October New Moon – Beyond Survival and into Ecstacy

You are probably just as bored as I am with trying to fix everything that’s wrong with our lives. There is a wild breaking free of the dictates of culture, good manners, best behaviour going on here. This is powerful medicine, a post cultural occupation of our bodies and all they offer us for pleasure through connection with each other and the earth.

Emotions and the Nature of Us

Whether you have a defined or undefined Solar Plexus Centre, emotions are an important part of your makeup. But we’ve had centuries of being conditioned to believe that emotions are B.A.D. when it comes to decision making. We’ve taken on the mantra that those evil emotions are what make us feel out of control, hysterical, irrational, unreliable. We are still at least partially convinced that they overwhelm our rational responses to life and should be treated with suspicion. And so we have ingeniously found many ways to prevent ourselves feeling them.

Longing for Intimacy

The major theme here is twofold. Firstly, we long to be embraced by something warm and loving, to feel included and recognised and to have intimacy as part of our everyday lives. Many of us don’t have that now. And it is essential to life, so it’s lack can bring up painful feelings of loneliness and longing.

Look Up For The Light

It seems impossible for us to make the necessary changes in time, they seem so overwhelming – politically, environmentally, personally. But there is a small opening over the next few days that can completely shift our perspective.

Committing to Self Compassion

We are releasing so much past trauma from our cells, and gradually, very gradually, learning that we have the capacity to keep ourselves safe as we open out to new experiences, as we discover new capacities within us.