Meditation with the Full Snow Moon
Full Snow Moon - February - Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February's Storm Moon or Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult. Also known to the Celts as the Moon of Ice and the Chinese as the Budding Moon.
February 1 is the Imbolc, or fire festival celebrating the mid point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. A day also dedicated to the Celtic goddess, Brigid. Imbolic means "in the belly" and is a time honoring creativity, fertility and receptive, feminine energy. Candles are often tools used to celebrate this Celtic holiday. It is also a time we celebrate love!
The reflective light of the full moon gives a wonderful and magical sense of harmony and peacefulness. Meditating in its light gives an etheric and positively enchanting feeling of oneness and unity with nature and sky.
Meditating With A Crystal
When you sitin your meditation pose,cross your legs and place your hands on your knees. You can sit with your palms open and place a crystal in both of them.
Moonstone is a beautiful translucent stone which is right for both men and women. It honors the Goddess in all women, is suggested for Dieting, Gardening, Psychic Awareness and Meditation. Soothes stress, anxiety, women's hormones/menstrual imbalance, lymph. Enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life. Connects 2nd and 6th Chakra and Pineal for emotional balance, gracefulness. Helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine/yin receiving side. Especially for water signs. It is especially recommended for farmers, artists, dancers and young men.
You can choice any crystal that you are attracted to when you meditate.
Step by Step
In the energies of the full moon, find a place that is peaceful and quiet, either indoors perhaps where you can view the full moon, or outdoors when the moon in high in the heavens. Make yourself comfortable, Sit down or lie down.
Slowly take three deep breaths. With each one consciously release the mental, emotional and physical tensions. Visualize our radiant light reaching out and connecting with every other focus under the light of the full moon. Know that we are connected with individuals and groups everywhere throughout the world who are contemplating on the unity of all life and who are working, each in their own way, for the expansion of love and awareness on our planet. Visualize our radiant light reaching out even further as we realize that we are also connected to the great fellowship of enlightened teachers who have been with us through the ages guiding us to awaken and live by the law of love.
Sit quietly with your mind receptive, and open to receive spiritual energies. Do all that you can to feel the light of the full moon upon you. Feel how your crystals vibrate in your hands.
Make mental notations on thoughts or ideas that come to you. These can appear as knowledge, wisdom, understanding, or inspiration. Even if you think nothing happened, you may find that in a few days new ideas will appear to you. Assume that some kind of impression has been received in your higher mind and it is circling overhead waiting for a place to land.
Develop the ability to listen within as you go about your expansive meditation. This is a similar process as remembering an important dream. The frequencies of dream realities are different than the rational concrete mind. This transference process requires stillness and patience, along with an optimistic attitude. Once your conscious brain can align with the higher mind and soul the stream of light can reach you as words and picture symbols. Feel the light bathe your physical body as you allow it to penetrate deeper inside, reaching
In this meditation you can become part of the Universal Flow that brings Peace, Compassion, Love, Humility, and Gratitude into our human consciousness. As you become more spiritually grounded, you can become more of your true self. The blessings of the Earth surround you. The magnificent energy of Life unfolds all around you. You are a part of this. Strive to bring honor to your place in this Miracle of Light in all that you do.
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
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