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Strawberry Moon & Strawberry Fields

June 5, 2017

Can you believe this month marks the midpoint-

That we are half way through 2017?!

June is always a month for me to re-evaluate. I often take time to look how far I have come, take pride in the things I have accomplished- And note where I need to improve, to make better use of my time for the remaining months of the year.

The upcoming June full moon in Sagittarius, will take place this Friday, June 9th. This full moon is named “The Strawberry Moon” because of the fruit’s seasonal nature. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Algonquin tribes saw the moon as a marker for when the fruit was most ripe for the picking.

If you have been planting seeds since the start of the year, NOW is the time to reap the benefits of the harvest. NOW is time to enjoy your efforts. NOW is also time to heal, recover and use the energy of the season to keep moving forward.

I believe full moons energetically charge whatever situations are taking place at the time. If open to it, the energy can be extremely healing, transformative and allow you to confront and release emotions from situations that might be holding you back or causing you pain.

I recently came across a quote called, “The Quite Miracle of Love.” It said,

Most things break instead of transform because they resist. The quiet miracle of love is that without our interference it, like water, accepts whatever is tossed or dropped or placed into it, embracing it completely.”

As you enter the summer months, I encourage you to slow down to fully accept all things loving, even when they don’t appear to be. Open yourself up to the idea of receiving fully and taking all things in, without going up against or putting up a fight with anything that comes your way. In doing so, you will continue to reap the reward of growth, progress and moving forward. Often times are greatest lessons come in the form of something difficult.

Like the ocean, we can swim with the current or go against it. We can ride the waves or get crushed, by thinking we can stand up to the force…I am someone who will sometimes stand my ground and be unwilling to compromise, when feel I am in the right. I have recently realized just how wrong this mindset can be. How seeing things from one viewpoint is never correct and how we must remain fully open, accepting, and tolerant to embrace everything that comes at us in life, completely and whole-heartedly.

People and situations in our lives are always there and happen for a reason. There are no accidents or coincidences. We are typically given exactly what we need at the exact moments we need it. People and situations are mirrors of every part of ourselves, specifically people closest to us. The more we can learn to see ourselves in others and in situations around us, the more we embrace life and discover who we are meant to be, within the structure of the life we have been given.

Given the Full Moon name and context of my Balanced Beauty advice- The song by the Beatles, “Strawberry Fields Forever” keeps coming into my mind (full lyrics below)* and I am now more aware of another meaning of the song…. It isn’t to go through life not caring. It is to realize that everything around us is a reflection of what is inside us. We create our own reality. It is better to close your eyes to the misunderstands (fights, arguments, wrong-doings, painful situations, stubborn viewpoints or beliefs) and know it will work out when we come to that place of peace.

With this full moon and midway point of 2017, I encourage you to go to your peaceful place, through writing, meditating, prayer…whatever that is for you and hit re-set.

Enjoy the healing energy of the Strawberry Moon… Embrace it completely, avoid resistance and watch yourself and your life transform for the better.


TAKE-AWAYS:

1. Don’t resist 2. Remain open and loving . 3. Transformation and healing comes from allowing and embracing all things that come to us, with acceptance.

Keep a journal and connect to your inner thoughts, particularly during full moon phases. Writing can help you organize and clarify your thoughts, mark your growth and help you navigate forward.

Life is a constant evolution of lessons. I share the ones I learn, to help bring peace or comfort to you. Be strong, keep moving forward, and always pay it forward.

With Love, Coach Aly


STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

(Lyrics)

Let me take you down
‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It’s getting hard to be someone
But it all works out
It doesn’t matter much to me
Let me take you down
‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high or low
That is you know you can’t tune it
But it’s all right
That is I think it’s not too bad
Let me take you down
‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Always know sometimes it’s me
But you know I know when it’s a dream
I think I know I mean a “Yes”
But it’s all wrong
That is I think I disagree
Let me take you down
‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Strawberry Fields forever
Strawberry Fields forever

Another favorite quote from The Beatles… Give this world good energy- In the end, it’s all connected xo

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