Whew! How was that Full Moon, people? Anything unexpected happen? Personally, I felt a little overwhelmed by it. I took a few naps, slept extra deeply at night, and woke up with some serious bed-head on more than one occasion. How about you? What was your reveal? Now that you have had a few days to ponder your reveal, you might be thinking… what do I do with it?
Welcome to the Disseminating Moon phase! This is where the magic really begins. To get started here’s a visualization for you…
It’s a super hot day, yeah, like Vegas hot! Ever feel it? It’s like stepping into an oven. You look into the sky for signs of relief, and there’s a huge cloud overhead. Suddenly, the sky opens up and it starts to rain, gently at first. The raindrops first feel warm on your skin, then as they increase in number, they feel cool and refreshing. Before you realize it, your internal thermometer has dropped ten degrees and all is right with the world again. You’re smiling, your energy is back, and you’re ready to indulge in your next creation…
The Disseminating Moon phase is also known as the Waning Gibbous Moon phase. Like its counterpart, the Waxing Gibbous Moon phase, it’s all about significant transformations. It’s those sensitive areas just before and after the Big Reveal of Illumination at the Full Moon that have the highest impact on your creative cycle. You’ve done the work (Waxing Gibbous), you’ve seen the illumination it brought (Full Moon), and now it’s time to bring it out into the world (Disseminating Moon). If the Full Moon is the hot Vegas sun in my analogy, then the Disseminating Moon is the distribution of those raindrops. It’s that unexpected solution. Its power is global. Its transformation is undeniable. All it asks of you is that you share it, talk about it, take the time to get to know it, and if you’re really brave… try to understand it. Something important has been brought into the light, and now is the time to address it.
How? Tell your story. Share what you are learning with someone. It could be a trusted friend that you share your discovery with in confidence. Or you can choose to spread the word of what you are experiencing to a larger audience. Just like in math class… it’s time to show your work!
Even if you are sharing with only one other person, there is the potential to inspire that person through your own experience. This is the phase when you start to really own your power!! When you inspire others, you disseminate your power to them. This is what it really means to empower others. As you do this, do it mindfully. Only share what you know through your own unique experience. You don’t have to go beyond yourself. Be who you are right now, not what you think you ought to be. Through this presence and self-awareness, magic occurs… Little droplets of inspiration will transfer from you to others… How others interpret your story, what parts they take from it and what parts they choose to leave behind, is of no concern to you. They are making their own magic from it. There is no need to control where their destination will be or what paths their journey will send them along. This is most beautiful thing about sharing pure personal inspiration.
Creating Exercise – The Disseminating Moon
Does your creation have the potential to inspire others? This is the higher calling of all creating. For your Creating Exercise I would like to guide you through a visualization meditation.
Be still and take a few deep breaths. Begin with the thought of what you are creating. Think back to your intention set over the New Moon. This thing, feeling, or energy that you want to bring into the world, visualize it now as a bright ball of white light. Close your eyes for a few minutes and see this ball of white light in your mind’s eye. Feel it nested in your Third Eye Chakra, which is between your eyebrows and on the inside of your head. Take a few moments to study this ball of light. How does it appear to you? What does it look like?
Use your imagination to gently guide this ball of white light upward and out through the top of your head. Imagine it now floating a few feet directly over your head. In this space, it begins to grow in diameter and intensity. Focusing on it as an energetic force, notice any rays of light that seem to escape from its field. It is ready to be disseminated.
As you ask for dissemination, see the ball of white light begin to emit sparkles in all directions. The sparkles fly off as if they know exactly where they are going. Each sparkle has a unique mission to fulfill. This is the power of your creation. It has the power to emit energy in the form of these shiny sparkles. These sparkles are off to be received by other people in the form of inspiration. They are beginning a journey of their own and you cannot see where they will land. But you are comforted by the fact that they have been sent into the world with your loving intentions and they can do no harm.
Some of the sparkles begin to fall back onto you, with the intention of keeping you charged with inspiration. You are feeling comforted by their presence. They make you smile. You receive them openly with gratitude. Take a few moments to feel this loving synergetic exchange. This is the bond between the creator and the creation.
Your ball of white light has much to share, but for now, there is more work to be done, so you gently draw it back inside your body where it will continue to mature over the next few moon phases. Once you feel it is securely nested inside your Third Eye Chakra again, you may take a few deep breaths and open your eyes.
Take a few minutes to sketch in your sketchbook any images that came to you during the visualization. If you want to journal about the experience, that is encouraged as well. Always feel free to express anything that comes up when you are creating. The more you trust and tune into your own powers of connecting with inspiration, the more natural it will feel. The more often and easily you are able to tap into this energetic force, the more you will begin to understand what it is to create your experience of life.
As always, I encourage you to share your experience with me through the comments. I would love to know what you are experiencing. Send me those sparkles! Check back again on the 30th for my post about the Last Quarter Moon phase.
Until then… sparkle on!
Your Creativity Coach,
P.S. You are soooooooo beautiful when you sparkle!
Bonnie Kelso is the creator of The ABCs of Conscious Creating. She uses energy healing and creating exercises to connect people to their higher “creative” selves. For more information about her services read about her ACCESS! program or to schedule a consultation please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Are you ready to vitalize your creative life?