The following post is inspired by the suggested new moon intentions from Elder Mountain Dreaming.
You can see the entire post at: https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/second-new-moon-of-spring-3/
Now it is suggested that we pick one of these and work on it for self-improvement and growth.
This new moon I find I’m having a hard time picking one. There are several of these that I truly need to work on.
As I study them I see that a couple are actually connected to one another and wonder if I work on one will others fall into place?
A major goal of these new moon studies is to find and cultivate self-awareness. I wonder? Since I have asked the question of “If I work on one will others fall into place?” Am I becoming more self-aware?
One thing I made a firm decision on today is calling a truce with this house I’m living in.
When I moved here it was not under the best of circumstances. I reacted to a fight or flight situation with flight. Part of me realizes that might not have been the best decision to have made.
I also realize that everything we go through in life serves a purpose and that nothing which happens in our lives happens for no reason.
So, if nothing else I’ve learned in a more powerful way that, “a decision made in haste, cannot be undone at leisure.”
I’ve also learned that once the decision has been made, many times there is no going back.
What to do then?
Well, go forward of course. See what is around the next bend because what else is there?
So, I’ve decided to write a list of positive things about my new house.
I am going to then connect those things with things that I need to work on, and then connect those things with one of these intentions listed here.
Before I go further here are the new moon intentions for this cycle.
Once you’ve read those, continue reading to see my list of positive things I have found about my new home, because in truth while there have been several annoyances there are also positives aplenty.
I respect myself
I am positive
I listen deeply
I practice self-control
I am peaceful (if you feel stressed)
I am grounded
I am creative
I am patient
I accept myself
My desire is healthy
I am loved
I am balanced
I am responsible
I nurture myself
I speak my truth
I use my will in a positive way
I am strong emotionally (if you feel you are not)
I am strong physically (if you feel you are not)
I am focused mentally (if you feel you are not)
I practice healthy boundaries
I have safe sexual boundaries
I am honest with myself
I am healthy in my body (if you are not)
I practice self control
I embrace joy (if you are depressed)
I embrace my new beginning
I live in the present moment
I express my frustrations in a healthy way
I am healing my anger (or frustration, impatience etc.)
I create a strong boundary with my addiction (which addiction)
OK so there are the new moon intentions.
I have decided to pick “I live in the present moment.”
Because it connects directly with all other issues in my life.
I have trouble letting go of past hurtful happenings.
I have had trouble letting go of my last home and moving completely into this new.
I have been at war with the house because of this.
I feel it misses its previous owner as much as I miss my previous house.
This morning while taking a shower I spoke directly to the house and said, “OK you and I have to call a truce. We must learn to get along as house and dweller. We must realize that what has happened to bring us together has happened for a reason and the past hurts that have happened to us the other is not responsible for. You must learn to shelter, love, and protect me, and I must learn to care for and accept you.”
With that I cast a circle of protection around my new home and made the decision to unpack the rest of my belongings, hang pictures on the walls, and get down to the business of making this house my home.
I am ready to seriously begin making money to pay for fencing in the yard for Campbell. I am determined that that which plagues me shall go and that our home will turn into a sanctuary for us.
All of that connects to living in the present moment.
What are the positive things I found about the house?
• It has a wonderful deck that once I find furniture for will be the perfect place to sit and write.
• The inside is open airy and bright with lots of big windows that let in the sun.
• The yard has a fence that when I find the money to do so the owner has given permission to finish.
• I have a neighbor across the way that I knew when I moved in.
• The park is just a little walk from the house and if Campbell and I are careful we can learn to get across the street to it and with help can learn to walk on the walking path there.
• Though it is not as big as my last house this is not a bad thing because my health is not what it once was, and the other house was truly too much for me to maintain.
• Campbell still has his own room.
Now when I started that list I thought I only had three things to write.
Once I got going I realized there were lots more, and I’m thinking once I truly begin to accept the NOW I will find more still.
What have I learned from all this?
“If you’re always looking behind you you will never get where you are going.”
Campbell and I thank you for stopping in today and invite you back again soon.
Until next time this is Patty who is determined to “Live in the present moment” and King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba who always does saying…
May harmony find you and blessid be.