DArk moon temple November 4, 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….
As we return to the Dark Moon once again and enter the liminal moment of between, the energy asks us to begin to turn our lens inward. The true decent into the Dark Half of the year has now begun and the Dreamtime can be felt beginning to cloak our outer visions; even in today’s world where we must continue our busy everyday life, we are engaging in self-wellness when we flow with the natural rhythms of the year.
This Dark Moon is powerful. It is asking us to dig deep within our inner wisdom and become very, very honest with ourselves. It is so easy to get true intuitive knowing confused with emotional reactivity from past events and pain. These threads upon our personal web can get twisted together and it takes intentional, honest, and brave exploration to move into discernment.
Discernment. A powerful magic, this is.
There are times when we intuitively know that a Path is not right for us; while also, our inner Shadow will create resistance to Pathways that would bring its shifting. There are times when certain relationships have completed their function in our story; and there are times when our fears will convince us that healthy conflict/challenge in a relationship is too hard, too messy, or too ‘toxic’ to continue. These twisty threads exist in all areas of our lives.
Under this Dark Moon, I encourage you to spend some time with your internal landscapes. Follow these webs and threads through your weave, dig deeply into your material, and discern what is true intuition and what is past wounding; discern who in your life is meant to still be here, and who is not; discern where your healing is needed and lean into your intuition on which Path may lead you there.
Like any magic, discernment is a practice. You must do it, to learn it.
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.
© NKM Featherstone 2021