Saturday, 18 February 2012

Rumi and the Moon

07 february, 18:12

At night, i open the window 
and ask the moon to come and press it's face against mine.

breathe into me

Close the language door and open the love window
The moon won't open the door, only the window


07 february, 18:15 

 Who could be so lucky?
Who comes to a lake for water and sees 
the reflection of the moon.


07 february, 18:19

 There is a path from me to you
that I am constantly looking for

so I try to keep clear and still
as water does with the moon


07 february, 18:19

Let the water settle; 
you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being


Febuary Moon

5th february, 17:17

From Jamie Sams, The 13 Clan Mothers:

The Mother Of Nature, Keeper of Rhythm, Weather and the Seasons
Guardian of the Languages of the Trees, Stones, and Creatures
The maker of Relatives/Keeper of Earth's Needs/ Mother of the Planetary Family
How to understand unspoken the Languages of Nature
Kinship with all life forms and how to enter the sacred Spaces of others with respect
How to honour cycles, rhythms, and changes of the seasons and weather
How to meld with the life force and rhythms in all dimensions, learning the truths of each

5th february, 18:38

This is also the Moon of Affirmation: this is discussed further at Rattling the Bones & Wheelkeeper

7th february, 06:58

Friday, 3 February 2012

Dear Woman.... and Man....

I was really struck by the full softness of the moon in this image, contrasted with the hard lines of an electricity pylon. Both carrying a phenomenal amount of energy in their own way... the moon with power over moods & tides, following, (or controlling?) the natural rhythms & cycles of our world.... electrical power lines, symbolic of the way our world has developed, focussed on speed, directness & power at all costs....

 12th january, 21:20

I found a lovely blog recently... Moon Woman Rising. Well, with a name like that, there's no wonder that it is sensitive & thoughtful reading. This was posted recently... you really must pop over & see the illustration Aja found to go with it, via the link above... it really expresses the thoughts i have been struggling to articulate to go with these images...

Dear Woman,
It requires openness, courage and sensitivity for you to live consciously and unashamedly in harmony with your inner lunar rhythm. Western civilisation’s projective linear lifestyle does not honour the wise truth of your female depths or the spiralling movement of your monthly ebb and flow. It is unnatural for you to be overly active in the world when you are pre-menstrual, menstrual, pregnant, birthing, breastfeeding or menopausal. These are powerful phases of deepening awareness and surrender to the vast realm of your feminine essence.
During these transformations you need presence, nurturing and precious moments with the earth’s beauty. You need space for inner stillness without unnecessary distractions and activities. You and your body are sacred, as all of life is sacred. Follow the moon’s rhythm and know it as your own. Allow her to lead you home to the mystery of your love and the depth of your power. 
Click on Roslyne Sophia at the bottom & you'll see the full article... and skip over to Wild Heart Wisdom to see her own site.

12th january, 21:23

Those words resonate so deeply... I spent years proudly 'getting on with it' & scorning those who didn't... it took me a long time to understand and return, re-turn, to a natural cycle... to honour the rhythms. The moon, casting her light through industrial smoke & light polluted clouds, still looks beautiful... and these in turn create a striking image with patterns of metal & car lights.... no one would ever consider that the moon should try to fit in or compete... neither would they expect the pylon to try & be something it isn't.... neither need be a threat to the other... if we celebrate our differences... respect them...

14th january, 08:11

Boundaries are blurred and we need the courage to snap things back into focus... men & women do have differing needs & both need to understand them to function their best. Moon lore & wisdom tends to focus on the feminine... Woman has much to reclaim, but there are lessons there for Man too.

19 january, 07:43
The waxing & waning, the ever turning cycle... the moon speaks to us all and the more we try to fight it, the more we are likely to be sucked under by dangerous tides. With every waning moon we need to consciously think of letting go unnatural practices, conditioned thoughts, unnecessary goals.... even men, (or especially men?) can benefit from sitting with the dark moon... releasing & making room for new growth... allowing the seeds of respect for & attention to the Self to take root... to nurture our deepest Selves, so that we can all rise into our true power....

28th january, 21:43

Wishing you happy moondreams xo