The meaning of the Super Moon we experienced at the launch of
2014, I am told, was all about killing off or releasing relationships
that needed to go. I consciously released some; in other relationships, I buried the aspects of the relationship that involved the repetition of unhealthy patterns. (This is always a work in progress.)
At a certain point in our lives, those of us on a conscious path
realize that escaping things or running away from them doesn’t
really work; it doesn’t truly free us from the negative experience
or feelings that situation engendered. We will find ourselves in
similar situations. yet with different variables, thinking, “How did
I end up here again?”
Simply ending the relationship, leaving the job, or moving aren’t
necessarily real solutions.
The real solution is to change ourselves. This begins with becoming more aware of how we act day-to-day and then evaluating our
choices: how we respond to situations, how we choose to view
them and talk about them, where we choose to focus attention,
what situations we allow ourselves to be in, and what we choose
to embody and therefore attract.
Any cycle of change creates the need to examine even our thoughts
surrounding change. The following attitude can leave us stuck in
unhealthy situations:“Shouldn't I be able to be happy no matter
Ideally, yes, we can build our own strength and resiliency to be
happy in any situation. Cultivating this may take some time. We
are human, and by nature, we are easily triggered by emotions.
(One of my mentors once told me that the purpose of 90% of human behavior is to avoid certain feeling states.) So making choices
that support a healthy external environment while we shift our
internal environment is paramount to support change. Examples
would be making sure to not stock the cabinet with cookies when
you are trying to cut back on sweets, or not following your ex on
Instagram when you are trying to get over him or her.
It is always necessary, and a practice that requires a great deal of
attention, to find the balance between running away and staying in an imbalanced energetic environment expecting yourself to
magically not be imbalanced. Finding this edge and balance for
you is what I call a cycle of shedding.
We can tap into the natural cycles and rhythms of the universe
to fortify both the shedding process and our own connection to
nature. Every month, the waning moon (from the Full Moon to
Cultivating the Energy of Spring Cleaning
Allows Us to Let Go and Release.
BY DR. SIVA MOHAN