by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
(author of Lead Us To A Place ~ your spiritual journey through life’s seasons)

 The term “Blue Moon seems to have been attached to a familiar and common event in only the last 30 years. It does not even involve the color blue. When we can view a full moon two times in one calendar month, this is referred to as a“blue moon.”

May 18, 2019 – Full Moon, Blue Moon. Since this is the third of four full moons in this season, it is known as a blue moon. This rare calendar event only happens once every few years, giving rise to the term, “once in a blue moon.” There are normally only three full moons in each season of the year. But since full moons occur every 29.53 days, occasionally a season will contain 4 full moons.

Some individuals claim that the second calendar Full Moon was based on the phrase “once in a blue moon.” Yet, in truth, that seems strange since the “two full moons” in a calendar month happens about once every 2.5 years.

Metaphysically, the Blue Moon represents our rare opportunity to fully express ourselves through communication and clarity of expression. The symbolic blue energy represents our Throat Chakra. Use this rare occasion to open up, relay your inner thoughts and creativity.

What are you yearning to express? What’s the motivation behind your communication? What kind of signals are you sending?

Utilize this “blue moon moment” in time to contemplate your spoken and unspoken articulations. Bring about change and move forward.

Awareness Makes It So

Limited views and opinions are stifling. They detach us from reality, decrease our awareness and shut down our mind. We all have a limited view of some areas in our lives. Gaining a broader perspective is self-awareness. Being able to open up your mind and allow for the free flow of thoughts and ideas can be liberating. A “blue moon” is awareness of something out of the ordinary. Something that calls our attention. It’s different. In this day and age, it takes something different to wake us (shake us) out of the “rut” or mechanical life we may lead. A  blue moon can give us this feeling or opportunity to do so.

1. Welcoming a new opinion or way of doing something can bring new meaning to your life. If you release these closed thoughts and make room for a different opinion, you may be surprised at the outcome.

2. Striving to meet difficult goals has pushed us to stretch the horizons of what we think is possible. We share the ways in which obstacles and challenges have made us stronger and given us the confidence to continue setting goals and dreams in our adventures, our business, and in our day to day lives.

3. Stop judging. Expressing yourself is not giving your opinion. Especially, when it is not asked for. Open your mind. If you see something different or hear someone else’s opinion… listen, watch, observe, take it in. There is no need to “react”.Usually, a reaction comes out of insecurity, not agreeing or not understanding.  You do not have to agree, understand, or respond. You have to observe and make yourself aware.  Aware that there are opinions other than yours.

4. Expressing yourself can be difficult for whatever reason. You may feel insecure or that you have nothing to say. You may be shy or reserved. You may lack confidence or self-esteem or you may believe that your feelings don’t matter.  Nothing can be further from the truth.

5. The fact that you are as individual as a drop of rain or a snowflake, makes this relevant (and necessary). You need to express yourself. Your individual opinion and the way that you perceive life is the key to one’s own view of the world. You are standing here, looking through a very special window.  It is from your vantage point that you see life from a very unique perspective. Your opinion matters.

6. How to express yourself is up to you.  Some people paint or write, dance or sing. Others express their views through what they wear, who they spend their time with or how they live their lives.  Expression is not always through words. It can be through action. Those who feel the need to talk just to hear themselves speak are expressing themselves from the point of their ego-self.  Sometimes in life, people’s  “actions” speak louder than words.   It is often those who live their lives through “example” that express themselves the clearest.

7. If you express yourself without EGO, you can never go wrong. The ego-self is the manic, excessive, over-exposed and blithe disregard of anyone’s issues, but your own. When self-expression comes from a place of humility and respect, it will always be sensed or taken to heart.  This self-expression is from a conscious level. A place of awareness.

8. Expressing yourself is necessary in order to unblock, release, or let go of the feelings that build up. The tension or desire to feed the Universe with your special kind of light is what churns the heart and fulfills the spirit. “Putting yourself out there” (at the appropriate times) allows you to extend the part of your soul that needs to give back to the world.

9. Your intuition is your greatest guide to how you feel. Listen to what your gut tells you. Express from your heart. It is your truth. It may not always be perceived the way you think, but it is coming from a place of trust and honor.

10. Tune into the sensations you experience when you express what’s from your heart.  You will realize it is your true calling. Do you feel happy or even joyful when expressing yourself on some level?  If so, you know you are on the right track. Pay attention to the thought process. What does it take to get you there?  Your process of expressing yourself is as individual as you are. Don’t be afraid to go there. Let down your guard. Trust and express who you are and what you stand for.

This is conscious living. To start living in consciousness, we must start to experience the fourfold principle of intuition, feeling, sensation and thought.

“…if it feels like true magic might be possible; it is truly a blue moon experience….” 
― Isabella Koldras, Blue Moon Magic

How meaningless is a life without goals?  Become conscious of your goals. Get in touch with the life you desire. You are the one who can make this happen. Just you.  Express it. Become aware of how you can make this happen.

Change your perspective. Change the way you look at something. Give it a fresh, new outlook. If you feel oppressed or beaten, held back or disorganized, rise up!    Look past the blocks you feel are in front of you.  One of my mentors always used to say, “it’s time to flip the switch”.

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