Taking extra time this morning to reflect and write. I love that new moons are a time when the slate is wiped clean and the energy is fresh. Yesterday we had a new moon in Scorpio with a partial solar eclipse. If there was an ideal time to truly let go of what holds us back (especially in the relationship department) now would be the time. The cosmos is supporting you to loosen your grip and start this upcoming year lighter and more open to love.
What’s been coming up for me these last couple of weeks has been very much in alignment with the energies of this new moon. I am opening up to more love in so many ways and it’s a humbling and incredible time to grow.
I met with a new spiritual teacher last week and what came forward was that I need to expand my self-love. This really upset me initially. I was like, me, really? I’ve been moving towards this and working with self-love for over thirteen years, don’t I love myself enough yet? Once I felt my way through that ego driven talk, I recognized it was true, it was possible to love myself so much more. There was greater self-love to be had and enlarging this practice is where it’s at right now. This is clearly the next step on my personal journey.
To practice more self-love this week I committed to deepening my morning rituals to include more self-healing work. This has been very grounding. As many of you know I have been studying and practicing Reiki this year. Using the energy in my hands to self-soothe and restore my emotions is changing my life. Words really cannot do the practice any justice. Learning how to work with my own energy in this healing way has been one of my biggest steps towards more self-love.
Another way I practiced self-love this week was taking risks. I posted about it a couple of days ago on Instagram and the incredible comments were so affirming. The amount I am willing to risk is proportionate to how much I love myself. Within my business I have been called to really step up and have been given loads of opportunities to practice. My teacher shared that we had to be willing to risk everything in order to stand in our truth and do the important spiritual work around working with others for a career.
Today I sent five emails I’d been avoiding for the last couple of days and it’s amazing what happens when I create space for loving myself unconditionally though the fear. Now I feel light, happy and empowered. I just asked for what I’m worth! It’s one of the best feelings in the world to me right now and so tied to self-love and valuing what I offer.
Would love to hear how you are working with the new moon energy and practicing self-love this week.
Wishing you well.