Sunday, October 16, 2011

Moonset at Sunrise


Until I decide I won't, I am penning, these blog posts in support of my ongoing sacred journey course,“Creating a Life of Contentment,"  which began Sept. 15. For one entire year, we'll be traveling together as intimate companions: to relax, let go and rest into Love; to discover the bliss of our own life. I hope you will join me here! You can learn more about the program here.

Moonset at Sunrise

We wake very early in our household. My husband rises at 5:45 a.m. and that is a bit early for me to get up on some days. So I lay in bed a few minutes more, savoring the warmth and the comfort of a soft bed in the silence of the morning.

It's dark at that time. Daylight Savings Time lies ahead, but for now, mornings are dusky and still. Though the other morning, blessed by the presence of a full moon, the early hours were tinged with magic and unexpected light. Delight.

The moon over the Bay never fails to stir my heart. On this particular morning, I could not resist its allure. Without shoes or coat, I stepped into the yard to witness it. I snapped this photo.

I wanted to make a memory—a Kodak moment to seal in the beauty of the moment. One where I didn’t plan something or put it off or make excuses. (“Too cold.” “No time.” "Not a good enough shot.”) I simply followed my heart’s urging to be fully present to what was in front of me.

So often in the hurry-filled moments of our day, we may rush beyond magical moments like these. Certainly, we might notice them but do we truly stop and savor? Take a sacred pause to lose our self in this very special moment that will never come again?

Even with a myriad of full moons each year, this exact moon, shedding its luminous light over the water, will never appear this way again. Something will be different. A haze. Clouds. Even out of camera shot as the earth continues her timeless rotation.

All the more reason to throw caution to the wind and step barefoot out onto cold, wet grass to make a forever memory. 

There are a thousand ways
to kneel and kiss the ground.


LauraX said...

oh Jan this it awe inspiring...I can only imagine what it was like to witness in person. Beautiful!

Margit said...

Beautiful moon momemt (-: I've been a "Moon Gazer" for as long as I can remember. It holds a special attraction for me. Sometimes as I walk our dog Dylan early in the morning the moon is still up and very visible...such as a couple of days ago. Every few steps I stopped to again gaze up and soak in its beauty and energy. By some point Dylan just would look up at me with those beautiful brown eyes and I can only imagine what he was "saying". "OK - Mommy - we saw the moon. Do you think we could keep up a little momentum here? But my little (65 lbs.) darling knows that moon or rainbow or beautiful clouds - we stop and savor.

Sheila Finkelstein said...

Beautiful photo and writing, Jan. I caught Moonrise (over the ocean) at Sunset last week. Haven't gotten the reverse. And, just checked In my area the closest I would have come to Moonset at Sunrise would have been last Wed. 10/12. I'll be sure to pay attention to this for next month!

If anyone goes to print out this calendar for your area be sure to click the moonrise/moonset option.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Jan, beautiful image.
I would have been right there
beside you.
Up a little earlier :)

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

Laura, you are welcome. The photo reminded me of one you might take...:-)

Margit, hello fellow Moon Gazer. I am very glad you know how to stop and savor the glow ... even if Dylan is resistant. xo

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

HI Sheila, lovely to hear from you, considering that you are such a gifted photographer. May all of our moon gazing bring joy wherever we are in the world.

One Woman, come join me anytime!