Well hello there! It’s a wonderful windy morning as I type away while feeling the potency of this magical super moon.
I think full moons are always amazing, but this one seems to have brought so many people together in more ways than it usually does, simply because this baby will be the biggest and brightest in 70 years.
In the aftermath of the US election, it somehow seems appropriate that we can view a symbol from Mother Nature as some form of hope for a brighter future.
Space agency Nasa has said that this “undeniably beautiful” astronomical event will not come again until November 25, 2034.
(By the way, supermoon is not an astrological term. Its scientific name is ‘perigee-syzygy’, but supermoon is more catchy, and is used by the media to describe our celestial neighbour when it gets up close.
We’ve actually experienced six supermoons in 2016. We’ve already had four, and after next week there’s one on December 14.
It’s been an incredibly sensitive time for the world, and there has been so much that I have wanted to write and so much that I’ve wanted to say.
I remember being in Byron only a little while ago, and feeling this overwhelming sense of clarity about it being time to step up and help people shine their light, but in doing so, I needed to claim my own sense of power and purpose in a more profound way than I’ve ever done before.
I still feel like this.
For some time now, I’ve felt as though I live a beautiful life that is immersed in a love bubble, and sometimes it can disconnect me form the harsh reality that other people have very different political views to me, and while I may not necessarily agree with them, I still need to understand their perspective. Mia Freedman wrote an interesting piece about this phenomenon as well.
I know that my (our) ancestors have had to endure worse and have managed to do more with less education and resources. I also know that change will always move us out of our comfort zone and when its change that we don’t necessarily want, it provides us with the impetus to really do something about it.
Sofia Sundari summed it up beautifully when she said:
The newsfeed is wild today
But I know who won
The goddess of death and transformation
She always does
Especially when people are dead asleep
About time to rise
I question whether we are we living in a world where apathy is normal or whether we are in the midst of the bystander effect which is standing by helplessly and waiting for someone else to do something about it.
‘It’ being a pressing social or environmental issue, or anything else that gets tossed in the ‘too hard’ basket’.
Are we living in a world where we believe that we are not powerful enough to instigate positive change?
In times like this, I always come back to the Buddhist teaching that reminds us that the greatest form of suffering, is the constant desire for things to be different.
When we accept things as they are, we are plugging into the reality of what is, as opposed to the yearning of what potentially could be, as actions speak louder than words (and whimsical wishes).
L’Erin Alta also summed it up beautifully when she said:
Honor your anger, your pain, your grief.
Then take INTENTIONAL, CONSISTENT, BOLD, LOVING ACTION to create the world you really want to live in.
If you ever felt called to be a healer, a teacher, a salve for the people, now is your time to come forward.
If you are a word weaver or a light worker or a lender of ears, now is your time to come forward.
If you have been hiding medicine in your pockets, behind your eyes, beneath your tongue, waiting for the “right” time to share it, now is your time to come forward.
If you have been waiting for approval, for validation, for vindication before sharing your most precious gifts, now is your time to come forward.
If you are waiting for the perfect time, the perfect mentor, the perfect plan, now your time to come forward.
If you can bring laughter, comfort and warmth to the most solemn spaces, now is your time to come forward.
If you have ever been called to use your life for something greater than yourself, now is your time to come forward.
And forward we must move.
Respectful of others.
With hearts full of love, compassion and forgiveness.
With spirits that can maintain a sense of perseverance and a soul that has a sense of collective humanitarian purpose.
Forward we go. In love and light always, but especially in the last few days,
P.S. For all my other brothers and sisters who are also ready to step up and share their magical gifts, my dear friend Heather Porter will be running an incredible workshop where she teaches you to run your Facebook ads on Autopilot.
Heather is as switched on as she is heart centred, and is very passionate about demystifying the woo woo around online marketing. She regularly teaches social media strategies and has a soulful and authentic approach, not just to her life, but in the way she works.
And guess what? I’ll be there as well! Not only will I be participating, but I’ll also be the MC. Heather is offering this whole day training at a super low price that will be doubling next year, so if you’re free on 3 December, join us for an amazing day!