Searching For Truth: A Blog by Sherri Smith
Photo Credit: Michael Mazzone
I can't seem to sleep tonight; perhaps its the power and light I am feeling from this upcoming Wolf moon or its the unsettled thoughts in my mind. Or perhaps it's a bit of both.
This full moon is a powerful one, again speaking from the perspective of the alignment of planets, it brings even greater light onto the dark places. Instead of labelling something as dark though, if we approached it from a space of being denser it doesn't have as much of the negative connotations attached to it. And so I am contemplating what is feeling dense within.
I have always been intrigued with the potency of the moon. It is in alignment with a woman's menstrual cycle, the cycle or potential for creation of a new being. Within that cycle there is the time to plant the seed for fertilization, a time to tend the garden per say to keep the soil healthy to optimize the outcome and a time to tend and trust that all will be beautiful or as it was meant to be in that outcome.
I have also witnessed the impact of the potency it can have on behaviours having been in the health care environment for a large portion of my working career. The power within the cycle of the moon is so incredible. At its peak it becomes a beacon onto the instability or incoherence of the mind and extreme behaviours can result. The same can be said for the solar impact in a daily cycle; an example being the behaviours changing in late afternoon with someone suffering with neurological diseases or under heavy medications. (sundown syndrome) The same cycles and changes can be witnessed with the seasons.
We are in a time of extreme uncertainty, one that has not been experienced in our lifetime, or in many previous lifetimes. This wolf moon has special meaning for me personally. I had the greatest gift of being in a very close proximity with a wolf this year. His presence is something I will not forget. His coat was thick and healthy, his eyes sharp but not aggressive to me. I witnessed his strength in a way that perhaps words cannot articulate. He was standing in his sovereignty. His power. His truth.
As these two aspects come together with this wolf moon as it has been called by our indigenous earth keepers of the past, I consider where I stand within my own truth. I am trying to embrace the light of the moon and allow it to shine onto the things that feel wobbly within.
To be able to go within and witness that which is feeling out of alignment is a healthy state to enter into. The willingness to soften around a belief or an understanding and be available for a new thought, form or creation to emerge. I aspire to forever move towards that state as I know we will never know everything and everything is in a constant state of change. What I have always trusted is my moral compass and intuition. There were many years of my life that it had heaps of dust piled onto of it and entangled in cobwebs, however I have learned to blow that dust off and trust it more and more. It is an embodied state of knowing. It can also be a challenge as more often than not I have found myself outside of mainstream in my ways of thinking. It can be lonely and come with adversity, but like the wolf, I have to stand in what I believe to be true. It's not ego, it's not the need to be right because that will always change as greater discoveries are realized.
The full moon is the guidepost for that time/behaviour/belief to come to light and to see if it can stand in its truth much like the beauty of the wolf did with me. He was so fully aware of his power and did not need to demonstrate it.
What I have always believed in is the power of love. That is my unshakeable truth. The acts of kindness, of true compassion without agendas, of holding space for humanity, of a love for nature and the earth. What I also believe in is freedom, true freedom. The entanglement we are currently experiencing is so far from both of those states in this moment. The denser energies cannot thrive when we are experiencing these 2 states.
Everything holds a vibration. It is all energy. Love is the highest frequency we can exist in and our planet and humanity are in deep need for that now. As uncomfortable as this past year and the time we are moving through now are for us, it is also an opportunity to let the wolf moon shine onto ourselves and see where perhaps we are out of alignment in thought, behaviour or truest nature.
Love is not rigid, it has very soft borders that allow one to permeate into other thought forms, actions and existences. It is not grinding the teeth, pointing a finger or standing in militance. So I end this with where I can be of more love and greater service. Where can I best express and experience my freedom. I am aching for immense changes to occur on our planet and within our social structures. I don't quite know how to begin that process of contributing to the greater outcome other than within me.
Sherri Smith from A State of Bliss has trained extensively and globally with ancient modalities and traditions to combine the wisdom these teachings into her own unique therapies. We are deeply connected to the natural world and many of the ills of society today are a result of our separation from this. Sherri's commitment to her own journey keep her immersed in teachings, experiences and advancement, in turn providing rich and rare content to her offerings. There is a yearning within each of us to live a greater life. Discover your power, your gifts and your truths.