Happy Full Moon! Although this moon is widely known as Cold Moon, I’m calling it Truth Moon.
Earlier this year I was introduced to the practice of Lectio Divina. I wrote about it here; but basically each month I choose a line of poetry and immerse myself in it for the entire month. And then I create something to commemorate the words and my experience.
This month I was thrilled when in passing a beautiful member of one of the communities I belong to, mentioned a bit of inspired writing she captured bedside. The minute I heard it I got all tingly and knew I wanted to play with it this month.
“And in the night a demon comes to call
Holding my feet to the moonlight
To make me speak my truth”
–Jill Pettinger Clifton
Isn’t that wonderful?!
The mysterious and powerful realms of dreams and the Moon are delightfully familiar to me, and what a lovely month it’s been holding this bit of poetry as a touchstone.
The etymology of the word demon is Greek and means “divine power.” Daemons were considered guardian spirits, giving guidance and protection and sometimes offering genius inspiration.
And so I’ve loved the image of having my feet held to the moonlight — not in any sense of torture or punishment, but rather as a purifying infusion of loving light that has allowed me to see truths that I’ve kept hidden in dark corners.
It’s been an extraordinary month of review for me filled with release and compassion and greater clarity and understanding.
All month long I’ve gathered little snippets of truth about myself and wrote them down on little slips of paper. I have a project in mind to use them in, but until that comes to pass, I’ve collected them to fill the moon box I made pictured above. I’m especially delighted with the inspiration (thanks daemon!) to wire some stars onto the lid of the box so they stick up. They jiggle and wave a bit, and remind me that in the power of speaking one’s truth, even the stars can be moved.
And now you know why I’m calling this my Full Truth Moon.
Did you gather some truths this month? Are you ready to speak them? Do tell.