This is the dreamwheel that I created this last weekend at my monthly, local dreamwheel gathering. It was a wonderful time as we all celebrated today’s Full Cold Moon, also known as the Long Night Moon. As we peered into the month ahead, with the chilly air moving in along with the enticing holiday buzz, we all explored what warms us, what we’re thankful for in this moment, and what we would like to complete in the final days of 2009… These monthly gatherings have grown to be a beautiful way to honor where we are and look to the days in front of us through the crystal clear lens of possibility!
A BIG thank you to Jamie Ridler for the inspiration! There are many other beautiful full moon visionboards over at her website, so be sure to take a peek!
This year has been somewhat of a whirlwind for me, as I discovered what I truly want out of my life and so many aspects of who I am have reached a beautiful place of integration (I’ll be writing more on that in the coming weeks, as the word I chose for 2009, inspired by Christine Kane to nix the resolutions and instead create clear intention, was integration). Over the year, I realized just how much I was scattered over so many pieces of who I am, trying to do it ALL, as though I could elegantly carry it off without feeling overwhelmed, as if I were Wonder Woman or an eight-limbed beast. In letting that go, tuning in to the deeper me, and honoring what my heart truly wants, I have discovered my dream and, in many ways, feel like a dog that has been let off of its leash… not because anyone in particular has constrained me, but because I’ve gotten in my own way and finally discovered ways to step aside and allow my own innate wisdom to shine. It’s a new kind of momentum for me… one that has taken some getting used to, and I’m still learning to trust that even when I take a rest, it seems to keep going without me! To me, this is a beautiful sign that I’m doing exactly what I’m meant to do…
I invite you to consider your own sense of momentum. For you, it may have been a year of quiet and gentle unfolding rather than a whirlwind, or you might feel as though you’ve been at a frustrating standstill or facing challenge after challenge. Whatever the case, honor it. Trust it. We each move at our own pace, and sometimes our journey seems to have a mind of its own. As we move into the Full Cold Moon, I invite you to look at your journey squarely in the face and ask yourself…
What would you like to bring with you that warms you, inspires a sense of sweetness, or answers to a deeper calling?
What are you grateful for in this moment?
What would you like to focus on as you give a final burst of energy and hope to the remaining days of 2009?
I intend to begin the next year with a new word (soon to be revealed!), and a new sense of place and purpose in the world. I intend to honor and share my dreams with others, through creative women’s retreats, e-seminars, creative coaching, and LOTS more dreamwheels… In the meantime, I’m savoring every last moment of this year, and creating a deeper vessel to store my hopes in. Won’t you join me?