Body Blissmas

A New Phase, a New Year, New Moons

Return to your creativity, strengthened by the wisdom you've earned in the previous year.

By Jill Badonsky, MEd | Posted 1/10/07 | Updated 1/2/21

The New Moon was last Tuesday, January 8. What interpretation of the new moon can serve your creative life? (Feel free to daydream about that question).

Illuminated MoonVisualize the blankness of the sky where the moon rolls over the sky in the new moon phase — we see nothing but we know something brilliant is possible — ready to beginning waxing its way back to brilliance — we don't need proof. We know something is there, it's just the shadow has occluded the sun's light.

What has your shadow occluded? What has your fears of taking a risk, of failure, of success, of changing your comfortable routine, of risking time and resources; or what has the dark dynamics of your family; what stress of your life; what life roles — what have they kept you from seeing about yourself, your life, your possibilities that has been there the whole time?

There's a creative part of yourself wanting to emerge or re-emerge or continue to emerge seizing all the possibilities of vibrant creative living or else you wouldn't be peeking through this creative portal.

One way to shift into our brilliance once again is to take care of our health so that we have the energy, the clarity, the liberated intuition and the motivation to meet with our creative self. What we eat, how we exercise, how we use our energy all affect our creativity.

But like the moon we do not go from new and occluded to full over night. In order to establish lifetime habits we honor one phase at a time. What is your next phase?

At the start of a new year begin by asking yourself: What worked for me last year? Who was a good influence on me? What was I doing when I made progress? Although the moon starts fresh each cycle, we sometimes forget we have a powerful past upon which to draw strength. Keeping in sight those things that work already gives us strength and confidence to draw upon. Confidence is a foundation for creative success so nurture it with all your solar power. What worked for you last year and maybe even the year before in terms of creative productivity and wellness of mind and body? Just your conscious illuminating of these answers will begin to serve you in the next phase of your waxing bliss.

"The cyclone ends. The sun returns; the lofty coconut trees lift up their plumes again; man does likewise. The great anguish is over; joy has returned; the sea smiles like a child." —Paul Gauguin

Return to your creativity, strengthened by the wisdom you've earned from waxing and waning and singing and dancing and crying and napping in the embrace of fantastic dreams.

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