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New Moon Intentions: The Seeds of Conscious Manifestation

For the month of September 2016, I will be writing a series of four posts describing how to use the lunar cycle to consciously manifest your desires.  This post is the first of the series – New Moon Intentions!

For an introduction to conscious manifestation, please see Conscious Manifestation 101

Setting New Moon intentions is so much more than just New Age spiritual hocus pocus.  Our ancestors have been working with the natural energetic cycles of the moon for thousands of years and for good reason!  I personally think that one of the main reasons why people have a hard time with conscious manifestation is because they are not working with the natural energy flow of the Earth.  When the natural flows of energy aren’t considered during your attempts at conscious manifestation, you may begin to feel like you are “working against the current” or like “the whole world is against you”.  When you feel like you are working against the current, chances are that you are probably right.  But do not allow yourself to be defeated just yet!  Learn to work with the natural energy currents and improve your conscious manifestation skills!

For thousands of years, humanity has initiated ventures on the New Moon like planting crops, getting married and beginning trips.  The practice of working with the lunar phases persisted until only a few decades ago.

Why set New Moon Intentions?

The Earth is under the influence of the gravitational fields of both the Sun and the Moon.  During the New Moon, the Moon is in line with the Sun and therefore their gravitational fields are both pulling on the Earth in the same direction.  For reasons unknown (to me) this creates an energetic atmosphere that is fertile for creative inspiration, including conscious manifestation.  Setting New Moon intentions is like planting a seed.

How to Set Your New Moon Intentions

There are many New Moon rituals that can be very effective, what is important is your focus and your intention.  Many gifted individuals have gotten so good at manifesting that all they have to do is send the intention out and receive the manifestation later.  Even these masters had to start somewhere and ritual is a great way to learn how to focus and consciously manifest your desires into the physical realm.  In this post, I will share with you a simple New Moon Intentions ritual that I’ve been using for years!

You will need the following items for this ritual:

  • A vessel for burning herbs and small pieces of paper
  • Matches or Candle
  • Herbs (carrying similar vibrations to that of your intention)
  • 5 Crystals (carrying similar vibrations to that of your intention)
  • Piece of cloth
  • Small piece of paper
  • Pencil

For this ritual, it is best done outside under the New Moon but if that is not possible, do the ritual near an open window.  For my New Moon ritual I use prairie sage and wild tobacco as my herbs and I use crystals that align with my intention.

  1.  Prepare your ritual area.  Lay down the piece of cloth and place the vessel in the centre.  Smudge your area with sage or similar cleansing herbs to purify your area and your objects.  Allow the remaining smudge to smolder while you work through the next steps.
  2. Write your intention down on the paper.  Beginners should focus on one intention at a time.  Really focus on your energy going into your intention, beginning in your heart chakra and shooting down your arms and out your fingertips and onto the page.
  3. Add more herbs to your smudge.  Light the piece of paper on fire and allow it to burn with the herbs inside the vessel.  For a vessel, I use an abalone shell but you can also use a clay pot, a brass incense burner or even a glass dish.  Visualize the energy behind your intention transforming from physical energy (energy originating from the physical realm) into spiritual energy (light energy) during the process of burning.  Visualize the smoke as a representation of your intention moving through the veil between the physical and spiritual realms.
  4. Bathe your crystals in the smoke resulting from the smoldering herbs and paper.  This process is actually charging your crystals with your intention.  You may also use the smoke to charge other objects with the energy of your intention.
  5. Allow your smudge to burn out on its own.  I like to bury these ashes in my flower bed but you can also disperse them into the wind.
  6. Place a charged crystal at each of the four main corners of your house or apartment.  Carry the fifth one with you.

Make this ritual your own and add your own little tweaks to give it your own energetic signature!

If you’re going to be successful in your conscious manifestation attempts, you must follow your intention through until the next New Moon.  During the Waxing Moon you will continue to contribute to the energy of your intention.  During the Full Moon you will receive the physical manifestation of your intention.  During the Waning Moon you will give thanks and purge your energies in preparation for the next New Moon.

My next post will discuss what you need to do during the days between the New Moon and the Full Moon, also known as the Waxing Moon.  The Waxing Moon is a period of build up.  We can use this time to reinforce our intentions with affirmations and continue to build up the energy behind chosen intentions.

