DArk moon temple DECEMBER 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….
The Darkness returns, the moment of Threshold returns, the Dreamtime returns… The ever-winding Spiral Path continues to move and cycle, bringing our material back around for us to behold through a new lens.
I often hear from folks when they are exhausted by a disruptive pattern arising yet again in their life. They are frustrated that the healing they have engaged with ‘didn’t work’, or they are understandably overwhelmed by the material they thought they had “dealt with” coming back around. And the answer is always – We return.
We return to our wounds as we move through our lives, this is often true. Yet, we are walking a Spiral, not a true circle, so every time we come back around, we are in a different place than we were the last time. A deeper place. A space on our Path where we’ve gained knowing and experience and understanding and healing… so that when we once again return to the wound, we are in a different relationship to it.
We return. But we are not the same Soul that was there before.
We continue to return to our healing to learn more, to grow more, to feel deeper truths and lean into grief in efforts to hollow out and expand more. To become more.
Under this Dark Moon, take stock of your Spiral Path and what part of your healing you are returning too. The Solstice is near, and as we go deep, deep into the Darkest Night, sit by your fires, burn your herbs, place your hands upon your heart and ask your Soul ~ “What am I returning to this year? What healing is Calling me to come back into relationship with it? What new wisdom can I bring to that part of my Story?”
The gorgeous balm of knowing we return is that we get this opportunity to continue to deepen into joy, meaning, and authenticity alongside the grief and pain. They are of the same terrain upon the Spiral; deny one, you deny the rest.
So, as you travel deep into the Caves of the Winter Solstice this year and feel the shift as we pass that Threshold, be mindful. Be intentional. Lean in and make commitments to return to being in Right Relationship with your Soul.
Fully Return to yourself, over and over. And over.
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