Honoring the cycles of the Universe

Full Moon Smudge WomanShopsWorld

I've always been intrigued by and inclined to give respect to new age thinking. Even in my adolescence, it wasn't a conscious decision, but rather an intuitive way of being.  But I feel like somewhere between running a business and becoming a mom, I let some of those inner knowings, and universal energies get out of my reach.  I am at a point in my life where I find myself making conscious decisions to tap back into the energies of the Universe, and what a powerful experience it is.  I realize now that I have had these inclinations all my life, but let them slip away, and it feels good to arrive at a more conscious place of honoring and respect for the ways of these cycles and energies.  It is empowering for my personal life, and my business life too.  I am so enlivened by these energies, that I want to share this with you, on the chance that I might inspire you to tap in also.

I carried a pouch of treasures in my fannypack as a teeenager.  Inside were rocks from rivers where I felt a connection to the earth, bits of dried flowers from significant bouquets, a feather gifted from a dear friend's mother who passed away unexpectedly (I remember the day she gave me the feather, blessing me with wings to fly; I was young and naive at the time, but I could feel the magic in the gift she had given me), a penny flattened by the train rumbling down the tracks on that idyllic afternoon with my friends....
All of these little bits and pieces were collective magic in my bag.
 JuJu Pouch
I remember the day I decided that I would stop carrying around this little pouch of juju, because it was adding unnecessary weight to my bag, and it felt like a part of a former life.  But I didn't let go of the power of that little parcel; it's been sitting in my shrine ever since, and occasionally I will open it and revisit the energy of my little treasures.  Mementos of relationships past, treasures from friends who no longer walk this earth, and bits of sparkle that still seem to hold their magic.  As I am writing this, I opened my pouch, and can feel the joy and magic of those moments come flooding back.

Today is a full moon lunar eclipse in my sun sign (Aquarius).  I'm not sure I even know what that really means for me, but I am sure of one thing: there are powerful energies moving about me and within me. I accept that I am at a place in my life where all of this is surfacing for a reason, and so I will listen and learn. 
Full Moon Affirmation
I am honoring this full moon by smudging and performing a Full Moon Release Ritual, as detailed by my friend Brittney Carmichael.  If you are curious to learn more, or feel the same intense energy that I do, and are intrigued, Brittney has some powerful insights and tools to share.  I am a ready and willing student of this Universe, and I hope I might encourage you to open your heart and mind to the energies of this magic.  It's a heart-fulfilling and mind-opening journey; care to join me?
Floral Smudge Wand from WomanShopsWorld

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