New Moon, Full Bloom

Living in full bloom takes enormous levels of vulnerability and the kind of stamina that's only built in the dark.

It becomes painfully obvious when we're holding onto something that we've outgrown. Usually the only one we're truly hiding from is our own inner guidance.

It's easy to say, "Shake it off!" or, "Let it go!" And while that is ultimately the goal, if it was that easy why wouldn't we have just do that to begin with? The truth is that it takes most of us a little more work and a bit of elbow grease to trade the old familiar for vulnerability and faith in the mystery of our potential.

Let the new moon this week provide us with the kind of nurturing darkness we need to get honest about the blinders we allow ourselves to hold onto that keep us from becoming our fullest Self.