Monday, January 9, 2012

A Full Moon

I found this beautiful picture on Pinterest.

I was sitting on my couch yesterday evening and suddenly took a pause when I noticed the moon rising into the tops  of the trees. So white with this flare of light glowing around it.

I've always pulled strength from the sun. Especially in the winter months. I find the sunniest spot in my house, site cross-legged on the floor and soak in the golden warmth. But this winter solstice I did a releasing ceremony with the awesome guidance of Pixie Campbell. And for the first time, I think in my life, I've followed the moon through this cycle with awareness...watching its enchantment changed each night. And this evening as I sit on the couch I find myself soaking in the sparkling ivory warmth from this full moon. It's like its light is shining directly into my window and landing on my soul. Stirring my creative spirit and coating me in protection. I find myself gaining strength now from the moon. 

"Don't be afraid to move forward with your passions, dive in, actively participate in your life!" -That's what I imagine its saying to me tonight :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another year... older!

Wow, I can not believe my last post was before the holidays. How the days fly by. Such a reminder to stop and savor.

Today as we move into the 3rd day of 2012 I am celebrating another year of this life. A simple but amazing thing happened to me this morning. Some back story... during my releasing ceremony for winter solstice, one of the things I let go of was worry about what others think of me. My aunt gave me a gift card for Christmas and I found this fabulous outfit that was fun and bright and different from what I feel I "have" to wear to my boring corporate job. It was these great mustard yellow cords and funky chevron sweater. I decided it would be a great birthday outfit and fun for first day back to work since the holiday time off. I got dressed, put on a new necklace I just made this weekend (pics to come!) it went perfect with the pants. I felt good and then... I stood in front of the mirror and the doubt started to sink in. The pants are too bright, I know people are going to say things. Any other day this would have turned into a 20 minute ordeal of me trying to find another outfit, more fitting for work, another boring black shirt with plain old pants. And then! I remembered that I had let go of that worry and you know what, it allowed me to just smile and enjoy my outfit. I still got the comments and looks at work but I let it roll off. My birthday wish... that I can continue this courage throughout 2012!

Peace & Whimsy,