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 HAPPY FULL MOON!

Have you ever been to a full moon dance party?

One of the most memorable ones for me was in Ko Pha Ngan, an island in south east Thailand that’s renowned for its monthly Full Moon Party. 

In my early thirties I was fortunate to take several trips to South Asia with my brothers and sister. We would spend 3 to 4 weeks exploring rice paddies, temples, and inevitably would find ourselves in some precarious places. A full moon party was definitely one of them.

My sister Lori and I wrapped up one of our family trips with a trip to the Ko Pha Ngan with a couple of friends from Canada. We attended one of the famous night-long celebrations tied into the lunar calendar. This party draws revelers from all over the world, and is one of the most memorable travel experiences of my life. I have a photo (which I wish I could find) which captures the sense of freedom that I experienced. I was dancing with a complete stranger – and it is one of the most beautiful photos that I have of myself. True Freedom. Geez I wish I could find it!!

Sadly, all of these types of parties are cancelled due to the pandemic.

But for those of you who, like me, have a deep yearning for the connection and joy that you feel when you are dancing with a group of people, and feel that deep connection to yourself and the music, you can have a very similar experience in your own home right here in Durham Region.

YOU ARE INVITED!

On April 27, during the next full moon, my dear friend and yoga teacher, Carol Baxter is offering a very special FULL MOON DANCE PARTY to XWN members only.  I have had the pleasure of participating in many of Carol’s incredible workshops, and they always take me on a powerful, healing journey. I’ll admit, this full moon dance party will be different  from the boisterous celebrations at the full moon party on Ko Pha Ngan, but I do promise you that it will take you on a wonderful journey with women in our DWN community.

If you would like to learn more, Jennifer and I will be chatting with Carol via Facebook Live on April 19. We’d love for you to join us! 

As many of you know, the FULL MOON is a powerful time for manifesting, and for letting go of that which no longer serves us.

You may wish to use this sacred full moon energy that is upon us for the next few days to release the past, and surrender.  What would you like to let go of?

To assist you, here is an excerpt from one of Carol’s recent IG posts via @carolbaxterglow: 

Full moons always give us the opportunity to let go – and since this is the first full moon since the Equinox, the energy is especially powerful. This is an easy ritual that will cleanse, release and empower your intentions.

FULL MOON RITUAL

–          Light some sage

–          Open a few windows

–          Move through your home or sacred space gently with the burning sage

–          Bring in your intention for this new moon cycle through the spoken word.

–          “I release my thoughts that keep me from reaching my highest potential. Instead, I now surrender to the flow of the Universe, trusting that all things are working for my highest good.

–          Intuitively, continue this process, repeating the mantra at least three more times.

Sending full moon Libra blessings.