The Invitation

The Invitation

The Invitation
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments.

The Full Moon 23 January, throw me to the wolves and I’ll come back leading the pack.

The Full Moon 23 January, throw me to the wolves and I’ll come back leading the pack.

The first Full Moon of the year is always known as the Wolf Moon.

This full moon is, however, the only one that offers a definite way out of a crisis through decisive action. This year’s Wolf Moon will be something to look forward to since it’ll give off some much needed positive vibes.

Many of us may feel like we’ve literally been thrown to the wolves during the month of January. The planetary energy has been rocky and the start to 2016 has been anything but smooth. But as the saying goes, throw me to the wolves and I’ll come back leading the pack.

When things are down and out, they can’t remain like that forever. This Full Moon is going to be the point where we can turn things around. Some clarity may come to the table and a light bulb of awareness could get switched on.

The Full Moon always has a way of heightening awareness as well creating closure.

Interestingly enough, January’s Full Moon will fall in the sign of Leo and nobody likes to lead the pack more than this sign. Leo’s the sign that likes to laugh, let loose and let go of the seriousness. But lets talk Wolf first ,.. the wolf is anything but villainous and the feelings that come over us may be stemming from something else entirely. Once we get to know the true nature of the wolf, our perception will likely begin to change. Breakthroughs can happen if we’re open to seeing things a little differently. The truth is, a wolf will rarely, if ever, reveal himself. His fear of outsiders is much greater than those who fear him. He trusts his strong instincts to lead him through the rocky terrain..

Feelings have been hurt and parts of us have been wounded through the process. Perhaps we’ve been misrepresented just as the wolf has been. It’s also possible that we’ve seen the wolf come out in some that we never thought were capable. (A wolf in sheep’s clothing so to speak.)

Interestingly the wolf is a highly social animal and part of us may feel like getting out there and leading our pack in some way. Mental activity has been particularly intense and a lot of the ideas and thoughts that may have started to form can now be put into action. Full Moons create closure and bring things to another level.

All the annoyances that may have found us can now be set aside. It’s time to use what we’ve learned over the last several weeks and move forward. I’m not saying it’s going to be entirely easy. There are still some driving combinations that will last throughout the end of January, but progress will finally be seen once again.

It’s still important to be aware of our actions as well as new ways of looking at things. The three of these planets together are pushing us to be open to a new way of doing things and get off the cycle that’s perhaps trapped us in the past. As a small reminder let us not forget that we as human beings like patterns, it comforts us to know where we live in and with what or who, even if it is bad at least we ‘know’ the bad and “knowing” is strangely enough comforting us till the point to where it is gone. Only then we realise how bad it actually was, it is the fear of the pain it costs to break with our so well known pattern.

Whether we realize it or not, we’re in the midst of breaking down barriers that have held us back. The freeing spirit of the wolf is calling. We may have been thrown off course a bit but we can pick back up and come back stronger than ever.

Always remember that we can actually end up being the strongest during the moments we feel our weakest.

Let January’s Wolf Moon be a reminder that when we are thrown to the wolves it’s only a matter of time before we come back leading the pack. Let the wolf not wake us up too much these coming “before full moon nights”, I like to sleep , safe and sound..LoveMe