Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon - Daring to Dream...

My eyes turn towards the skies lately, focused on the glowing, orange moon. The Harvest Moon arrives around this time every year and each time, I am blown away by its beauty.

Because it’s round and full, it appears pregnant as well as magical – pregnant with dreams.

It reminds me that what we imagine carries much weight. Focused on what we would like to see in our lives, we can feel inspired and hopeful.

It’s easy to get discouraged when we don’t have what we want. That’s why we need to bring a piece of it into our lives right now.

If you long for a summer garden, you can plant a bunch of bright yellow daisies in a flowerpot. It will make your heart sing, because it’s part of your dream. Maybe your dream is to visit Hawaii but with your finances stretched to the limit and current responsibilities, it seems impossible. Just putting a picture magnet of Maui on your fridge can keep your dream alive. And who knows? An opportunity to travel there may come sooner than you think.

When we lose our dreams, we lose our enthusiasm for living. The Harvest Moon comes around once a year to remind us.