New Moon Zen Pull...
Everyone appreciates an opportunity to begin something new. With the ushering in of the anticipated new year, we have followed our intuition to flow with the fresh, inspiring energy of 2021. After such a reflective and hectic year, we thought it’d be nice to slow things down a bit. We welcome you to the “new” new moon zen pull. We’ve decided to let our beloved monthly tarot pull evolve. A new deck with a different perspective awaits you. So here we are, still aspiring to co-create with the world within and around us. To seek and fulfill a life of peace, presence, and gratitude. Changing the world by first changing ourselves.
It is time to take a look at your own reflection in the pond and make a move to break out of whatever you have been conditioned by others to believe about yourself. Dance, run, jog, do gibberish - whatever is needed to wake up the sleeping lion within.
The awareness that is growing in you now is not the result of any conscious ‘doing,’ nor do you need to struggle to make something happen. Any sense you might have had that you’ve been groping in the dark is dissolving now or will be dissolving soon. Let yourself settle, and remember that deep inside, you are just a witness, eternally silent, aware, and unchanged. A channel is now opening from the circumference of activity to that center of witnessing. It will help you become detached, and a new awareness will lift the veil from your eyes.
If life these days feels like just a struggle from the cradle to the grave, it could be time to shrug your shoulders and see what it feels like to walk without these characters on your back. You have your own mountains to conquer, your own dreams to fulfill, but you will never have the energy to pursue them until you release yourself from all the expectations you’ve gathered from others but now think are your own. Chances are they exist only in your own mind, but that doesn’t mean they can’t weigh you down. It’s time to lighten up and send
The abalone shell is a beautiful addition to any altar or sacred space. Though they can be utilized in countless ways, they are an ideal addition to smudging. These unique, natural shells are perfect for containing smoldering herbs such as sage and palo santo. It has been said that the use of an abalone shell when smudging completes the balance of energy by representing all four elements. Fire is the flame that ignites, the Earth is the natural material being smudged, Air is the billowing smoke, and lastly, Water is the abalone shell holding it all together. May the abalone shell bring elemental balance to your space and practice.