Nicole RaymondiComment

Nicole RaymondiComment
        Since my return back to the West Coast I've felt that build of emotions that I'm all too familiar with. In effort to stay on track with  my work this week, I've been (unsuccessfully) ignoring it. Though if  there's any sort of self awareness I've gained over the years, it's that  this energy, if suppressed or numbed, will only result in more stuck  energy. For me, that's very evident in my body. But, if I lean into it,  it proceeds an explosion of creativity.  The interesting part is since writing about my first full moon circle experience with  @gwencoach   (link in my bio) I've gained a new appreciation for the moon phases.  This morning as I ate my cereal and checked in on social media, I  realized tonight is a Super New Moon in Leo. That used to mean nothing  more to me than a time when more mystic looking moon pics showed up in  my feed but my curiosity lead me to discover that this phase ushers in a  time for enormous creative expression. It's a time to let loose and as  one article put it, "Be unapologetically you." It's also a great time  for travel (coincidently I'm headed to San Francisco tomorrow) as a  means of creating space for that expression and opening ourselves up to  new inspirations.  So in conclusion, I surrender to the idea  that I am more affected by the moon than I'd like to admit. Today’s  plans include a hike to move all of that internal energy around, then  taking the time to finally sit down and let it pour out of me. This combination of movement and release has proven to be a really powerful one for me.  I hope that you can find some space these next  coming weeks to tap into your own emotions, creativity, and passions. There's so much potential in all of us, don't let it stay there.

Since my return back to the West Coast I've felt that build of emotions that I'm all too familiar with. In effort to stay on track with my work this week, I've been (unsuccessfully) ignoring it. Though if there's any sort of self awareness I've gained over the years, it's that this energy, if suppressed or numbed, will only result in more stuck energy. For me, that's very evident in my body. But, if I lean into it, it proceeds an explosion of creativity.

The interesting part is since writing about my first full moon circle experience with @gwencoach (link in my bio) I've gained a new appreciation for the moon phases. This morning as I ate my cereal and checked in on social media, I realized tonight is a Super New Moon in Leo. That used to mean nothing more to me than a time when more mystic looking moon pics showed up in my feed but my curiosity lead me to discover that this phase ushers in a time for enormous creative expression. It's a time to let loose and as one article put it, "Be unapologetically you." It's also a great time for travel (coincidently I'm headed to San Francisco tomorrow) as a means of creating space for that expression and opening ourselves up to new inspirations.

So in conclusion, I surrender to the idea that I am more affected by the moon than I'd like to admit. Today’s plans include a hike to move all of that internal energy around, then taking the time to finally sit down and let it pour out of me. This combination of movement and release has proven to be a really powerful one for me.

I hope that you can find some space these next coming weeks to tap into your own emotions, creativity, and passions. There's so much potential in all of us, don't let it stay there.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.