I trust that everything in my life is working for my highest good and I am receiving all that I am meant to have.
Everyday in every way I am getting better and better.
I have the power to heal myself.
Healing comes in waves
Maybe today the waves hit the rocks but I am still healing. I am still healing.
I am good enough.
I deserve love.
I choose what I become.
I can do this and I will get through this.
Let Go, Let God
The Lord is my Shepherd
God is with me
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Hail Mary, Full of Grace
Lord, make me an instrument
(A traditional greeting meaning, ‘Peace be upon you.’)
(All praise is due to God)
(May God reward you with goodness)
(As God wills)
(I honor the soul within you)
(This is the most basic sound of the universe, symbolizing the force of creation. Om represents the past, present and future and the divine.)
(This mantra refers to the Creator, who is the doer of all action.)
Om Mani Padme Hum
(The jewel is in the lotus of the heart, which can be interpreted as wisdom lies within.)
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
(I bow to the Creative Wisdom; I bow to the Divine Teacher)
Om Dram Om Guru Dattaya Namaha
(This mantra is a means to sharpen your skills as a spiritual counselor and teacher (guru), as well as progressing you along your own spiritual path.)
Om Sri Rama Jaya Rama
(This mantra is used to transcend karma and purify the ego. It invokes the healing energy of the sun and brings harmony and enlightenment allowing the divine within to navigate through problems and issues in life.)
Sa Ta Na Ma
(This mantra symbolizes the eternal circle of life. It means birth, life, death and rebirth. “Sa” is said to evoke emotion and expansiveness. “Ta” manifests feelings of transformation and strength. “Na” represents universal love. “Ma” contains qualities of communication.)
So Hum/Ham Sa
(Meant to be mentally repeated in harmony with the breath. “So” is the outbreath and “Hum” or “Ham” is the inbreath creating a circle of breath and mantra where one links to the other.
The translation of this mantra is ‘I am that I am’ meaning the devotee is without form, without quality, without past, present or future. He or she simply “is” in the awareness of the Divine. This is a very powerful mantra.)
(This mantra means the ‘truth is my identity.’ “Sat” is chanted on the inhale while “Nam is chanted on the exhale It is used to get in touch with the essence of God inside of oneself and is believed to awaken the soul.)
(A mantra of the ajna of third eye, chanting these words have been thought to stimulate the pituitary gland. It is pronounced, Wah-hay gu-roo. There are many translations of this mantra, but it is generally believed to reference the One who brings light from darkness, such as the Creator.)
Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru
Chanting these words evokes deep relaxation for healing. It means Divine wisdom, infinite wisdom, service of God.
Raa Maa Daa Saa Saa Say So Hung
(This is a mantra of self-healing that means “I am thou” and “The service of God is within me.” This mantra is used for healing oneself by imaging glowing green light surrounding your person as you meditate and repeat these words. To heal others image that light around them.
“Raa” – Sun
“Maa” – Moon
“Daa” – Earth
“Saa” – Totality of experience
“So” – Personal sense of identity
“Hung” – Infinite vibration)
So Mote it Be
So Be it
Mar a tha… moladh do Dhia
(as it is…praise to you God)
All is well
Let it go
It will be
(Alternatively: Whatever will be, will be)
I am love and light
May I be safe
May I be happy and at peace
May I be healthy and strong
Healthy Am I, Happy Am I, Holy Am I
(Teaches that health, happiness and holiness are inseparable.)
Take a seat and sit up straight.
Feet on floor, shoulder width apart.
Place your hands on your thighs, palms up.
Begin by focusing on your breath.
Take deep cleansing breaths.
Inhale slowly for a count of four,
pause for a count of two,
then exhale slowly for four,
hold for a count of two.
Visualize an immense ball of healing white light emerging under your feet.
Draw that energy upward into your calves and then your thighs.
Allow this light into your hips, waist, and solar plexus area (stomach).
Feel any knots in your stomach release.
