The first of new intentions complete, with a little help from this magical moon I think!
Several months ago I lost a Barnes and Noble gift card my mom-in-law gave me. I’d found it when we were packing up her house last summer to move her nearer to us, and I checked it to see if it was still “good.” Lo and behold, it had over $60 credit on it. I was thrilled when she told me to keep it, because who doesn’t love free books?
I tucked it in my wallet to save for leisurely trip to the bookstore. Fortunately, we have a brick and mortar Barnes and Noble not far from our home. I hoped to make it an outing with my daughter or mom to walk lazily down aisles reading titles.
So, when the day came to go shopping, my coveted plastic gift was no where to be found. I searched all my bags, and quizzed my daughter. “Did I give it to you to use?” Of course, she hadn’t seen it.
I was disappointed, and then angry at my carelessness. Where did it go? How could I lose it? Though it is not a big deal in the scheme of things, it bothered me and continued to over the months, prompting me to search for it several times. I just wanted those books!
And, just now I reached into my tote bag to pull out my calendar and with it came the gift card, sitting right on top as if I put it there yesterday. It felt like Christmas all over again!
Earlier this week I started my annual planning and intention setting. I wrote a list of goals and intentions both big and small to fill up my year. One of them that unexpectedly popped out of my pen onto the paper was this:
Funny, now that I turn back to my planner to quote myself I find my intention isn’t there. I distinctly recall writing it. As I look at the bright full moon descending outside my window I can only laugh. I feel the tug of the in between place where reality blurs, the place I revere and strive to stay connected to.
I woke early this morning but stepped into a dream of wishing and receiving. I’m content, filled up as I gaze at black trees silhouetted against a sapphire sky. Luna shines bright and suddenly, as happens on a powerful moon when I give her my attention, there are three moons out my window. Her beauty refracts and I see a reflection on either side of her. I don’t know why this happens. No matter where I turn my head, or what window I look through, the images don’t disappear. I witness a trinity of lunar power.
I’m grateful for these moments of deep connection and magic. When the unexplained happens, and mystery answers my prayers. It’s welcome as I shift into this new life of more time and space since the girls are so far away at school. The house, and my energy field, feel empty and wide open. I intend to fill it up with things I love almost as much as them so their absence doesn’t pain me.
Today is a good day, and it’s just begun.