Find Inner Peace at July 31 Full Moon

Find Inner Peace at July 31 Full Moon

Two full moons in July, with their expansive and cumulative effect, can help you amplify the good you have put in motion this month. With Friday’s full moon just around the corner, you want to be present to what you have intended and energize your aspirations. Do this now and even throughout the weekend as we sit in the window of this Aquarius full moon.

Energizing Your Aspirations

Being present to what you want to create is a key factor in your success. Right now, consider up to three goals you set in early July. Name them out loud. Visualize each of them as having manifested in present time. Imagine yourself enjoying the fruits of each one, feeling it in your body and in your heart center. Do this even for things that may be unfolding in stages over the coming weeks.

At this particular full moon, you may become even more aware of a time warp and the constant acceleration in the pace of your life. Those factors have been ongoing in the background for a while already.

Full Moon Effect

When we have a full moon, however, you may feel these things more – and in a really visceral way. For no rational reason, you may feel like you have lost track of time or like you missed an appointment that’s not even on your schedule until tomorrow.

You may be checking your phone more often, too, sensing that a call or text has come in earlier than expected. Your gut may tell you to do this, perhaps because a project you’ve been energizing and working towards is about to get a green light! Since timing can be everything with such things, be mindful and ready to act on incoming communications. Even with things not quite ready to culminate, when you place your focus on them now, you can add a vital energetic push.

Energy Backdrop to Factor In

Benefit most from this cycle with awareness and an active heart-centered presence. Factor in our current energies as you take actions and engage with others. Right now, for example, we’re still sitting in moments of radical shifting – a magnifying glass being put on what needs to change throughout society. Since the “what” is pretty much everything – all structures, institutions, and old-paradigm ways of being – the level of uncertainty and turmoil seems to go up a level on a regular basis. If you’re like most people, you have been redefining yourself fairly regularly – revisiting goals and priorities, and seeking additional ways to find your calm zone.

The energies of these volatile moments are also bringing humanity’s attention to the larger issues involved as we cohabit this planet with other humans and life forms. You’re probably noticing some of this in the news this week, with injustices tolerated for a long time now getting such a big spotlight that they cannot be ignored. This is early days – much more like this will be unfolding in the coming times as we shift our planet into one of light.

Find Your Inner Peace

How do you find your inner peace when we have this kind of roller coaster ride? In fact, even asking that question on an hourly basis right now will help you to stay present enough to avoid quite a few needless dramas. Here are a few other timely tips that can help you sail through these energies with more calm – and with more successful outcomes!

First remedy involves relationships. Your ability to feel peaceful depends a lot on how you view yourself and how you manage your responses to other people. When we have a full moon, not only are the tides affected – our relationships with others are too. Be mindful of words, actions, and the back story of how you engage with others. Many things in your interactions may be amplified off the scale! Be conscious, be kind, be loving. Listen as much or more than you talk.

Second remedy involves surprises. We have more than the usual amount of expected twists and turns right now. Do what you can to get more comfortable with unanticipated changes – positive and negative. Oftentimes surprises can feel dramatic, and if you already had your quota of drama for the day, you could feel on overload. Set your intention to be open to information and out-of-the-ordinary scheduling. A goal you’ve been working towards could unexpectedly come to fruition. Your roof long in need of repair may start leaking, rain coming down on the table where you’ve been working on your current creative project. Stay in your heart and connected to the bigger picture of things.

Third remedy involves your inner critic. You will enjoy more inner peace now by silencing the inner critical voice that makes you feel less than others. This is a learned response but it is not you. At your core, you are love and you accept yourself as you are. You naturally want to improve yourself and evolve – that’s part of your enlightenment. What’s not natural is a constant barrage of negative self-talk that has you doubting your every move and whether you can succeed. Everyone has an inner critic as part of societal conditioning. Don’t judge yourself. Pay attention, though, when it stirs self-doubt or comparisons with others. No one else can be you. No one else can shine light to beneficially impact the world like you can. Trust this. Invite your inner critic to take a vacation. You deserve it.

 

Source:
SpiritLibrary.com

Calendar of the Sun for Thursday, January 30th

Calendar of the Sun

30 Wolfmonath

Day of Pax

Color: White
Element: Air
Altar: The same as yesterday’s Concordia ritual, except with a cup of clear water instead of milk.
Offerings: Work for peace, in the home or outside of it.
Daily Meal: Fasting today, in honor of those who are caught in war.

Pax Invocation

Peace is not an easy thing to maintain.
It is not strong; it falls away
With an upraised hand or an angry word.
It is an act of constant balance.
It is true that there is peace in solitude,
If the cacophony of the mind will allow it,
But it is no true peace if the mere voice of another
Can so easily destroy it, like a child’s paper castle.
Peace must be achieved within the group of voices
Or it may as well be a mere pastime.
Peace must be more than a sanctuary;
It must be the work of every hand.
And yet it cannot be kept by force,
But it can only be achieved by understanding.
True peace does not come after victory,
For victory requires one to win and one to lose,
And a true peace can only be found between equals.
Therefore, we honor you, Pax, delicate bird
That we must protect and sustain with our strength.

(The clear water is poured out as a libation. All sit in silence and meditate on peace, and then go. There can be discussions today, but all who disagree must go into the discussions ready and willing to make peace, and see beyond their differences.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Daily OM for October 16th – Cultivating the Seed Within

Cultivating the Seed Within

Peace

by Madisyn Taylor

We can learn to locate the seed of peace inside ourselves in order to have a reliable source of serenity.