Welcome this warmth into your chest, back, shoulders, and neck.
Move it into your throat.
Let the ball of light travel to your face and penetrate your crown chakra (top of your head).
Experience all tensions and worries dissolving.
You may perform this meditation at any time or any place for relaxing results. I like this technique because it is quick and easy, but most of all effective. Check out our other wellness resources and empowering exercises.
The Laws of the Universe
The first law, the Law of Attraction says: That which is like unto itself is drawn. The second law, the Science of Deliberate Creation says: That which I give thought to and that which I believe or expect—is. You get what you are thinking about, whether you want it or not. The third law, the Art of Allowing says: I am that which I am, and I am willing to allow all others to be that which they are.
“We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.”
Native American Proverb
“Everything on Earth is borrowed. There is no mine or yours. there is only ours. Even time is borrowed. We kill over a plot of land that belongs only to our Mother Earth. All you have is what you came with and what you will leave with: your spirit.”
The Ten Native American Commandments:
Stages of Life
“Thoroughly unprepared we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, we take this step with the false assumption that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.”
Levels of Thought
The first (lowest) level is negative thought. This is critical, angry, fearful, egotistical and lazy: it will breed only sadness and unease.
The next level is wasteful thought, in which we tend to brood over the past. We worry about what has or might have been, and spend time feeling anxious about the things that we can’t control.
Then, necessary thought, such as “I might buy food,” and “I must pick up my child from school.”
The highest level though is positive thought. This breeds peace, love and creativity and encourages harmony and happiness.
By becoming aware of these levels, we can free our thoughts through choosing to elevate them to the highest level, thus liberating them from the shackles of habituation.
The Ten Commandments
The Reiki Principles
Reiki = Rei (Universal Vital Energy), Ki (Individual Vital Energy)
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not be angry
Just for today I will do my work honestly
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing
A Ten-step Plan to Improve your Life
From the book “Your Body Believes Every Word You Say: The Language of the Body/Mind Connection” (Self-Help Experiment #3) By: Barbara Hoberman Levine
Purpose: A daily routine that will improve the quality of your life. Gandhi is reported to have said. “Total effort, total victory.”
Keep a journal of your feelings every day.
Join a support group that meets at least once a month. Every week is better if you are in crisis or ill.
Live an hour at a time.
Meditate, pray or listen to music at least once or twice a day.
Do some form of physical exercise each day.
Eat what you believe is a good diet.
Give thanks to a higher power for the good in your life. Give thanks, too, for the trials you face. Learn something from them.
While looking in the mirror, repeat aloud, “I love you (add your name).” Occasionally do this in front of a mirror while naked. Notice any negative judgements you have about yourself and cancel them.
Hug at least one person every day.
Tell at least one person every day that you love them.
Balance Your Being
Balance is essential. We must have balance and a center to our being. Any feeling of neediness that pulls us in the direction of someone other than ourselves pulls us away from our center. When a feeling of neediness becomes strong in your mind, establish a boundary that it can’t cross. Decide and declare that this need has to stay inside the boundary of you to be fulfilled. It cannot go out in the world and look for someone or some situation to remedy it.
10 Rules For A Happy Day
1) TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK…
If someone is rude, if someone is impatient, if someone is unkind, I will not respond in a like manner.
2) TODAY I WILL BLESS MY ‘ENEMIES’
If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask the higher power to bless that individual. I understand “enemies” could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker or stranger.
3) TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY…
I will carefully choose my words being certain that I do not spread gossip. I will be mindful of what I am saying and how it is coming across so that I do not unintentionally hurt others.
4) TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE…
I will find ways to help share the burden of another person.
5) TODAY I WILL FORGIVE…
I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way.
6) TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE, BUT I WILL DO IT IN SECRET…
I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another.
7) TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WISH TO BE TREATED…
I will practice the golden rule. “Do unto others as I would have them do unto me” —with EVERYONE I encounter.
