the air is still warm from yesterday's heat. The crickets are chirping and the first of the birds is peeping it’s morning song. The sun hasn’t yet started it’s ascent and the Summer season is all encompassing.
Yet somewhere on that Summer scented air, I detect a hint of Autumn.
Maybe it’s the ripening apples, or the windfall plums rotting on my lawn. Or perhaps it’s the breeze, with its constant shift from movement to stillness reminding us that change is always here. Even in those moments of feeling stuck, we are guaranteed that change will come.
During this new moon in Cancer, you might consider using the following prompts pull cards and/or journal to work with this idea of change in the emotional body.
A companion exercise to these queries might look like this:
Sometimes when we are feeling stuck or stagnant emotionally and/or energetically we need to see things from a different vantage point.
Choose a space and cast a circle
Stand at the Eastern quadrant of this circle facing outward and take three deep breaths while you take in your surroundings from this vantage point.
Notice what you see, hear, smell, taste and feel (physically and emotionally)
Step to your right to the Southern quadrant of your circle and repeat.
Do this again in the West and North
Repeat in the Center- perhaps even spinning slowly as you take your breaths to notice what this space looks like from all the directions.
If your space and body allow lie on the floor looking up repeating these breaths and awareness
Then roll over face down and take three breaths and notice what you notice.
Sit in the center of your circle and reflect on what you discovered both from the outside (what you saw, heard etc.) and the inside (what you felt).
Open your Circle
When we look at situations from a different perspective we can often discover things we have not seen before, and in turn begin to change how we think and feel.
Just in the time it has taken me to write this, the sun is lighting the overcast sky and more birds have added their voice to the morning chorus!
Let the new moon remind you that we too move through phases and there is always an opportunity not just for change, but for beginning again.
We are less than a week away from the Gift of the Labyrinth workshop
Perhaps you are familiar with the labyrinth. Or maybe you have never set foot upon one.
Maybe you have experienced them in a way that has never led you to think of them beyond that moment.
I want to invite you to explore this sacred tool with me.
Together we will learn:
About the history the labyrinth
Discover the different types of labyrinths
How to create your own
Ways to work with this pattern
And journey to the center and back out again.
This class is offered live, July 22nd from 9-11 am PT.
The replay is available to all who register.
I look forward to walking this path with you!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT