Releasing with the Full Moon

 

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The Full Moon is much more than something that helps light up the night sky and blocks certain constellations from being seen due to the moonlight. The moon represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives and has been worshiped throughout ancient history. The Full Moon is also known to have high tide of power, amplifying and inspiring our creativity. It is a time to release that which no longer serves us, what we no longer need in our lives or an aspect of ourselves that we have outgrown.

A complete cycle of the moon takes exactly 28 days, radiating her energy to us in cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in the ebbing and flowing we all feel throughout the month.

Besides providing some nice ambient lighting in the night sky, the moon can affect us in many ways that we don’t even realize. Much like the moon affects the tide of the ocean, it affects our body. More than half of the human body consists of water. Consequently, your body can feel full, bloated, etc around the full moon and lighter around the new moon. Also, women tend to go into labor around the Full Moons due to the gravitational pull of the moon and the fluid that surrounds the baby. The phases of the moon also affect our sleep patterns. I know whenever there is a full moon, I feel more restless and become an insomniac especially on Super Moons. There is a quote that says “In my defense, the Moon was full and I was unsupervised” Your mood is also another area that can change based on the Moon. Yes, that’s right! There is also a saying I used to hear growing up; “all the weirdo’s come out on the full moon.” I use to take this very seriously, until somewhere in my 30’s I realized that I was one of the weirdos taking a moon bath, talking to the sky, and doing other things in my yard. You can read about that below. But, the moon can bring things up and can even cause chaos inside of us. If we don’t understand it, we can feel like we are losing our minds or want to yell and scream at someone. Life can be very frustrating especially if you do not know why you have these feelings. So, start paying attention to your patterns and how your body feels in relation to the moon, and see if that helps change your perspective on life.

Here are some of my favorite ways to work with the Full Moon

Full Moon Altar:

Creating an altar with a specific intention is one of the most powerful things you can do to harness the magic within you. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or the biggest most beautiful thing you have ever seen. It just has to come from the heart. Allow your soul to speak through your actions and the items that you choose. I like to make sure I have a white candle representing the full moon. I also like to choose certain stones or crystals depending on what I am working on releasing with that specific moon. Other items you may find helpful are, feathers, musical items such as a rattle or drum and some sage to burn. Music is a great way to shift energy as you are releasing it. So, you can burn some sage, drum and sit in front of your altar and release all that no longer serves you.

Moon Bath:

No matter what I am doing the night of the Full Moon, I always like to make some time for a moon bath! A moon bath, is where you spend some time under the moonlight and just allow your energy and the energy of the moon to connect. It can be as simple as a few minutes to thirty minutes or an hour. When taking a moon bath, I like to stand with my hands palm up in the receiving position and just talk to La Luna. I tell her everything I wish to release and areas from which I am ready to move on. I ask her help in clearing the way providing an easy separation. It can be a powerful experience to allow the vibes of the moon to soak into your energy field. The Full Moon is also a great time to charge and clear any of your stones, crystals and other spiritual tools. You can place them on a window sill facing the moonlight, or place them directly outside where they can soak up the energy.

Moon Water Bath:

Similar to a Moon bath, a Moon water bath or Moon bathing, is where you soak in the tube with some Himalayan Salt.  The minerals of the salt are absorbed while toxins are released into the bath water. The inside and the outside of your body detoxifies through this process, while your energetic field is restored and energy flow is activated. You can also add other herbs and essential oils to your liking. Some popular choices are cedar, frankincense, hyssop, juniper berry, myrtle, orange, rose, sage, sandalwood, tangerine, tea tree and yarrow. While you allow yourself to soak in the water for a good 20 to 30 minutes, allow the energy of the bath to release any specific intension you may have as well.

