Once a month I sit down and write intentions. It is a list of things I would like to happen, generally in the next month but also in the next few months, year, five years, and more. They are kind of like New Year’s resolutions, but specific and most often attainable in that month. It may be things like how many patients I would like to see on average in the next 4 weeks, or the intention to write at least two blog posts a week. A couple of months ago, one thing on my list was to book a holiday, which I did.
The most powerful time to write these intentions is during the new moon. The new moon is a time of new beginnings. Imagine wiping the slate clean and starting again. It is a time to plant the seed and wait for it to grow. Although this is a metaphor, the idea also literally crosses over to gardening. Planting leafy vegetable during the time between a new moon and a full moon is said to increase growth and yield. Planning activities such as financial planning or new beginning such as moving house is best done using the power of the new moon.
Cathy Schier, an astrologer from Seagoat Philosophies suggests, “It’s worth taking time out for yourself, to meditate, review and use the time for introspective thinking and rest.” She goes on to also say, “Children and teenagers are especially tired around this time and the modern world doesn’t allow for us to just stop. There is no light at night and sleeping is much easier.”
The intentions that you write are whatever you believe them to be. If they are simply a list of things you wish to achieve, then that’s what they are. If you are speaking to God and writing your prayers, that’s what they are. If they are intentions you would like to submit to the universe for manifestation processes, then that’s it. This is no more of a religious practice, than going fishing on a full moon because that’s when the fish are biting. You are harnessing the natural pull and powers between the earth and the moon.
What you need to gather to manifest with the new moon:
Around 20-30 minutes
A nice pen – because nice pens make writing easier
Nice paper – same as above
A candle – optional, it makes the place look and smell nice
Music – makes everything more relaxing
A quiet space
What to do:
Sit down, light your candle, start your music and relax.
Begin by writing: “I accept these things into my life now or something better for my highest good and for the highest good of all concerned.” This is kind of like a disclaimer to whomever you are mentally submitting your list to. A karma disclaimer if you wish. If there is something better coming your way, then of course you want that. And it always needs to be of the highest good. You can’t intend on bad things happening to people. That’s not nice.
Whatever it is. Big or small. Important trivial. What would you like more of in your life? What would you like to happen? Remember to include the small, trivial things too, because these are the things that add up.
Once you are finished, fold your piece of paper and put it in a safe place.
Keep it until the full moon. Take it out and see what has happened.
Repeat this each new moon. Don’t cross out what has happened and add to what has. There is a full moon ritual of burning the list anyway. But it is important to start each new cycle with a clean slate, this includes a new piece of paper.