I used this card deck a month ago… And look what showed up again this time! The Full Moon card. It will be a full moon tomorrow, February 22nd, so we are likely already feeling the effects, and will into the early week. I have been extremely tired and irritable! So let’s look deeper into what the cards are telling us for this week. The first card Crystals, relates to the intensity of the full moon, and reminds us of the power in this time. Doreen Virtue’s reading today spoke of how our psychic senses and abilities would be enhanced during this full moon, and I believe this card completely coincides with this. I recently started working full time again, and I was concerned that when I did this, I would lose time and attention towards my reiki, and spiritual practice. It sure has been lacking… Doing reiki on myself once a week, if I’m lucky, is just not going to cut it. I feel myself sliding back to complacency… So this card is a perfect reminder that you get what you focus on. It’s a reminder to nourish our spiritual selves, and think as positively as possible, so that we can support wonderful manifestation in our lives. Try out a crystal! Even browse some pics, and spend some time just looking at the images, and seeing how you feel inside and how you can connect to it. Better yet, go outside and touch a tree, and breath in nature’s fresh air. Don’t let life run you over. Stop and take charge of your life, and do what’s right for you. Spend the time on what’s important to you. This is the time to release what no longer serves us, release it all to the full moon, and focus on moving ahead. Committing to where we want to go, and not focusing on where it is that we don’t. The third card, Music (Harmony) confirms for me that after this full moon, we will feel more in harmony with the world around us. Doreen’s reading spoke of new beginnings awaiting us later this week, and I believe this card coincides with that as well. Although this feeling won’t last, as it never does, we are reminded to capture the emotion we feel when things are smooth and happy, and try to harness that feeling next time things seem to be going wrong. Life is a perpetual lesson.. Learning to harness our emotions and patience is a huge lesson. I am reading Sylvia Browne’s book “Insight”, and she speaks of how tough our existence on Earth is, it is a place of learning and growth, because “what have you learned from the easy times?” It’s very true. So know that things may come up in the future that push your buttons and get under your skin.. But the more we can harness our positive emotions and use those when outside circumstances seem to be bringing us down, the more we will be able to conquer the lessons we are here to learn. We must learn to draw our happiness from inside ourselves. Music is a huge resource for me, when I’m feeling down, listening to music that reminds me of certain things is a way I bring my feelings back to a happy state. So for this week, focus in on any guidance or feelings you have, especially for the next few days, release anything that no longer serves you to the full moon, and move forward in your life more harmoniously!
Crystals – Focus – Here we see an amethyst crystal cave bathed in water from a river, the points of light representing the spiritual force that these crystal beings generate. Amethyst, as well as other types of quartz crystals, have been used for thousands of years in magic and healing, as well as for intensifying psychic capabilities. Since it’s violet color is the same as the crown chakra, it has often been referred to as a spiritual stone. The nature of Quartz crystals, the second most common element in earths crust, is that they help focus the power of our life force, or spirit. Where attention goes, power flows, and crystals magnify this power tenfold. Our intention influences where our attention goes. When we’re consciously aware of our intention, it facilitates the focus of that spiritual power and supports the manifestation in material reality of that intention.
It is time to bring your complete focus to the subject of your inquiry. Eliminate all distractions, and give this your undivided attention. Whether this is a project, relationship, or simply a relaxing time spent walking in nature, be fully present to the situation. The sharpening of focus will expand your awareness and allow your inner guidance to penetrate your consciousness, which can then be parlayed into appropriate action. By being focused with crystal clarity, you are in the flow of your life force and, in fact, have become one with it. It is not a hypervigilant or tension filled state, but one of relaxed attention. Keep your eyes, ears, and heart focused on that what you need to pay attention to, and miracles can be created. To paraphrase a fictional Elder, “use the force”, and use it in life enhancing ways.
Full Moon – Completion – Every 29.5 days grandmother moon shines bright and full in the sky, illuminating the landscape with her muted brilliance, casting a delicate canopy over the sky and the physical features of earth. Having gradually etched her way over the last two weeks to fullness, she now stands like a guiding beacon in the night. She has completed this round of her perpetual and periodic monthly journey, and will now start her slow but steady retreat into shadow. In this card, we see the grandeur of the moon at its peak, blazing brightly and creating a silhouette of a tree. This beautiful orb reminds us that all cycles have their time of completion and fulfillment, one that will inevitably be followed by a decrease until yet another cycle is initiated.
You can now take pleasure in knowing that whatever you have been working toward has now reached its culmination. It may have been a relatively brief cycle or a much more extensive one, yet regardless of the length of time you have arrived at the stage of completion. Let yourself feel the contentment and satisfaction of this accomplishment. It is like when you take a deep breath and reach the point where your lungs are pleasantly full and your body is ready to release that breath. It is important not only to enjoy this completion but also to let go and allow yourself to relax afterwards, just like exhaling slowly and consciously. People are much too eager to rush to the next item on the agenda without giving proper time and space to appreciating and honoring the natural cycle of release that follows a point of resolution. Give yourself the time to relax and rest before tackling spirits next assignment.
Music – Harmony – Ah, Music! What would life be like without it? It’s not something that we humans invented, rather, music has been around since time began. Subtle and dramatic textures of sound have existed as long as there have been beings that could hear them. For our ancient ancestors, paying close attention to sounds, rhythms, and vibrations from the environment help them survive. Of course, it has also been compelling for humanity to create music through our own voice and musical instruments. As we have evolved, so have the instruments we’ve created, some of which when played mimic the music of the natural world. Where there is more than one instrument played or two or more people singing, the resulting harmonies blend into one unified sound that is pleasing to the ear. If the notes are out of sync, there’s a notable dissonance that can be disturbing. Here, we see two women with stringed instruments creating a harmonious blend. They’re so absorbed in their playing that they appear to be in a trance, as if they’re simply allowing the music to flow through them.
This is the time of considerable harmony for you, one where the various elements in your life are flowing together smoothly. Just as in musical harmony, it is that interface of these elements that merge into a cycle of symmetry and balance that evokes feelings of harmony. The challenge is to sustain this inner accord even when there is considerable dissonance outside of your own heart, mind, and body. Note the sensations, emotions, and thoughts you experience when everything seems to be moving along well. Take three deep breaths, and let your breathing be the anchor that reminds you of the state of consciousness. Whenever you perceive chaos around you, know that it is a mirror for your inner turmoil. When you recognize this, take three or more breaths to bring forth the memory of those moments when your life was a symphony. Then every time you exhale, you are releasing the energy of your internal state of harmony into the world and it will have amazing effects.
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