8) TODAY I WILL RAISE THE SPIRITS OF SOMEONE WHO IS DISCOURAGED…
My smile, my words, my statement of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.
9) TODAY I WILL NURTURE MY BODY…
I will eat less and I will only eat healthy foods. I will thank the higher power for my body.
10) TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY…
I will spend a little more time in prayer and meditation today. I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational; I will find a quiet place at some point during this day and listen to wisdom that comes from the divine.
1. Acknowledge your innate power
2. Have a look at what you really want.
3. With thought, discipline and control, actively exercise your will to direct your life in the way you choose.
4. Be fair, honest and sensitive to yourself and others.
(Recite during a person’s final moments of life
to return the dying person to the state of union with God)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Prayer to Archangel Michael
Archangel Michael, I call upon you now.
Please cut the cords of fear that are draining my energy and vitality.
Prayer For Protection
By: James Freeman
The Light of God surrounds me.
The Love of God enfolds me.
The Power of God protects me.
The Presence of God watches over me.
The Mind of God guides me.
The Life of God flows through me.
The Laws of God direct me.
The Power of God abides within me.
The Joy of God uplifts me.
The Strength of God renews me.
The Beauty of God inspires me.
Wherever I am, God is.
And all is well.
The light of protection I carry is strong
No ill wishes or trouble can come along
You cannot cause harm or weaken my soul
The light is my weapon and peace is my goal!
Prayer for Strength
By: Abby Willowroot
Make me strong in spirit
Courageous in action
Gentle of heart
Let me act in wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts
Meet others with compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face each day with hope and joy.
Prayer For Intuition
Allow me to have the most pure, most loving, most healing, most high energy.
Send to me the highest possible wisdom, the purest possible healing, the most accurate information.
Prayer for the Home
May this house be a Sacred dwelling for those who live here.
May those who visit feel the peace we have received from you.
May darkness not enter.
May the light of God shield this house from harm.
May the angels bring their peace here and use our home as a haven of light.
May all grow strong in this place of healing,
Our sanctuary from the loudness of the world.
May it so be used by you forever.
Prayer for a Sacred Space
May the elements bless this space
with the mystery and powers of Earth,
the knowledge and wisdom of Air,
the strength and protection of Fire
and the love and beauty of Water.
As I will it, with blessings from “The One”
so shall it be done.
By: Lidia Frederico
I cleanse myself of all selfishness, resentment, critical feelings for my fellow beings, self-condemnation, and misinterpretation of my life experiences.
I bathe myself in generosity, appreciation, praise and gratitude for my fellow beings, self-acceptance, and enlightened understanding of my life experiences.
Full Moon Cleansing Prayer
I now choose to cleanse myself and release any and all thought forms, beings, situations and energies that are no longer of service to my highest and greatest good.
I release all negativity across all planes of my existence, across all lifetimes.
I ask that all energies less than love to be transmuted for the highest good of all.
Prayer for Restoring Peace
May the positive energy of the Universe surround you, flow through you, bring to you:
Peace to your mind
Love to your heart
Calm to your spirit
Native American Prayer for Love
Creator, bless my eyes that I may see with love.
Bless my mouth that I may speak with love.
Bless my heart that I may give and receive love
Bless my hands that all I touch feels loved.
New Moon Blessing
New Moon Blessing to one and all
This is the time to rise or fall
To take stock of life and love
And accept the gifts sent from above
The moon is dark and starting new
May the Goddess bless and watch over you
May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Moccasins
Make happy tracks in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.
Traditional Gaelic Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
“When you find no solution to a problem, it’s probably not a problem to be solved, but rather a truth to be accepted.” ~Unknown
“Your life is a gift from the Creator.
Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.” ~Billy Mills
“It’s not happy people who are thankful. It’s thankful people who are happy.” ~Unknown
The mere whisper of the holy spirit can drown out the thundering noise of an entire world. ~David Jeremiah
“Consciousness is the state of being conscious. Awareness is the totality of one’s thoughts and feelings.” ~Unknown
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~Socrates
“If you want to change your view, clean the windows!” ~Unknown
“The depth to which you allow yourself to feel pain is the depth to which you will allow yourself to feel joy.” ~Christiane Northrup
“Religion often divides us, whereas Spirituality ALWAYS unites.” ~Unknown
“The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” ~Barbara De Angelis
“The past is nothing but the experiences we needed to enjoy the present and the future.” ~Unknown
“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” ~Mencius
“Thoughts have no power except the power we give them.” ~Unknown
“Your state of doing must be matched by the state of your being.” ~Marianne Williamson
“The tongue has no bones but it is strong enough to break a heart, so be careful with your words.” ~Unknown
“I give myself to the Divine with complete trust and utter devotion.
I ask to be remade and enlightened.” ~Naisha Ahsian
“Happiness and freedom exist in our minds. They have have nothing to do with what we have or where we live. They depend on how we think and our attitude towards life’s situations.” ~Unknown
Focus on the good…the pure…the true…the lovely…Think on these things.”
“The most significant result of a positive attitude is not necessarily to keep suffering from happening but to keep it from becoming a negative force when it does come.”
“Physical Immortality is the thought to purify your mind and body of all resistance to Eternal Spirit. Fear of death is fear of letting go. Fear of life is fear of taking in.” ~Unknown
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is through questioning, with the burning desire to know the answer, that the truth is revealed. And it is ourselves whom we must question. This questioning of ourselves is the only road to a full healing of ourselves.” ~John McAfee
“When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” ~Mabel Collins
“We human beings are marvelously designed, created with all we need to accomplish the purpose of incarnation on planet Earth in a single lifetime. That purpose is to evolve from ignorance to wisdom through a series of small steps, developing a deeper understanding of reality with every step. Each time a bit of ignorance dies, a small portion of wisdom is born—to remain eternally ours.” ~Enid Hoffman
“Let us rise up and be thankful for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, at least we didn’t get sick and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” ~Buddha
“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.”
“If the voice in your head is you, who’s the one listening to it?” ~Unknown
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” ~Desmond Tutu
“I have no time to battle egos and small minds.” ~Unknown
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James
“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.”
“Shoutout to those fighting a battle that no one understands or knows about.
Stay strong and keep going.” ~Unknown
“The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand.
We listen to reply.” ~Stephen R. Covey
“Above all, never let age extinguish the fire of your inner child.” ~S. Ajna
“How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.” ~Unknown
“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“We are the same spiritual force operating different bodies.” ~Unknown
“May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all, may silence make you strong.”
~Chief Dan George
“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is!” ~Unknown
“Honesty has a power that very few people can handle.” ~Steven Aitchison
“It’s okay to be different. That way the fairies will recognize you.” ~Unknown
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.”
“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.” ~Unknown
“I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.”
~Sufi proverb, translated from Rumi
“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear. Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe.” ~Jackson Kiddard
“Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.” ~Unknown
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” ~Will Smith.
“You’re allowed to scream you’re allowed to cry but do not give up.” ~Unknown
“May all that is unloved in you blossom into a future graced with love.”
~An Irish Blessing by John O’Donohue from Anam Cara
“There is not one path. There is not even the right path. There is only your path.” ~Sue Krebs
“Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.”
“Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt only by the heart.” ~Unknown
January 20 – February 18
Sign: The Man Who Carries Water
Ruled by: Uranus
Aquarius people are our humanitarians. They believe in doing things for the greater good no matter what it takes. They are highly intelligent and make friends relatively easy. Aquarius has a bit of a lazy side and needs to stay motivated. These individuals are quite often artistic.
February 19 – March 20
Sign: The Fish
Ruled by: Neptune
Pisces people are unselfish individuals with a quiet disposition. Unfortunately because of their gentle and giving nature they seem to be at risk from those looking to take advantage of. If they realize they are under attack they will unleash an intense determination to make things right. Pisces are particularly devoted to family and friends.
