The theme of change keeps coming up in my meditations – waves of change. This change is about finding simplicity, pure joy, and clearing the extraneous. This meditation requires us to reflect deeply about where we are and wish to go, set clear boundaries, and nurture growth. Self-care is a big theme to prepare ourselves for the growth to come. Don’t be afraid to be assertive and clear – this can be done with compassion for yourself and others. By honouring yourself and being clear in boundaries, you allow the space for positive change to flow into your life.
December 21 is the Solstice, and transits from creative Gemeni to nurturing Cancer. This Full Moon is known as the ‘Cold Moon’ or ‘Long Nights Moon’ – all about self care, evaluation and conclusion, before January 5th’s New Moon and Solar Eclipse with a theme of new projects and growth. Some other aspects affecting the Full Moon:
- Moon sextile Uranus shines on excitement
- Moon conjunct Betelguese speaks to a strong & active mind that will strive for what it believes
- Venus trine to Neptune evokes a softer, intuitive and nurturing environment – perfect to get cozy at home
Don’t out-do yourself this Christmas or holiday you are celebrating. Take the time to really nurture yourself – once your cup is full, you can continue to keep it full while caring for those you love.
Full Moon Meditation & Yoga
Rose, geranium and lavender are the scents that speak to this time of self-love. Perhaps treating yourself to a luxurious bath, bringing in amethyst, rose and clear quartz. I would suggest smudging and cleaning your meditation space.
Sitting in your space with your eyes closed, gently focusing on your breath with your eyes closed and feeling into the subtle sensations around you. Bring your awareness to your Root Chakra, beginning to ground your energy – you can do this by visualizing roots or a golden cord reaching into the Earth. With your inhales draw white light into your body, holding briefly as your body expands with this light, and exhale completely allowing the light to radiate out beyond you and fill the room. This practice is cleansing for you, your aura, and your space. Continue with this practice as long as you wish.
When you are ready, with your eyes closed, begin with Sufi Grinds – sitting cross-legged, inhale reaching your chest forward, exhale rounding your spine to the back. Continue in circles to one side moving with your breath, then switching to the other side. Coming back to a neutral, tall spine, begin with spinal flexes, inhaling reaching your chest forward, exhale rounding your spine to the back. Take some gentle neck rolls – left to centre to right, moving with the breath. Coming back to the breath, inhale reaching your arms to the sky and exhale gently twist to the right, then repeat to the left. Inhaling tall spine back to centre and gently transitioning to Child’s pose. Rest here. You are welcome to continue to move as your body needs, through Cat/Cow, Down Dog, perhaps a few flows to move the energy.
Once you feel ready to come back to seated, close your eyes again and focus on the breath.
- How has the breath changed in your body?
- Taking a little scan from Root to Crown, how has your body changed?
- How would you feel if you continued this practice every day, taking the time to nurture you?
- What brings you the greatest joy and contentment?
- If you feel you do not know clearly yourself, perhaps ask your Guides or Higher Self what it is you could clear from your life to allow more of that pure joy to flow in?
Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday, taking the time for you and to surround yourself with those you love. Take moments for yourself to continue breathing in this white light, coming into greater alignment with the true essence of you
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Love & light,