Meditation Circle & Gathering
So! You’re interested in attending a Moon Circle but want more info before you try something that could potentially be new and scary? I totally got your back, those surprises are the worst. I thought it might be helpful to dispel any myths or fantasies, so here we go.
What a Moon Circle is NOT
The moon circles I host are not in any way religiously affiliated and done so on purpose so that you can freely project your own personal beliefs and interpretation from this practice making it that much more meaningful to you.
What is said during a Moon Circle is sacred. We do not judge, gossip or offer unsolicited advice.
ALSO, we do not get naked or perform sexual acts of any kind.
*whew* Glad that’s out of the way!
What is a New Moon Circle:
New Moon Circles are the perfect time to plant the seeds of your intent. At this time the sky is dark, resembling a blank canvas and a time of potential. Most of us live our lives so disconnected from the Earth and devoid of any kind of ritual that creates the space for us to connect with ourselves and the beautiful, natural world around us.
During New Moon circles we:
create sacred space for ourselves so that we can set intentions for what we’d like to manifest in our lives,
clear negative energy, work through something, gain clarity and connect withoursleves through communal energy.
Connect with like minded people who lovingly support your on your path
In addition, each New Moon I will offer a guided, crystal singing bowl meditation to help you:
Heal your heart
Release old beliefs
Deepen your connection with nature, your guides and your purpose
What to Bring:
There’s no need to bring your yoga mat but you’ll need a few other things.
Journal and something to write with
An item from home that you’d like to “charge” with positive energy from the circle. This might include crystals or stones, jewelry, or a picture. Basically anything precious to you.
What to Expect:
Our moon circle takes place indoors, in a circle. Pillows and blankets will be provided so you can sit comfortably on the floor. Before we begin, everyone will be purified with sage and we will chant the sacred sound of OM many times. Chanting is an excellent way to open up your throat chakra and make it easier for you to communicate your intentions, even if it is just with yourself. I use sage (a dried herb) because it is a wonderful purifier that, when burned, is used to call forth the energy of peace and love. This ritual helps to cleanse the energy and create the space for the moon circle to begin.
We begin with a blessing honoring our beautiful earth and and giving thanks for all the blessings we have in our lives. This blessing is not religiously affiliated.
I’ll Share what’s happening with the Moon astrologically and what energy it’s bringing in. I love this kind of thing and find that it’s so amazing how we often resonate with the energy that is happening at the time.
Next we’ll set our intentions for what you wish to manifest in this new cycle, this new beginning marked by the New Moon. We’ll have some time to quietly journal after which you’ll be called forth to share if you want. Speaking your intentions outloud can be a very powerful and grounding experience and you can trust that whatever is shared in the circle will stay there. Moon circles are a safe place full of encouragement and non judgment.
As you share your intention to the circle you will also add a few drops of whatever essential oil calls to you to a basin of pure bath crystals that I will provide. You’ll all be taking some home with you. I will have an assortment of essential oils available to choose from or you are welcome to bring your own from home.
After everyone has had a chance to share their intent we will mix the salt! By using our own hands to mix the salts the bath crystals will now be infused with your intentions and filled with oils, flowers and herbs that you can take home with you and bathe with at the full moon.
We’ll move our bodies as I lead you through a gentle moon salutation and then get ready to settle into a guided meditation accompanied by the sound of quartz crystal singing bowls.
You’ll experience the healing tones and harmonious sensations while the rich, textural sounds created by the singing bowls resonate hypnotically throughout the room, strengthening a shared yet profoundly personal experience that will help heal your heart, release old beliefs, deepen your connection with nature, your guides and your purpose.
I hope you’ll join me for this special class. I am thrilled to be making this a regular, monthly class from here on out in accordance with the New Moon.