Outside, snow whirls and the wind howls as we hunker down for the season’s worst storm yet here in Ottawa, Canada. Inside it’s warm and dry, and I’m appreciating the pleasures and freedoms of working from home. My daughter is enjoying the first snow day of the school year, and we’ve decided to create New Moon intentions and share them, for the first time. We’re both aware that a different energy is in the air, grateful for our newly harmonious relationship, and looking forward to a New Year filled with continued growth and opportunity.
It’s time to listen to our inner guidance about releasing fears, moving past self-imposed limitations, and expressing ourselves authentically and creatively in our work and in our relationships. This is a time to shed old stories about who we are in this world, and to embrace the truth of our co-creative relationship with the Divine in each and every moment.
It’s time to “shine your light” in a very real and concrete way, delighting in the flow of creative energy and inspiration that is your birthright.
Many seeds (dreams, plans, projects) that were planted long ago are now finally germinating in the fruitful conditions of our inevitable ego-surrender and subsequent state of allowing; their underground growth is creating necessary upheaval and change. It is becoming impossible to bury our creative needs and desires beneath fears of loss; in denying our true selves, we cut ourselves off from our connection to the Universe, and our soul never ceases calling us.
In the words of Anais Nin,
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
So if you’re feeling uncertainty and longing and frustration, that could be a very good thing. An important key to traversing the path of upcoming days, weeks and months will be awareness: of ourselves, of our Divine nature, and most especially of our emotional guidance systems. When we gain access to awareness of our emotional state in the moment, we’re provided with instantaneous feedback about whether what we are thinking and feeling is a match to our expanded vibrational state, or whether we are creating a state of resistance, and therefore experiencing painful separation from the beauty, joy, and grace that is our true nature.
With that in mind, enjoy contemplating the following questions this New Moon…
New Moon Intentions – Ask yourself these questions:
What do I want to Be/Do/Have in the next 28 days?
What nourishes me physically, mentally, emotionally/spiritually?
What stories (that I tell myself about my history, my strengths, and my abilities) are ripe for renewal and transformation?
It’s a great pleasure to be connected with you, and to be consciously choosing to remain in the space of allowing our greatest dreams and desires to manifest. I invite you to leave comments and additional questions for all to savour.
To living in the moment, and Celebrating Abundant Living: Body, Mind, & Spirit!