Full Moons are all about culminations, completions and conclusions. The high energy of Full Moons has always given me a boot up the butt to initiate something. It isn't always welcome, let me tell you. Full Moon energy keeps me awake, usually with fab ideas, and insights come flooding in, so that I have to write them down. Right there and then! I just have to go with the energy as it presents itself in the moment, to make the most of it. Sleep? Pah! Who needs sleep?!
One trick I have learned along the way, to stop my sleep from being disturbed (or to stop it being as disturbed...) is to take some time before bed, to go within and reflect. Setting time aside deliberately to do this, helps the energy stop bugging me as much, the most of any opportunities that present themselves. Sometimes I even go all out - I like to light some incense or a candle, get some healing music on, and all my crystals around me. Sort of a Full Moon ritual, if you'd like to call it that. Then, I ask myself, the Universe, the Angels, who or whatever feels appropriate at the time, to tell me what do I need to know?
I have had some cracking responses to this in the past, so I always make sure to write it all down, as I don't want to forget any of it. Indeed, this is how I got big answers about my healing journey and my mission work. My challenge to you this Full Moon, is to take a bit of time to sit with yourself, sit in the energy, and sit with the messages that are waiting to intuitively come to you now.
The truth is, we have access to all the answers we could ever need. We simply need to practise tuning in, intuitively. The Full Moon energy amplifies these messages, making them easier to access. So, go on now, flex those spiritual muscles, and indulge yourself in some Soul Time.
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After talking about incense in an online course I've been creating, I found this article about the use of Frankincense - fabulous.
You've heard people talking about meditation, right? But perhaps you don't know what all the fuss is about. Earlier in my journey, I thought meditation was for hippies - nothing wrong with hippies, I just didn't see myself as one. I thought that I wouldn't be able to do it, so I'd get no benefit from it, especially with my monkey mind! I was always on the go, and too busy for stuff like that anyway.
I am a meditation convert now though. Guided and visualisation meditations are my thing. I meditate every day - and if I don't get chance to do my usual routine, I certainly can tell the difference. It sets me up for the day, giving me focus and clarity to hit the ground running. And at night, it winds me (and my monkey mind) down ready for sleep.
Meditation is low cost (free, if you know how!), simple to do (check out my guided meditations and courses), and can be done virtually anywhere once you get into it.
Here are my top 50 perks of meditation. Just a few reasons that everyone should give meditation a go!
1- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate
2- Increases capacity for exercise
3- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation
4- Helps reduce high blood pressure
5- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate
6- Decreases muscle tension
7- Reduces Pre-Menstrual Syndrome symptoms
8- Helps in post-operative healing
9- Benefits the immune system
10- Enhances energy, strength and vigour
11- Helps with weight loss
12- Higher skin resistance
13- Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
14- Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing
15- Slows the aging process
16- Helps ease pain of chronic diseases
17- Reduce headaches & migraines
18- Reduced Need for Medical Care
19- Less energy wasted
20- Significant relief from asthma
21- Improved performance in athletic events
22- Relaxes our nervous system
23- Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
24- Improve infertility
25- Helps in building sexual energy & desire (!)
26- Builds self-confidence
27- Resolve phobias & fears
28- Helps control own thoughts
29- Helps with focus & concentration
30- Increase creativity
31- Improved learning ability and memory
32- Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
33- Increased emotional stability
34- Improved relationships
35- Mind ages at slower rate
36- Increased Productivity
37- Improved relations at home & at work
38- Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
39- Helps ignore petty issues
40- Increased ability to solve complex problems
41- Develop will power
42- Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
43- React more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event
44- Increased job satisfaction
45- Decrease in potential mental illness
46- More sociable behaviour
47- Less aggressiveness
48- Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
49- Reduces need and dependency on medication
50- Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
51- Reduces road rage!
52- Decrease in restless thinking
53- Decreased tendency to worry
54- Increases listening skills and empathy
55- Helps make more accurate judgements
56- Develops emotional maturity
57- Helps keep things in perspective
58- Provides peace of mind, happiness
59- Helps you discover your purpose
60- Increased compassion
61- Growing wisdom
62- Deeper understanding of yourself and others
63- Brings body, mind, spirit in harmony
64- Increased acceptance of oneself
65- Changes attitude toward life
66- Helps living in the present moment
67- Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
68- Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
69- Experience a sense of “Oneness”
70- Re-connects you to your intuition
My personal favourite is number 51! Which one do you like best?
Jo is a natural medium, empath and intuitive healer, helping people to ride the waves of life