“We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
The full pink moon in Libra just happened earlier this week. This full moon in Libra was all about evolution + finding balance on a grand scale – balance between the heart and mind, the practical and spiritual, the 3D and the 5D world.
Full moons are always a time to celebrate and release and this one was especially important because it was the first full moon of Spring, which is a great time to ante-up our cultural meaning of spring cleaning and apply it to the parts of our lives no longer serving our spiritual evolution.
You may already be noticing the shifts – shifts in perspective, intuitive nudges telling you to adjust some aspect of a plan you’ve been working on, a message of some kind telling you that what you were getting too comfortable with anyway may just be falling out of your path in the not so distant future.
But this is how the universe works.
When your Higher Self is wanting you to expand and grow, it pulls all the stuff that’s in the way right in front of you, so you don’t seemingly have a choice but to reevaluate, reassess, and redesign. And the less you resist, the easier it is to adjust and find joy in the process of making progress.
If you haven’t already, be sure to carve out some time to clear away what you need to so you can make space for what will better support you in the NOW and the direction your soul is telling you to go.
An easy way to do this is through a clearing ritual. Clearing rituals are most potent while using the energy of a full moon but can be done anytime. This ritual can be as simple or elaborate as you desire but essentially, it boils down to two actions: to write and ignite.
Write down what you don’t want, what you want to clear from your life, however wide ranging – from too much coffee throughout the day to relationship woes with those dear to you. Notice if a theme emerges that ties together what you listed. If so, write that down too, allowing yourself to feel whatever tension may come up.
On a separate piece of paper, write out all the things you want to replace that list with, being as specific as possible for each item. Write it out in the positive, including the feelings they will bring you.
(i.e. I easily and gracefully receive abundance and money through whichever avenue it comes to me, as long as it is in alignment. This makes me feel relaxed, happy, stable.)
Once done, ignite the first list only, setting it ablaze in a safe environment. We use the element of fire during a clearing ritual for its quick, overhauling powers. It wipes out the confusing, frustrating, stagnant, icky stuff so newness and deeper beauty can be unearthed, while bringing an even greater sense of alignment.
Then, read over your more expansive list and get ready to feel lighter and more at ease. Keep your eyes open for the synchronicities, and when the shifts start to happen, or stuff starts popping up you weren’t expecting, just let it!
Breathe through whatever fear you may feel and rest assured knowing the universe heard your requests and is about to deliver the goods!
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