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


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One Year In

E942593_10151395495651607_1514799709_nFourteen days ago I received a notification about my One Year Anniversary with WordPress! One year and 14 days ago, I was convinced I knew what I was trying to achieve with this blog. But now, I’m not so sure and it feels great because I don’t have the headache of having to find the right topics, photographs or poems to specifically post on my blog. One year and 14 days ago I wrote my first post about which I smile every time I read. I was attempting to reach enlightenment through what? I now realize it’s not a goal you reach and then move on to the next. It’s self discovery from every level forever. It’s being aware of life knowing not all the answers yet remaining peaceful and being faithful that whatever the outcome should be, it will provide room for growth and wisdom.

Here’s an (un)apologetically short synopsis of the year before my blog began, the year during, and the beginning of another year into the blog.

  • 2011 was the start of a season that I would have never imagined. Coming out of a long term relationship, i engaged in a culture of artistic social gatherings, slowly crawling out of a shell that hid many talents and gifts I was blessed with.  I built many strong connections with whom I would be working with today, supporting one another in many ways.
  • 2012 was my real awakening, involving dismay, pain, frustration, (re)connection, fasting, appreciation, gratefulness, broken relationships, bonds built, fuller awareness, etc… It marked the beginning of a new life with different perspectives and a clearer mindset. It opened me up to tolerating, respecting and appreciating different religions, including participating in different rituals and practices from several belief systems that inevitably have expanded my growth.
  • 2013 is coming into bloom. This year is the year that my changes from 2012 will find their space to dwell in. A year of decision and action.

Like I stated in my previous post, I’ve been absent a lot more than I was last year. But I wont be gone for too long. I’m grateful for the connections I’ve made throughout the year, the wonderful souls that have blessed me with their knowledge, their accounts of experience, their art, their stories, their philosophies, etc. I’ve learned many things from all of you. Yes i’m referring to all of you who’ve inspired, motivated and supported me thus far through my blog and yours. I’m also very humbled to have been awarded many times for my blog throughout the year. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Peace, blessings and love always ♥,

your Moon in full 🙂

 


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My Nature

Reflecting in the nude with all inhibitions down and my aura fixed in transparency,

I come to terms with a being I just recently began seeking, though I’ve known for a lifetime.

I sit back and analyze every vibration that flows through my veins, from one extreme to the next.

Conscious of my inadequacies, I study my behavior like a baby learning he’s attached to his limbs.

My heart is open, my mind is free, and my soul is at peace.

I rest assuredly knowing that I am one with nature, a connection that can never be torn.

The oxygen I breathe is shared with the animals that roam the land,

The sun that feeds life into flowers and trees energizes my being,

The water that cleanses the stains of this earth consumes my body whole.

The skies promise the splendor of a day,

And with every passing cloud, there’s a resemblance of the changes I face,

Envisioning a truth different from the rest.

I know not yet where I’m going,

But I am positive that I head toward the right direction.


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It’s more than sex

I have been seeing this reblogged and reposted everywhere on the internets, and it surely caught my eye. I don’t know the author, and frankly, the person doesn’t have to be a well-known philosopher to pass down words of wisdom or share intimate thoughts worthy of reflection. I resonate with this since I believe that our temples are sacred and spiritual. Every activity we do on this Earth shall correlate to our spiritual standings.

“Energy permeates every crevice of existence.” – i.am.maRu a.k.a. Moon

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“I always say, never sleep with someone you wouldn’t want to be.” ~Lisa Chase Patterson

Pay attention to whom you share your intimate energy with. Intimacy at this level intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. These powerful connections, regardless of how insignificant you think they are, leave spiritual debris, particularly within people who do not practice any type of cleansing, physical, emotional or otherwise. The more you interact intimately withsomeone, the deeper the connection and the more of their aura is intertwined with yours.
Imagine the confused aura of someone who sleeps with multiple people and carries around these multiple energies? What they may not realize is that others can feel that energy which can repel positive energy and attract negative energy into your life.


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As the sun sets and gently absorbs

Every burden laced with anger,

The tide comes in to replenish the spirit.

The evening breeze, the violet hour and the quiet birds

That sleep within the leaves of trees

Bring comfort to a tired soul.

Eternal waves of bliss

Moisten the lips of every heart;

And with a peaceful mind

Humanity shall transcend


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Reiki

 In August, I was attuned for Reiki I, finally! I had only worked on 3 people since my attunement… until this weekend.

This weekend I went to Maryland for a wedding. I was there for about 4 days. During the chaotic preparations, the bride’s maids were exhausted and stressed. Most of us stayed at the couple’s house. There was much to be done. Every single day since being there, I performed Reiki on the girls, including the bride.

None of the ladies knew about Reiki or energy healing although some were familiar with the 7 main chakras. And ever since my attunement, I like to incorporate reiki into my scalp massages, so I thought it was a nice way to introduce this modality.

After spending 4 days with ladies I’ve only seen about 5 times in my lifetime, I realized how stressed out women tend to be on a regular basis. I gathered this through the girl talks every night after cleaning, cooking and wine.

After every mini session, all the ladies had similar yet unique experiences. But one thing in common was their satisfaction of relaxing and breathing for a few minutes without interruption, without being bombarded with mundane distractions.

As I was reading an article about reiki for cancer patients (I will write about that later), the quote below rang true to me. Ever since I began my daily meditations in the beginning of this year, I have an easier time dealing with daily activities or interactions. It gives me a sense of peace and purpose. It brings me closer to the Divine.

I’m glad I was able to help these ladies achieve this peace of mind, even if only for the weekend.

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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh often refers to the importance of stopping as a way to cultivate inner healing: 

“At first, ’stopping’ may look like a kind of resistance to modern life, but it is not… Humankind’s survival depends on our ability to stop rushing. Stopping is not only to stop the negative, but to allow positive healing to take place.”

Source: Reiki for Cancer Patients


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Quotes for today… just because :-)

Paulo Coelho

– “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”

– “It’s hard to draw the line between not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what we believe. But we must draw this line.”

– “How to kill procrastination: understanding that discipline is not slavery.”

Dalai Lama

– “A happy society must be created by people themselves, not through prayer alone, but by taking action.”

Rumi

– “Let the waters settle; you will see stars & moon mirrored in your being.”

Author Unknown

– “Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end..”