Now, with each full moon, we carry on the tradition of meditations and create a human web of light. We choose the full moon because its power will magnify the light we send out… Each full moon, throughout the day and evening, keep working with shining your light and visualizing that you are connected to a global human web of light. The more of us who participate, the greater our force for change.
– Sandra Ingerman, How to Thrive in Changing Times
This description of a Full Moon Ceremony comes at the very end of Sandra Ingerman’s new book and at the very beginning of this, her new blog. This blog will help you apply the principles in Sandra’s books by showing how others are applying them all over the planet.
Let’s begin with that constant reminder of our own light: the moon. December 31 was not only a full moon, it was also a “blue moon” — the second full moon in the month of December. A blue moon on New Year’s Eve thrilled many stargazers around the world. Google News has logged more than 600 stories about it.
Ceremony is something shamanism is known for, and Full Moon Ceremonies have been around as long as, well, the moon. Phylameana lila Desy, About.com’s Guide to Holistic Healing, describes a “Full Moon Release Ritual” this way:
The light the full moon offers illuminates those things that are interfering with our spiritual advancements. Once we have become enlightened to ways that are blocking us, the easier to let go. The full moon ritual is for releasing or purging the things in our lives that no longer serve us such as addictions to food, drugs, or sex, relinquishing suffering involved in hurtful relationships, discharging physical and emotional pains, etc.
Whatever your reasons for joining us here so soon after that beautiful, full, blue moon, we welcome you and hope you’ll shine your light in the coming weeks as we explore How to Thrive in Changing Times.