Absolved in the Brilliance of Moonbeams

For the five years I lived on the boat (“Ethereal Joy”), I would sleep in the v-berth. Moonbeams would cascade down the mast, through the hatch above my head, bathing me in brilliance each night.

I felt Moonbeams amplified the magic I was able to spin and share daily. 

I hadn’t felt that since moving last year.  Sure, I still sometimes spent a few moments under the moon, but I definitely hadn’t been bathed in moonlight in quite some time.

Well, this morning I felt Moon on my face as I slept.  I thought it was a dream. When I opened my eyes, it really was Moonbeams pouring through the window!

I ran outside, just like I was, and basked in the brilliance of the moonbeams.  

I didn’t know what time it was, didn’t care that I was in my pajamas with bedraggled hair standing in the midst of a quiet little beach neighborhood.

I accepted Moon’s invitation to bask.

What I felt was indescribable magic.

It has been a long time since I dabbled in powerful, “change-a-life just because it’s fun and I can” kind of magic.

It has been a year of healing. Dropped by  Love, kicked to the curb, I needed to re-group, re-center, re-member the fullness of love and gratitude.

I leaned into the muck, then I climbed out of it, and now it’s time to test my wings again.  

(I heard from many of you that you experienced a similar feel to your year…the external might have differed, but the feel was the same.  And, I thank you for sharing, because when you share, it is inspiring and healing).

I know I can fly. And,  I know infinite possibility is real because I send my heart whispers soaring and they return a reality. 

I have been doing lots of inner work so that these new creations and connections (of now) are infused with fresh energy, my heart truths–all that is love, gratitude, buoyant, and light.  

Part of that is an immersion into soul caller training.  Maybe I will use the training in World, but for now, it is wondrous to re-connect with heart truths that have been buried and are now refreshed.

It all circulates around forgiveness.  The answer is love, yesand to love fully, unconditionally, will eventually require forgiveness.  Of self.  Of another. Of World.  Of Source.

I went back inside…full of love, gratitude, and joy…absolved in the brilliance of moonbeams. 

If you understand that the feel of forgiveness will enliven your spirit, soul, being in all ways, and you wish to experience the joys of this in your life, then please accept my gift of this complimentary, downloadable PDF:   How to Practice Forgiveness: Moving Through Tender Spaces with Grace (simply click the title to download your copy).

As you read this reflection, is there a place in your life in which the application of forgiveness might dissolve a fear, doubt, or barrier…or amplify love, joy, and peace? 

Much peace and abundant love,


Reminder:  Experiment. Explore. Experience.

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Comments on: "Absolved in the Brilliance of Moonbeams" (6)

  1. HI Joy,

    A touching and soulful post. I commend you for your journey and willingness to share it. I opened to a little more gratitude and magic just reading. yes, I too had big challenges this year, and feel that I’m coming out of it stronger and more rooted in self/ source.

    blessings, brad

    • Thank you, Brad :)

      Meeting in a place of vulnerability is a beautiful thing. It seems challenges touched many this year, and I feel if we share them, it brings them to light and air…offering an opportunity for refreshment.

      I love this: “I’m coming out of it stronger and more rooted in self/source”…what a wonderful feel…I am excited to see how moving into this new year will unfold for you :)

      I am using the affirmation “Learning is fun and delightful”…so that my “future lessons” will be wonderful to experience :)

  2. Upon my reflection of the past year and these past few days:

    “Justice. To be ever ready to admit that another person is something quite different from what we read when he is there (or when we think about him). Or rather, to read in him that he is certainly something different, perhaps something completely different from what we read in him.
    Every being cries out silently to be read differently.”
    ~ Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

    Pride is ‘The mother of all woes’ and ‘The first offspring of the devil.’

    “Love makes us ready to pay for the sins of others.”
    ~ Archimandrite Dionysios

    …insights to help others to forgive me.
    …insights to help my forgiving of others.

    • Hi Rand,

      Thank you for sharing your personal reflection about forgiveness!

      Forgiveness is a practice that invites us to release ties that bind as we embrace all that nourishes. May you feel this freedom as you continue to deepen your practice :)

  3. hi Joy – found your site through Sandra’s. She talked about your book on forgiveness and it looks like you have some practices or steps to forgive the wrongs in our life. Looking forward to reading it and your blog!

    • Welcome, Vishnu! It is a joy to “meet you” and I look forward to your reflections within this space! After you have read the forgiveness guide, I would love to receive your feedback :)

      Sandra’s message is uplifting and inspiring; I’m thrilled to share that connection in common with you :)

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