Moon Prayer:

Praying with the moon can also bring you much releasement. Here is one of my most favorite prayers to for the Full Moon. “I AM now choosing to cleanse myself and release any and all thought forms, beings, situations and energies that are no longer of service to my highest and greatest good. across all planes of my existence, across all universes and across all lifetimes. I ask that all energies that are less than love be transmuted for the highest good of all. And so it is.” – You are Luminous

Fire Ceremony:

When we talk about releasement, fire or burning something may not be the first thing that comes to your mind. But, in the processes of burning something, you are releasing the energy associated with it. A fire ceremony is simple yet powerful. You will want to start by writing down what you want to release with the Full Moon. Sometimes, it can be just a few items or maybe you have pages of stuff you want to let go of. Once you have everything written down, head outside to the moonlight. If you have a fire pit you will be all set. If not, grab a fire safe bowl or pot, a lighter or matches, and a bottle of water. Find a great place where you can see the moon and either head to your fire pit, or take your other items. Preferably, you will be away from your house and on concrete. If you are using a fire pit, simply state your intensions to the moon and ask that it free you from everything on the list and throw it in the fire. If you are using a fire safe bowl or pot, rip the paper up into smaller pieces and place them in the bowl. Once in the bowl, set your intentions for releasement, and use the lighter or matches to set them on fire. Once everything is done, you will want to safely extinguish the fire. If you are using a fire safe bowl, the fire should stop once all the paper is done burning.  Then, pour a little water in the bowl and let it sit overnight in the moonlight. The next day, burry the paper and thank Mother Earth for taking what you have released. You can also make a releasement pot. Where you can burry your monthly releasements in the one pot and allow the paper to act as compost for the pot.

Moon Sprays:

I have had an infatuation with spiritual sprays for many years. So, out of my own desire to work with a special spray for the moons, I created a New Moon Blessing Spray and Full Moon Releasement Spray.  These sprays are made in sacred space, and energetically charged in the appropriate moon phase. They use the highest quality essential oils, flower essences and gemstone elixirs. They are then also charged with reiki and filled with the highest vibrations for either letting go, or drawing abundance towards you. Here is a little more information on our Moon sprays:

New Moon Blessing Spray:
Use this spray to assist you with welcoming your desires and attracting your dreams into your life around the New Moon. Contains: Rose Quartz, Star Sapphire, Sunflower, Moonstone, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli, Sweetgrass, Gold Lime, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Holy Water and Blessings.

Full Moon Releasement Spray:
Use this spray to assist you with releasing what is no longer serving you, so you can create healing and growth in your life around the Full Moon. Contains: Round Leaved Sundew, Moonstone, Cotton Grass, Selenite, Smoky Quartz, Holy Water, Ylang Ylang, Cypress, Bergamot and Prayers.

For more information about Moon Sprays by Elysian Life Design, please visit our ETSY store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElysianLD. For bulk orders, retail orders, or to order directly through us, please email contact@elysianld.com or call 914-336-7693.

No matter how you decide to work with the Full Moon and releasing what you need, as long as it is personal to you, and the intentions in your heart are ready, the magic of the moon is yours to claim and help you in any way you need. “The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.” – Tahereh MafiShatter Me

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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Clearing your Space: Insight & Tips

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Energetically, everything that every happens in our space leaves a residue of energy that can become imprinted in the space. Illness, doubt, arguments, negative emotions, trauma, grief and even everyday energetic junk that you pick up throughout the day can build up around the rooms of your space.  Smudging your space will help remove or shift that build-up in your space, creating a higher frequency of light and positive energy to flow throughout. Many people can find doing this overwhelming and don’t know where to start. You will want to clear your space at least once a year. But, I also recommended if you are going through a major life change such as beginning or ending a career, relationship, recovering from a long illness or injury, selling or moving into a new space or simply feeling stuck in general. It is important to know the limits of your ability when clearing space. Some spaces need someone who has had training in space clearing, particularly when dealing with harder energy such as illness, breakups or a death in the space. By smudging your space on a regular basis will also help prevent the harder energies from getting stuck or stagnate. Here are some basic tips if you practice smudging at home or want to start.

What will I need to get started?  

  • Abalone Shell
  • Feather
  • Herb with which you want to smudge with (see list below for various types and meaning)

You will want to get an Abalone shell to catch any ash that may happen as you smudge so it doesn’t end up making a mess on your floors. Some of the items also may be hot and this will prevent you from directly holding the hot object.

