A New Moon ritual for this shifting season.
As we come from the outer dominion of the Summer Sun – the days shorten – aligning now with the deep dive into the darker inner Autumn realm.
This summer was an incredible season of deepening and I look forward to the next cycle to process and integrate it all.
We know so much more
than we think we know.
The whole entire world
and worlds beyond our own
are etched on the inside of our hearts.
What if you stopped
to really see
and to really hear?
Eyes towards the sky
our vision doesn’t end with the blue sky above
we can see beyond into the great expanse of the future.
Ears to the ground
we can hear the creaking of all the old bones
everything that has come before us.
None of it begins or ends with us
it has begun beyond the constraints of time
and will end well after the decay of this physical vessel.
You can see and hear everything
from past present and future
if you know how to truly see and hear.
If you know the etchings in your heart
that have been there before you knew
that will be there as you continue to be
With everything, as everything.
Ajna Chakra carved stamp with watercolors
Ajna Chakra meditation:
Outer eyes closed.
Floating in darkness
Held by emptiness
Settle in the eternal void
Find yourself deep within.
Know the unknowable.
It is seen
With your other eyes.
“And the way forward always in the end
the way that you followed, the way that carried you
into your future, that brought you to this place,
no matter that it sometimes took your promise from you,
no matter that it had to break your heart along the way…
and that every step along the way, you had carried
the heart and the mind and the promise
that first set you off and drew you on and that you were
more marvelous in your simple wish to find a way
than the gilded roofs of any destination you could reach…”
~ Excerpt from Santiago by David Whyte
New Moon Altar
The warm Solstice air,
taking shape in every wisp of cloud.
The entire spectrum of evening colors,
reaching towards you.
Stop and Listen.
Listen and Rejoice.
The whole world just wants to speak to you.
The suffering of the World sits heavy
on our shoulders and in our Hearts.
Our minds unable to comprehend
the violence inflicted with seeming ease.
How do these created barriers
pierce this world into such separation?
How can compassion be so far removed
that we cannot recognize a glint of ourselves
in the other?
This is no new atrocity.
Our collective Heart has wept these tears
many times before.
From Indigenous cultures outside of recorded History
vanishing along with their complexities of human experience;
to those today trying hard to simply carve a place of joy
unmolested by the rigid ideologies of others.
Humanity has long created these barricades
in the name of God and Greed.
But there is no God that would demand this bloodshed,
no God that would require this segregation amongst kin.
Fear and Power are the sick drivers of this disease.
As it has been with empires built on the bones of the other.
There is no obligation for this to continue.
Our collective eyes need to be fully open,
Our collective ears need to hear the cry:
The voice of one will multiply into a mass of the greater.
And this greater voice must hold those in Power accountable.
What is done to one is done to ALL.
What is done today continues into tomorrow.
Lay down the individual “I” and open the collective Heart.
(Written on June 13th 2016)
In other words:
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Photo via Pinterest
Every step on the path
Unsure and uncertain
Feeling the other knowing
In the Heart
No sound in the voice
The urge is
Present and clear
The way forward
I can only offer
My most sincere
And open desire
With the Mysteries of Life.