Harness the energies to bring about positive changes in your life
The full moon has always been associated with spirituality, religion, mysticism, and even occult practices throughout history. Since times immemorial, humans have looked at the sky during a full moon night and gazed in awe. They have crafted entire rituals and practices around this heavenly body which have managed to survive for thousands of years.
But what exactly is the full moon’s relation with spirituality? Is it a human construct or is there something really there?
To get the answers to these questions, let’s consider the most apparent fact. According to science, the moon causes the tides in the oceans due to its gravitational pull. This is a tremendous force if you think about it. Now, consider the fact that at least 60% of your body is made up of water. So, it only stands to reason that the moon has an effect on you too!
This is exactly what spiritual texts have said since ancient times (even before science figured it out). They also go on to say that the moon influences the cyclic patterns of your mental, emotional, energy, and physical bodies. That is why you might find your natural inclinations get more intense during the full moon. This is quite important because your thoughts and emotions literally dictate and shape your life. If you can harness your spiritual connection with the moon, you can positively impact the way you think and feel and live a much better life as a result.
Now, the next question that naturally arises is, how do you harness the energy of the full moon? Well, thankfully, we have thousands of years of wisdom to go by. Let’s take a look at a few of the most effective ways.
1. Purify Your Being
The first thing you need to do on the night of a full moon is to purify your entire being. This means purifying your mind, body, emotions, and spirit. You can begin by taking a bath that purifies your physical and emotional bodies. Imagine all your impurities leaving your body and going down the drain. When you are done, sit in solitude for a while and make a list of all the things you want to let go of in your life.
Then verbally say, “I am letting go of my stress, fears, doubts, anxieties, and anything else that doesn’t contribute to my growth.” Imagine all these negativities leaving your body for good. Mention all the things on your list and let them go. This will cleanse your mental and spiritual bodies. The enhanced flow of energy on a full moon night will make the purification process even more powerful.
Meditating on a full moon day is something that people have been doing for thousands of years. On this night, the moon gives off powerful energies that can be harnessed by being meditative. These energies then flow through your chakra system and remove blockages in your chakras. Not only does this help in your spiritual development, but it also helps in your physical healing.
Therefore, it is a good idea to meditate as long as possible on a full moon night. To do that, you need to first choose a comfortable place and make sure you are not disturbed. You could also light some incense sticks or use essential oils to make the experience sweeter. Then sit down on a mat and close your eyes. It would be better if you could sit where the rays of the moon are falling. Then, simply focus on your breath and try to achieve a state of stillness. Remain in this state for as long as you’re comfortable.
3. Do A Manifestation Ritual
A full moon night is perhaps one of the best times to do a manifestation ritual. If you don’t know what this is, well, it involves creating the right ambience and asking the universe to fulfil your desires and wishes. It works according to the law of attraction (which states that your thoughts and emotions dictate what you manifest in your life).
To set up the right ambience, you could burn some sage, light up incense sticks, use essential oils, gather crystals (according to your zodiac sign), set the right temperature, and bring your attention to the present moment. Then, when you are ready, you can sit down and ask the universe for what you want. Do it one wish at a time. Feel as though it is literally being attracted into your life. Feel that happiness as though it has become a reality. The energies of the full moon will further enhance your manifestation ritual.
4. Do A Smudging Ritual
Smudging is an ancient ritual that has been used in many cultures and traditions of the world. It is a powerful practice that cleanses a given place off of any bad or stale energies. By doing so, it makes an atmosphere pure, serene, positive, and conducive to growth and prosperity. On a full moon night, this becomes even more powerful and relevant. Therefore, you could begin a full moon night with a smudging ritual.
Performing this ritual is very simple. All you need to do is burn some dry sage and waft it around your house, and your body. This will purify the space around you and your inner spirit. Then you can keep the burning sage in a ceramic or copper dish and keep it in a corner of your room. Make sure you follow fire safety though! As the sage slowly burns, you can follow other rituals on this list.
The full moon holds a special significance for spiritual seekers. If you understand why it is so powerful, you can harness its energies to bring about positive changes in your life. In fact, the process of connecting with the full moon is so exhilarating that you would want to do it every month.
There are many effective ways you can harness lunar energies. People have been making use of these ways for thousands of years. All you have to do is learn about them and adopt them. Also, since it’s only once a month, you don’t have to go out of your way or cause major disruption to your routine in any way. Plus, you get to enjoy all the positivity and the benefits. Suffice it to say, you should start enjoying the full moonlight on a spiritual level.