- Jennifer Hadley - https://jenniferhadley.com -

New Moon

The beginning of the Spring is the perfect time to do a New Moon ceremony. New Moon represents the time to plant new seeds of our healing, awakening and spiritual expansion. We can draw a line in the cosmic sands and make a new beginning. We can stop looking back, because we’re not going that way.

It may seem crazy, but the mental/emotional shift [1] that turns the tide of upset [2] is to be grateful for things as they are. Our gratitude raises our vibration so that we can see, hear, feel and know more clearly the learning and benefit that’s encoded into every single thing in our lives. From this place, we can set our intentions and plant seeds for the upcoming month to bring forth great benefit for ourselves and others.

Now is the time of new beginnings! When we’re actively intending to bring benefit, and to be truly helpful we’re shining our light in ways that are expansive. We’re worth the investment of our attention.

And after the crazy “energetic weather” we’ve been having in the last 10 days – this New Moon will probably bring some activation and some release!

New Moon is for increasing our willingness to let the past go, and to have new experiences of Love and Light.

New Moon is also a fun time to have a ceremony, especially the first new moon of the new season. It’s like a rebirthing.

Right now, when so much changing is going on – a ceremony can be something helpful to shift the energy and welcome the healing changes! Today or tomorrow, gather loved ones, friends and family to make it a Harvest & Release celebration!

I begin with gratitude, and then being clear about why I’m doing what I’m doing.

I appreciate starting with setting of intention.
I intend to affirm what I’m calling forth, what I’m willing to receive, what I’d like to experience more of, and what I’m willing to release. “Release and replace” is always a good plan.

Light a white candle
Have a glass of water beside you as you make your intentions and set your goals.

Focus [3] on how you’d like to feel one month from now.
You can consecrate your space with offerings of smudge and prayer.

It’s powerful to write it all down. If you have friends with you, you may wish to share what you’ve written specifically or generally. No pressure on that. Make it a safe space.

It’s nice to have a fire to place the offerings of what you’ve written – a fire puja is always lovely – offering prayers to the fire as well as any writing – offer it all! You can do that in a backyard fire pit, fireplace or a burning bowl. I love that part!

Open your heart [4] to what you’d like to call into your life. Set your intention for expansion and clarity, purity and joy – what you’d like to experience this season! I always focus on how I’d like to feel and am careful not to get attached to how things show up in form. Focus on what the feeling is.

More prayer, chanting, dancing, having a meal – these are all wonderful. Dance to celebrate your willingness to have a healing! May your release be complete and your heart be cleared for lift-off!

All of our prayers are blessed. What are the seeds you are planting in your heart? Please share what you are claiming in the comments section below!

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