To inspire is to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. This word is derived from the Latin word inspirare meaning ‘breathe or blow into,’ from in-‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe.’ To excite, to inflame. To put Life into the human body. May it be so.
This full moon is accompanied by a lunar eclipse and Mars conjunct the Sun in Leo. In many ways, these energies portend the solar eclipse in two weeks on August 21 which will be accompanied by a Grand Fire Trine. The planets involved then will be the Sun, Mars, Saturn, and Uranus.
Mars conjunct the Sun for this moon can display in excitability, passion not wisely directed, and action that is moving too fast for its well-being or the well-being of others. Be mindful, thoughtful, and take a breath before speaking, choosing, and action.
In the two weeks between this full moon and the new moon (with the solar eclipse and Grand Fire trine) practice mindfulness. Add your thoughtfulness and considerate behavior to the world telepathic currents of shared human thought and action. The world stage is not where we want the lower, impulsive, and brash expressions of Mars/Saturn/Uranus/Sun to express. The US, North Korea, the stall in Syria, the ongoing civil wars in Yemen and the Sudan as well as Venezuela are the tinder kegs that too easily could ignite.
But the higher expression of the same forces is the fearlessness of wisdom and compassion, and the courage to face the devil of personal passions and be done with them. Let us together vanquish the lesser forces within us, personally and globally, and shine a great light into the world. Let us light our way, humanity!
This meditation engages the light of the heart, of the wisdom eye, and of the crown center.
Step 4 within our meditation practice brings awareness to three powerful choices: softening, opening, and receiving. We’re innately trained to choose these actions – after all, we soften, open, and receive each breath that enters our body. Becoming intimate with this occurrence creates powerful shifts toward being fully present in the moment.
You’ve created space for meditation in your life and it has created space in return: spaciousness in the mind, space within and between emotions and responses, and an awareness of the space of your physical body. Creating space allows for flow. It allows all of your intentions to flow your way without resistance, without delay. Enjoy.