Every day we are witnesses to the ever-changing celestial movement in the skies. There are five important elements of Lunar Wisdom lessons taught by this dance.
The nearest players in this heavenly show are the Sun and Moon. They are above us circling and dancing in an intricate Pirouette. We can learn a lot if we take the time to ponder on the relationship of the Earth the Sun and the Moon.
1. Lunar Wisdom Begins with A Public and Private Face
The moon does not rotate. It stays steady. It always shows the same face to the Earth. This is the public face of the Moon. However, the Moon as a private face. It has a private side that never shows the world. This doesn’t mean you should be two-faced. Rather, learn it is wise to have and guard your private side. This is an important aspect of lunar wisdom. In other words, be authentic.
2. Silence Is a Powerful Influencing Force of Lunar Wisdom
The Moon may seem like it does nothing, but it moves the great tides in the oceans due to its gravitational pull. It is the Moon that moves great bodies of water on a regular basis. The ecology and biology of our Earth have adapted specifically to take advantage of the rising and falling tides. This is no subtle force. This aspect teaches us that silence and reflection allow us to affect others in positive ways.
3. Lunar Wisdom is Reflecting Your Light in Different Degrees
The Moon reflects light. It doesn’t produce light. It is the Sun which provides energy. The Moon moves in different angles to show different portions of this light in its dance cycle. This teaches us that we must learn to reflect the right amount of light. We must be wise and use discretion in shining our energy. Many people ignore it. But, a great many need only a sliver of light to see the right way to go on their path.
4. The Heart of Lunar Wisdom is to be an Inspiration
To be inspired means “to be in spirit.” The Moon has inspired countless songs, paintings, poems, writings and other works of art. The lesson here is to inspire both yourself and others. This aspect should not be overlooked. You may not be a celebrity but you can be an inspiration to others in your immediate circle. The Moon is probably not known in the farthest reaches of our galaxy but it is well-known on Earth.
The Moon casts its inspiration on the Earth in the form of a shadow. What type of shadow does your life produce? Your legacy is something you create with the lives you touch.
5. Lunar Wisdom Teaches Life is Mysterious
The moon is one big mystery. The more we know the more mysterious it becomes. The moon’s density is 3.34 whereas the Earth is 5.5. The Moon is bigger than it should be for the closeness of its orbit to the Earth. No other planet has a Moon this larger, this close. In order to stay in this close an orbit, it must be hollow?
And, it’s much older than it should be based on the size of craters. Lastly, Moon rocks returned have radioactive ages of billions of years older than the Earth? Rocks from the Moon are magnetized, yet the moon has no magnetic field. This is lunacy!
A mystery is something that begs to be investigated and understood. The Moon teaches us that all of life is a mystery. So, we need to live our lives with understanding and gratitude. Here, the lesson is accepting that life is meant to be mysterious. And, this is what draws us on our path of spiritual exploration. The opportunity for spiritual exploration should be as important as any other endeavor in your life.
Perhaps we should return to the wisdom of the ancients, and base our calendar on the moon’s cycles instead of Greek astrology?
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