You may have heard we had a full moon on Saturday. Quite possibly you saw or experienced the things you were working towards or manifesting show up or some of the changes you were working on come through. We can use moon energy to carve a path through the weeds of our subconscious, especially because we are in a Mercury retrograde,
In case you’re not familiar with the two main phases of the moon cycle, we start things with the building energy between a new moon and full moon. We then follow up on the release of what we don’t need to focus on from the full moon to the new moon. Right now we are in the release and follow up stage moving towards the new moon on April 15.
This time between the full and new moon isn’t to be wasted though, it is just as important as setting your intention on the new moon. Here are 5 ways you can use moon energy to reach your goals this week.
Cut Out Relationships That Drain You
I’m not going to sugar coat this. Many of us waste time with negative or fear-based people who aren’t passionately and fearlessly following their heart. They distract us, make us complacent and drain our vital energy by following the status quo or by trying to play by the rules to keep up with appearances.
Sometimes we need to get real with those we allow in our life who have never and will never treat us with the respect and love we deserve. Now is a great time to say sayonara. Even if you’ve been friends 20 years or they are a close family member, it doesn’t mean they are worthy of your time.
Evaluate your relationships in meditation asking, “Is this person helping me make the world a better place or are they standing in the way of me fulfilling my soul’s purpose?”
Let Go of Projects That Don’t Serve Your Main Goal
Sometimes we subconsciously create chaos to make it seem like we don’t have the time, money or clarity to face our fear of what we really in our heart want to do. Did you sign up to lead another committee, offer to plan a party, or say yes to attending 5 destination weddings?
What have you obligated yourself to do that is detracting from you solely focusing on your soul purpose, your ultimate goal that will offer you sustained happiness? Maybe you’re allowing people to make you feel you should be out on dates instead of working passionately towards your goal.
Journal about the distractions that may be unconsciously pulling on your time and energy and clean house.
Finish Small Tasks You’ve Been Putting Off
This is a good time to tie up loose ends and essentially get those little things done. Whether it’s stocking up your bathroom supplies, paying bills, cleaning the messy car, these are all things that will allow you to have the time and energy to fully put into planting seeds after the new moon.
Create some organization and clean space so you can have the same clarity in your mind as in your environment. People who are experts in feng shui swear by the benefits of having clean and clear energy when it comes to success. Read more about how to apply feng shui in this Vogue article.
Look at Your Diet and See What Needs to Go
Really though. Our habits become so second nature that we often don’t realize how much harder we are making our lives by eating or drinking certain things. Sometimes it’s that we aren’t eating and drinking at all and that’s draining our energy or making us anxious. Fill your pantry with healthy snacks and get some foods that really say, “I’m worth it.”
Throw out the processed stuff and everything that doesn’t make you feel good. Try out some new recipes that will help you create habits of self love that will fuel your willpower and confidence.
Don’t give into pressure from your environment to be complacent in this department because it will inevitably detract from your ability to have the energy necessary to really reach your goals or even perceive of the possibility that you’re capable of anything!
Clear out Emotional Weight with Journaling
Sit quietly once or even twice a day and ask what perspectives are holding you back. Maybe it’s a routine in your life that is stalling you from moving forward, maybe it’s a jaded perspective from a hard experience you have, maybe it’s fear from things your parents told you. Write it out and let yourself be free from the thoughts that aren’t serving you.
This emotional inventory can help lighten your load so that when an opportunity does present itself, you’ll seize it because you see it. Sometimes our unconscious thoughts or old stored emotions are so thick that we can’t see through the windshield to notice what may be right in front of us.
If you want to learn more about how to use the moon cycles to manifest, check out this article! When it comes to success, your internal process is the most important part. Timing your actions with the moon cycles is extremely helpful as well at creating the thoughts that fuel you instead of extinguish your flame. What are you passionate about?
What affirmations will help you move past the fears that may be holding you back? Maybe get some books about reaching goals that resonate with you, join a yoga studio to build confidence and improve your diet to improve your energy.
Success is about enthusiasm, trying new things and more than anything it comes from a lifestyle that is about health and empowered thinking. Study the secrets of those you admire and they will help you reach your goals! Your body has so much energy that it can tap into if you make time to work at unravelling the belief systems that aren’t serving you.
Remember, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” -William Shakespeare
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