March 21 – April 19
Sign: The Ram
Ruled by: Mars
Aries people are creative, strong-willed and ambitious. They are quick to anger and have a fiery personality. They have a wonderful sense of humor and are extremely devoted to the ones they truly love.
April 20 – May 20
Sign: The Bull
Ruled by: Venus
Taurus people are stubborn by nature and will not back down but this can be a good thing especially if you need help. They are often the sign to turn to when we want to unburden ourselves and require understanding. Taurians are very practical individuals with an eye toward efficiency. Many make wonderful instructors. They have a giving nature.
May 21 – June 20
Sign: The Twins
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Gemini people are a bit difficult to predict. There is a duality to their nature. They have a tendency to run hot and cold. There is something about a Gemini that is infectious. They have a charm and charisma that is inviting.
June 21 – July 22
Sign: The Crab
Ruled by: The Moon
People under the zodiac sign of cancer have a deep love of family and their time spent at home. This is where they feel most comfortable. A cancer is probably the one member of the family tree to delve into the ancestry as far as it will take them. They have a fascination for history. Cancers tend to be conservative but not considered cheap. They have a propensity for personal time and should be left to do so.
July 23 – August 22
Sign: The Lion
Ruled by: The Sun
Leos are natural-born leaders. They exude strength and power and have a tendency to let you know in the form of their opinions, which is usually right on target. They may appear bossy but it is really a strong-willed conviction for the truth. They have a sensitive side that is only shared with those in their inner circle.
August 23 – September 22
Sign: The Maiden
Ruled by: Mercury
Virgo people have an innate ability to stretch the truth and convince others that it is the gospel. The tales are delivered with ease and coax the listener. They are equally adept at extracting information because of their inquisitive side and will retain what you said indefinitely due to their remarkable memory. Virgo individuals require balance in their lives otherwise they will become self-serving. With balance they work well with others and are very supportive.
September 23 – October 22
Sign: The Scales
Ruled by: Venus
Libras are keen on justice. They must have stability in their lives otherwise they may go to extremes. Libra people strongly will support the underdog because they have a deep caring for those in that position. They can be quite shy and must feel comfortable to come out of their shell. They are happiest when surrounded by beauty.
October 23 – November 21
Sign: The Scorpion
Ruled by: Pluto
Scorpio people have strong personalities which they execute with great control and confidence. No task is ever too big for a Scorpio to tackle once they focus their mind and energy to do so. These souls have a tendency to be a bit secretive, so you never really know everything they are thinking. A Scorpio may stumble and fall but look out once they pick themselves up. They will be more determined than ever not to fall again.
November 22 – December 21
Sign: The Centaur
Ruled by: Jupiter
Philosophical pursuits lead the way for Sagittarius and are of utmost importance. Everything and everyone else comes second. This quality makes it difficult to handle commitments with others of significance. Sagittarius people are loyal friends and lovers as long as you can accept the philosopher side of their personality because it overshadows all. Sagittarius are not known for being patient. They prefer quick results.
December 22 – January 19
Sign: The Mountain Goat
Ruled by: Saturn
Capricorn individuals are highly intelligent and apply their knowledge to practical matters at hand. Capricorns need stability and order to function at full capacity and achieve their goals. Capricorns are extremely resentful to criticism and would rather pretend they did not hear you say anything. These individuals have the patience of a saint and can remain steadfast in accomplishing necessary tasks. Rarely will you hear a Capricorn share their inner thoughts or problems. They hold their feelings close to the vest.
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New Moon – Jan 5, 2019 – 8:29 pm
Full Moon – Jan 21, 2019 – 12:16 am
This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
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New Moon – Feb 4, 2019 – 4:04 pm
Full Moon – Feb 19, 2019 – 10:53 am
Usually the heaviest snows fall in February. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some Native American tribes this was the Hunger Moon.
