Guest Author - Gail Armanini
The new moon serves as a powerful energy force to bring about change and new direction. This energy is available to all of us once every month, but how do you harness that energy to bring about desired changes in your life?
Here are some key points to making the most of the new moon energy:
Set your intentions. This isn’t about “wishful thinking.” Manifesting is more than that! Be clear in your desires, and affirm what you want to achieve. It helps to think of it this way: When we wish for something, we tend to accept our circumstances the way they are and rely on some sort of spiritual or magical force to create a change in our reality. When we manifest the changes we want to achieve, we are relying on the power of our mind to affirm and create our intentions and desires. In other words, we’re in the driver’s seat.
Put your intentions in writing. We all have a thousand things floating through our minds at any given time. Anyone who’s tried meditation for the first time knows how hard it is to control (or stop) our thought processes. Our intentions lose so much power when they are simply fleeting thoughts crammed in our poor, overworked brains! Taking the time to write our intentions down on paper (not on the computer!) allows us to devote so much more of our energy to visualizing the outcome of our manifestations. We become more focused on exactly what we want to achieve. This focus stays with us, subconsciously, once we have committed our desires to paper, and we act and choose accordingly. It’s fun to keep each month’s manifestations in a journal – looking back over the months and years paints a beautiful picture of our life’s path.
Keep things in perspective. This can mean a lot of things. Most importantly, always remember that your manifestations are about you, and not anyone else. You can’t “make” someone else do something they don’t want to do. Always remember to set your intentions for the highest good of all concerned. Trusting your intuition is also important. Do your manifestations “feel” right, or are you trying to make something happen because you think you “should”? Don’t try to force something from a place of guilt or obligation. Lastly, embrace the thought that there is a master plan. If your desires do not materialize immediately, repeat your manifestations, but at the same time take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Maybe the timing isn’t right. Most people have wished for something so passionately, only to realize in hindsight, how glad they are that it didn’t happen after all!
Timing. Just as a farmer consults the almanac to know the proper time to plant the seeds, you must know when to set your intentions for the coming month. New moon manifestations need to be done on the day of the new moon, or within 48 hours at the latest. It’s easy to check the moon’s phases – many calendars list them, and there are numerous online resources as well.