When the Full Moon is here, it's a time when tensions tend to rise and a good night's sleep is almost impossible, leaving many feeling grouchy, irritable and bloody tired. Has it been the same for you?
Traditionally, the Full Moon is a time of letting go of what no longer seems to fit. So, I ask you: What are you ready to let go of?
The letting go process is seldom easy, especially when you've invested time, money, love and energy into what or who ready to be released. In response to this we tend to hold on. Doing so way past the sell by date, mostly in the hope that things will get better or that the other person will change. When the change doesn't come we experience a further gulf of emotions that cripple us with fear. With fear and low-vibe emotions firmly in place we feel blocked. Thinking and feeling as there's no way forward. Our emotions now seeming to get the better of us.
Now, if this sounds all too familiar and you're feeling ready to just let go then I've got something for you.
A few years back I was an absolute energetic mess. On the outside all looked well - the beginning of a new professional career that was full of so much promise, dipping into the world of mysticism and spirituality, a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes and handbags. Yet, behind the facade life was falling apart, piece by piece. As I reluctantly let go and desperately clung on all at once. On the inside I felt:
Years of break-ups with ex partners, childhood dramas, teen bullying and friendship betrayal, had left me feeling really shitty on the inside. Each experience having left its energetic imprint on me whilst stripping another fragment of my soul. So, one day, under the guidance of an Angel intuitive I begun the journey of writing it out of my system. Pouring my heart and soul into letters to those who I felt had hurt me, betrayed me or damaged my spirit in some way.
In the letters I shared my feelings about what happened. I expressed forgiveness to myself and the other person(s), closing by expressing gratitude for the lessons learnt and the growth that had taken place. With each word written and each year that fell I felt the heaviness left.
Then I burnt each letter and sent two (the latter is strictly optional).
What followed was a process of deep healing, integration and re-creation. A time where the empty space that had been left called out to be filled. Although, that's a soul story for another time. Until then, I challenge you to........
Write your letter(s)
With your pen in hand simply get writing. Pour your heart and soul into that letter. Allowing every buried thought and feeling to rise to the surface. Even if your tears are staining the paper I urge you to keep writing until you naturally feel that it's time to stop. Then comes the exciting part.
Burning is the ideal way to dispose of the letters. The smoke is symbolic of releasing the dark, dead energy. However, if fire isn't your thing, you might find shredding or tearing the letter(s) into pieces to be just as effective.
What happens next will be the healing and integration process. This may look different for each person, depending on how deep the wound. Some of you reading this may require support and guide from those in the medical profession, others may opt for spiritual energy (like I did) and others of you may choose to go it alone with journaling or some other spiritual practise. Internally and intuitively you'll know what's right for you so, follow your inner guidance system. It will never guide you in the wrong direction.
Now, it's up to you
Decide what you would like to release during this Full Moon in Cancer phase. Failing that, allow the energy and planets to show you. Maybe Mercury Retrograde had your ex-partner getting in touch or old boss/colleagues touch base. On the other hand, maybe the Full Moon is showing you the thought patterns, limiting stories or ways of being that really don't serve you anymore. Be aware and trust in whatever is coming up for you. Have a go at the letter writing and let me know how it goes for you.