New Moon Ceremony: 20th July 2020
Is time for another beautiful New Moon Ceremony!!! But before we start I have a little question: How is July treating you and how have you been since the last Full Moon?
I believe that some of you are having an eventful time right now with beautiful manifestations and syncronicities. I also believe that we all enjoyed sourcing and making the Kolams in the last ceremony. I'm sure we will get to make more in the future, but we have something slightly different today.
Even do I got the inspiration few days ago for the ceremony I have been trying to figure out in what way it was going to materialise. As I was very tired after taking the job of start building a shed on my own yesterday, I decided to go outside clear the table so I could writte this from the porche and take some time to pull some weeds from the veggie garden. No music, no talking... just the sound on nature, some cars on the road and the intention "to be present".
I pull weeds when I feel is necessary. I don't have a routine or consider the thought to have a pristine, weed free vegie patch that has nothing but soil. I let weeds grow a bit and then I pull them so the veggies have some company but are not sick of too much crowd.
Sun was shinning and temperature is just perfect to be outdoors for Irish starndards. So made a cuppa and started the destruction process. Some of the issues when growing from seeds in normal soil (not weed free) is timming. Things start to grow and to know what is a weed or what is something else is a raffle. You need to wait a bit to be able to see if what you thought it was a veggie is actually a weed.
In my case I have been getting seedlings from friends or from the shop so anything on the raised beds is completely define: if I haven't planted it, is a weed. Or is it?
Today I was seating in mi little step with my cuppa working away when I notice something different. Something I have seen before. So in the middle of my celeries I got a little surprise: a beautiful little lamb lettuce that has decided to invite itself. I was so please with the find! love lambs lettuce and it will be a beuatiful addition for the winter for some green leaf salads. So there I was happy as Larry with my litle treasure to then find that there lots of little lamb lettuces all over the raised bed. Jackpot!.
But here is the moral of the story: if I was pulling weeds 5 days ago I would have not been able to see the difference between the weeds and the lamb lettuce. In the same way there is a tomato plant, some type of squash/pumpkin and some other thing (not sure what it is!) that are now happily growing in my vegetable garden that at some point were potential weeds. It is all about timming and letting things evolve so you can see what you need to see once you learn to read the signs.
The other moral of the story is that one you spot a lambs lettuce, you then can see them everywhere they are. But for that you need to learn how they look, feel, taste... and for that, "you need to be around lambs lettuce' so you get to know them ;)
In the same way the more you spend time in a higher vibration you "train" yourself "to see" and what we usually call "attract good things". In reality we are not attracting things... we are just moving with things of a different vibration. And as we raise our conciousness the world we manifest becomes a manifestation of our soul and nature. In reality is a just a complex dance of energy.
I was smilling to myself through this "picking weeds" process and I was getting concious about time as I had to start writting this for you and while I was in Elora's happy could I got awackend by a different noise: the sound of a cricket.
I don't recall ever hearing a cricket here and I knew that sound was a calling to say: stop weeding, is time to write. I also knew that it was a meaningful encounter. So here is spiritual meaning of the cricket:
Cricket symbolism is a sign of exceptional luck. Furthermore, this spirit animal says that the things that you have been working toward and dreaming about are now possible. Therefore Cricket meaning directs you to stay open to guidance and messages so that you will know what you have to do. You may be guided to buy a lottery ticket, interview for a new job, or be in the right place at the right time. In other words, Cricket symbolism is letting you know that all things are possible right now. All you have to do is feel that you deserve it!
- Source: Spiritual Animal Totems
So for this New Moon Ceremony I would like us to thank the cricket for appering to us in this process and its guidance. To know that all is in divine timming. To know that we don't have to put preassure on ourselves because we think we should have, be or get done all this list of expectations, goals, ideas that most of the time are not coming from our soul expression but by an external source, society, ect...
We need time to see if what grows in the veggie garden is a weed or some amazing little treasure. And if what we believe is a treasure ends up being a weed. Don't be afraid to pull it and make compost with it so it can transmute into nutrients for the next veggies you are going to grow. Is not a failure to pull the weed. But it could be a mistake to let it grow to the point that takes over the garden and no more veggies can grow.
I'll let you reflect on that metaphor and situations in your own life.
In the last Full Moon Ceremony we tapped into the sacred vibration of 3,6,9 and as I said at the time and would like us to continue playing with it.
We have set intentions, goals, practice gratitude, embrace self love but we have done a lot of work in letting on. A lot of work.
We have used phisical items like notes to create a material representation of those things that no longer serve us and for this ceremony we are going to indulge that letting go in our physical bodies.