 

 

The Process of Manifestation

Consciously manifesting desires into the physical reality is the goal of many people.  To become the conscious creators of our reality would really set anyone free.  Yet, despite the interest, a huge number of people struggle with manifestation.  I believe that the best way to learn how to consciously manifest your desires, is to understand how our physical reality actually works.

Quantum physics is the study of the physical laws that govern the tiniest building blocks of our reality.  Quantum physics studies atoms (building blocks of physical matter), subatomic particles and photons (tiniest unit of electromagnetic radiation, including light).  The following are some important points regarding quantum physics and the very nature of our reality that you need to know for conscious manifestation:

  1. ALL atoms (building blocks of physical matter) and all photons (tiniest unit of electromagnetic energy) act as BOTH tiny physical particles AND waves of energy
  2. Atoms behave as a wave of energy when not being observed but behave as particles when they are observed, as demonstrated by the Double Slit Experiment
  3. When atoms are not being observed, they exist as a wave of energy with many potential locations in space and when they are observed, the wave of energy collapses into one particle at one of the potential locations

So read #2 again – crazy right?!  When nobody is observing physical matter, it behaves as a wave of energy.  I guess, when no one is looking the proverbial tree in the forest doesn’t even exist much less make a sound.  This characteristic of our reality explains why we do not just instantly manifest our desires, because we are all co-creators of this physical world just by observing it.  And this my friends, is how the Source energy created our physical world!  At first it existed as a single point (creation of the 1st dimension) and then it had it’s first conscious thought, “what am I?”, so it split in two (creation of the 2nd dimension) so it could observe itself (creation of the 3rd dimension and the physical).  Observing causes waves of energy to condense down into physical matter.  So how do we control what the waves of energy condense down into?!

Now, that we understand that all physical matter is essentially a wave of energy that has been observed, we can move onto the manifestation process.  We should also understand that our thoughts also exist as energy waves because when the electrical impulses in the brain fire, they emit a small electromagnetic field.  Therefore, all physical matter and all thoughts are waves of energy and as such, both have a frequency – this called its innate frequency.  This frequency can be tuned to other frequencies, disrupted by out of phase frequencies or amplified by in phase frequencies.  What do I mean by “in phase” and “out of phase” frequencies?

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In phase frequencies are frequencies that constructively interfere with one another, causing an amplification in the strength of the resulting energy wave.

Out of phase frequencies are frequencies that destructively interfere with one another, resulting in a decrease in the magnitude of the resulting energy wave.

Everything in our reality is made up of energy waves and the waves are characterized by wavelength, frequency and amplitude.  Amplitude is essentially the strength or magnitude of the wave of energy.  In a world where we are all co-creators of our reality, other people’s perceptions and thoughts may destructively interfere with our thoughts.  If a wave has a large enough amplitude, it is capable of destructively interfering with other waves but will not be completely cancelled out.  This is how the Law of Attraction works!

The easiest way to consciously manifest our desires is to think the same affirming thoughts (with the same intention) over and over and over again.  By doing this, the thought wave constructively interferes with the other “in phase” thought waves (if you think the same thoughts, they will be in phase) to create a thought wave with a much larger amplitude.  This thought wave will then be able to withstand the destructive interference and manifest into the physical.

More complex methods of manifestation often include ritual or ceremony to harness natural energies and direct the energies into a conscious intention that will be dense enough to start manifesting into the physical.  Conscious manifestation rituals do not have to be complex by any means and are easily integrated into your daily life.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to understand that your physical labour can be used as a powerful manifestation tool if you direct your physical energy exerted into your conscious intention.  For example, when I’m cleaning my home I focus on cleaning the physical and spiritual dirt.  I focus on why I clean – because I love my family – I want them to be comfortable and healthy.  I focus on directing the physical energy that I am exerting while cleaning into creating a thought form of “comfortable, healthy home”.

Now let’s say that I held an intention of “ew this house is dirty!” while cleaning?  What do you suppose I would attract into my home?  That’s right – more dirt!  It is very, very important to monitor your thoughts and intentions while doing physical work.  This is why is it important to find a job you love because if you don’t, it’s harder to manifest the life you want when you spend most of your energy doing something you hate.

Consciously creating the life you want is all about being conscious of where you are directing your energy.  We are all creators here.

Check out my newest post about manifestation if you’re interested in learning more about Conscious Manifestation.

I hope this helps you to create the life you were always meant to live!

Much love,

Aspen