The Five Important Lessons From Lunar Wisdom

The Five Important Lessons From Lunar Wisdom

Every day we are witnesses to the ever-changing celestial movement in the skies.  There are valuable lessons we can learn from our closest lunar partner.

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 the relationship between the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon.

Learn From Our Celestial Partner

There are five essential lessons we can learn from the moon.  These are five aspects of life that we often overlook.  But, if we remember to use them, they will help us leverage our time and relationships.

Let the moon be a constant reminder of the five essential lessons of life. We’ll explain what they mean and how to use them.  Here’s the list:

1. Public and Private Face
2. The Power of Silence
3. Reflecting Different Degrees of Light
4. Be An Inspiration
5. Explore Your Mysterious Side

Five Important Lessons From Lunar Wisdom

1. Public and Private Face

The first nugget of wisdom is to keep both a public and a private Face.  Look at the moon; it does not rotate.  It stays steady.  It always shows the same face to the Earth. It is the public face of the moon.

The moon also has a dark side.  It doesn’t mean it is evil.  It means purposely keeping certain things private from public view.  It doesn’t mean you should be two-faced. Instead, learn it is wise to have and guard your personal life. It’s the first and perhaps one of the most important lessons from lunar wisdom. Here’s a catch-phrase we use to remind us of this point; face your problems, don’t Facebook your problems.

When you have a private side, it helps you to become authentic.  In a world of followers, have the courage to walk your spiritual path.  Resist the trappings of commercialism.  Protect your individuality by keeping your essence private.  In many cultures, freethinkers are taboo.  So, it would be best if you exercised the wisdom of the moon.

Develop a healthy sense of who you are as distinct from showing a public persona.  Learn to cultivate healthy public relationships.  And know the wisdom between public and private relationships.

2. The Power of Silence

The moon may seem like it does nothing, but it moves the great tides in the oceans because of its gravitational pull. It is the moon that moves large bodies of water regularly. Our Earth’s ecology and biology have explicitly adapted to take advantage of the rising and falling tides. Silence gives our minds a chance to reset.  This aspect teaches us that silence and reflection allow us to affect others positively.

The key here is learning to practice the silence of meditation. We recommend starting with a simple two-step beginning method.  You can add to this with mindfulness meditation and forest bathing.  There are many mediation techniques.  Find one that works for you.  The more tools you have in your mental toolbox, the better.

The power of silence is profound.   The right kind of meditation will put you in touch with the silence of the transcendent.  The transcendent is one of the lessons from lunar wisdom that can change your life.

Many enlightened spiritual teachers tell us the transcendent is our natural home. Mahrishi Mehish Yogi, Wayne Dyer, and Joseph Campbell agree on using quiet mediation to reach pure consciousness.   It is where we ground ourselves.  It helps us to return to activity recharged and fully present.  Our consciousness floats on the foundation of the silence of the transcendent.  Bathing the mind in silence is vital to our overall health and wellness.

Solitude is medicine for your soul and your mind.  We all need time alone to contemplate, meditate, and think.  Solitude differs from loneliness, which is a feeling.   You can feel alone in a crowd, so it has nothing to do with the proximity to other people.  Our modern culture teaches us to be busy.  They do this to fill our minds with propaganda, and we don’t even realize it is happening.

3. Reflecting Different Degrees of Light

The moon reflects light. It doesn’t produce light; it shares illumination. It is the Sun that provides energy. The moon continually moves, showing a variety of this light in its dance cycle.

It’s one of the important lessons that reminds us to reflect the right amount of light. This principle teaches us to use discretion in shining our energy. Don’t disclose too much of yourself to the wrong people.  But share the right amount with those who need it.  A great many require only a sliver of light to see the right way to go on their path.

We learn from our influence on others that we must also be prudent.  Live courageously, but also with appropriate discretion.  Reflect your light with discernment. It’s one of the lessons from lunar wisdom that can help you maintain relationships with those not in alignment with your values.   Learn how much you can share and with whom.  Allow your intuition to guide you.  Learn when how to make people receptive to new ideas.

4. 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 encourage both yourself and others.  We should not overlook this aspect.  Sometimes we don’t know the influence we have on others.  You may not be a celebrity, but you can be an inspiration to others in your immediate circle.   Our moon may be an insignificant satellite in the big picture of the Milky Way, but it is well-known and essential to Earth.

The moon casts its inspiration on the Earth in the form of a shadow.  It goes through different phases.  What type of shadow does your life produce?  Your legacy is something you create with the lives you touch.  The lesson here is to realize we affect our circle of influence.  Be sure you are building a positive legacy.

We don’t always see the seeds we plant.  So plant good seeds.  Live a life of courage and help others, especially when you see injustice, corruption, bias, and prejudice.  So, please stand up for those who do not have the power to stand on their own.  Stand up and protect the environment.  But, also temper this with the wisdom of the 3rd aspect.

5. Explore Your Mysterious Side

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 much larger than it should be for its orbit’s closeness to the Earth.  No other planet has a Moon this large this close.  To stay in this close orbit, some think it must be hollow?

The craters’ size on the moon tells us it’s much older than it should be.   Last, Moon rocks show radioactive ages of billions of years older than the Earth? Stones from the Moon are magnetized, yet the moon has no magnetic field; this is lunacy!

A mystery is something that begs us to explore. 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 to accept that life is meant to be mysterious.  And this is what draws us on our path of spiritual exploration.  The opportunity for a spiritual quest should be as important as any other endeavor in your life.

Perhaps we should return to ancient cultures’ wisdom and base our calendar on the moon’s cycles instead of Greek astrology?

How To Use the Wisdom of Our Lunar Partner

The key to these critical lessons of wisdom is remembering to use them.  So, take advantage of both technology and old-school techniques.

Use technology to help you remember.  Set a reminder on your smartphone or computer with one or more of these lessons.  Or, if you prefer, use sticky notes.  Place them on your refrigerator, in your office, and on the dashboard of your car.

1. Public and Private Face
Learn to keep your private side private.  Use your public side to leverage healthy relationships.

2. The Power of Silence
Learn to meditate.  Set a reminder to meditate at least once a day.  Silence is our natural reset button.

3. Reflecting Different Degrees of Light
Be prudent with whom you share personal and confidential information.  Sharing is good, but learn who can accept and value what you say.

4. Be An Inspiration
Learn to live out of spirit and not your ego.  You must monitor your self-talk. Don’t let greed or revenge become the basis of your thoughts and actions.

5. Explore Your Mysterious Side
Your very presence and awareness are a mystery.  Our planet is a mystery.  Explore these and take care to preserve the secret of all life.

In Conclusion

The moon serves as a reminder of life’s most essential lessons.  Every time you gaze upon our closest celestial partner, remember these five important lessons from lunar wisdom.

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References

(1) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia

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