Don't worry, not blood or knifes are necessary!! lmao.
This ceremony has again two parts and we will be using two elements: fire + water. But before I share with you the "usual" pre ceremony.
You can use the Shamanic Drumming Journey (15 minutes) from Martin Duffy (Shamanism Ireland) for the "pre" ceremony phase of the evening. You can have a little meditation or reflection time. Just some quiet time for you. If you are working on certain things that you want to let go use them as offerings:
a) We are going to transmute anything that’s going on with us at the moment... frustrations, fears, worries, etc... or things that we are working on.
b) Get a nice piece of paper and a nice lovely pen and write down the things you need to balance about yourself (consequently in your life) or just let go. In a way, the things that you need to get rid of or moderate.
Eg. I give away/let go my need to control, I give away/let go my need to please others, etc..
Your paper "must" include at the end of the page:
“For the good of all concerned and with no strings attached”
This is a must :)
c) Then read your paper and if you need add/change anything you want and once you are ready, you will burn the paper.
You might need to adapt this slightly but in a nutshell I would suggest you to say from your heart:
"I love you, I forgive you, I release you and I let you go".
And in that same process we:
"I love myself, I forgive myself, I release myself and I let this situation/habit/person... go".
Other variation could be:
”I love you, I forgive you, I forgive myself, I release you and I let you go”
Remember that any process of change starts within guys! We work on ourselves, so our self-expression changes = the world around us.
This month our element will be fire, and we will let the ashes be brushed away by the wind. Both, male energy elements to balance our beautiful New Moon female energy.
As I said this ceremony has two parts and we will be using two elements: fire + water.
1) Fire cleansing
We will cleanse our physical energy field with fire with the help of incense, sage, palo santo, candles and/or an actual bonfire.
We are going to apply the 3,6,9 rule so be ready for some imagination.
The concept behind this cleansing is to release any "toxins", "residus", "negativity" from our energy field. Basically the espace in direct contact with our physical body.
We will take a minute to think of all the things that we have been working on and letting go and set the intention to remove any cord or connection to our physical body that might be left. And we will ask the fire element to transmute this energies through the indigo blue flame.
We will use sage, incense or palo santo to cleanse us by passing the smoke around our body 3 times. Ideally we would like to be able to sit or let the smoke to raise through. So here is my suggestion:
Use 3,6 or 9 tealight candles making a circle. In the center of the circle lit 3,6 or 9 sticks of incense, sage or palo santo (or one of each). Stand in the center of the circle letting the smoke surround you. Stand for 3,6 or 9 minutes while you focus your intention to leting go. Visualised and Indigo Blue Flame raising from below your feet and going through your body.
... [for the good of all caoncerned and with no strings attached].
2) Water cleansing
We will cleanse our physical energy field with water that we will charge with the new moon energy and some little bits. This water will then be used for the next 3 days as part of our daily washing routine.
So let's get on with the details!
In a bowl add 3 glasses (some type of mesure) of water (from a fountain, well or rain water ideally if possible). We will then add 3,6,9 elements to it: flowers, herbs, crystals, spices, pinch of salt, drops of essential oils or anything else that migh come to you.
Note: Do not mix crystals with salt as it could damage the stones. Even do salt is a powerful cleanser it should never be used to cleanse crystals.
We will then leave the bowl outside or near a window for the Moon energy to do its magic. Next day in the morning we will use 1/3 of the water and rub our body with it. And then shower as usual. You can also added to a bath. But you must shower after and set the intention for the water to wash away anything that does not longer serve you.
... [for the good of all caoncerned and with no strings attached].
Add on: you can use the vibration of a siging bowl or high vibration music to charge the water.
Remember make it your own. Add, adapt and follow your rhythm. For the good of all concerned and with no strings attached.
And with this last remark we finish our ceremony offering our gratitude to the Universe and the circle. And remember to thank the spirit of the cricket!
Be awesome, embrace all that you are and thanks for taking part in this Ceremony.
Love you all,
Suggestion: This article about how to create a sacred espace might be handy ;)
PS: I’ll be putting your names down in my list to connect us all and use the channel to increase the energy of transmutation. This is not a shopping list: I need a new car, or my boyfriend is an asshole make him nice, or my boss is a bitch just turn her into a teddy bear… no my dears… that’s not how it works! Hahahaha but seriously we are not here to do dark magick, we don’t ask for others only for us and within us. But just in case, I bound the circle for the good of all concerned and with no strings attached.
If any of you don’t want their name to be added to my list, just shout! Text me, call me, let me know please. Your individuality and empowerment will always be honoured and respected. Always :)