Moontime Dreaming

new-moon

In ancient times it was the custom during the new moon for women to step away from their duties as wife and mother to gather together in sacred circle. It was a time of nurturance for the women who were in daily service to their families and their community. More importantly the dark of the moon is a powerful dream time.

Woman is the Creatrix, she who dreams creation into being. It is the innate nature of women to connect with the moon. Even her bodily cycles flow with the moon, shedding the old lining of the womb with every new moon in preparation for the seeding of new birth, new dreams. 

Therefore women would gather together in sacred circle, dream together and share their dreams. As each women brings her own unique gifts to the circle, all of their dreams were woven together to offer wisdom and guidance to the tribe to continue growing and thriving during the upcoming month.

From the most ancient of times, women were honored for this role in the community. It was the men who put these dreams into action, building and providing for the community. But without the dreams their actions would become disjointed and unproductive, rather than flowing with the organic energies and cycles of nature. Together, the dreamers and the builders were able to create anew and thrive.

We have strayed so far away from the nature of these traditions. It is the rare individual that even bothers to gaze up at the moon, let alone commune with her energies. With the advent of birth control women’s cycles are no longer in synch with the moon. Lives have become so busy women no longer gather together. There is no sharing of dreams, personal or otherwise. Our communities are built and governed through the logic of the mind. Dreams have been relegated to hold little if any importance.

eclipse

In a few days the planet will be experiencing a solar eclipse, which is when the moon passes in front of the sun creating a shadow upon the sun. I’ve always called this the kissing of the sun and the moon, a sweet joining of the masculine and feminine. This particular eclipse takes place in the astrological sign of Pisces, which is the last sign of the zodiac, the alpha omega point. The point between the death of the old year and the birthing of a new year when the sun passes into Aries a fire sign of action. Pisces is a water sign, a feminine sign, the most potent time of the year for dreaming as we draw the old year to a close in preparation for birthing a whole new dream for the upcoming year.

I am always pulled by the new moon to set time aside, free of the rest of the world, to commune with her, to meditate with her, to dream with her. With this particular new moon not only am I pulled to do so, I feel compelled to do so!!!

This past year has been one of chaos and disruption for humanity. It is through my meditation and dreamtime that I have learned how to create my own reality free of these disruptions. My dreams have become the guiding force in my life, the flow of ease and grace that so many are seeking.

2016 was a year of completion, a 9 year in numerology. 2017 began a whole new cycle. Although many consider January as the beginning of the new year, our current gregorian calendar has thrown us out of sync with nature. In reality, the new year begins when the sun moves from Pisces into Aries with the March Equinox. Therefore this new moon is the last of the 9 year cycle before we initiate a new 9 year cycle.

What that means for us is that we get to birth a whole new dream for the next 9 year cycle. You get to birth a whole new dream for yourself with your own unique gifts and carry that out into your community. You get to create anew.

Whether you are male or female, you dream. You may not remember your dreams or they may not make sense to you because you’ve not paid them any attention. Perhaps its time to look upward. Perhaps its time to set aside the world that’s asunder for a few moments as you commune with the moon. Ask her to enter your dreamtime with her wisdom and guidance so freely given. She is here to birth a new world through your dreams. That is her role. Perhaps you’d like to call her forth as your co-creative partner.

This is a very potent new moon for you personally and for all of humanity. Take a few moments to look up, away from your daily distractions. As the sun kisses the moon during this solar eclipse there is a sweet co-creation taking place to birth anew. Allow your dreams to come into reality with the feminine energies of the moon activated by the masculine energies of the sun.

There are very few tribal women sitting in Moon Time ceremony anymore. However, the moon is unceasingly delivering your dreams to you awaiting your attention. Dream on BeLoveds, new worlds await.

~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
“message from my inner wisdom”
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Midwifing a New Legacy for our Children

 

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How many of us have grown up in search of _____ ? I leave that blank because we all seem to be in search of something. Most people think when they find whatever that illusive thing is, they will find their happiness. So the list gets longer and longer, until….. we realize that it’s our Self that we’re in search of, our true authentic Self and the most joyous way to express our ever blossoming creativity.

No wonder our world is such a mess.
Everyone is “on the search” and there’s very little finding going on.

So when did we get so lost? How did we get so lost?

Perhaps we were never really lost. Perhaps we were born awake and aware, but the threads that weave that realization into our lives were never nurtured.

Children are born as pure Spirit. Their Spirit is so pure and so expansive that when it attempts to incarnate into a physical body, the vibration is often so dissonant that the body’s density feels like entrapment. The attempts to inhabit the body initiate fear and distress. If not alleviated, this separation becomes a core imprint for the rest of our lives.

It’s much more common then we’re aware of. Adults as well as children experience it in the form of nightmares, especially when we’re under a lot of emotional stress. When our Spirit returns to our body during dreamtime, if there’s a vibrational discrepancy between our Spirit and our physical body we awaken in a fear induced state. As an adult we usually learn how to deal with the anxiety in a variety of ways. But, we never seem to put it to rest.

Quite often incarnating into a physical body needs assistance with the interweaving of body and Spirit, especially when a child is born in a sterile environment like a hospital. Many ancient traditions held ceremonies for the child’s incarnation weaving their body and Spirit into harmony with the purity of Love.

Unfortunately these rituals have gone by the wayside. In present day we sign a birth certificate in place of a naming ceremony in which the divine Spirit was welcomed into the physical body with Love. Baptism originally invited the Holy Spirit to enter the body, but today’s ceremony has deviated from this primary intention. It would be a great benefit to our children if we birthed them in a loving environment and reinitiated some of these ancient rituals of Love.

Our children face this dilemma once again during adolescence when their hormones begin pumping through their bodies awakening them to an expanded consciousness.

Adolescence is meant to be a natural time of Self-realization. In the indigenous cultures it is considered a sacred time of passage. The adolescent is encouraged to participate in a vision quest to find their inner wisdom and discover their spiritual gifts. When they return, the whole tribe celebrates their awakening and supports the expression of their innate gifts.

Present day adolescence is very different. It has morphed into a difficult and challenging passage into adulthood. Once you realize that you’re an individual separate from your parents, you begin to question their standards. Without a culture’s support during this phase of development, our only choice is to test the waters by pushing the limits to figure out who we are on your own. Instead of fostering our gifts, we’re being ushered into more and more structured education to fit into society’s molds.

Thus, the youth of today are rebelling in order to expand. Unfortunately, that rebellion usually increases the chasm of separation, rather than drawing us closer to our spiritual essence. Even if we do find the artisan within, we are being forced to constantly grasshopper back and forth amidst society’s antiquated mandates, rather than express our innate gifts freely.

Once we reach retirement, we slow down enough to recognize a lifetime of separation from who we really are. But what if we didn’t have to wait until retirement to self reflect?

It’s too late for us to rewind and start over. But it’s not too late to change the legacy for our children.

Isn’t it time we midwife a more welcoming legacy for our children? Isn’t it time we honor the wisdom and brilliance of our children, especially our adolescents who have so much to share? Isn’t it time to weave our Spirit and physicality together in harmony to change the tapestry of life for all of us?

~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
“message from my inner wisdom”
www.sharonlynshepard.com

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