There’s a full moon tonight and here’s what I do to re-energize and prepare for the month ahead. Hopefully some part of my ritual inspires you to connect with the feminine energy of la luna.
SET INTENTIONS: Write down what you desire most. An intention is a goal, or vision, that guides your activities, thoughts, attitudes, and choices. You can set an intention in any area of your life - physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. I type these up in my phone and write them down in my gratitude journal. Yes, I’m one of THOSE people.
PURGE NEGATIVITY: Think through what’s weighing you down and make a plan to change this. Free yourself of toxic relationships, negative thoughts, and bad habits. Write down what you’re releasing. This has been especially helpful for me when reacting to negative situations, people, and comments. Amado and I said what we were releasing out loud and symbolically “burned” the negativity over a candle flame.
CLEANSE: Cleanse your home of malas vibras. Amado and I light sage and palo santo and walk through each room in our house saying, “que salgan las malas vibras.” We leave the front door open throughout this ritual. Crystals, sage, and palo santo aren’t necessary - but we like to be a little extra from time to time, por si no se dieron cuenta.
REPEAT A POSITIVE AFFIRMATION: Repeat a positive affirmation to yourself. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes. I like to pull a card from my @thesalvagedsawhorse Afirmaciones Positivas deck. Tonight I pulled the “YO SOY ILIMITADA” card. ¡Eso que ni qué!
You can take all of this with a grain of salt, but I was in somewhat of a funk a few months ago. I was experiencing a major creative block and felt somewhat anti-social. Since going through my rituals during the full and new moons, the creative juices haven’t stopped flowing and I’ve been connecting and re-connecting with so many important and inspiring people!