In January, CAYA celebrates the full moon as the Yearning Moon. For those who can’t join us in person, who want more, or for whom this theme speaks to them this full moon, here are some added thoughts and workings to consider.
How will you make space to hear the quiet voice of your soul’s yearning? What speaks to you? What yearnings and passions light you up and sustain you? What great dreams are holding in your heart and how can you move toward manifesting them?
Put in some physical work first. After the rush of the holidays with not enough time for everything, now is a good time to ground back into the now. Put away any holiday decorations. Find a place for gifts you received. (Don’t feel guilty if that place is your “give away” pile.)
Starting in the room you most want to feel at peace in, look around for anything you don’t use. Subtract some items from that room. Give them away, throw them away, or just put them in storage. Re-organize what is left. Work in 10-20 minute bursts until that room feels how you want it to. Move to the next room.
For one week, carve out 20 minutes a day to meditate. Clear an altar, table, or other space except for a white candle and possibly a notebook and pencil. Each day, light the candle and ask yourself what you dream of, what desires are rising up. Record what comes. What you do from there is up to you.
This also serves as a life sanity check. If you can’t find 20 minutes a day for a single week, your life is probably too full. Subtract something, either for permanently or for the week. Allow there to be space in your life.