Today’s Lively Show is also the season 3 finale — and it’s on a topic I’ve wanted to share for more than a year.
How to use moon cycles as a tool for planning life and career.
In case you are unfamiliar, there are some of the most powerful reasons for using the lunar cycles as a planning guide: it incorporates intention, releases negative beliefs, includes incremental rest, and encourages energized action in a synchronized and harmonious way that is often lacking in many other “traditional planning methods.”
Today Dr. Ezzie Spencer, of Lunar Abundance and author of An Abundant Life, is walking us through how to set your intention at the start of a new moon (tip: the next one happens on April 26th, 2017) and move through the eight phases in any area of your life.
This episode is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about the lunar cycles, or how to incorporate more flow and rest into busy lives.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT
Ezzie talks about when tracking the moon’s cycles, there were patterns that emerged that had a correlation with her feelings.
She began to track the moon by drawing little symbols in her journal to represent the moon phase within each moon cycle.
Ezzie found that the moon was an excellent tool for reflection and self-inquiry.
She discusses the eight moon phases and how the phases relate to the Ying and Yang.
Ezzie mentions that since you can see and time the moon’s phases, you can bring a sense of balance into your own life and your work.
She describes how using the moon cycles as a practice to integrate in today’s busy, modern life and that can take as little as five minutes a day.
Why the New Moon phase is a opportunity to set an intention for yourself for the whole month.
How the second phase of the moon (Crescent Moon) is the practice stepping back and allowing what is growing to grow at it’s own pace.
How the first Quarter Moon phase is meant to take discerning actions towards your intention.
Why the New Gibbous phase is challenging since we are very close to the Full Moon, or the peak of the journey and why we need to stay open and trust what is going on.
Ezzie tells us that Full Moon phase is the peak of our intention and can be the point at which we have a breakthrough and is the place to really let go and move forward.
How the sixth phase of the moon cycle is an opportunity to practice receiving what’s coming into your life.
She tells us that the Third Quarter phase is the time for the final push or action towards your intention.
Ezzie describes the eighth phase, the Balsamic Moon, which the opportunity to sink-in to where you are and reflect on the journey from the beginning of the month.
She describes why the Ying and Yang are relative terms to you and your life and what’s going on with you and who you are around as well.
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