The feather can be any kind of feather. The feather will help you spread the smoke throughout your space so you get it in ever place it is needed.

You can usually find a starter kit on places like Amazon or Ebay for a reasonable price if you are just getting started.

What is the best herb to use?

Most people think that white sage is the only thing you can smudge with hence the name saging a space. However, there are actually quite a variety of things you can use. Here is a small list of alternatives to white sage and what it is best used for.

Black Sage: Is a powerful protective herb and will help purify and clean the energy while also raising your consciousness towards higher realms.

Blue Sage: Also known as the “Grandmother Sage” has purifying properties and provides spiritual strength and can remove darker energy. The wonderful scent of Blue Sage can also leave a very relaxing and refreshing scent in your space.

Cedar Sage: Used for cleansing, clearing and blessing space.

Dakota Sage: Commonly used by Plains Indians. You can use Dakota Sage to help with illnesses such as headaches, coughs, stomach issues and more. It is also good if you live in any area with a high mosquito population and will keep them out of your space.

Desert Sage: Used to purify the mind, body and soul before prayer, ceremonies and rituals.

Palo Santo: Spiritual remedy for purifying, cleansing and getting rid of evil spirits, misfortune and calamity.

Sweet Grass: Helps attract positive energy, good spirits and helping people’s attitudes.

White Sage: Purifying energy, protection, and dispersing negativity.

Yerba Santa: A holy & sacred herb known for healing properties. Best to use if clearing illness from a space.

You may also find a variety of herbs or flowers mixed in with white sage such as lavender, rosemary, roses, etc. Each of these contain elements such as love, relaxation and healing and will only enhance the benefits of the clearing.

Where do I start?

To begin you will want to start by creating sacred space. Here is a simple prayer you can use http://thefourwinds.com/prayer-for-opening-sacred-space/

Next, once you have all your materials and decide what herb is the best for your space, you will want to take a lighter or a match and light the herb so it gets a nice smoke going and place it in the Abalone shell.

Then you will want to pick a starting point. I personally like to start with the front door, but if you are feeling that you are being guided to start at a certain point in your space, follow that feeling. You are being guided there for a reason.  The most important thing is from your starting point, you will want to move clockwise through your space and open a window to allow the old energy to leave.

While going through each room in your space, state your intentions for clearing. What you would like to clear and any prayer or blessings you would like to welcome into you space. In a professional clearing, the act of clearing the space and bringing in blessings may be done at separate times.

Feel free to also call in any angels to whom you feel connected. Archangel Michael is a great angel to call in for space clearing.

Once you go around your whole space and end up back at your start point, you will want to extinguish what you used to clear the space. I like to have a small bowl of sea salt, or himalayan salt that I use to stop it from smoking.

Be sure to thank any angels you called in and then you will want to close sacred space. To do this simply thank all the directions for being a part of your space clearing session. I also like to thank Mother Earth and the energy of the particular town in which I am clearing space.

 What if I live or work in a space where I can’t have an open flame?

There are a few options you can use if for whatever reason you are not allowed to have an open flame or smoky items in your space. I love to work with smokeless sage products for those kinds of spaces or a quick fix to clear myself after dealing with yucky or hard energy. My two favorite products are the Sage and Peppermint Clearing and Blessing Spray and the Palo Santo Munay (Love) Blessing and Clearing Spray by Embody the Sacred. You can find out more information about those sprays or purchase them at http://embodythesacred.net/awesome_sprays.html

The other option you have available, is sound. Sound is a great option in any space and it helps break up stagnant energy and heal sick energy. You can use a singing bowl, tuning fork or bell. If you don’t have access to any of those items simply find a good YouTube video with those items and play them in your space. For double duty, you can play the music while you are smudging the space with your herbs.

Again, these are basic techniques and tools you can use for a do it yourself quick clearing of your space. If you have harder more challenging energy in your space, I would recommend contacting someone with experience in space clearing. If you have any questions about anything you read in this blog please email contact@elysianld.com. To view information about our long distance/ in person space or land clearing services visit https://www.elysianld.com/services.html. Mention this blog and receive 25% off your first clearing.

Stay Inspired,

Stacey

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