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A Meditation Download: The Grand Scheme of Things

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Original Art by Gina Welds Hulse

Original Art by Gina Welds Hulse

Few things have inspired as much mythology and mystique as the moon. We've credited it with triggering madness, housing deities and rousing werewolves.

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Dew drops on the grass and trees glisten like tiny stars that fell from the Heavens, reflecting the moon's glory.

The Moon Has Fascinated the World For Centuries.

Why?

1. The metamorphosis that the moon goes through on a monthly basis from dark moon to full moon has intrigued us for centuries.

2. The moon is the only heavenly body (apart from the stars) that we can clearly see without the help of a telescope, and it is the closes heavenly body to Earth.

3.There are many legends associated with the moon, and its cycles.

4. The moon has influenced and inspired writers, poets, movie producers, and even nursery rhymes have been written about dear old Luna.

5. The moon has such mystery and commanding power and energy that it has captivated our curiosity.

6. We can't look at the moon without wondering or giving thought to its Divine Connection.

The Phases of the Moon

A Meditation Inspired by the Moon

The moon gently rises in the evening sky, without announcing its presence.

Yet, we can't help but be in awe of its brilliance.

We feel and see its power in our own bodies as well as its effect on the waterways, rivers and oceans as the tides rise and fall.

Dew drops on the grass and trees glisten like tiny stars that fell from the Heavens, reflecting the moon's glory.

The moonflower, a mere bud at dusk, begins to gradually unfold its petals. Is this unfolding being granted by the moon and the stars?

Eventually this same flower will become vulnerable under the siege of the sun, closing its petals, to wait again for the rising of Luna.

Is this a fulfillment of destiny?

What lessons can we learn from this gentle moonflower, and the cycles of the moon?

Are we just a moonflower, waiting for the light that will illuminate our shadows, giving us permission to heal, even when the sun comes out again?

As I watch the moon, my thoughts go to Greek mythology, wherein it is said that Selene, the goddess of the moon, has the power to give sleep and to light the night. She has control over time, and like the moon itself, she is always changing.

Hours later, the moon vanishes below the horizon. It's done its job, without so much as a "Thank you" from us...... to give way to the sun.


Selenite Crystal Got Its Name From the Ancient Greeks Moon Goddess, Selene.

Moonflower is one of the most romantic plants you can grow in a garden. The large, trumpet-shape flowers unfurl in the evening and stay open until the sun rises

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Animals Associated With the Moon

Wolf, associated with:

  • Loyalty
  • Cunning
  • Intuition
  • Intelligence
  • Independence
  • Compassionate
  • Communication

Owl, associated with:

  • learning
  • a symbol of status
  • a symbol of intelligence
  • a symbol of wealth
  • a keeper of the Underworld

There are many other animals associated with the moon, but these are my favorite, and the two most recognized by many.

Keywords to Symbolic Moon Meanings

  • Time
  • Cycles
  • Psyche
  • Wonder
  • Shadow
  • Balance
  • Renewal
  • Mystery
  • Emotion
  • Intuition
  • Passivity
  • Influence
  • Fertility
  • Transition
  • Femininity
  • Perception
  • Progression
  • Receptivity
  • Illumination

Here Comes the Sun!

A Meditation Inspired By the Sun

The sun rises above the horizon, painting the morning sky with soothing pastels of yellows, and oranges.

It doesn't have a fanfare.

There is no grand announcement, "Here comes the sun!"

Yet it is the king of the morning, placed and called by the Divine to shine.

It just rises, gently and gradually filling the sky with light, urging the sleeping world to wake up and face the day....and it does so ever so quietly.

It is the Bright Lamp of the day, beckoning everyone in its path to "rise up!"

Then it goes about its day basking the earth with its warmth, feeding the plants with its energy, without so much of a whisper of "Thank you!"

Only complaints of, "It's too hot!" or "Where's the sun when you need it?"......but it keeps on doing its job in the grand scheme of things, occasionally being obscured by the gentle cottony coverage of clouds that again make no announcement, but seemingly understand when we, as humans, need a little break from the power of the sun.

Ever so gently, and so quietly the clouds roll in, block out the sun for a moment or longer, then continue on their journey across the vast sky.

Hours pass, and evening comes, and the sun takes a bow, and gives way to the moon...and the cycle begins again.


The clouds roll in, block out the sun for a moment or longer, then continue on their journey across the vast sky

The Sunflower

The common sunflower is among the most spectacular of the sun loving plants. Its botanical name, helianthus, comes from the Greek helios “sun” and anthos, “flower.”

A Sunset in Key West

My Meditation Continues....

My chest rises with each breath and I can feel the gentle beating of my heart just beneath my clothing.

It reminds me that the same Power, the same God, that put to motion the sun, moon and all planets rotating in the Solar system is the same God that allows our heartbeat to ever so gently go about it's job on a daily basis.

It's the same power that allows our lungs to expand and contract with each breath.

That same power keeps the blood coursing through the racetrack of our circulatory system.

Ever so gently our body goes about its job, so that we can go about the task that we (as souls) were put on this planet to do.

What is your "job?" I hear the question!

Is your job your solution to your financial needs or is it the Soul-ution ™ to the Planet's needs?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Gina Welds Hulse

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 11, 2021:

Very interesting work. Well presented.

manatita44 from london on March 11, 2021:

Brother Moon, Sister Sun. Didn't St Francis say something about them? Two power-houses in the grand scheme of creation. You have done a very beautiful job, Gina. Thank you so much!

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