As cloudy days take over feelings and emotions I think it’s officially about to be the time to leave every bad thing behind. People are so obsessed with NYE being the “new me” time when in reality, it’s when spring rolls in that we realize what has become toxic to us and what we want to adhere in our lives. When you cling on to something that really is no use to you, try your hardest to let it go. Remember, nothing rules over you life unless you let it. Breath in and take a moment to realize your self worth. Go for a walk (when it’s sunny and beautiful out (or if you prefer rain and clouds go out!)) and just clear your mind from all the negativity that might have taken over your thoughts. This time you have to yourself, you’ll definitely appreciate it. We are made to be selfish when it comes to our well-being and state of mind.
Love yourself like no one else will.
Give yourself life.
Find something that gives you life. Whether it’s going to the beach, writing music, dancing, drawing, find something. And don’t, please don’t, stick to binge watching Netflix because that really doesn’t give you too much of a life.
Take a break
from everything. From yourself. From your thoughts.
In all honesty, saying goodbye and leaving can be hard… but don’t let it take over what is in store for you in the future. You can shape your future to whatever you have in mind.
Cigarettes, beer, maybe some good herbal greens. That’s what I vibe to when listening to Banesworld.
If you come from the music genres of Mac Demarco, Innerwave, Plums, or you just love that jazzy, art gallery music, THIS IS FOR YOU!
Shane Blanchard, singer/composer/guitarist/whatever musical talent there is in this world, definitely gave a new name to what “chill” music is. Always uploading songs onto his soundcloud account and on June 4, 2016 his album “Drowsy” was released on Spotify, which also gave those summer nights a pretty good vibe. I personally follow Shane on social media and I am so amazed by his musical talents. His guitar skills are WOW. As weird as it may sound, I’ve been following Shanes music for a while now. I believe it’s been 3 years. It’s mostly because he’s a local artist. (SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS). And also because I’m a musician myself, so if I had a band or made my own music, I would love for people to blog good things about my creations and like love what I make.
I haven’t had the chance to see him perform live but I will this Saturday in Long Beach (I will not fail to comment back on this post and tell you how amazing it was).
Seriously. Go listen to him.
-Free People blog image.
SO. Full Moon Ritual eh? What brought you to this page??
Well a couple things we are going to touch up on is why and how to get through a Full Moon Ritual. (one of my many favorites)
The full moon for the month of October falls this Friday the 14! So I guess we don’t have to much time to prepare but you can always come back to this as an outline of what to do for the next full moon (there is also a New Moon Ritual that I can touch up on if any of my readers want me to blog about it).
Many of you will ask, “why the moon?” Well, if you remember from your elementary days when we learned about the Native Americans and other indigenous cultures, they were always in touch with the moon and its elements. (Of course, the earth and the universe has GAZILLIONS of elements we can use to our spiritual advantage…in all goodness). As being half Guatemalan I have done many moon rituals with my grandma. Rituals that have to do with the elements God created give us more of a sense of how beautiful and how powerful they can be. If we see the moon, (full moon) it lights up our dark nights. This is a time for purification. So for this ritual, we will be lighting the inner self. (whether it be you are lighting or “igniting” creativity in you, peace, love, all the good things that will benefit you. For this ritual you can do it on your own or get a couple of people together and make it a group thing.
What You’ll Need:
-white sage, cedar, or incense
-a couple of personal objects that have meaning to you
-flowers (of the season, both dried petals and full flowers)
-a notebook (one of those little ones would do. maybe even just some paper(s))
-a pen to write with
-some music (anything on your spotify that relaxes you, rattle, recorder)
-stone-bowl or a shell
Steps on creating a GREAT Full Moon Ritual Experience:
(Remember – this is your time to get into a meditative mode. Think positive thoughts when setting up and throughout the ritual. There’s no amazing of time it should take. Everyone has a different connection with the ritual.)
- Set up your spot either at home, in your backyard, or out in nature
- Light up your candle and burn your sage/incense
- Purify yourself and your thoughts. With this step you can grab the sage and just pass it around your notebook and pen and take the time to think good thoughts.
- When you are ready, rip three little pieces of paper and write THREE different aspects of you that you want to IGNITE.
- One by one burn these papers in the fire from the candle and put the ash in your shell/stone-bowl.
- From this moment, you can continue to write anything you are feeling or anything you want to improve. Remember: goals will be achieved if they are set.
- At the end of your ritual, thank the moon, thank God, and thank all of natures entities but most especially, thank yourself for bringing you to where you are now.
- At this time you hold your flower petals and the ashes from the paper and let them go into the wind.
This is just a small outline to help. You can add whatever you feel would help you connect with yourself.