Full Moon Follow up

  I don’t know about you but that was one hell of a Full Moon! I  often don’t sleep well at Full Moons – and last night was no exception. I’m  noticing a lot of intensity and wanted to follow up with a few points. Self care is very important right now – as we are being slam dunked!

 

Full moons are always emotionally charged and polarized as everything comes to a peak. Right now feels like all our unresolved stuff  is being  pushed up to the surface (cause it is).  This critical turning point in our collective evolution is about facing what has been avoided and shoved down for a very long time.  As the karmic past is comes up to meet us, it’s probably a given that there’s going to be a fair bit of fear and resistance coming up at the same time. There’s a reason that we block out things that are too much to handle, but we’re going to have to find ways to deal with them now.
What’s happening is that anything that is not aligned with the new energy coming in is being forced up and out. The weakest link is what is going to flare up. That will be where are you feel the most uncomfortable or where are you feel the most blocked.
People that are more Yin will tend to shut down and are not able to function, while those who are more Yang  will become rather manic and overdue it to the point of burnout.

 

It doesn’t help that this is such a pressurized time of year  – in the west anyway – as we deal with the added stress of Christmas.   Thus is the time of year for us to be going inward – slowing down – taking a pause. Instead we’re zooming around doing more than ever. Throw in all the political strife and we’ve got a recipe for complete overwhelm. Whew!
Please take good care of yourself. Take time to stop, breathe deeply, ground yourself. We are being challenged in ways we never have before – and there’s much of this that we don’t even understand.   This intensity may even precipitate a crisis of faith as everything that we believe seems to be under threat.
 The trick is to avoid hanging on so rigidly to what has been familiar and safe –  and to trust  that all will be well  (despite appearances).
We are in the birth canal –  in the transition from the old to the new.  If you’ve ever given birth or witnessed it, you’ll know that transition is a very strange and difficult stage just before you start to push – where one can feel extremely uncomfortable, snakey,  squirmy, and slightly insane!
 Try to keep an eye on the bigger picture (Sagittarius). This is a momentous time. We are birthing a new era.

 

Don’t lose hope. There IS light at the end of the tunnel. We will get through this!
“Times of growth are beset with difficulties. They resemble a first birth.
These difficulties arise from the very profusion of all that is struggling
to attain form. Everything is in motion: therefore if one perseveres there
is a prospect of great success, in spite of the existing danger.

When it is a person’s fate to undertake such new beginnings,
everything is still unformed, dark. Hence we must hold back,
because any premature move might bring disaster.
Likewise, it is very important not to remain alone; in order to
overcome the chaos we need helpers. This is not to say, however,
that we should look on passively at what is happening.
We must lend a hand and participate with inspiration and guidance.”
(I Ching ‘Difficulty at the Beginning’)
Community Card:  We are all in this together!

 

Here’s a helpful visualization to help you get centred:
“Close your eyes. Breathe deeply into your belly – and then blow out all that stress and tension.  Do this three times- breathing deeply each into your belly. 
 
 Imagine  you are in a forest surrounded by trees . Feel the peace and calm all around you. Now imagine you are a tree – with roots going deep into the earth. With your next out/breath – send energy down your legs,  down into your roots – deep down into the earth.  
 
Then – as you breathe back in – pull the earth energy back up through your roots – through your legs – up into your belly. Fill your belly with that wonderful grounding earth energy. Do this three times pulling the earth energy up and into you.

Now- imagining you have branches spreading into the sky-  breath up and out reaching out into the atmosphere – into the air – to the stars – to the moon – and pull that energy back down through your branches – down through your arms and your head – down into your belly-  filling your belly with that sparkling airy atmosphere.
 
Repeat that process three times – filling yourself up with beautiful starlight – sunlight – Moonlight.
 
 Now visualize the earth energy and the sky energy swirling together in your belly in a clockwise motion – becoming a spiral and as you breathe in and out – and feel that spiral start to swirl out – spiralling out further and further as you connect out into the atmosphere – out into the universe . 
 
 Spiral out three times – and each time reverse it by visualizing the spiral coming back closer and closer – until you’re spiralling into your belly. 
 
As you do that for the third time – feel yourself centre into the core of your being. Breath in as you become present in the here and now. Breathe into the depth and beauty of being alive.  Breath into your core. 
 
Now open your eyes to a new day !