She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true. –Shannon A. Thompson
As the moon cycle reaches its monthly apex, people around the world prepare to do the work of releasing what no longer serves. We routinely clean possessions (tidying our homes and laundering our clothes, etc) but what about cleansing ourselves?
In our journey, we gather things, some quite deliberately and others entirely by circumstance or accident. Regardless of how we accumulate our experiences, they are collected, each of them inscribing us with something. While we may not be skilled at being intentional about what we allow into our experience, attention to what we are willing to carry around with us, or not, can help us balance that out.
As the moon reaches fullness this weekend, it is time to shed. Take a few moments to check in to see if there is anything you may like to let go of. If there is, make a list and rip it up, breathe it out, or share around a fire with some friends. It’s that simple. Just let go.
And if you find there is nothing there, maybe walk outside after sunset and take in the moonlight, just basking in the glow, grateful to have been here on this planet for another cycle.