You divide what you call “time” into even increments. You measure the immeasurable with clocks and watches, shiny addictive devices. You live by the schedule imposed from outside yourself. You order your lives according to the numbers and commands of the little gadget in your pocket or on your wall.
Waxing moon and sycamore
You allow your ideas, beliefs, bodily needs for food and drink, rest and sleep to be ruled by a pale and ineffective substitute for the real thing. Do these ideas and concepts and gadgets run your lives instead of the sun that bathes our planet in life giving light? – instead of the cycles of nature?
The more “civilized’ you are, the farther you are from the seasons, rhythms of nature, of sun and moon, and dawn, noon, evening, dusk, planting, reaping, nesting, fledging, aging, death, and rebirth..
You have been created to order your days and nights according to the nuances of sunlight and moonlight, and the needs of your body. This is the wise way of all nature.
Your bodies – all living things are minutely attuned to this light – the angle of the sun, the length of days, the quality of brightness, the position of the sun, moon and stars in the sky…
There is no match for the wisdom of your bodies in concert with the natural world. Work within the wise ways of nature. Become a student of her cycles, her life giving energy.
All time is now, dear ones. There is only the infinite now. It is where you must attend your focus. Pull your mind from past and future, from the pull of your devices, and live in the light, for you will only be balanced, focused and centered in your power in the here and now.
It is the eternal present where the true richness of life unfolds.
Dear ones, I ask you to connect with your deep natures as children of this sweet green earth. Lie under the night sky, feel the earth support your bodies.
Winter crab apples
Take in the billions of stars, the planets, the infinity of all that is. Know that you belong here on our living planet among the multitude of life forms that call the earth their home.
Connect to your deep nature. Get to know the heart of you, the core of your being that has sustained your kind since ancient times – before the written word, before history, before science, when the world was young.
Now, after all this time, you are still at your center an elemental earth dweller, connected intimately to the ground beneath your feet. You walk in this living atmosphere between the dome of sky and the supporting earth.
Evening sky, waxing moon
You have been entrusted with these precious gifts. Know that you are worthy of them.
My dears have you looked to the sky at night and bathed and danced and delighted in the moonlight?
Moon at dusk
You would do well to study her rhythms and phases, to align your life’s ebb and flow, fullness and emptiness with her age-old patterns.
As the moon waxes, fill yourself with goodness, love and light. Prepare, gather in.
At full moon, open to her light, give thanks for what has manifested in your life!
Then as she wanes, let go, release all those thoughts ideas, energies that have served their purpose. Let go of those physical objects you are ready to release. Clear out, make room.
At new moon, the dark night of the month, honor the death of the old, make plans for the new, yet again.
All living things on this planet have evolved to be sensitive to the gentle rhythms, the pearly light of our beloved moon mother. You are no exception. Let the rhythms of your life be guided by our ancient night companion.