I know some of you reading this blog are playing along with my DAYS e-exploration. The purpose of that little project is to encourage you to pause for just a few minutes each day and align with the energies of the day in an intentional purposeful manner. I’m doing to write a bit about my experiences with each day here, and would love to hear about yours as well.
Mondays are aligned with moony, fluid, divine feminine energy. A day of nurturing and nourishing, intuitive flowing, dreaming and reflecting.
For me Mondays are about noticing rhythms in my life – the natural ebbs and flows and those places where flow seems stuck. What I noticed this Monday was I haven’t made a lot of room in my life this summer for playful fun and whimsy. I’m not sure how that slipped away from me, but surely it needs remedying!
A friend extended an invitation to move-27-things-around-and-shift-the-energy and that’s one of the things I did Monday. In doing so I came across this delightful print I purchased last year but put away thinking I’d hunt down or paint the perfect frame for it. And so it’s been languishing in hiding for quite some time. It’s by Australian artist Mara Girling.
I’ve always loved Edward Lear’s tale:
They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
Dancing under the light of the moon – isn’t that wonderful, whimsical, nurturing, nourishing energy? Perfect for Monday! So last night I sat outside under the moon eating a bowls of locally-grown raspberries and watermelon chunks, knowing my ordinary spoon was indeed transformed into a runcible one. I sat there dreaming. I’m hatching something whimsical deep inside, although I don’t quite know what it is yet. But lots of inspirations came forth for consideration. And there’s a fullness and delight in just that – the inspirations arising without having to decide or commit to anything just yet. Just noticing the flow.
And I sat there under the moon celebrating. Celebrating odd-but-perfect relationships like owls and pussycats. Love. Dancing. Moonlight. Monday.
What did your Monday bring? What did you bring to your Monday? I’d love to hear.
Deborah, I am so enjoying the opportunity to pause and align with the day using all the varied and engaging tools you are supplying. I am finding the mudras something that I use through out the day to reengage with the energies and intentions of the morning. It is all presented so beautifully with wonderful variety of approaches to experiment with… thank you thank you!
Corky, I’m delighted you’re participating in and enjoying DAYS. I like using the mudras too – there is something about connecting the energy through the awareness of the body that just feels really powerful to me.
It sounds like it was a marvelous night for a moondance!
I now feel inspired to dance in the moonlight to top off my Monday! LOL Some playful, uninhibited movement oughta be just the thing to make me giggle and fuel a little magic this evening!
Have fun with that whimsical birthing of something amazing… I’m sure whatever it turns out to be, it’ll be wonderful!