s cycles. For example, put the highest energy tasks near the full moon and keep your schedule free and open during the new moon, so that you do not fall into the trap of regretting saying yes to high energy tasks at a time when your energy is naturally more internally focused.

    Both the outer and inner work that you did during the waning and new moons are in and of themselves a crucial part of the structure or foundation needed to support the unfolding of that which you desire. But we must be mindful not to overlook the details, skipping ahead to the dream- which will be manifest in the perfect timing, but that crumbles without a firm foundation.

    Take it one step at a time and put the foundation in place. Nurture and tend to the gestation time of your dreams, so that they can be fully realized and birthed in a natural and easy flow.

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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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