Why Full Moon Offerrings?
They are everywhere these days and have become a bit of a marketing hook to get people in the door. But I have to tell you, from the bottom of my infinite heart, how deeply I resonate with the lunar energy and how my work came to be. You see, it unfolded over time. Years, maybe millennia, from a shared communal connection to the moon and her pull, her sway, to something much more specific and directional. She led me to uncloak information in the darkest of darks that came from many traditions over time and space and that required nothing less than to leap into her shadows to know the secrets that lie there. My moon training is by no means traditional. Although I have done my share of research and study through both Astronomy and Astrology to understand her waxing and waning and her continuous cycling. I have also been trained to work with womens rhythms, their cycles and to understand the wisdom through reflection that the moon provides.
But thats not even at the heart of my path, of my work. I live in ceremony with the moon at all times and hear her whispers, and sometimes her desperate calls, as she directs me to work in specific ways through monthly patterns and flow. It is absolutely not just about me showing up and “going with the flow” and being spontaneous. I don’t work with the moon because its “cool” or “trendy” or even “fun”. Its actually, an incredible service and an enormous amount of work to be fully present with her. Before each lunar event, I go deep into meditation to listen to and respect her guidance for that particular creation. For this reason, no two moon events are ever identical AND it is almost impossible for me to script the details too far in advance.
Her overall guiding message is to be gentle and nurturing for even as her work contains and embraces the shadow, we must remember that this life, that this being, is fragile and delicate and must be held with the utmost care and tenderness. I use sound mostly now, but in the past I have used dance and movement and art and silence as my main tools. The sound in collaboration with my Moon offerrings is very consciously crafted to move through cycles for connection, which, by my training and experience, requires the most reverential approach for establishing long lasting quality harmony within each person present. This harmonizing requires an intimate knowledge of ceremony and discernment that cannot be learned quickly or superficially, but takes place over a long un-folding, over a lifetime, and many lifetimes.
The moon, she is powerful. And we would be best served by respecting and honoring her power with those who have dedicated themselves to guiding on her behalf.
Blessings on this moon, and always.