Connecting with Your Inner Light

New MoonLike the moon, we all go through phases in our lives. We have ups and downs, we go forward and backward – and sometimes we seem to circle back around. We may hide behind the clouds or peek from beneath the clouds. But in the midst of what can feel like a blackout, when we are open to making a connection with our authentic self, we can get to a point where we’re able to beam with full light.

During a new moon phase, the sky is completely black, with the exception of little sparkles of light in the form of stars. It’s the point in every month when the moon takes a retreat and begins to grow again, redoubling her light and reflecting new creative energy on all worldly things.

For creative individuals with a strong desire to live life more authentically, this phase represents a time for our own retreat and withdrawal from the outside world. During the darkness, it’s an opportunity to reflect on who we are – underneath the layers of life. It’s a time to turn within and write about our inner thoughts and feelings.

It’s a time to ponder where we’ve been, how we got to where we are now and where to go from here. It’s an opportunity to explore new ways of thinking and to prepare for a new path of travel – and it marks the ideal time for connecting with our inner selves and our heart’s desire. By looking for the “light” and knowing that it’s there, somewhere, waiting to be discovered – we can face our “dark moon” and reach a place where our personal reflection begins to shed its own light.

This is a time where dots start to connect and patterns start to reveal themselves – just as the stars do in the night sky. Everything has a place and everything has a purpose. Now it becomes our job to find our place in the next phase of life’s journey.

The energies of the dark moon can feel especially potent. That’s because they are. They represent the unknown – and they can send a magnetic pull to lure our willingness and our desire to find out – “What is it that is waiting for me?”

Grab your journal during this new moon phase and ask your authentic self, “Who am I and where do I want to go from here?”

The timing couldn’t be more perfect.

About Tina Games

Tina M. Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery (an interactive book with an accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards). As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, and a gifted intuitive, she is the “Moonlight Muse” for women who want to tap into the “full moon within” and claim their authentic self, both personally and professionally. Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness to light as they create an authentic vision filled with purpose, passion and creative expression. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

8 Responses to Connecting with Your Inner Light

  1. Patricia January 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm #

    Very interesting! Thanks for the tip! great post 🙂

  2. Tammy Crawley January 30, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Great blog Tina! A great question to ponder!

  3. Emily McGrath January 30, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    Tina, this is a wonderful post. It really resonated with me and connected to how I’ve been feeling of uncertainty of what’s next. Thank you for presenting a different perspective.

  4. Cher January 30, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    Thank you for this educational blog Tina and for the journaling prompt. This makes me feel more connected to the Universe.

  5. Teena Evert January 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    I love the insight that you gather and share from the moon. I remember when I lived in remote Alaska and was so much more attuned to the phases of the moon, I really miss that. I’m inspired by your post to reconnect even though I live under the lights of the city. Thanks Tina

  6. Bonnie Nussbaum January 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Thank you for these insights. I’ve often felt the pull to retreat, draw in, regroup, but never knew why that occurred. This seems to fit for me!

  7. Martha Tassinari January 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    Such a great blog and love the questions to ponder. I’m a big fan of journaling thhrough the different phases of the moon.

  8. Kerry Geocaris February 4, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    Once again the timing of this post could not have been more perfect! I love this topic and I am going to tackle this. I had totally felt this shift, I had no idea it was the moon! 🙂 Love all your insight Tina! Keep shining girl!

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