May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke
I’ve learned that when I move with things, and do not resist their inherent ebb and flow, I become less anxious and more joyful.
One way that I follow nature’s wisdom is by following the rhythms of the moon.
The moon moves through a yin and yang (contracting and expanding energy) cycle, as it waxes and wanes.
Up to the 14th of August the dark moon energy has been yin—contracting—and emotionally I have found myself inward bound, feeling introspective and needing extra time alone. I have honored this part of the cycle by first acknowledging how I’ve been feeling and then organizing my life around that.
Now, it’s not always possible to be in a complete rhythm as life has its demands, but for the most part, if I stay aware, I can keep to my plan.
After the 14th of the month I intend to expand again in harmony with the moon cycle.
I believe that because we are largely water, the moon tugs at our tides just as it governs the oceans. We have an unbreakable bond. I find that if I ease myself into the cool, mystical nature of Luna—the Roman moon goddess—I find my shoulders relaxing, my mind decompressing, my breath slowing, and a sense of natural acceptance arising in me.