The month of July this year begins with a full moon (July 1) AND ends with a full moon (July 31). How cool is that?! The full moon marks the end of a cycle of creation from which the light of the moon wanes until the new moon. With this month book-ended by full moons, it’s as if we have a little pocket in time in which to play and explore with the design of our lives.
I invite you to take the next 48 hours to ponder what it is that’s getting in the way of what you want in life. Is it a bad habit, an addiction, a bullshit story you’re telling yourself over and over again? Is it a whoa is me attitude or a feeling of lack (not enough time, money, support, love…)? Jot them down on a piece of paper as they come to you and carry it around wherever you go. Don’t overthink it, but when these thoughts come in to your head, begin to recognize them as stumbling blocks and write them down on this piece of paper.
On Wednesday night, step outside and under the light of the full moon, and set that piece of paper and all those lies on fire. (Do it safely–it is summertime and things are dry!) Release them from your life and celebrate your new recognition of the things that are holding you back. If they pop up again over the course of the month, remind yourself that you let those go to the full moon. Then, on a fresh piece of paper, begin writing down what you want MORE of in your life. What do you want to create? As things pop in to your head, again–don’t over think it, write them down. As the moon wanes toward the new moon you will be getting clear on what you want to do with the space created by letting go of that old baggage. The goal here is to feel good–to feel amazing! To feel inspired and empowered and excited about your life!
Know that as the month progresses you’re going to find new stumbling blocks, or the old ones might continue to reemerge. That’s part of the human condition. But that’s our task here in this lifetime–to bring ourselves closer to our authentic beauty, our innate power and divine light. Lack and lies and excuses do not serve our highest purpose, so we must have a regular practice of purging and cleansing them so we can do what we are here on Earth to do.
And it’s super cool that we have another opportunity on July 31 to create ash of our blocks, sending them back in to the Earth to be regenerated in to vibrant, grounded energy. Energy that will sustain us as we continue to fulfill our missions and explore our paths. Have fun with this month of July. We’re half way through the year–where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What’s in your way? Where did you begin the year? How far have you come?
If you want to talk a little bit more about getting clear on some of these topics–your personal mission, stumbling blocks, moon rituals, goal visioning–sign up for a complimentary chat with me here and we’ll dig in!
Happy release, and happy July!