Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Guru Moon and Cleansing

I was telling my daughter this morning "full moons always mess with me," as
I dropped the sugar bowl while trying to scoop a teaspoon into my morning java.
Last night we had the Purnima Moon, which is known as the "Moon of the Guru."
In India, people visit the temples and leave puja in appreciation and
veneration of their spiritual teachers.

The energy of this moon left me feeling very drained yesterday along with where I
am in my cycle, I just had no energy. Later in the evening, I decided our home needed a good smudging, or
cleansing with sage. I had not done it in a very long while. I don't even remember the last time.
All I know is our home has been filled with many different people, especially
when the baby was here. So many beings all bringing their energy
with them and going through the rooms of the house.

The baby brought along the spirit energy of addiction and as he was still
withdrawing, it was a difficult energy to absorb. What it felt like spiritually,
was an intense pressure that entered and could not be relieved. (This is another story
best left for my other blog about fostering.)

While I wafted the white sage smoke through our house room by room, I prayed
continually and I envisioned peaceful energy and angels entering our home
all within white, glimmering light. I told a close friend that the energy in our home would
lift and the heaviness would not be here with the morning
and so this is how it feels on this pretty, rainy, gray morning as I stare out the window
while typing this.

Last night, I took the opportunity of the full moon to meditate and just sit.
I love the feeling of "settling" I get as soon as I sit on the cushion for meditation.
It was a wild ride of a meditation last night. Again, more cleansing.
I know that I am processing a lot this summer and it all runs
through the tape of the consciousness and when it is played itself
through...it is one long "aaaahhhhhhh."

It felt so good to process, feel the feelings, sense them,
acknowledge them, and let them go.
Today, is a new day.

Thank you Guru Moon for bringing the
necessary energy I needed to do a much needed
spiritual cleansing, both inside and out.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Change, Liberate, and Expand

August is going to be a whopper of a month astrologically speaking...especially for me and my fellow Taureans. According to a Belgian astrologer I follow, Venus, Pluto, Jupiter, and Uranus are going to square in our heavenly sky and these planets "...want to CHANGE, LIBERATE, and EXPAND" us.

I've been feeling it already and I say
I am so ready.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Too Much To Blog About

Not sure where to post life updates anymore...here or on my other blog about
my experience as a new foster mama.

Right now, there is too much to blog about really. That is, too much personal stuff to share.
It has been the most BIZAAAR-OOO summer and it just feels...not sure there are even words for it.

No trips to beach yet.
A few trips to local parks that are new (to us) to mix it up.
Not much summer reading although I have a stack piled up against my bedroom wall waiting.
This could have had something to do with the baby, ya think?!

Lots of trips to bookstores...the small (favorite) local one and the big corporate one.

Maybe it has something to do with the heat. We have spent a good part of it indoors.
Newborn preemie baby boy.
Reorganizing and re-arranging every nook and cranny of our home. This is something
I've never done before and I'm finding it OH. SO. SATISFYING.

I thought I'd be going all out with visiting gurus who were and are in town. 
Missed a BIG one. I just couldn't get myself there for a number of reasons.

Hoping and Praying to make it to the Ganesha Temple this weekend for 
a special visitor and Indian meal in the delicious canteen, but we'll see if it happens.

Booked two beach vacations for August and am quietly looking forward to them.
Making all sorts of odd iced tea and juice slushees with my magic bullet, which I adore for everything culinary.

Priding myself on not using my stove or oven to make tasty lunches and dinners during this buster of a heatwave.

Enjoying how my girl is loving our little almost two year old neighbor...she teaches him things and 
they splash together in his little pool. Sigh. Adorable.

Lots of yoga as always, but lately I'm re-connecting with my old love Body Sculpting.
Yeah, I want to be Strong. Cut. Super Strong. Healthy. In Super Shape.

This summer has kicked my ass and 
taught me so much so far. 
Yeah, I've seen what I thought were some of my own limits.

Then pushed past them, gratefully.

I'm ready to own my own strength.