Recently, I’ve chatted with several dear friends about how this year’s full moon energy is affecting all of us, and providing helpful advise on how to cope. I believe we are affected by the pull of the Full Moon, since our bodies are significantly composed of water.
This Full Moon is the culmination of several big Waves of changes that we have all gone through, for the past 3 years or so. Think about what you have been through these past 3 years. What you are feeling now is the result of the many changes of life and of expectations that you went through. Allow your feelings to flow, and be kind to yourself because where we are “now” is the result of all the choices we have made, over the past few years..
The image for this energy, is like standing at the surf, watching a wave come to shore. I don’t know if you’ve ever done this before. Here’s a refresher. When this is happening, the sand and water start to get sucked out to sea and it all becomes part of the big wave that is building up, towards you. As that is happening, you kind of sink down a bit into the sand where you are standing.
Action is required, because that wave is coming. You can turn around and run as fast as possible, back up to the beach, to the safety of your towel and flip flops. Or, you can face the wave, which is still coming towards you.
If you decide to stay in the water, you have 3 choices:
a.) You can curl up into a ball and hope for the best. If you do this, you WILL get knocked down and rolled all over the place as the wave rushes by. You will get sand in your bathing suit, and in your ears and your hair will be full of sand, and you may get scraped up a bit as you bounce along in the surf. While you are trying to stand up after the first wave, you may get knocked down by the second wave (there is ALWAYS a second wave.) Eventually, you MUST regain your footing (or drown) and at this point, it is advisable to get back to the beach as soon as possible to catch your breath. This is not a fun way to spend time at the beach. You have to learn to Jump Waves and/or to Body Surf.
b.) Jumping Waves — You run at the wave a bit and leap up, and if you time it right, the wave will lift you up as you leap, and you will come down on the other side of this wave. Keep your knees bent as you land, and stay as relaxed as you can, because the next wave is coming. And it is time to Jump! again. There is a rhythm to this, and if you pay attention to the pull of the water, you will get the hang of this. And, you will gradually learn how high you have to jump to clear waves of various heights. I love wave jumping, I feel very much like the Whales or a Tarpon, or at least a Mullet, when I leap out of the water. Eventually, you will have to get back to the Beach, because this is significant exercise and it is important to get to the Beach before you are exhausted. The most graceful way to do that is to body surf back to the Beach. You need to be mindful that while you “CAN” technically leap while you are in deep water, this will tire you out fast. So, it is best to jump waves when your feet can touch the sand beneath you.
c.) In Body Surfing when the wave is coming towards you, you turn your back on the wave, (yet still keep an eye on where it is,) and you begin to run/swim towards the Beach, and you time this so that the wave picks you UP, and carries you along to the Beach. You have to keep moving until you are on the Beach, because there is always another wave coming. Body surfing requires a bit of faith in your abilities since you will turn your back on that wave and start to swim in. And, you have to master the timing of when you turn your back on the wave. Body Surfing takes some experimentation because you have to figure out how to enter the wave. If you miss the cues, you will end up flailing about.
All of this is like life in general, and specifically the waves of energy that have come along this year. There have been many challenges and changes, and we have had to decide whether to skip the experience entirely, and stay on the Beach, or to curl up in a ball and hope for the best, or to Jump in and Play with your eyes on the wave, and the next one (to meet the challenges and opportunities ‘head on’ so to speak,) or to go with faith in your skills and knowledge and body surf…
Blessings to you all, and Share Peace With Our Earth