 

In our noisy world, we often find ourselves longing for peace and searching to find it somewhere else. While it’s true that there are places we can visit where we can experience peace, such as sacred sites or buildings, we do not need to wait until we get to one of these places to feel at peace. Instead, we can learn to locate the seed of peace inside ourselves and cultivate it so that it grows into a reliable source of serenity that we can always access, no matter where we are.

We experience peace when we are in a state of mental calm and serenity. It might surprise you to notice how infrequently you allow yourself to be free from anxiety. Realizing this is the first step to inner peace. If you wait until all the details of your life are taken care of to allow yourself to experience peace, you will never feel peaceful because there is always something that your mind can grab onto to create anxiety. It is important to consciously set aside your worries and make time to cultivate inner peace.

Ideally, you could schedule time each day to meditate on peace and experience what it feels like to be calm and serene. It takes practice to learn how to let go of your worries, so give yourself some time. Inhale deeply, and feel your worries dissolve with every exhale. Remind yourself that soon enough you will be able to take care of everything you need to, but right now you are taking a break. As the clutter of your thoughts and concerns clear away, you will start to feel more serene. Allow yourself to move deeper into this state with each inhale. Realize that you have the power to free yourself from anxiety simply by deciding to do so. The more you practice feeling peaceful, the easier it will be for you to feel at peace.

October 14 – Daily Feast

October 14 – Daily Feast

Contentment happens when our emotions give place to common things that in other times can draw little attention. It is releasing a deep inner peace that heals sadness and lifts a sagging spirit. Contentment is an intensely personal thing, adjusting to different people in its most effective way. It rides a shaft of sunlight to put on the gray bark of a tree, or it rises from laughter, deep and kind. It is nearly always unexpected and settles as softly as a bird lights on a limb. It is a remarkable fact that we simply let contentment happen. Socrates called it a natural wealth, but most have called it a miracle.

~ Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky and water was a real and active principle. ~

CHIEF STANDING BEAR – SIOUX, 1800s

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Daily OM for November 20 – Progressing with Patience

Progressing with Patience

Doing the Best You Can

by Madisyn Taylor

Try not to expect perfection when starting out on a spiritual path or attaining inner peace.

 

 

It isn’t always easy to meet the expectations we hold ourselves to. We may find ourselves in a situation such as just finishing a relaxing yoga class or meditation retreat, a serene session of deep breathing, or listening to some calming, soul-stirring music, yet we have difficulty retaining our sense of peace. A long line at the store, slow-moving traffic, or another stressful situation can unnerve you and leave you wondering why the tranquility and spiritual equilibrium you cultivate is so quick to dissipate in the face of certain stressors. You may feel guilty and angry at yourself or even feel like a hypocrite for not being able to maintain control after practicing being centered. However, being patient with yourself will help you more in your soul’s journey than frustration at your perceived lack of progress. Doing the best you can in your quest for spiritual growth is vastly more important than striving for perfection.

Just because you are devoted to following a spiritual path, attaining inner peace, or living a specific ideology doesn’t mean you should expect to achieve perfection. When you approach your personal evolution mindfully, you can experience intense emotions such as anger without feeling that you have somehow failed. Simply by being aware of what you are experiencing and recognizing that your feelings are temporary, you have begun taking the necessary steps to regaining your internal balance. Accepting that difficult situations will arise from time to time and treating your reaction to them as if they are passing events rather than a part of who you are can help you move past them. Practicing this form of acceptance and paying attention to your reactions in order to learn from them will make it easier for you to return to your center more quickly in the future.

Since your experiences won’t be similar to others’ and your behavior will be shaped by those experiences, you may never stop reacting strongly to the challenging situations you encounter. Even if you are able to do nothing more than acknowledge what you are feeling and that there is little you can do to affect your current circumstances, in time you’ll alter your reaction to such circumstances. You can learn gradually to let negative thoughts come into your mind, recognize them, and then let them go. You may never reach a place of perfect peace, but you’ll find serenity in having done your best.

Symptoms Of Inner Peace

Symptoms Of Inner Peace

Here is the original – Symptoms of Inner Peace

 

Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace:

* A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.

* An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

* A loss of interest in judging other people.

* A loss of interest in judging self.

* A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

* A loss of interest in conflict.

* A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)

* Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

* Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

* Frequent attacks of smiling.

* An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.

* An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.

WARNING:

If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be so far advanced as to not be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.

Today’s Affirmation, Thought & Meditation for Tuesday, Jan. 31

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Affirmation of the Day – At Rest

“I rest in tranquillity and divine grace. In this moment, I am calm, happy and fulfilled.”

 

Thought of the Day – Find Your Haven

When life gets stormy, feel safe in the knowledge that the soul cannot be touched by external forces. Like a ship finding shelter in a haven, take refuge in your soul when things feel unsettled: it is the calm centre of your being.

 

Meditation of the Day – Find Your Reservoir of Calm

At our core lies the peace of our essential nature. To access this inner peace, visualize yourself diving into the water of a warm, calm lake. You slip through the water, surrounded by a profound silence. As you reach the sea-bed, you are awed to see that it is carpeted with beautiful white pearls. Imagine returning to the surface of the lake.You realize that the silence, purity and beauty you have just discovered lies within yourself.

Meditation for August 16th – Find Your Reservoir of Calm

At our core lies the peace of our essential nature. To access this  inner peace, visualize yourself diving into the water of a warm, calm lake.  You slip through the water, surrounded by a profound silence. As you reach the sea-bed, you are awed to see that it is carpeted with beautiful white pearls. Imagine returning to the surface of the lake. You realize that the silence, purity and beauty you have just discovered lies within yourself.