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New Moon – Mar 6, 2019 – 11:04 am
Full Moon – Mar 20, 2019 – 9:43 pm
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworms reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.
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New Moon – Apr 5, 2019 – 3:50 am
Full Moon – Apr 19, 2019 – 6:12 am
This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon.
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New Moon – May 4, 2019 – 5:45 pm
Full Moon – May 18, 2019 – 4:11 pm
Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.
A full moon is the cosmic alignment of the moon and the sun. The earth moves directly between the sun and the moon, fully illuminating the moon. This monthly peak of the lunar cycle is when moon beams and gravitational pull are the strongest.
Full moons have been thought to influence human behavior for centuries, bringing out the wild side in us all. A full moon is the best time to channel abundant celestial energy into manifesting change. Change could come in the form of a creative project or idea, releasing stressors in your life, or taking time for an activity that feeds your soul. The full moon is a great opportunity to connect with your spirituality.
Using the Full Moon to Connect With Your Spirituality
Go outside this evening with your intent held close to your heart.
Ask for awareness. Begin by directing your attention inward—for all change starts with you and your thoughts. Request wisdom and courage to accept aspects of self that could be transformed to create a better you. Then concentrate on sending the same out into the universe to your fellow man/woman.
Five Things to Do on a Full Moon
Improve your frame of mind with some positive activities so that you make the most out of this full moon. Here are five suggestions of things to do on a full moon.
1) Bask in the Moonlight
Go outside and find a safe, quiet place to sit and gaze at Earth’s lovely satellite. Feel its light radiating into your soul and use it to try to connect to your inner feminine side. The sun’s counterpart can be very therapeutic and comforting. Allow yourself to absorb this energy and reflect it back to others like a mirror.
The full moon represents a time of culmination. It is a good time for a project, idea or goal to come to fruition. Clear any clutter from your mind through meditation and remain open to astral energy. You may receive clarity with a situation or problem you have been dealing with. Be ready to release and let go of negativity, toxic relationships and bad patterns you have been experiencing.
3) Try Something New
This is an opportune time to catalyze change and start anew. Take up a new hobby like ballroom dancing or candle making. Put yourself out there and do something you wouldn’t normally do. You could discover a whole new side to living.
4) Read Enlightening Poetry
The moon is so beautiful, romantic and mystical. Fill your soul with aesthetic poetry that shares the same qualities as the moon. Check out the wise words of poets like Rumi or Bashō…or write your own poem!
“The moon and sun are travelers through eternity. Even the years wander on.
Whether drifting through life on a boat or climbing toward old age leading a horse, each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
~ Matsuo Bashō
Be inspired and make something. You could try crafting a home cooked meal for yourself or friends. Channel the imaginative lunar energy into a creative endeavor. Paint a picture, write a song or a short story, or draft a list of practices that you could do to manifest more positivity into your life.
The New Moon symbolizes a time of new beginnings.
One of our favorite cleansing rituals to perform during a New Moon is to make a New Moon Wishlist. A New Moon Wishlist is a hand-written list of ten wishes. This is a good time to set your intentions because wishes are more likely to come true on the New Moon.
New Moon wishes and intentions have been studied in depth by various astrologers. Give it a try. It definitely couldn’t hurt and it would be totally awesome if it helped and your wishes and hopes came true!
I have been doing this since I was a kid. My mom introduced me to it. Keep a years worth and look back on them next year to see if you got your heart’s desire.
How to Make a New Moon Wishlist:
Each month on the new moon write up a list of 10 wishes. Don’t write more than 10 wishes or they won’t come true. Try to make your wish list within the first eight hours of the new moon. If you miss the first eight hours, you can still make your wish list within the first 48 hours of the new moon. Keep a separate notebook just for your new moon wishes.
Write your list by hand.
Number and list each wish separately.
Don’t combine wishes or they won’t come true.
For example, instead of :
“I want to easily and effortlessly find myself getting married and becoming self-employed.”
