On May 26, 2021 the moon will be center stage! The first total lunar eclipse since January 2019, and second (and last) and last super moon of 2021 will be happening on the same evening. This will be a Blood Super Moon because the Earth will pass between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow across the moon’s surface and making it appear a deep red.
No matter your spiritual or religious beliefs, you have to admit the moon is quite impressive. I might have mentioned a few times that I am a certified Reiki Master so I perform all kinds of healing rituals for myself. Most are surprised to learn this about me because they may have preconceived images of new age practitioners. One example of a ritual I routines perform is after a deep cleanse of my home I take a water bath, then a sage smoke bath of my body and my space.
In times of full moons is no different. Sometimes I will find a spot outdoors and place my bare feet in the earth to get a sense of grounding. For the past few years I join a group full moon meditation with Vernon Nicolas at Uplifted Human. The power of setting intentions and being around positive people is empowering and reassuring. Due to the pandemic these group meditations have been virtual, as a result, I have created a sacred space at home to perform my meditations.
Here are examples of items in my Wellness toolkit to set the mood for my moon meditations and beyond.
Smudging kit with sage or Palo Santos, which are great for purifying the air.
Crystal Journal Reiki Charged Candles and/or incense. I love this particular brand because they are infused with reiki energy, a blessing, and they smell amazing.
Crystals and Stones - I have collected gems from all over the world specifically for my meditation practice. In my space I place a few of my favorite crystals and hold a few in my hand throughout my practice.
Essentials Oils - As a child my evangelical grandmother anointed many foreheads with oil including mine. I maintain this tradition my placing a drop of my favorite oil on my temples and wrists prior to my meditation practice. In addition, I place oil on my lava bead bracelets to protect me when I am out and about.
If my mind is particularly busy I use mala beads or a worry stone to improve my concentration.
Most important is a comfortable cushion, such as a bolster, to support my position during long periods in the same position.
To aid in your meditation practice here are some of my recommendations @Amazon.
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Do you have a meditation practice? What are some of your favorite meditation aids?