Tonight's Pisces full Corn Moon - also known as the Harvest or Barley moon - is about turning our awareness and focus inward rather than outward for solution.
As uncomfortable as it may make us feel, this is a time to resist the logical, to resist the typical dead-end approaches to the things that are complex or bewildering in our lives.
These days, grabbling and putting the pieces of logic together for solution will only leave us more deeply mired in the quicksand of chaos and naive to inner resolution. Things are much different than they were 6 months ago at the start of the Spring Equinox and the onset of COVID and as we enter this full moon, the last one before the Autumnal Equinox, take a moment to go beyond what your Mind tells you and to listen deeply to what your heart is saying because what is right in life may not always make logical sense.
SO WHY THE LOOK to the HEART?
Think of the Heart (your soul Self) as the Sun and the Mind as the Moon and recognize that the Moon's radiance and brilliance is merely a reflection of the light from the Sun. THIS is exactly what our Mind is to the Heart, a reflection of our Soul Self. To find clarity it is the Heart that needs to speak and shine - before the Mind every can.
Our work now is to focus on feeling good about ourselves from the heart. This is something we are now beginning to realize humanity has been ignoring for millennia. So, to manage change successfully requires us to become more familiar, more comfortable, with who we are inside. It's the time to reflect and ask ourselves the question:
What is it that we fear by by listening deeply to our hearts?
Is it the old wounds we may have to acknowledge and make space for? Is it the fear of owning up to our potential? Or is it the fear of letting go of what no longer serves us but to date is all we have ever known?
When we become comfortable within ourselves this is where the magic begins, where pathways to solution and resolutions open wider. Connecting the Mind to our Heart allows us to evolve, prosper, and integrate rather than reaching for what's outside of us that only disappoints and disintegrates.
WHERE TO START
Take the time to reflect on what is overwhelming you at this time or the things that make you uncomfortable and remember to gently (and with compassion) push aside the Mind's veil of illusion, e.g., those excuses we constantly make through avoidance.
I treat my mind like a younger version of myself sometimes, the child version of me, so I have a better sense of Self when addressing what's really going on. I remind myself that my mind is only acting on conditioned, learned behavior - but my heart knows the way. The older wiser, from-the-heart-Margaret tells the younger Margaret, "it's okay, I've got your back, just sit back and relax, I've got this."
A great way to re-establish the HEART, MIND, BODY connection is to breathe deeply as you feel your pulse from the wrist. We call this the Pulse Meditation (instructions below). This is a great introduction to meditation and a first strong step to inner connection. Through this simple meditation one can begin to listen, truly listen, to their heart beat and manifest an inner reconnection in this Age of Aquarius as we become attuned to our inner rhythm - and our truth.
OUR KARMA ON THIS FULL MOON
Our karma, the lessons we must learn, on this Corn Moon day relates to our befuddlement in connecting within. NOW is the time to master the subtlety of all you are - to become comfortable with what seems uncomfortable - to come to relish your own depth and dimension - to know it doesn't have fangs or poison, but rather a deep radiance that makes us feel whole and fulfilled because with this comes solutions to the things that seem bewildering at present.
When we feel divine and successful within ourselves we have the capacity to share this with others and to perpetuate practising what we preach in a positive and powerful way. It is the opportunity for us ALL to heal and find solution collectively from within.
This may sound corny on this Corn Moon but it's true.
SIGIL PRACTICE TO HELP MANIFEST INNER CONNECTION
This morning I meditated on the things within that make me uncomfortable. What might happen if I come to realize myself more? What if it puts too much pressure on myself, what if I fail? What about losing control? Trusting my heart makes me feel vulnerable, untrusting...
It's not that the above aren't natural ways of thinking (in some cases they're instinctual) but they can also represent patterned ways of thinking that are outdated and only send us into cyclic chaos. So I decided to acknowledge these fears, to commit to becoming more comfortable with my Heart rather than the Mind through a Sigil (a symbol) I drew based on the following statement:
"I am comfortable with the uncomfortable".
This Sigil represents stepping outside the box of my comfort zone, accepting that logic isn't always the answer - but the heart is and can be, and that solutions and pathways open when we listen within. I inserted the sigil above for review. I will leave this sigil and let it sit for a while. I will forget about it for the day and when I come back to it I will re-charge it with more introspection and then release it to allow it to manifest, because in this year of 2020 - solution is from the Heart
PULSE MEDITATION - HOW TO
This is a good meditation to help you get in touch with the inner self. It will also help if you are scattered and want to settle down, or if you are already quiet and want to go deep into the core of yourself. It’s a good meditation for beginners and to develop the ability of concentration in action. It allows you to control your reaction to any situation and can bring sweetness and one-pointedness to the most scattered mind.
Sit in Easy Pose with a light jalandhar bandh.
Focus the lightly closed eyes at the Brow Point.
With the four fingers of the right hand, feel the pulse on the left wrist.
Place the fingers in a straight line, lightly, so that you can feel the pulse in each fingertip.
Breath deeply with each heart beat you feel through your finger tips. In kundalini we recite the silent mantra Sat Naaaaam with every heart beat. Sat Nam is a seed mantra - to germinate your inner Self and growth. It is your truth - all you are in this life time and all you have to offer in it.
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