You should make two separate wishes such as:
1. “I want to easily and effortlessly find myself getting married to the right person.”
2. “I want to easily and effortlessly find myself becoming a freelance journalist.”
Date each new moon list.
Some wishes come true by the next new moon whereas other take more time to manifest.
Look out for signs of development and size each opportunity as it arises.
For example, if one of your wishes is to become self-employed you may want to narrow your next wish down to exactly what it is you’d like to do for a living. Then keep your eyes and ears open for any opportunities that come your way.
Sometimes we wish for new opportunities and when a door opens we let fear get in the way. When this happens you may need to make additional wishes to “become more confident and courageous” or “to recognize and seize opportunities as they arise.”
Give your crystals a cleansing.
A quick soap and water bath.
Dry them in the sunshine.
Now they are clean, charged and ready to help you help yourself.
Note: Some crystals disintegrate when they get wet. Crystals that can't get wet include kyanite, kunzite, angelite, azurite, and selenite. A good rule of thumb is that stones ending in “ite” are not water-friendly.
Have you ever woken up late and thought that you were behind schedule? You shoot out of bed and hit the ground with your feet already moving. But have you ever noticed how you feel on those days? You feel exhausted, defeated and in a bad mood. You put your shirt on inside out and spill coffee all over the counter. The day just starts off badly. You think that you would like to go back to bed and start over. This is an example of when your life is running you rather than when you are in control of your life.
Yesterday was one of those mornings for me. I awoke with a start, sitting bolt upright in bed, sweating and panting like I had been running all night. I wasn’t particularly late but my body was on edge. I immediately turned my awareness inwards. I thought to myself, I don’t want to start every morning like this. I want to access the wellness resources within myself. I wanted time to breathe and be myself rather than rush to get ready so I could rush to my job so I could rush to come home and do it all over again.
So I made the choice to do one of several helpful empowering exercises. It is a nice transition from deep sleep to a waking state. I did this by laying back down, closing my eyes and becoming aware of my breath. And I only did it for two minutes. Those two minutes were enough to change my whole day around from negative and frantic, to positive and empowered.
Some may call this mindfulness meditation, and if done properly it can be considered just that. However, if you don’t care for the term meditation, think of it as a period of adjustment or transition. Your brain is not like your laptop; an automatic machine that turns on and off quickly and efficiently. You are only human and your mind needs flexibility and rest. You should take this time to allow your mind and body to transition out of and also into sleep. If you don’t already have a regular meditation practice, this will allow you to establish one. If you currently meditate, this will add more meditation time to your day. Give yourself permission to be in control of your life.
Try to spend a few moments between waking up and getting out of bed every morning. You will definitely feel like you have your stuff together and it will show to others.
This choice will empower you to take back your life and consistently make positive patterns and routines that promote your well-being rather than ones that compromise your health. Take two minutes the next time you wake to close your eyes and focus on your breathing. You will begin the journey to manifesting your destiny.
Try another of our empowering exercises.
Please take a moment to close your eyes, take a deep breath and get centered. Begin to access your innate wellness resources.
Allow your thoughts to settle.
Inhale positivity. Exhale negativity.
Go outside. Place your bare feet to Mother Earth.
Close your eyes. Concentrate on your breathing.
Visualize roots extending from the bottom of your feet that run deep into the soil.
Like that of a tree.
Extend those roots so deeply that you feel grounded.
Know that you are firmly planted.
It doesn’t matter how fierce the wind may blow. It doesn’t matter how severe the storm may be.
You are solid. You are strong.
You might sway from the force of the breeze but it will NOT uproot you and it will NOT knock you down!
YOU ARE CENTERED
YOU ARE GROUNDED
YOU ARE STRONG
YOU ARE SOLID
YOU ARE SAFE
Repeat this and the other empowering exercises as many times throughout the coming day(s),week(s), month(s), until YOU BELIEVE IT!