Thy beauty haunts me heart and soul,
Oh, thou fair Moon, so close and bright;
Thy beauty makes me like the child
That cries aloud to own thy light:
The Moon by William Henry Davies
Revolutions not Resolutions!
I never make resolutions at the beginning of the Gregorian year because I have intentions for myself most days throughout the year. There is no need to limit ourselves with enforced, imposed resolutions on one particular date as every day is a chance to enhance our existence. We don’t have to wait for the Gregorian calendar’s permission to do that! We are free to evolve in our own unique way when we choose and when we are in the right frame of mind to do so.
I love to utilise the Moon’s revolutions or rotational orbit positions to assist my health and well-being though. We don’t need to be astrology experts to know that Full Moons are a time of completion of a cycle or events (perhaps of the conclusion of the festive season) or closing of chapters. It is for contemplation, consolidation and reflection at this time when life’s events may be seen in a clearer light more fully illuminated – metaphorically and whilst the Earth is lit by the light of the moon.
We can also take advantage of the healing effects these days can bring provided we prepare ourselves for them. Full Moons are an excellent time of fasting: green juice/green smoothie (which will be my choice); water fast or just cutting out foods that overburden the liver such as wheat, coffee, sugar, alcohol and mucous foods such as dairy. Whichever option is suitable for you at the current time on your health journey.
The waning of the moon i.e. the fourteen days after the Full Moon, is a highly effective time for deeper cleansing, too. The body is designed to detoxify 24/7 without our assistance and the magnetic pull draws the tides, influences every sentient thing including each one of our trillions of cells with the potential to detoxify more powerfully on certain days of the year – providing elimination exits are clear: skin, lungs and colon.
Cell Cleansing and Clear Thinking
When we think that every one of our trillions of cells are made of what we eat, drink, inhale and absorb through the skin – we really are directly made of what we take in, beneficial or otherwise. Of course, few people can avoid the many toxins of the Western world in the air and water in cities or pesticides etc in the countryside. This is why raw food is so important- life going into the cells, life radiating out from the cells. Clarity of thought, keener intuition, greater connection with imagination as a result of the physical improvements.
The sad part of January is seeing so many Christmas trees on every pavement. I saw dozens on every London street yesterday, just tossed aside. I feel sad when I see bonsai trees. Trees should grow to their full potential not shrunk to miniature – great oaks from little acorns grow as the old saying goes, not tiny oaks not much bigger than acorns grow only about twelve inches.
I picked some holly (of which there was a proliferation last year when I first saw a holly tree absolutely covered with red berries in September!) and other leaves for my little candle display and returned them today to a nearby tree with the gift of an apple with gratitude.
Raw Apple Crumble and Raw Blueberry Muffins
I must start writing down more of my raw recipes to share them! I’ve been an intuitive chef since I was a young teenager and have cooked since I was a child in my lovely Mother’s kitchen baking dropped scones and gingerbread men! The Raw Blueberry/Pecan muffins were made from organic blueberries frozen in the summer.
My Raw Apple Crumble is very simple to make and is delicious also for breakfast but you will need a dehydrator (unless you can keep your oven low with the door open). I ate mine with a little organic sheep’s yoghurt. Soak some sliced or chopped dates in pure water for a couple of hours. * For the crumble, I used Brazil, walnut, sesame seeds and flaxseeds all ground up (best to do this first in a dry blender). * For the apple mixture: in a blender place one peeled lemon, lots of unpeeled, uncored apples with some unpasteurised coconut water (Dr Marten in a white box) and some mixed spice and extra cinnamon to suit your taste. Pulp rather than liquidise. Place in a dish. * Blend a bag of soaked cashews also with some coconut water (I’ve been making cashew nut cream since the 1970s with other liquids) to make a paste consistency. * Method: Place the apple mixture into a deep dish. Stir the cashew nut cream into the crumble mix and spread on top of the apple mix. Arrange sliced dates into the crumble and dehydrate for 3-4 hours depending on the width and shape of your dish. (or on lowest setting in your conventional oven with the door open) The apple mixture takes on a custard consistency. Ambrosia!
The Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer
It’s almost with us and was beautifully visible even in daylight on Saturday. It always makes me smile when I see it. The sky has been cloudy and damp at night but I feel its presence keenly nevertheless. The Full Moon can also be disorientating and full of turmoil, hence the word lunar-tic. However, even this craziness can be to our advantage in terms of creativity, altered perspectives and seeing opportunities to live or do things differently, more beneficially. Moons have fascinated me since I was a child and I often wake up during a full moon to gaze upon it.
Is the moon a hollowed-out planetoid/alien spacecraft?
It is according to the Russian scientists: Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov who put forward some interesting points.
Whether the moon is a hollowed out artificial vessel or not, it will always be a hypnotically Magical Moon to me and “the full moon dominates the dark”.
With beaming biophotons and dawn light blessings!
No longer throne of a goddess to whom we pray,
no longer the bubble house of childhood’s
tumbling Mother Goose man,
The emphatic moon ascends–
the brilliant challenger of rocket experts,
the white hope of communications men.
Some I love who are dead
were watchers of the moon and knew its lore;
planted seeds, trimmed their hair,
Pierced their ears for gold hoop earrings
as it waxed or waned.
It shines tonight upon their graves.
And burned in the garden of Gethsemane,
its light made holy by the dazzling tears
with which it mingled.
And spread its radiance on the exile’s path
of Him who was The Glorious One,
its light made holy by His holiness.
Already a mooted goal and tomorrow perhaps
an arms base, a livid sector,
the full moon dominates the dark. Full Moon by Robert Hayden