A Moon Of Reawakening
A year and a day ago, I awoke in the early morning hours with the feeling that something had shifted inside of me. I lay with it for a moment, absorbing the sensation of what was clearly a personal paradigm shift, although of what shape and form was not yet certain. Feeling compelled to look out the window situated above my head, I drew back the curtain to find the first full moon of July 2015 coasting lazily towards the horizon, soon to slip behind a jagged Hawaiian mountain range, stained pink by the rising sun.
I tossed on my housecoat and slippers, and walked out across the dew-covered grass to drink in this celestial event. While I was gazing at Sister Moon, it suddenly became clear to me that the shift I felt was the re-surfacing of my spiritual consciousness. I knew right then and there that my reality had changed… An intrinsic part of myself that had been out a-wandering had come home to me in it’s entirety.
Life changed forever the day that I committed to creating meaningful ritual in my life.
I took the day to meditate on what this meant for me going forever forwards. Although my spirituality has always been centered on earth-based beliefs and practices, it has never taken on a formalized shape. In my newly awakened state, I realized that I had come to the point in my path where I was prepared to commit towards fostering meaningful ritual in my life. I happily stood up and crossed that threshold, smiling knowingly at the fact that this moment held as esteemed a station in my life as rites of passage I had previously embarked upon… It was as significant to my progress as my birth, coming-of-age, and marriage.
Since that morning, I have entered into a cycle of learning. I have reached out to the others I know who travel a similar path, and have been blessed for what they have shared with me. I have started to research a work that will take me a lifetime to build, and which will forever be in-progress, undergoing shifts of change and growth as my practice and my very being evolves.