I’m writing this on Christmas morning, the next-to-last blogpost of the year for me. The wheel of the year has turned, one more time, and the light is beginning to return. Although we’re in Winter now, which manifests where I live in the Bay Area as gray, blustery, rainy days, the softening has begun. We may not be able to see it, or feel it. The ground is hard, holding seeds safe until the time is right for them to sprout. The trees are bare, but if you look, you can see the buds on the branches. They’re there, yo, even if everything looks hard and brittle and dead. I’m all about the heartwarming this season. I’ve needed it. There’s been so much tragedy, and challenge, and more tragedy that I’ve needed to reach for stories full of hope.
[Humble interruption: Thanks to my friend for watching over me and my thoughtless languaging. The last thing I meant to do was to invoke a violent image, which I thoughtlessly did in the paragraph above, and which I have now changed. Another reminder to slow down and read and re-read before I publish. To those of you who received my newsletter, please accept my apologies for my thoughtlessness. I will do better, I hope! Onward…! Thanks, Rabbit! Now back to the rest of this post…]
Yoga and meditation and generosity aren’t enough sometimes. Sometimes I need to search out stories about other peoples’ acts of valor and love in the face of anything and everything. And then, to search out videos that make me weep with laughter. I want to share some of those with you today.
- 26 Moments That Restore Faith in Humanity
- Oprah’s Most Heartwarming Stories of 2012
- Or go to YouTube and search for outtakes and bloopers. It’s Christmas, laugh a little!
The last Full Moon of the year
Full Moon in Cancer, Friday the 28th, at 2:21am Pacific. This Full Moon, with the Sun in Capricorn opposite the Moon in Cancer deals with the balance between our private lives and our business lives. Domesticity and family on one side, achievements and business on the other. The Cancer energy reminds us to value our home, our roots, our family, while Capricorn urges us to keep moving forward, to keep doing to work to manifest our highest good in our business, in our work.
Cancer is the sign that nurtures, offering love and support so children know they will never be abandoned.
The recent shooting tragedies call for this prayer: May the light of this Full Moon focus our efforts to manifest our highest most loving values every day for the benefit of all children everywhere.
This is the last Full Moon of the year.
This Full Moon balances the commitment between our home lives and our work lives. Family gatherings, sharing what we have with others, is a big theme as we move through the festivals of the return of the light: Chanukah, Solstice, Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa. And then as the New Year approaches, the urge to plan for the New Year calls to us. We start thinking about goals for our business, we feel called to define and commit to what we will take on and accomplish in 2013.
At the Full Moon, the Sun and Moon activate the square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. We move closer to being ready to do whatever it takes to bring the world into alignment with our values.
Suggestions for a Full Moon working
- Reach out to someone you love, someone you cherish, and let them know how important they are to you
- Dig a little deeper than usual and share of your bounty with someone in need. Got a coat, or two, you don’t need? I bet you can find someone who needs one.
Spend some time over the Full Moon window (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and start writing down your goals for 2013. Some suggestions for categories for goal-setting:
—Business – Increasing revenue in your business – Reviewing and revising your brand and your website – Launching new programs and products – Working with a coach or mentor to get support in implementing your most audacious and sacred changes – Offering and receiving support in a Mastermind group
—Family and personal – Fitness and wellness – Connection and love – Releasing what no longer serves you, making room for the good
Want some support as you work on your goals for a blessed,
productive, successful and abundant New Year?
Schedule a no-fee Breakthrough Session with me and let’s spend 45 minutes looking at where you want to be, and how to get there. You will leave the session with a personalized action plan and full of the excitement and energy that comes from knowing what to do next. My heart to yours… Love and blessings!