Today is a Blue Moon - which is the second full moon with the same month. This rarely occurs, and when it does there is incredible energy and movement behind this lunar phase. Chandra चन्दा means 'moon' in Sanskrit and literally translates to 'illustrious'. The moon is well respected within nature, and is the energy which brings great power within restoration, rejuvenation and honors the divine feminine.
Join this collective Universal shift with a slow, grounding evening asana practice and/or seated meditation. Drop into your heart space as you begin to breathe deep and set your authentic intention clearly. Honor how your chosen intention will make you feel (ex: grounded, peaceful, strong, abundant, energized) not necessary the end result or goal from the intention. This helps you to use the power within your chosen feeling word(s) and cultivate your intention with honesty and full connection to what it is you desire.
For example, if your intention is to cultivate a 'home', you may find the feeling words associated with having a home are 'community, structure, comfort, stability'.
Through acknowledging the feelings associated with our intentions, we can then make decisions which can draw them into our lives in accessible ways, on a daily basis. You may not be able to own a home within the next 6 months, however, you can volunteer your time at a local organization, emphasize your daily morning/evening routines or take time to cook healthy meals for yourself -- all of these actions which will give you a feeling of nourishment and bring you closer to your personal definition of what 'home' is for you. This is a powerful way to create what we desire from our intention with small shifts and enables the flow for great change to take place.
I encourage you to revisit this same intention throughout the next month. The more attention and integrity you bring to your intentions, the more power and energy they hold.
Use this full moon as a fresh beginning and a support system to hold and connect us to our own truths.
LAUREN LEE E-RYT 500 is passionate about living with purpose, exploring the world, and empowering others to live as their most authentic, radiant Self. Founder of Raise Your Beat, dedicated teacher and forever student on the path of yoga, she leads transformational workshops, retreats and trainings to awaken the individual and collective consciousness. Read more about her here