09.16 truth // new moon, new beginning + a new playlist

Tonight we have a new moon. And that means that it’s the perfect time to begin again.

It also just so happens that this new moon falls on the first day of a new month. In fact, there are a lot of firsts and changes happening right now. Signaling that there is something big and wonderful swirling around in the air. Something inspiring and, well, new.

The first day of solstice season is upon us = transitions into a new season of the year. The first days of a new school year are underway. And it’s time for me to celebrate the beginning of a new trip around the sun = it’s my birthday month (!!!). Which doesn’t really affect all of you, except for the poor few who live close to me and have to put up with my incessant child-like wonder and love of birthdays, stretching the celebration out for the entire month. Hehe. I digress.

All that said, there’s a lot of newness happening right now.

And, a dark night sky, when the new moon is not visible, as it happens every month, is the perfect time to soak up all of those energies of possibility. For the dark isn’t really dark… but, it’s just compacted possibility waiting to burst forth and be created.

If you’re like me, the past few months have been crazy + deep, with unclear intentions. Or, in other words, life has been rapidly speeding by, and it’s felt heavy and important and confusing and promising, all at the same time and without any clarity. It’s like, I’ve known that something is waiting for me, and that by simply living from day to day, I’ve been doing and being what and who I am supposed to do and be. But, there’s been this underlying feeling of a change, a shift, a transition, and a sense of evolving. It’s not just change in a regular way, but a change upwards or a change deeper or higher.

A chance to step into a new level of me. A new phase + cycle of my life. And, my friends, I think that time is now. I feel that the time is now.

To be clear, I don’t feel any big, dramatic physical shift in my life. That all feels stable. That’s what I’ve been dealing with for the past few months. New job. New home. Life coach training. Settling in. The shift now is internal. But, it will be manifested in a creative + concrete way in my life. I think it’s already started… I think it’s time for me to step even more into who I am called to be.

New Hampshire woods storm

So, as I slowly, mindfully move into this cozy, autumn season, I realize that it is a gentle time for clarity, understanding, and really tapping into the calling that I feel on my life right now.

I’ve done the inner work over the past year or so. I’ve done the outward readjusting since the beginning of this year. Perhaps now it’s time to align it all and then let things soar.

So, this new moon. This new month. This new season of the year… it’s just the universe’s magical way of reminding and showing me that there is a shift occurring.

Today, and this month, as I lean into that shift, allowing and accepting and letting it unfold, I do so by focusing on my truth. What my beliefs about life are. What I stand for. Who I really am. How I can really be of service. What kind of life I want to create + live. How I can tap into the wisdom of the spirit that swirls around and within us all. How can I stay true to my soul.

Back at the beginning of the year, I created a theme for each month. Somehow I let my soul guide me and I ended up choosing September’s theme to be Truth. Turns out, that feels perfect now that September is here.

As I spend the month celebrating + reflecting on turning another year older, I do so with the theme of truth running through me. I  feel like I will be able to embrace and live the changes that are coming, the newness that is unfolding, by remaining true to my core. To my true self. To those truths + beliefs that make me who I am.

So, this month, I have a ton of songs for you… songs that inspire me to be me. Some of them brand new to me, and others, old, old favorites that take me back in time and remind me that deep inside me I am always the same. How I live that out is what changes and transforms and transitions.

So, it is truth, my truth and your truth, that is the grounding inspiration that keeps us moving forward. That challenges us to always grow.

Take a listen to the playlist, subscribe to it on Spotify, and see what messages of newness and change and truth come to you. And, most of all, enjoy!

There is an ending + a beginning occurring right now. All of the details are not yet known, and yet the truth, our own truths, are moving within us all. It’s time to let go of what has been, dig deep into our true souls, and surrender to the magic of the changes that the month of September brings us. For me, it feels good. It feels right. And, in due time, this new journey will all be revealed.

For tonight, though, I am going to look up to the dark night sky and soak up the energy + inspiration that I feel all around me… the energy that is moving me forward.

Take a few moments for yourself to feel + embrace whatever new things might be revealed and discovered and experienced now. Trust in your truth, the truth of who you are; and trust in life…

All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. // Julian of Norwich, 1300s in England

xoxo. liz


4 thoughts on “09.16 truth // new moon, new beginning + a new playlist

  1. I’m catching up on your blog posts. I plan to check out your podcasts too. I’m feeling the peace that your posts always bring me. I feel like I’m close friends with you because of your blog. 🙂 Too bad I didn’t get to see you in Asheville. I hope more times will come around. You make me want to visit Sweden too.
    I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog!

    1. Tracy, I feel like I get to know you more and more as you comment on my posts and on Facebook. I am so very glad that you receive a bit of peace from the things that I/we do. That is all I could ever want! I truly hope that we will be able to see each other the next time we are in town – we can meet at a place, just the three of us, so we can really chat! And how wonderful it would be if you could make it to sweden one day. 🙂 Thanks so much for always following along!

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