This Saturday, May 5 is the full moon.
In ancient times and even today, among a small subset of the world’s population, people honor the powerful times of the full moon with rituals.
Rituals that have been almost lost because, in the words of my Taoist teacher “modern culture does not consider the waxing and waning of the
moon as events to be commemorated like the cycles
of the sun – the solstices and equinoxes.”
While I am in Bali today, I’ll be planning to take full
advantage of the cycle of the moon to let go of what
is no longer working for me in my life AND invite in what
I want more of.
I’ll be doing this by attending a full moon ceremony at a local Balinese temple. And by engaging in a simple exercise that you can do too.
Want to join me?
Here’s how you do it.
Write down on a piece of paper something (or many things) you are ready to stop doing, to let go, to move past.
Maybe it’s a harmful habit like smoking or excessive drinking or binge eating.
Maybe it’s self-criticism or perfectionist tendencies that limit you.
Maybe it’s a person in your life who holds you back.
Whatever it is, if it drains your energy and causes stress and anxiety, perhaps it’s time to let it go.
So, go ahead and write it on a piece of paper.
Then, burn the piece of paper.
Next, grab a journal or a nice notebook and write down something (or many things) you want to invite into your life.
Maybe it’s healthy eating or weight loss.
Maybe it’s stronger self-esteem and self-confidence.
Maybe it’s a support team who have your best interest at heart and support you in every way.
Maybe it’s more money to pay your bills, plan a trip, or buy something you’ve been wanting for a long time.
Whatever it is you want, write it down AND (this is important, so listen up):
If you want to lose 15 lb, write that down.
If you want to have unlimited self-esteem and self-confidence so you can do anything or go anywhere in the world, then write that down.
If you want a bookkeeper who is honest, ethical, timely, and fairly priced, then write that down.
If you want $677 to pay off a dental bill, then write that down. But, if it’s more like $17,300 for a list of things, then write down how much you want for each thing.
The Balinese believe that the time of the full moon is powerful because it’s when God comes down to Earth to support you.
Now, maybe you don’t use the word God or even believe in a higher power of any kind, but why not give this simple exercise a try?
Write down what you no longer want and burn it. Then, write down what you want (using as many details as reflect your deepest desire) and keep that.
Email me at Info@YourPerformanceBreakthrough.com to let me know what you experience. I look forward to hearing from you!