New Moon ~~ New Year Magic
Something rare is happening on January 1, 2014. There is a new moon on the first day of the year. What a powerful time for getting a fresh, clean start. This doubles the significance in making resolutions and setting intentions for the coming month and year.
Here’s how to practice Yoga’s Salute to the Moon. It’s a posture sequence that gives strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. Why not try it now!
Every month, new beginnings are facilitated during the three days of the new moon. In her book, The Healing Power of the Sacred Women, Christine Page offers these ideas for getting the most from this potent time.
On the 1st day, take time, preferably at sunset, to sit and decide what stories, experiences, emotions and beliefs you are ready to release and what is complete (Purification). Before you finish with a story of experience, it is very important to ask: ‘What did I learn from the experience? What gems of wisdom can I collect? How have I grown consciously because of the experience?’ Place the gems of wisdom in your heart to be transformed into the light of consciousness.
You don’t need to list everything but could just fill a glass with water and surround the glass with your hands and ask that all emotions/ beliefs/stories which are no longer valuable to your soul, to enter the water. Then stand on the Earth and ask Mother Earth/ the Great Dragon to take these energies back into her waters so you may be purified. Then pour the water on the earth with gratitude and celebration.
On the 2nd day (anytime in the day) spend time [Read more…]