Did you know that Native American Tribes traditionally hold Moon Meditations each month? The New Moon is tied to new things and creation while the full moon's energies represents removing and releasing. Tribes have traditionally used these moons each month as part of their personal and spiritual development. Those who follow shamanic practice manifest on the New Moon and let go of the things that are holding them back on the Full Moon. Both acts are done in accordance with one's life path. We are all here to do certain things and share various gifts in this life. At times it may be necessary to bring something into our life to assist us on this journey. Other times releasing may be what is necessary to move us along.
Why the moon? All tribes believe in the transformative power that the moon and planets hold. The Moon is tied to the water element. Think about it, when we have a Full Moon the high tides are higher than usual. Water is all about the emotions. Emotion is one of the main ingredients when it comes to the creative process and the process of releasing. If you really think about it you'll see that the things you love the most you have already manifested into your life. That's because you surrounded those things with lots of positive thoughts and loving emotion before they came about. You visualized them into being. Those thoughts and emotions helped to make those things come about. It was the scientist Nikola Tesla that said something along the lines of, first we have thought and then we have form. He and many other scientists saw/see the power of the emotions and thought. You've imagined having this in your life and surrounded it with a positive light. What you think about all the time, you attract so it makes you more cognizant of your thoughts. Worry too much about something and you're actually inviting that into your life. It works somewhat the same with releasing. First off you need to believe that you are going to be able to let it go. You might possibly want to start taking on the thoughts of how you'd be without whatever it is that you're trying to release. This may help with any necessary actions that need to be taken. What would your life look like without it? Behave as if it is that way.
The Moon Meditation period lasts for a little more than a week. You CAN manifest or release anytime of the month. The New/Full Moon just give us the assistance of lunar energy in our endeavor so it is considered the ideal time. Meditations may be held anytime during both the New Moon and Full Moon period. It may be on actual day of the New Moon/Full Moon, anytime 4 days preceding, or anytime 4 days following that moon. Sometimes meditations are held each day of the 9 day period. The 4 days around the New/Full Moon are considered to be energetically the same as the actual moon itself. The energy is considered to be just as powerful as it is on the day of New or Full moon.
How does manifesting work? The only rule to manifesting is that it not be selfish. We are not able to create what is selfish and/or inconsiderate of others. It is best to connect with our Higher selves through meditation and ask what would be ideal for us to manifest at this time. If it is inline with your life path then it will come about easily. We can manifest all sorts of things like better health, love/self-love, things around our work. It can even be a trip when it's for the right reasons. I have been wanting to go on a trip to Nepal as part of both my spiritual development and for my work. If spirit feels that this is a necessary part of my journey then I will have my trip.
How does releasing work? Letting go is all about shedding what no longer serves us so that we a freed. Connect with your Higher Self through a little Silent Meditation. Ask what would be best for you to let go of at this time. We can let go of old beliefs or things in our lives that are no longer working. The beliefs may revolve around our health or self image. Sometimes we have a negative image about our health that we need to let go of. This allows space for better health to come in. Maybe we need to let go of a love, friend, or job that is dragging us down so that we can open up to a new opportunity. Remember that Spirit wants the best for all of us!
How to do a Moon Meditation.
1. Sit quietly with or without a crystal grid.
2. Feel your body and feet on the floor
3. Relax the eyes
4. Connect with the breath as it goes into the center of the chest, right into the center of the heart
5. Meditate silently for a few minutes
6. Ask yourself what would be beneficial to manifest/let go of at this time
7. See what words and picture come to you.
8. Come up with a clear picture of what you need to create/release
Surround it with as many details and positive emotions as possible.
9. Think about actions you can take in your life to make this come about. It tells the universe that you're serious about it and changes your vibration.
I decided to go to the Travel Clinic not oven knowing for sure if I'd be able to get all the money together to go on my trip. I started the immunizations and the universe heard me. It really looks like this trip will be happening in the Fall of 2018.
10. The most important thing is to believe. Believe that you will create and release successfully!
Using a crystal grid: I always set up a crystal grid. Native Americans are into the power of crystal and so am I. I use 1 crystal to represent each of the elements and I'll also have stones to signify where we are in the zodiac. Some crystals aid in manifesting, like citrine and others can be ideal for releasing, like smoky quartz. The energies of the crystals aid in the meditation. We send our intentions to the center crystal which acts as a generator. All of the other stones in the grid send energy to the generator. The generator sends our intentions out into the universe.
I offer free Moon Meditations each month from September to May in Arlington, MA. One is offered each month on either the New or Full Moon. They are held at the Theosophical Society Center for Spiritual Studies. We are at 21 Maple St which is not actually on Maple, but behind #19 Maple. The next New Moon is on October 19th. I'll be holding a New Moon Meditation on Friday, October 20th from 7:30-8:30 PM. Subsequent mediations will be: Sa 11/4, M 12/18, M 1/1, Th 2/15 , Th 3/1, Su 4/15, & Tu 5/29 2017 & 2018. I have several coming to the October 20th mediation. If you'd like to join us please shoot me an email. My name is Liz and I can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org