NEW MOON IN ARIES: An Offering from Facilitator Lindsey Kimura
We’re fascinated by ritual.
Rituals are as intuitive to humans as breathing—we create rituals in our day-to-day, whether we realize it or not. The act of making coffee in the morning is, technically, a ritual. The way you wash your face at night, ritual. How you fold and organize your laundry—personal ritual (for some!). And these ceremonies, even when they’re completely secular, do work. According to Scientific American, “A series of investigations by psychologists have revealed intriguing new results demonstrating that rituals can have a causal impact on people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.”
Part of the beauty of rituals are their uniqueness to the person performing them. Our idiosyncrasies are welded into our private rituals, maybe adding a bit to their magic and potency. The oh holisticism community is connected to so many gifted, conscious facilitators and teachers. We’ll be sharing the rituals of some of our favorites.
New Moon in Aries, 4/15
Facilitator: Lindsey Kimura
Offerings: Energy Healing, Readings and Guidance, Guided Meditation, Yoga, Pole Fitness, Corporate Wellness, Business Development and Marketing Consulting
Lindsey, do you have a personal practice around the New Moon?
The new moon is a time to plant seeds, intend, and affirm.
Every new moon, I plant seeds by meditating, connecting with Source, and writing clear and specific intentions. I review intentions from prior moon cycles and note how they align, have changed, or have been fulfilled. I take a cleansing, clearing, nourishing, and resetting bath with salts, oils, and/or crystals.
RADICAL GENEROSITY: LINDSEY'S OFFERING
I would like to share a New Moon Writing Exercise for the mental body that helps you bridge the gap from where you are now to where you want to be in the future in all the major areas of your life. It takes about 25 minutes, and you’ll feel a major shift after completing the exercise. Listen here.
You may pause and restart to give yourself time to finish writing.
PART 1: MY BELIEFS
Open to a blank page in your journal. Title it “My Beliefs.”
SELF: “What do I think about myself?
MONEY: “What do I think about money?”
COMMUNICATION: “What do I think about my ability to communicate?”
HOME: “What do I think of my home and living space?”
FAMILY: “What do I think about my family?”
PLAY: “What do I think of my hobbies and playtime?”
FRIENDS: “What do I think about my friends?”
WORK: “What do I think about my job?”
HEALTH: “What do I think about my current health and well-being?”
PARTNERSHIP: “What do I think of my current romantic relationship or romantic relationships in general?”
MEN and WOMEN: “What do I think of men?” “What do I think of women?”
INTUITION: “What do I think of my intuitive capabilities?”
EDUCATION: “What do I think of my continuing learning and education?”
TRAVEL: “What do I think of traveling?”
CAREER: “What do I think of my career?”
COMMUNITY: “What do I think of my community or communities?”
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES: “What do I think of my spiritual practice?”
PART 2: ORGANIZATION
Re-read your answers to Part 1 without judgement, but rather with a sense of observation and awareness. Pause audio and restart when you finish.
Make a table of 3 columns, 17 rows with the following titles.
Column 1: Area of life
Column 2: Current beliefs (what you really think)
Column 3: Goal beliefs (what you would like to think)
Fill in with the 17 areas of life, your current beliefs, and your goal beliefs.
PART 3: ANALYSIS
Focus on one row at a time in order of personal priority.
Read column 2 and column 3 in this row.
Imagine a bridge between column 2 (where you are) and column 3 (where you would like to be)
How will you build this bridge? What does it look like? How will you cross from B to C?
PART 4: RESOLUTION
How to get from Column B to Column C?
VENT: Write free-form vents for each area of life in order of importance to you. Be 100% honest and blunt about how you really feel. Release writing is to mental body clearing as pillow punching is to emotional and physical body release.
PREPARE ENVIRONMENT: Imagine each belief is a splinter. Soften environment (ex. Epsom salt).
BREATHE: Long, deep exhalations, physical exercise, breathwork (mental body release)
DO THE WORK: With your mind and awareness, actively send compassionate, understanding, and accepting energy and light toward each belief, toward yourself, and toward others.
AFFIRM: Create affirmations from Column C and read them every morning.
TAKE ACTION: When a splinter surfaces, remove it with tweezers. Step into your masculine energy to expedite clearing and healing process. Explain through spiral method versus detoxification/clearing method. Give examples. Affirmations is like the spiral method. Releasing is like the detox method.