“Everyone wants to be the sun that lights up your life, but I’d rather be the moon that shines down on you during your darkest hours of life.”~Unknown
I don’t know how many of you go outside and check out the full moon, if you don’t you should it’s always the most beautiful sight. Of course I’ve always had a thing with the moon any way. When I was a kid I used to crawl out my window at night in the summer time and lay in the grass looking at the stars and always during the full moon. Sometimes I’d even take walks at night, normally the forest scared me after dark, but somehow under the full moon it was different, protected almost. It’s probably amazing that I never ran into a lion or a bear, but I think I kind of thought how could anything scary find you on such a beautiful night. All these years later as an adult, here I sit out under the full moon thinking, how can anything under that sky be so bad, even now I still love the moon, it helps me find my center.
The full moon is also a traditional time of letting go of the things in our life that no longer serve us. I laughed a little when I thought what else could I possibly let go of when I just got through condensing everything I own to the point that it fits in a 5×5 storage unit. Lucky for me this is a super full moon followed by an eclipse which I just read is all about tying up loose ends, and initiating what we want to create in our lives. Perfect time for me to read that as I have been contemplating stepping back into the past, because the future is a little scary right now. That is the last thing that you want to perpetuate during an eclipse, the habit of always going back to what’s safe. If you do then that is what you’ll always be doing. The saying “familiarity breeds contempt” exists for a reason. It exists for anyone who can’t step into the future and let go of the past out of fear.
So here I sit watching the full moon and remembering my beautiful day. Yesterday had me running backwards, back towards my comfort zone, and today one step at a time (no matter how small) I am moving straight into my future. So what then am I choosing to let go of…”fear of flying” is what I wrote on the piece of paper that I’m going to burn in a minute. Not the fear of flying like in a plane, the other kind like a trapeze artist without a net. Step one in this new equation is turning down all job offers that only serve to move me in the wrong direction, and initiate only those things that serve my future. Sooner or later we all have to step off the cliff and grow our wings on the way down. It’s the magick of the moon….there’s nothing it can’t help you figure out.