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5 New Moon Rituals

5 New Moon Rituals

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 Rituals Rejuvenate, Empower, and Focus Your Desires.

New Moon Rituals can make 2018 the year of Creative and Enchanted Living. I’d like this year to be more energized, abundant, and inspired. Rituals give me ways to re-energize myself, while I get a focus and direction for the coming days. I want to feel warmth, kindness, and gratitude for all of life.

1. I Bring Nature home in some way. My e-frame continuously plays a slideshow of favorite photos: beaches, skies, and exotic travels. Flowers, music, fresh scents, seashells can take me there. I also capture beauty on my camera every day. Today the turkeys returned. Nature continuously enriches my life.

2. I light a gratitude candle for all those I’ve loved, and who have loved me. Especially remembering my brother Jim who left us 5 yrs ago today. I thank the Universe for all the goodness in my life. I also promise to be loyal to my art, creating the best that I can in quality and techniques. My art is my souls voice. The scented candle is Roland Pine, a soy candle that fills the air like a crisp, fresh pine forest. They sell incense too. Scents revitalize my entire body, and help me create the deep cleansing breath of life all through the day.

3. I read some fiction every day. Today it’s book 4 of the Outlander series, Drums of Autumn. The cast is filming this book now for Starz in the Fall. Each book, each episode, carries me away to time travelers, historical drama, and the most beautiful love story ever written. Reading before going to bed also encourages sleep and can be the healthiest thing to do for your body and mind. Here’s why fiction is good for you.

4. I physically declutter, clean out, and donate something! Declutter the space to declutter the mind. Clearing reduces stress; organizing creates more energy and time. I recycle holiday magazines and gather clothes for Good Will. Out with the old, room to breathe.

5. I’m eating only when hungry, and in mindfulness, so I don’t over-eat. I won’t eat any white carbs or sweets,¬† and instead stick to living food as much as possible. I remind myself that my body is flowing energy, renewing and healing itself all through the day.

So what Rituals can you create to live a more Enchanted Life? When would you do them? This is a time for gratitude, visualization, loving, and meditation. Create a sacred time and space to bring yourself back to who you really are. Try creating a new ritual each week or each month until you find what works for you. You are certainly worth it!

Jimmy
Turkeys in Snow 2018

5 Ways To the Creative Heart

5 Ways To the Creative Heart

  The Creative Year…Being Who You’ve Never Been, Seeing What You’ve Never Seen Creativity is the greatest gift we as humans have to offer. Once we get out of our own way, we allow ourselves to create our best work. Never Settle. Let’s make this the year of the Thriving Artist. It’s Time for us…Continue Reading

Reflections on the Inner Journey

Reflections on the Inner Journey

  December’s Full Cold Moon of the Long Nights, a Supermoon December has always been the dark mysterious month full of magic, celebrations, and power. The Moon is so bright in the darkest of skies, followed by the huge warrior Orion, moving through the star studded night sky. Magic was everywhere. Parties to plan, presents…Continue Reading

New Moon: 3 Steps to a Memorable Life

New Moon: 3 Steps to a Memorable Life

Taking Care of What’s Mine Changes Everything What Really Is Mine? What do I truly have the power to improve, change, and energize? If everyone of the sea of souls flowing in the Universe distilled their compassion, caring, and love to their immediate surroundings, the world would be a better place. Everything else is just…Continue Reading

4 Ways to Re-energize Yourself

4 Ways to Re-energize Yourself

Fall Re-Energizing – What Fills You? Time to pause, readjust those Big Dreams, and really Feel into what I need to jump start excitement, energy, and fun. Simplify. Those plans to cook an Indian meal became comparing recipes, realizing how many steps were involved, shifting to possibly take-out would be nice, and ending up with…Continue Reading

Be The Storyteller of Your Life

Be The Storyteller of Your Life

New Moon Of Thinking Bigger I often start my journal each morning with some clarifying questions. I asked, ‘Great Spirit, what would you have me do today?’. This week I received loud and clear, ‘I Would Have You Think Bigger!’. I just had to laugh. I can spend so much time running around this computer…Continue Reading

Time for Reflections

Time for Reflections

Reflecting on Tribes I have Known Finding your Tribe has been the thing to do for decades. Something brings you together and you interact, learn, and hopefully, grow in knowledge about yourself and them. Tribes come in many forms, artist groups, gallery groups, family you’re born or marry into, job colleagues, women’s groups- the list…Continue Reading

Make New Good Memories

Make New Good Memories

A Fall Equinox Pause to Remember and Make NEW Good Memories Happy Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun crosses the Celestial equator, and every thing is equal. Earth is not tilted towards nor away from the Sun. It’s the midway mark between the Summer Solstice and the Winter Solstice. Equinox marks the Sun rising due East,…Continue Reading