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I love the feeling of the Balsamic Moon … deep, intuitive, soothing, calming, restorative, curative.

Part of me just wants to snuggle into a big comfy couch with my blankie, a cup of tea and a good book. My soul work for this lunar journey is (mostly) done … and there is still time for deep contemplation and perhaps one more release before we head back to the womb of the New Moon and rebirth a new journey.

Every day, I pick up Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese and select a page at random… a little bibliomancy to start the day and inspire my reflections.

Today’s page (it was page 133 if you have the book ) was perfect for the Balsamic Moon and describes so well — for me at least — the power of releasing.

I have captured part of that page in the image above. Here is the full text:

“Life is sometimes hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man, I sought to avoid pain and difficulty and only caused myself more of the same. These days, I choose to face life head-on — and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the hard times are the friction that shaves off the worn and tired bits. The more I travel head-on, the more I am shaped, and the things that no longer work or are unnecessary drop away. It’s a good way to travel. I believe eventually I will wear off resistance, until all that’s left of me is light.”

Yes….this is what I want… this is how I will travel…. until all that’s left of me is light.

Wisdom from Seanmháthair Gealach (Grandmother Moon)
Balsamic Moon, last days before the New Moon in Libra on October 19th at 12:12pm PT / 19:12 UTC