1st April, Monday, New Week, New Month –
We are in the third phase of the waning moon, with a new moon on 5th April.
The waning moon helps to let go …
And the new moon is the perfect time for beginning new projects.
Before we’ve let go from the old and what doesn’t serve us any longer we cannot start to focus and dedicate ourselves fully to new beginnings. Which car owner would ever think of pouring new oil on top of
So this week’s focus is letting go. The waning moon helps with that. Even with household (cleaning, polishing, washing), or throwing out stuff that has been accumulating, doing it during waning moon is much more successful and problem-free than when the moon is waxing (growing).
Get clear on what serves you no longer, what doesn’t make you feel good, what holds you back.
Let go of regrets.
- Find a place where you will be undisturbed for half an hour.
- Get still and quiet. Breath in and out a few times, slowly and deeply.
- Take a notebook and write down your thoughts and feelings.
- What is your biggest challenge right now?
- What has been making you feel less/different than how you want to feel in the last week? in the last month? in the last 3 months?
- What can you change?
- What can you not change?
Remember the serenity prayer?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
Keep this prayer in mind, every day.
Then start the process of letting go. Decide and commit to letting go. Forgive yourself for what you have done wrong. Forgive your loved ones for what they have done wrong. Everyone always does the best they can in any given moment. So did you. You might have lost your way sometimes, you might have forgotten who you really are.
But today is a new beginning.
Think about this:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I repeat: who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. It is in everyone – and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same, and our presence automatically liberates others.