October is such a lovely month. I just love it when the air becomes crisper and the leaves start to change color; like they are putting on their fancy clothes before letting go of each leaf. There is a bite to the wind that was once welcomed on hot summer days. Layers are added as we step outside. The days are becoming shorter as the sun seems to travel farther away.
Tonight’s full moon is called the hunter’s moon to commemorate the time of year right before the nights get longer allowing hunters a bit more light to hunt in preparation for winter. This time of year is full of reflection of what has been harvested as well as preparation for the winter.
We are all hunters in our own sense. Hunger drives us forward. There is a constant pull to go after new things and see new places when our hunger is alive. A hunter is never satisfied if he cannot satiate his needs. Each of us have needs that are begging to be met. The full moon is shining light on these needs and tonight is the perfect time to ask a few questions:
- What are you hunting or searching for in your life? Sometimes it feels like something is missing and we need to go in search of it. Just as a hunter finds food to sustain his family in the winter, we too need to find things that will nourish our mind and soul as the cooler temperatures draw us indoors.
- What do you need to get through the winter? Winter is a darker time of year and the cold draws us inside. Prepare your mind to go inward. Clear out clutter that may keep you from enjoying time indoors.
- What shriveled and fell away? Reflect on all the things that have been harvested in your life and noticed what failed to thrive. Offer gratitude for the the things that took root and the things that did not grow, despite your best efforts.
- Are there things that are still being held onto that need to be let go of? Finally, look to see if there is anything that you may be holding onto that needs to be let go of. If there is something that you are forcing to make happen but does not seem to work, it may be time to let go.
Gratitude brings things that need to be let go of into the light. There is usually an effortlessness to things that are meant to be. When we push, control, manipulate and become stubborn, we feel the pain of holding on. Our hands get tired from the grasp they have on something that continues to fade away. Pretty soon, we just hold on to nothing, yet our grasp remains rigid and our will bruised.
In order for things to enter our lives, we need to remove energy from the things that aren’t meant to be. Clear space for new things to take place. Don’t settle into the winter with old baggage, grudges and clutter. All these things can weigh us down. Feel your grasp loosen around what has dissipated allowing a place for what is waiting to be held.
Feed your hunger. Read, learn, communicate and stay open to new horizons. Even if you can’t see what is coming, all the energy you put towards actualizing your dreams will come back to you. Remember, the universe listens to your deepest desires. Your hunger will be fed, perhaps not exactly as you would think, but needs are always met.