Updated: Jul 5
The spring New Moon is here - and March continues to come in like a LION as I look out my window in this momemt to a momentary white out (snow blowing, tree bending, howling wind). March days like this have me restless and stirred up for springing forward (ha-ha, no pun intended on this time-shifting day:). And as you know if you have been journeying with me for a while, sometimes we have to go SLOW SLOW SLOW to go quick!
Years ago, I would spend lots of time on the beach. It wasn’t about sand-between-my toes-on-the-beach time; it was about being between freelance//contract gigs (as a Human Resources Consultant). We called it being “on the beach”-- "Enjoy your time on the beach!" we would say to each other when a contract job ended and we were not sure what our next contract gig would be.
I was in my late 20s then, back in Boston after a year of Columbia/grad school living in NYC, and I did not have two nickels to pay my last electric bill. Being “on the beach” was far from relaxing. At the time, not knowing what was coming next for work was hard work in and of itself (can you imagine looking for a job without the internet?:). I did not yet have faith in the same way that I do now: the faith that all would be well and I would have work in perfect timing.
And I always got work. And then I would always wish I had enjoyed my "time on the beach".
I was laughing at myself today – as I have been leaning into work and what my vision for my work and contribution in the world is Now. While all the time wondering if we would ever get out of this place of "being on the beach" ad infinitum. My (up until now, sometimes) perpetual impatience with not knowing "what's next."
I created a vision/intention and wrote it down, put it on paper, and shared it outloud. And the universe responded. As if by magic, that very day, I received not one, or two, but 4 invitations out of the blue – in each of my sweet spots of what I want to be doing in the world.
I hear some of you 'saying' that may be easy for you! ... and it's not like that for me/everyone etc! And really it is.
The laws of quantum physics, or Andean Mysticism, or simply the awareness that energy flows where attention goes are persistent. The "law" part comes in to play because we are 99.9999% energy. Simply put, we direct energy with our attention. And attention comes in a look, a touch, a word written or spoken, and/or even a thought.
Yesterday's New Moon energy offers a very potent time to put some intentions out into the world regarding what you want to create or dream. Take a moment and listen to your heart, your intuition, and share your intentions with another and then toss your seeds of intention out in your soul's garden. The New Moon energy is the jet fuel to launch your intentions to the universe.
If you have a pause between work/play, if some aspect of your life has "stopped" I encourage you to enjoy your time on the beach. Use the space to dream: lay on the metaphorical sand and watch the clouds roll by and see what you see. Dream big in the quiet space "on the beach". Savor the moment. You never know how long this will last … and the sand between your toes sure does a soul good.
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PS - When groups of conscious people gather for their own deep self-care, wellness and healing, the effects of all of the practices are magnified by the collective. Healing becomes infinitely more accessible and powerful. Ready to gather inPersonJOIN me thisWEEKENDat the 2nd Annual Equinox Mesa Gathering in the Catskills in NY to plant seeds for yourself, your community and the world.
(Unable to come to the gathering in Person.. I send waves of love and connection to you – and perhaps you willjoin us with a local fire as we will light the Equinox Fire on Friday evening March 19th and keep until Saturday morning March 20th. I’d love to know if you will be connecting through fire in Spirit.)
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