Jamie says of this full moon dreamboard, “Under the Full Frost Moon, allow that fresh chill in the air to wake you up to your dreams. Let creating your dreamboard be a clarifying act, bringing into focus the dreams that are in your heart. As you create your board, hold gently a request for clarity. Notice what is revealed.”
The Full Frost Moon asks: “What is clear about your dreams? What further clarity do you seek?”
Clear to me are my practices, my method, my desire and my longing. Writing, dogs, walking, yoga, and meditation are the process, the way of clear seeing, peaceful abiding, the comfort, the certain, that which sustains me, supports me, softens me. What is clear is that generosity, gentleness, and genuineness are my superpowers. That my purpose is to ease suffering by making people feel less alone, by reminding them of their potential and their true nature, to inspire them to trust themselves, to keep my heart open–brave and tenderhearted warriors, all of us.
Where I need further clarity is my own confidence. Everything else, every other struggle springs from this, each has this at the center, that shaky, shivery, raw sense of poverty, of brokenness, of fear and not enough. The further clarity I seek beyond this is how to make this loving a living, how to more fully integrate my life, my need for funding and my need for love (shared and received), how to make my process, my doing sustainable, how to fully embody and manifest my dreams in a more practical sense.
Before I even started to collect images, I had a strong sense of what they would be: the clarity would center around the comfort of shelter, a fireplace maybe, a cozy place to be and rest, surrounded by books and dogs and practice materials. The images I found were soft flannel, a blanket and slippers, a sleeping puppy, my meditation cushion, Watermoon Kuan Yin (the goddess of mercy, she who comforts those who call to her), yoga poses and phrases.
The confusion, the need for clarity, is represented by the “outside,” the weather and lack of shelter, the wild, the cold, unpredictable nature, the fox who can either be a wise messenger or evil trickster, the smoke of incense, what is left after the burning, what fades, the reminder of and reference to impermanence. The images I chose, that chose me, were much darker, starker than they have been in the past few dreamboads, collections that were softer and more peaceful.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. ~Lucy Larcom
The wild of the outside, of change and impermanence, of nature and weather, the unknown.
When it’s snowing, the outdoors seem like a room… A room with the walls blasted to shreds and falling. ~David Berman
Let me respectfully remind you~
life and death are of supreme importance.
Time swiftly passes by, and opportunity is lost.
Each of us should strive to awaken
Do not squander your life.
We move through the world
with awe in our hearts.
Ushered by the push of the seasons.
At home in a mystery older than memory.
Time to be.
It’s winter–that festive time of endless adventure.
As you embark upon this snowy season of inspiration,
may you be in the moment,
and be totally prepared for anything you dream up.
The spirit and practice
of moving into stillness,
the ease and joy of our true nature.
There’s magic in the moment.
Slow, pause, breath, behold.
The essence of adventure lies in every footfall.
Peace, mystery, magic unfolding,
a dream revealing itself.