A Ritual of Authenticity
As I prepare my New Year’s Intention candles, I am feeling hope and pride; proud that power is coming out in those long-silenced and large numbers of us are listening. I feel pride in the strength coming from within and the empowerment washing over ready to be seen for who they really are’ strong enough to be admired and grounded enough to know it takes all of us to make this change happen. I am filled with hope watching as parts of people that I admire, parts connected to art, joy, life, spirit and the creator, these parts are shining brightly. Along with my candles, I am cooking up these feelings for this Full Moon because the side of us that has been hidden for so long, the light and good parts of us, these parts are ready to come forward. For all the darkness that 2017 has given us, the twin of light is ready to move forward and asking you to join us on this journey.
Maybe it’s because I love Gemini magic or maybe it’s because this is a Super Moon and the last one of the year, but my intuition and magic is so strong lately. I feel strong despite all the sickness, loss, trauma, and pain, as I move into the end of the year. I feel ready to let my magical side out more. I’m ready to continue to be SEEN and to be strong in my power. I’m ready for the healers and artists of this world to be recognized for their equal contribution. For every banker, we need an artist. For every doctor, we need a healer. For every tech person, we need someone in education. For every for-profit person, we need those that dedicate themselves to the non-profit world, helping others. We need this balance. I need this balance. For every hardship this year, I have been rewarded. I’m writing again. I feel so good in my body lately. I’m making candles and seeing clients again. I’m working on a business plan and I’m learning to take care of myself. I’m drinking more water, taking more salt baths when needed, I’m sleeping better and loving myself in a way that is new and empowered. I’m embracing my artist side and learning to hear her voice. I’m letting her out in the products I make, the words I write, the client sessions I have where dreams are manifesting in the most beautiful ways. I’m letting this side of myself, this beautiful, strong, powerful and yet incredibly feminine and soft side come out. I no longer want to live by rules that refuse to allow our spirits to shine. I no longer want to support people or companies that drain me. I no longer have the energy to hide. I am balancing out and letting my female side out.
I want us to let this side out. The side that is too loud, too much, too demanding, too aggressive, too weak, too quiet, the side that does not smile enough or smiles too much. I want us to let this side out. I want to see your art, read your words, hear your voices, and witness your light. I want relationships and goodness to become our currency. I want to see us helping each other and helping those in need that we may not know. I want to see the side of you that yearns for a tattoo, that side that yearns to spend holidays alone at the spa, the side of us that would rather have a Friendsgiving than be with family that does not treat them right. I want us all to accept ourselves and to accept others and to find the strengths in our individuality.
So let’s commit to this Full Moon that we will let our authentic sides start to come out. We will embrace the side of us that wants to go to energy clearings on a Friday night instead of to a bar because we know it’s the best way to let the stress of the week go. Let’s embrace the side of us that wants to be a successful business owner, even if it is a small flower shop. Each dream is valid. We don’t all need to find success in the same way. We just need to allow our authentic versions come out and be as accepted as someone who might have a different vision. Let’s let the side of us out that wants to get a tattoo to mark a life-changing moment. Let’s embrace the blue-haired ladies of this world. Let’s embrace the librarians that love cashmere, paper books and numerical order.
I want to bring some fire into the ritual so let’s burn a candle while we make our lists. Who is this person ready to be seen by yourself and others? Are they a painter? A writer? A mechanic? A woodworker? A traveler? A lover? Let this part of your spirit come forward in either written form or on a vision board. Spend some time really thinking about those parts of you that you are scared to let come forward. Could it be the traveler in a family of homebodies an artist in a family of bankers or a tattooed goddess that has been hiding her body for too long?
Write your list as you burn your candle or candles. Allow yourself to feel this change power energy. Allow yourself to know that there is a way to be loved and be who you are all at the same time. You no longer need to hide or to allow people in your life that hurt you. You deserve to be seen, to be loved, to be supported and encouraged. We need you to feel this love and to share this love, in whatever form this authentic side of you takes. Let her out.
You can keep this list or burn it. Ask your heart and do whatever feels right. I ‘m still working on my list and will be into 2018. I know parts of her, the writer, the artist, the lover, the healer, but there are still parts to discover. The Hermit, the Goddess, the Mother, the Love, the Moon.