I call this photo “afterglow”…it is the beauty in the moments of silence following an extraordinary, heart-opening experience….
Today, Monday, feels much like an afterglow space.
Several days ago, my son and I went to Santa Monica to visit a section of beach near the pier called “Muscle Beach”. The draw for him was that the equipment is perfect for him to practice his aerial skills. The draw for me was facilitating an experience his heart has been whispering about.
I walked at water’s edge while he explored the equipment.
I was treated to this wonderful scene: the reflection of the Ferris Wheel in the water.
Right after I took this photo, I received a call that I did not receive a job I had really wanted. I couldn’t even be disappointed because I was standing in such a magical space! I simply said “thank you” to all that was in that space.
Fireworks over the beach
The next night, the kids and I went to the beach to view the Fourth of July firework display. It was the first time we had watched as tourists (meaning, we had to drive in and out in lots of traffic and didn’t have the comforts of home to watch from).
So interesting to attend from a different, unfamiliar perspective!
“after” day one at OneLoveFest
I then spent the weekend at the OneLoveFest.
I set three different intentions: Day One – absorb the magic; Day Two – explore and play; Day Three – connect and refresh.
My attendance was possible at this festival because I volunteered. On day one, I assisted in building a dome (right, not at all what one would assume I could do), day two and three I was at the registration table.
What did I do personally? I lived far beyond my intentions!
I experienced teamwork and openness and care; met people I hadn’t seen since the magical days of living on the boat (an affirmation of the current space I am in!); danced Tribal Dance for the first time (the most incredible, heart-opening experience…over-the-top *amazing*); danced to music at the main stage–sometimes solo, sometimes on a large group; manifested with a thought (for example, I thought “sure wish I had some lavender” and a few moments later, a woman came to the registration table holding a huge basket of lavender from the Farmer’s market and asked if she might gift me some!).
I made connections that physically lasted for one moment, but the energy will stay with me for a lifetime.
The “In Breath” of the Afterglow
Today, and this week, is the space of the “in-breath” after the huge out breath of last week.
A time to invite each cell to absorb all of the newness that resonates and to release anything that doesn’t. A time to sit in this energy, feeling it fully; then to create with this influx of energy, to vision and manifest with it.
Sometimes when we experience a heart opening, we quickly return to the familiarity of our “daily life” even if it no longer resonates. With our energy beyond those self-imposed limits, we are in a space of uncertainty and some people prefer ill-fitting to uncertain.
When we choose to honor the experience with intention, awareness and time, we return to a new ‘set-point’ at this higher frequency naturally cultivated through our experience.
We energetically breathe in the abundance.
New Moon Energy
In my life, now, this breath in occurs in new moon energy which simply means this is potent energy to manifest with.
This article by Mystic Mamma “New Moon in Cancer” shares clear and comprehensive readings for today’s new moon.
I am choosing to take an entire week to honor an in-breath because next week is my calendar birthday followed by a court date set by my children’s father (he is contesting the schedule we have had for the several years since our divorce).
With my heart open to possibility, I want to be clear about what I wish to birth and what I wish to feel in this calendar year.
As you review the above reflection, may you notice:
1. The beautiful light in the darkness.
2. The power of intention
3. The joy of celebration
4. The wonder and gratitude of a heart-opening
5. The magic of synchronicity
6. The possibility within presence.
As you turn this reflection inward, what arises for you within your life? Do you honor an in-breath and if so, what practices do you use? How might you honor an in-breath, today? (When you share, you inspire and affirm and we all learn!)
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Love with your entire being. Your self, others, and World.