7/30/14

New Moon Ritual

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Moon Rituals

New Moon Manifestation Ceremony


The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon's various phases. Are you ready to attract your heartfelt longings by doing a moon ritual focused on manifestation? The new moon phase is an optimal time for planning and seeding your intentions. Seedlings need a period of gestation before they break through the soil and reach for the sunlight. This is also true for our cultivating our ideas and clearing the way for our visions to surface in reality. The dark side of the moon, with its mysterious unseen forces, offers a nurturing environment where our intentions can establish roots before their miraculous manifestations begin to sprout and reach out to the stars.

Moon Ritual for Birthing Your Wishes and Desires

Begin by setting aside a few minutes each month during the new moon phase to focus on your wishes. This will help give you clarity of mind and fill your heart with promise. When it comes to setting goals or planning ahead for your future there is no better time to get started than during the new moon. Any intentions stated or written down also carries power, so please take care in considering those things that you truly want. The saying "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it." is fair warning whenever setting your new moon intentions into motion. But, no worries. The moon has its phases and so do our individual wants and needs. This is why it is a good practice to rededicate your list of intentions each month when another new moon cycle returns for a visit.

Prep for Upcoming New Moon Manifestation

  1. Check a moon phase calendar for the next upcoming new moon.
  2. Set aside 20-30 minutes to do the ritual itself.
  3. Supply suggestions:
    • notebooks
    • pen and colored markers
    • scissors
    • scotch tape
    • candle
    • matches
    • incense
    • smudge sticks
    • meditation CDs
  4. Prepare yourself a sacred space where your will perform the ceremony when the new moon arrives.

Setting your New Moon Intentions in Motion

  1. Cleanse your sacred area with an opening prayer, a sage smudging, and/or by burning some incense.
     
  2. Light one or more candles.
     
  3. Center your being and calm yourself in whatever way is appropriate for you. Take some deep cleansing breaths, slip in a meditation CD to listen to, and/or leisurely sip on a cup of relaxing herbal tea.

Rededicating your New Moon Intentions

Each month at the new moon rededicate your intentions by renewing your list at a repeated ritual. This is accomplished by rewriting your list out using a fresh sheet of paper. Please don't get in the habit of simply scratching out the items you no longer desire and simply adding the new stuff to the bottom of your old list. You don't want clutter and sloppiness energies messing up the path meant to deliver new stuff into your life do you? Disregard any items that no longer feed your soul and add new things which will.
It is helpful to salt and pepper your manifest list with smaller items that will manifest quickly, such as tickets to the ballet, lunch with a friend, or a day at the spa. You may think that smaller things are too trivial to put on your intention list... Wrong! Things that tend to manifest with less effort still deserve to be written down. Write down everything that you desire, no matter how little or simple. If it is something that makes you happy, write it down. Manifesting smaller items on our lists actually creates a steady flow of chi giving your list a boost. These smaller manifestations create movement, allowing an ebb and flow of the tides. We are dealing here with the moon cycles after all. Besides, sometimes we forget to appreciate the smaller pleasures in our lives while we are waiting for the BIG stuff to come in. If you only write statements like, "I want to win the lottery" in your notebook then you are limiting yourself by not allowing abundance to flow to you from a multitude of avenues.

7/21/14

A quote from Claude Medford Jr., Choctaw-Apache artist, basketweaver, historian, Louisiana, 1982

I don't know why these traditions mean so much to me, more than my own life.  I don't know what childhood incident, if any, programmed me in this direction, but if I am not doing these things, making these things, speaking of these things, I feel as if I don't exist.

I get those feelings, stronger at some times than others.  Perhaps that is why I keep this Medicine Wheel at the farm. It changes from year to year, sometimes more stones, sometimes tokens for the spirit keepers or elemental clans.  This is the 2014 version with stones  the four directions and a Creator Center stone. 


Dance of the Directions Demonstrated


Dance of the Directions is a Native American Energy Dance that works on all levels from personal to planetary.  It is a gentle Moving Meditation that utilizes the body, mind and breath.   It strengthens heart, bones and vibral core while it clears the channels of the body that they may resonate with the land itself. Bring clarity and focus to your life.


Here is a link to the video  https://www.youtube.com/watchfeature=player_embedded&v=zapZiXX2-_c