Some things are obvious
like black and white,
sweet and salty.
Others are more subtle like shades of grey.
Subtlety is often more powerful:
like nuance in speech,
a raised eyebrow.
How the touch of a hand can speak volumes.
I believe the moon is such a subtlety.
Even when we can’t see it we call feel it.
It pulls the tides for God’s sake.
I have always been drawn to the moon,
I love its luminousity in the dark sky.
How it appears, grows and then disappears,
like an enigmatic stranger with whom
you exchange smiles and glances,
but you never actually meet.
I believe we are all sensual, soulful and sexual creatures
while we are also driven to fully become who we are
by realising our potential.
That potential is to be happy, whole and healthy,
while respecting our wants, need and desires
while in service to ourselves and others.
I believe women can only realise this
by fully owning their femininity.
Men can only full realise their masculine power
by embracing their feminine energy
(but that’s a story for another day)
We all carry masculine and feminine qualities.
For a while women have been trying forge their way
in the masculine business world
by competing with men and each other
by mirroring the already established paradigms.
I believe it has been too high a price to pay,
at the cost of their wellness, spirit, and relationships.
I believe women can be their best selves
while enjoying the abundance
and interdependence they so desire
by harnessing their innate gifts and qualities
in the same way men are best when using theirs.
We are here to support and care for each other.
Giving and receiving.
Our society values material success
where our spirit craves a more holistic prosperity.
I believe prosperity has many faces:
finances, wellbeing, creativity, growth,
relationships, spirituality and service
and that a well lived life has elements of all of these.
Material success means little without health,
love, relationships, community and spiritual evolution,
while all the others mean little if you are struggling
to meet your material needs.
I believe we want to bring our gifts to the world
and be rewarded and respected for our contribution.
I believe we want to live abundant lives
where we embrace our truth, beauty and playful natures
while fully embodying our power.
I have found the answer begins
with reconnecting with our essential nature
and the natural cycles that surround us.
It is not in the doing but in the being.
The power is not outside but within us
and by tuning in, we connect
and begin to create our external world.
Enter the luminous moon,
an essential feminine energy.
It helps you feel your way into your body, spirit and life.
As your follow its cycle and rhythms
you discover your own
and learn to apply them to your life,
in your relationships and in your business.
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@eilishbouchier”]You step into your flow in sync with the cosmic flow and your life shapes and reshapes as naturally as night becomes day.[/tweetthis]
A few years ago I decided to get closer to that feminine flow
and so I began to track the moon.
It’s appearance, it’s waxing, its blossoming,
waning, and then its disappearance
before moving through the cycle again.
Soon after I started blogging about it.
I never consciously chose to do this.
Like many things in my life it was born
from a deep gravitational pull (my flow)
and so I began researching the archetypes,
its connection with the zodiac
(it moves through the zodiac in each lunar cycle
spending about 2.5 days in each)
setting intentions with the new moon,
observing how they unfolded,
releasing and course correcting with the full moon.
The result has deepened my relationship
not only with the lunar cycle
but made me more acutely aware
of all the other cycles
operating in our lives,
that I had paid so little attention to:
the seasons, the zodiacal cycle, the solar cycle,
not to mention the cosmic cycle.
As a reader of my blog you will know
that I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga
which teaches about the cycles of
Infinity, life, death and rebirth.
At any point something in our lives is
beginning, flowing and ending
to make way for the birth of something new.
Once you become aware of cycles
you begin to see them everywhere.
There is a cycle to the day, to the week,
the month, the year and more . . .
In our lives we encounter cycles of
childhood, teenage, adult to elder
and there are many more cycles
within these and on it goes. . .
As I tracked the moon,
the ancient tradition of moon planting
and full moon harvesting made sense.
I then began to apply this old way of doing things
to my very modern technological driven life.
During its eight phases
it moves through
action and inaction,
yang and yin,
doing and being,
action and reflection.
So on the new moon you set your intention
aligned with the archetypal energy,
release at the Full Moon.
You observe how things unfold through the cycle.
And then it begins again with a new archetypal energy.
So in essence it provides a tangible system
by which to realise your dreams/visions,
You set a goal/intention in alignment with the cosmic energies
(and believe me they are too big to fight
– for this little girl anyway)
so you can step into the universal flow
and take small steps
towards your dreams within each short cycle.
Believe me it works.
As I say the universe likes action
and it orgasms on intentional action.
Its like Kirtan.
Call and response.
It may not always turn out quite like you expect,
(You practice non attachment right:-)
However you will likely see what’s stopping you,
(most often yourself :-),
You can get then clear on if you really want/need/desire it,
quickly course correct,
and then go into action with even clearer intentional action
Try it. I expect you’ll love it.
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and look forward to tuning in with you
on the next New or Full Moon.