Buddha Purnima - May 10, 2017 - Full Moon
The celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death.
Upon this full moon night in Scorpio, it is time to bare witness to your worthiness. Awaken from the trances, shame, and blame to ask yourself: who are you? What do you want? What is the inner voice calling out for you to hear, do, or express? What is stinging you alive?
Full Moons are a mirror into the soul. I invite you inward into the tale and seat of the Buddha. So that you may see yourself as the Buddha, as the hero or heroine of your life.
Such was a night like tonight, the moon full and bright, that Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree and faced his darkest and final test. Mara the demon king of illusion, rallied against Buddha trying to seduce him with external fantasy and power, yet he sat composed. Finally Mara tried to insult Buddha at the core of his being with the sting of shame, "Who do you think you are? How dare you call yourself enlightened? You have no right to occupy this seat. For all my men attest, I am enlightened. But who could ever bare witness for you?" Buddha simply touches the earth and the earth immediately responds, "I am your witness." This is the moment of pure awakening, when the earth acknowledges itself as one in all. Like the Buddha, we too can simply say, "I am," and be enough.
We are not separate from the earth, we are always connected, held, seen and loved by her. These gentle reminders give us the insight and strength to carry on when we are faced with obstacles, fears, and uncertainty. Buddha sat for 40 days to understand the suffering of the world, will you sit tonight and face your own?
Full Moon Ritual:
Use the looking glass of this medicine wheel starting from the East to North to bare witness to what you feel deep inside. After unearthing your desires and self-limiting fears, use the power of prayer, mantra, and meditation to lift these emotions into the realm of creativity and imagination to transform your greatest pains into a heroic tale of infinite victory.
Sit in Bhumisparsha Mudra with your right palm downward over the leg, pointing to the earth, with finger tips touching the earth itself, and left hand in the lap facing upward. Chant or listen to the mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum 108 times or for 11 + minutes. Then relax on your back or sit in observation letting your awareness journey. This mantra will help to remove sabotaging beliefs that block you from witnessing your light and brilliance. With deep intention it will restore faith, trust, and acceptance.
Behold the path of your dharma to transform the illusions of one’s self and unite with our heart’s true nature.
AUM: WHERE YOU ARE AT NOW, INVOKING THE DIVINE
MANI: THE JEWEL OF YOUR INTENTIONS, THAT WHICH REMOVES AND SUSTAINS
PADME: THE PATH OF YOUR WISDOM, LETTING GO OF DUALITY
HUM: THE IMMOVEABLE UNION WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE
Click here for deeper understanding and example of the mantra. OM MANI PADME HUM
On a personal note, I currently watched Moana, it is a fun and inspiring message that is alignment with the Full Moon energies this week. Dive into your playful creativity to heal and set free that which calls you. What is calling you to serve this sacred life? How do you want to take care of your community? Tune into your innocence and watch it!
When the power of alchemical Scorpio shines down upon us, we create at heroic levels and are impassioned to achieve what we desire. We go the distance; we relish the challenge; we eliminate everything extraneous and superfluous. The Scorpionic in all of us reveres the mysterious and hidden realms ~ the secretive, the sexual, the pathological, the investigative, the forbidden, the seductive, the unsavory...
Big risks get taken in expressing your creativity, you remember the rejuvenating qualities of joy and pleasure, romance appears, you share your talents and draw on that inner child self, you love the thrill of taking a risk and winning! Finding, naming and claiming that lion voice inside you, helps you envision your future and carry out the planning and goal creation necessary to make your dream real, and you find your tribe of people that are resonating in that same collective frequency. Little by little the planet transforms with the courage and authenticity of each one... Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com from The Power Path. Click here for Full Article