Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Magic of Moon Time
Much of the time our brains are running on narrative mode. We are engaged in self talk that is comprised of some awareness but basically we are telling our story. We are living out of habit and the drive to accomplish. This is not bad unless we never stop to center, never let ourselves just 'be'. There is a second mode. Some designate this mode as 'awakening'. In the awakening mode we are more sensory based. We let our labels and prejudices go. I am working on a middle grade fantasy novel, "The Moonkeepers" in which one of the characters claims that evening, when the moon is shining, when Lady Luna smiles, is a good time for thought, discussion and discovery. It does seem to me that we tend to be more active during the day and more contemplative or aware in the evening. Perhaps sun time is narrative time and moon time is a time to turn to discovery, or awakening. Perhaps that is why there is heard a cry at times against television. It can deaden our ability to be aware, to be in the moment, to center. Television can also deaden our ability to share our humanity with our family and community. I therefore suggest to all wise magicians that you give yourself some moon time. Sun time is the time to tell and live out your stories. Moon time is the time to discover and celebrate your stories. Take a break from striving. Sit quietly and make yourself aware of what each sense is perceiving. Can you sense the temperature of the air? Can your ears sense sounds around you? Can your sense of balance tell is you are upright or supine? What do you see? What do you smell? Are insights and celebrations coming to you? Awaken. Celebrate your being. May the spark be with you.