October is my favorite month! This year we will see two full moons and tonight’s New moon, although it might not be see tonight as it will move across the day sky, it will be closest to the earth. In the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada you get to see some pretty spectacular moons this time of year!
We are going through some pretty strange times these days. As the days and light grow shorter and with everything else on the planet going on I see a lot of people around the world going through a shift. Many people may begin to feel like their lives are being turned upside down. Feeling like you are walking on shaky ground is never a fun thing, although, I believe people are being shaken up right now as they move closer or towards their “Dharma” or their Soul’s purpose. This is not a bad thing! It sometimes, and trust me on this one, can feel like death! I remember when I went through one of the biggest transitions of my life I literally thought I would die!
Leaving my career and moving to a tiny town in the mountains with great uncertainty of what lie ahead for my two young children and myself felt insurmountable! I kept having these images in my mind of G.I. Jane. You know the part where fire is around her and she walks through it? Okay, I can’t really remember if this was an actual part in the show but all I know is that’s what it felt like. You know what though? The min I made the decision to do it, just make that move, everything and I mean everything fell into place! The job came, a partnership came and everything was so fantastic! I even had a group of kids from the town show up at my door to introduce themselves to me and my kids, now they had a group of instant friends!
None of us expected the world to go the way it is at this time and it leaves many caught off guard and feeling scrambled and out of balance. People are feeling a pull to leave their jobs and go off in a totally different direction because the shake up, I believe, is creating an awakening, a re-think so to speak, about how we have been living our lives and how we want to begin to live our lives going forward from this moment. This is not a bad thing. It feels very scary I know. Having been there, I can tell you that once you make that clear decision and you just MAKE a decision of some kind that it will be okay and things WILL line up for you.
So here is a quick little exercise that you can do for yourself to help you get clear. Write down the end result of what you want for you and your family or for yourself. For instance, I want to have a space where my friends, family and children can gather and share food, laughs, stories. Where we can come and go as we want or need. Therefore, to have this space I want a house that has space for this, and being outdoors is important for me so I need a house that has a big beautiful backyard.
This is the beginning goal. So write down what you want in the big picture of things. Then begin to write down steps that you need to do to get this goal. Whether it is to start a new job, go back to school, work less hours etc write those goals down.
Then write down when you want to begin this new life. Having dates written down will help move you a long in a timely fashion.
Then begin to plan daily steps that will bring your goal closer to you every day. If you write that “big picture” goal on a separate paper you will be able to look at that everyday, and even during the times of “shake up” and it will help to keep you focused on what you are working towards.
The new moon is a great time to begin to write all this up as with it new energy comes new ideas and concepts. Most of all trust the little voice that all of you hear within you, calling you towards a new path, or new action. We all have that inner knowing and it is our soul that is calling us to step into a new path, new reality and new life. It will all be okay so go ahead and take that next step. A new life is there waiting for you to take it! Remember, Live for today! Do that which brings you joy and life will be good. Thanks for reading and be safe! #IAMJoanneandthisisME,
If you would like to read about my shake up moments and others that have made big decisions and hit their challenges head on you can find them here on my website. “Ignite Your Life for Conscious Leaders” is a book you should read! It’s filled with wonderful, heart-warming stories.