“There comes a time in the seeker’s life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved.”
~ Sri Chinmoy
“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?”
I am making the final preparations for my retreat this week, before we start on Saturday.
The dates were chosen carefully to coincide with certain moon phases. I work with the moon often, here at my farm. Understanding her cycles helps us grow things well, and work with the potent forces of nature, rather than against them. It also works well in our own personal quest for growth.
Although you may not be joining us, perhaps you’d like to consciously work with this beautiful moon energy too.
Right now (today!) the moon is in Sagittarius, and it is a waxing crescent. All waxing moons are fabulous for growth and change. This current phase is known as the Traveller’s Moon.
It’s a time where we doubt and we question. A time of ‘itchiness’ where we long to become unstuck and to travel forward. We recognise that something is missing in our lives and so we embark on our quest. We become the Traveller.
By the weekend, when the retreat begins, we shall be in a waxing gibbous moon – the Seeker’s Moon. The seeker has a restless spirit. They yearn to find answers. They desire to find a deeper meaning in their life, around which they can arrange their days.
A Seeker’s Moon is a great time for introspection, and for Vision Quests. It’s a time for soul searching and seeking truth. We seek answers from without and within.
If you’re truly looking to change the course of your life and to have clarity of direction, the Seeker’s Moon provides powerful energy to illuminate these answers in your life.
In the final days of our retreat we move into the Scholar’s Moon – the gibbous moon in Sagittarius.
Under a Scholar’s Moon we integrate what we have learned. We have heard the whispers of our heart. We have noted the illumination of our direction by the Universe. We have a clear idea of where we are going.
Now is the time to commit to that path. We open ourselves to deeper levels of knowledge, understanding that the end of one quest marks the beginning of another. We are now on a journey of self-growth and self-mastery.
The Waxing Moon in Sagittarius is not a call for everyone. But if it is your time, you will know. You will feel its pull.
I’ll post a little more over the next ten days, for those of you who can’t join us but who feel compelled to travel this same road.
Much love to you. May you journey well. ♥ Nicole xx
“You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it never
Rises from the soul, and sways
The heart of every single hearer,
With deepest power, in simple ways.
You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,
Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,
Blowing on a miserable fire,
Made from your heap of dying ash.
Let apes and children praise your art,
If their admiration’s to your taste,
But you’ll never speak from heart to heart,
Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part