○ Gemini Super Moon Musings ●
New Moon 3:43 pm
Keep it Real. Keep it Cool
Think. Feel. Question. Savour. Nourish.
Offer the mind something sweet today.
Throughout Bali checkered black and white cloths adorn trees, statues, and altars symbolizing the yin yang of mutual dualism, in happiness there is sadness, in love there is pain, balance is not exclusive of the other. These cloths also yield respect by saying “a sprit dwells here,” reminding us to look beyond the perceived idea of things. The checkered pattern is reminiscent of the Indie Car racing flag, ready-set-go-finishline, yet instead of zooming through the island, I am urged to slow down, listen to my body, and feel natures’ beauty through my skin. Could I learn to view each moment as the finishing line? Could I learn to trust my accomplishments and know I’ve made it, regardless of the imperfections? Haven’t I won enough races to know living is the goal?
Today’s Super New Moon in Gemini is a major new starting line. Rather than scrapping to go, pause and ponder. The moon is closer to the Earth creating a magnetizing force that compels us to yield and sit between the duality of the mind and body. We think one thing yet feel another. Imagine we could feel our thoughts and think with our bodies, strangely we do but rarely do we access this intelligence. In the darkness of the night step into another world and tune your mind to feel what it wants. When setting your intentions or goals for this new cycle or “race,” can you feel the pulse of your dreams in your heart? Can you feel the beat quicken or the belly turn when u think of what you truly want? Does the skin tingle when you think of the person you love? Are you excited? Does it feel good when you think of the things you want?
Our physical reactions are the power we are seeking, our senses know God, while the mind is afraid of God. In the Land of Gods one lives as a vessel of spirit. The waters of your desires are the Bali Bliss one travels for, but you have it within your home wherever you are. In Bali every home has a temple, everyday an offering. Let today be a reminder you are the temple, an offering must be made: what will you offer your soul that it may taste, that it may feel, that it may see - all of you is divinely beautiful - faults, mistakes, fears, all of it. Spiritual growth is the ability to see beyond the good and bad, into the places where the mind duels to nourish whatever you find with compassion. As Rumi says : wounds are where the light comes in.
Open the mind, free the body, let the light of what you truly want be worthy of devotion.