Cancer season has rushed in with it's healing waters to cleanse, purify, and nourish us. This time of year is ripe with opportunity to shift gears and take a different approach.
Many of us take holidays and sink into some rest and relaxation with family and friends. It's a time to nourish our roots and to deepen our sense of belonging with our loved ones.
This new moon is one of my favorites for taking time to nourish ourselves in slow and deliberate ways. It's a new moon to tap into our intuition, our ancestors and guides, an opportunity to dance with the unseen, to root down into the earth and anchor ourselves.
It's a wonderful time to unplug and get off of the hamster wheel of daily demands. To embrace a tender, compassionate, and gentle approach with ourselves. To fill our soul with the hobbies and activities that are important to us.
For me this looks like turning off all notifications for social media and email. Setting myself up to unplug lets me unfurl. It takes a couple of days to allow the stress and build up of being "on" to melt away.
We are taught progress looks like taking action, that doing is more important than being, and that being available at all times is required. It's not.
This new moon is a reminder that the most important work we can do is to tend to ourselves with care and compassion. It's a realization that we get to decide what is important. That nourishment, rest, replenishment all create strong and deep roots.
When we exploit our own labour we only further the systems that we desperately want to see dismantled. Caring for ourselves and one another is how we begin to shift the narrative.