Dark Moon Temple, june 10, 2021
With Repetition, we carve the Path smooth and our Souls know the way intuitively…. The Moon Temple is open once again. Welcome back to the Souls that gathered with us last month, and to the new Souls that join us this Dark of the Moon. All are Safe and Welcome within this Sacred Temple. The Dark Moon Liminal Space ~ every month, we enter here…. (click to read the introduction to the Dark Moon Temple)
The Invitation ~ new, each Dark Moon….
This Dark Moon, my mind is on Allies…. Who do you count among your Allies? In wisdom practices, Allies are often other-than-human Persons; they can be concrete or ethereal – and often both.
If we look to our Allies for examples of how to be an Ally… we will see that it is an action. Our Allies are not static, but active in our lives. Our Spirit Guides do not just announce themselves and then never actually Guide us. Allyship is an active relationship, as are all relationships. And in turn, we honour our Allies for their efforts, their Guidance, their offerings; for their willingness to support and hold us.
Without Allies, we would be lost in the Endless Night, alone and withering. We are social animals, and in being so, we must have Allies to function, to feel loved and valued, and to know our place within the Cosmic Web. Let us take this knowing and turn the lens towards our own actions… how are we showing up in the world as Allies to others?
On the quest for psychic maturation and spiritual evolution, we spend a lot of time with our lens on our own needs and Self healing. This is how it must be, as we are our own first Ally. It is our own power we need to first come to know, to use to build love for Self, and within that love, require growth and the work of healing. AND. We sometimes forget that our lens must then swing back outwards to how we are showing up in the world; with the gifts we have, and the growth we have fought for, it is time to ask the question: How can I be an Active Ally to my community and my world?
This Dark Moon, I invite you to take some time in reflection around these questions. Invite your Allies to talk with you and seek Their Guidance on how to become a good Ally. We all need belonging, and we all need support. Be mindful to offer your gratitude to any Ally that walks beside you, and then remember that you, too, can pass that on to someone else. Take your spot in the Cosmic Web and Weave your Allyship in.
Honour Your Own Traditions…
Take these questions/invitations and use them in your own tradition this evening during the Dark Moon. Use art making, journaling, spirit journey, mediation, scrying, tarot, or whatever other way you would like to use in reflection. Create a sacred space where you can safely be quiet, internal, and soft. Ask these questions to your Soul; ask them to your Guides and your Gods. Listen for the answers and any wisdom they may have to assist you in the present happenings of your life.
No matter which contemplative tradition you use, I encourage you to write about the experience (and/or make art) afterwards, so to create a lasting record within the physical realm. So much can be lost so quickly when we do not marry the two together.
You are also invited to share any part of your experience that you wish on the closed Facebook group – thoughts, narratives, photos of art, etc. Please keep to the group norms on respectful and mindful comments on others’ posts. Posting is completely voluntary; please do not feel any pressure.
I honour each of you in knowing your Wise Self and I am grateful to sit in virtual Circle with each of you. Each month there will be a new Invitation to take into your personal practice… a way to keep to and honour the natural rhythms of our world, and our lives, that are so often forgotten.
May your journeys be enriching and exactly what you need in this time.