Today we are going to experience a powerful Wolf Full Moon. Many who follow astrology and even Native folklore will appreciate the significance, while others may say, “So what?”
January is the first month of the calendar year and many of us have already looked back at 2019 in reflection and have started looking ahead to a brand new year. There is so much potential with a clean slate! I have found that to attract all that “amazingness”, I can achieve so much more if I release everything that no longer serves me first. I need to let go of emotions, behaviours and even physical things that are going to hold me back from attaining my dreams. Make room for the good stuff.
Fortunately, there are many ways of doing all of this.
I like to start with the easy stuff first. Clutter. You know, the boxes of stuff in our closets or basements that we’re holding onto “just in case”. It’s time to open those boxes up and get rid of anything you truly don’t need. (I always like to diffuse Lemongrass essential oil when I do this, as it helps with emotional attachments and I am more likely to actually do a better job of it. It actually feels better when that clutter is gone. )
The second part is a bit harder.
What are you holding onto emotionally? Are you still reliving the (perceived) wrongs that have been done to you? Are you bitter or angry about a past argument? And the big one, are you refusing to forgive someone for something they have said or not said, done or not done? Is that person you?
Let that sink in a bit.
I did a lot of inner work, as it’s called, in 2019. Lots of meditation, lots of personal development and connecting with amazing leaders and healers. Intermittent fasting. Opening my heart and looking inside. Seeing the hurt, the disappointments, the courage and the beauty within. Really exploring what made me happy and what did not. When I did all of that, something very interesting happened.
Releasing and letting go of all the emotional and spiritual “junk” coincided with the cleansing and restoration of my physical body. In fact, the two went hand in hand. I lost over forty pounds, and the “lightness” was felt equally in my heart and my body. Yes, it took self-discipline to fast for stretches at a time in the beginning, but as I felt the shift happening in my body, it encouraged me to continue. I committed to my meditation practice as much as I could, I delved deeper into myself and explored what made me “tick”. A ten-day online workshop with Wim Hoffer took me even deeper. It was amazing to explore and discover what I was capable of doing. Cold showers, deep breathwork and even holding my breath for over two minutes. An 8-minute elbow plank! Incredible!
I also discovered that my capacity to love and forgive, to feel compassion and be more empathetic also increased exponentially. My heart seemed clearer and more open.
These achievements were a year in the making. I had so much support from my husband and family, from some dear friends, and from fellow healers. I received energy work from others and used a lot of aromatherapy. I used all the “tools” I share with my clients on myself. I am especially grateful to the beautiful essential oils that gave me clarity, helped me forgive and to deal with some stressful anguish and worry at times. I walked around with roller bottles in my pockets every day so I could apply them to my hands and inhale, or apply over my heart. Powerful medicine.
So back to the Full Moon….
Take some time today to do a bit of clearing. Think about the things you no longer need, both physically and emotionally. Take that first step to releasing and once you do, and space is created, you may be encouraged to continue this work and see what you are capable of achieving. Go ahead, howl at the moon tonight. Release and be prepared for your dreams and beautiful intentions to be supported. Let the magic happen.