We make space for the new by letting go of the old.
In the Lunar Abundance practice, we set our intentions at the New Moon, and amongst other things, release at the Full Moon.
As it reflects the light of the Sun, the Full Moon illuminates our inner worlds, and reveals to us what we’re hanging onto.
This is the perfect time to pay attention to what we’re holding onto, and to let it go.
(when’s the next Full Moon? Download your free lunar planner here).
Terrible things do happen, of course. These experiences can be the fuel to create lasting change, for ourselves and for others.
In the Lunar Abundance system, the Full Moon is a time of “action”. So, take purposeful action at this moon phase.
On the personal development level, as you focus on what you want to cultivate in your life, you may benefit from letting go of that which is operating at the subconscious level — once you have fully felt and processed your emotions, and taken any appropriate action.
We can hoard all kinds of things, from emotion to physical possessions, from the old clothes (and goodness knows what else) in the closet, to the files clogging up our computer hard drive, outmoded ways of operating in the workplace, old money stories, and what happened to us in childhood.
And how to release? Here are three easy Full Moon release ceremonies.
I’m a lover of simplicity, so you will find that these cut right to the chase:
Wash it away
Allow yourself to fully feel what is coming up for you at this time.
Write it down, talk it out, allow your body to fully immerse in the emotion, then… Wash it off.
Take a shower, frolic in the ocean, luxuriate in the bath, dance outside in the rain.
And of course, the oldie and goodie: Cry it out.
Crying can be incredibly cathartic, transmuting grief and pain as you literally let it go.
How does it feel to have that weight lifted from your chest?
Burn baby burn
Write down on a piece of paper what is no longer serving you:
- What are you afraid of?
- What are you really afraid of?
- Who are you angry at?
- Who has slighted you?
- What frustrates you?
- What is holding you back from your New Moon intention?
- Who do you need to forgive? (don’t leave yourself off the list)
// Get your pen and purge onto the page.
// Then grab your matches, your candle, and burn that list.
// Even better :: gather a group of your sisters and gather around a fireplace, campfire- or candlelight will do.
Thrust your lists into the flame and let ’em BURN.
Check in : how does that feel? Lighter?
Shake your booty
This one you can do at home with music cranked in your lounge-room, or get outside into nature – your backyard, the beach, or even the park.
Even better- get together with a group and have a good laugh while you’re doing it- the best medicine!
Go for it! Shake your booty, shake your whole body, get your whirl on.
Return to your New Moon intention: what did you invite into your life in this lunar cycle?
Do you feel like you have now created more space to welcome this in?
What comes into your life as a result? I’m a big believer in paying attention to results to determine effectiveness, so pay attention to whether things start to shift and change in your external world as a result of you letting go through these simple release practices.