Monday, 27th August 2018
I was awed this morning by the gorgeous Full Moon visible as I drove home from work. Sometimes working shift work provides moments in the day that aren’t appreciated by many.
I went out into my back yard and in the shimmering light of the moon, I gave pause and thanks.
I have shared my Full Moon Honouring previously – here’s the link:
As I was drinking tea and getting ready for work, I saw the facebook post of a dear friend who quoted Roman Payne.
I fancied my luck to be witnessing yet another Full Moon. True, I’d seen hundreds of Full Moons in my life, but they were not limitless. When one starts thinking of the Full Moon as a common sight that will come again to one’s eyes ad infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished.
“This may be my last Moon,” I sighed, feeling a sudden sweep of sorrow; and went back to reading more of The Odyssey.”
This resonated with me.
How often do we practice the art of celebration? Do we open ourselves to beauty and joy?
Another friend describes herself as an awe junkie. I like the idea of being a treasure hunter of wonder.
I seek to be receptive of what I call ordinary miracles.
No, not the movie.
For me, ordinary miracles are those moments of joy, wonder, delight that overtake us when our eyes are clear, and our hearts are open. Those ordinary things that we bear witness to, fully in the moment, that somehow nourish our souls, act as a balm for our hearts, and somehow ease our monkey minds.
The Full Moon is one of those ordinary miracles.
What are some of yours?
In the interests of sharing the work of others, I found this lovely Full Moon Prayer tonight on the Tor Stone site
Goddess Full Moon Prayer
By Sky Fowler
Guide me in serenity
as I step into my sovereignty
accepting myself how I am,
perfect in my imperfection.
Guide me as I step into my power,
shedding the self-doubt and negative self-talk
as a reptile sheds its skin.
Guide me as I blossom,
unburden me of the weight
as I step out of the shadows
into the brightness of the full moon.
Guide me to see myself how others see me:
a kind, smart, generous and loving soul.
Guide me through the darkness as I search,
Remind me of my own light,
shining in that darkness.