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Harvest Full Moon Ritual

This is one of my favorite full moons of the year!

You probably have memories of catching a bright orange moon coming up over the horizon this time of year and just being stunned by its beauty and power.

This year, I am hosting a private Full Moon Gathering in my neighborhood for friends.

I want to share with you a ritual you can do this weekend to tap into the feeling of gratitude and abundance.

Around the country, farms are being harvested and farmers are reflecting on their bounty.

As we change into the autumn season, it is nice for you to apply the same principles to your life.

So often once we accomplish one thing we start thinking about the next thing that we have to do.

Use this moon to pause and rest after the work that you have done.

Remind yourself of your hard work. Look back to see how far you have come. Take moment to look at the fruits of your labor, your harvest, and be grateful. 

Let’s take some time to reflect on what seeds you have planted, which ones you nurtured, which ones grew, and which ones you are harvesting right now.

Harvest Full Moon Ritual

Supplies:

journal and pen

Optional:

Stones – pyrite, carnelian, or citrine

Incense – Sandalwood

Candle – white, orange, yellow, or gold

This ritual is inspired by the Medicine Woman Tarot deck and Guidebook.
  • Gather your supplies and find a special spot under the full moon. If it rises too late for you to do this, no worries. Simply find a cozy spot in the evening.
  • If you do not have the supplies I suggested, you can always pick what you are drawn to based on what you have on hand. Trust your intuition.
  • Light your candles and incense and place your stones in front of you.
  • Close your eyes and Think about seeds being planted, then nurtured, then growing into food, providing sustenance and joy to many. Now think about the seeds you have planted and what they have become.
  • Begin to think about what you are enjoying right now if your life. Start to write these down in your journal.
  • Then think about the efforts you put in to make your current reality possible. Write them down. Thank yourself for your efforts.
  • Think about the people who have helped you get here. Write them down and send them a mental thank you. 
  • Take note of how your efforts have helped others. 
  • If your mind starts to wander to more things you “have” to get done, bring your thoughts back to the present moment. Remind yourself that you are celebrating coming this far. Enjoy it!
  • Smile and be happy about what you have worked for.
  • Then say or write down: “My ability to draw in the things, people, and situations I desire is increasing daily and my desires are constantly aligning with the greatest good for all.” (quote from Medicine Woman guidebook).

We try to be “on” all of the time. Allow this Harvest Full Moon to remind you of the cycles of the seasons. You have worked hard to get here. Be thankful and rejoice.

Going forward you can reflect on what you have done right and do it again.

Make this cycle of celebration a ritual. When you feel stuck in the future or feel like things are hard, you can remind yourself that you have been in this situation before, got past it, and then celebrated your efforts in the end. 

Let yourself feel good right now. It is that energy that will help you duplicate and grow your efforts going forward.

Disclaimer: I have been using the Medicine Woman deck and Guidebook for 4 years in my daily life and treasure it so much. The links I share are affiliate links because I believe in this so much. I am actually thinking about doing a Medicine Woman Tarot Training in 2021!)

Spiritual Tips for When a Family Member is in the Hospital

Quick tips that can help with the overwhelm and anxiety that comes with a family member or friend being in the hospital.

This is a topic close to my heart. I have wanted to make and share this video for about 2 years now.

Over the weekend, I received a text from a mom friend saying that they were at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and her son and just been diagnosed with Type One Diabetes.

My older son, Simon, was diagnosed just over 2 years ago. This mom was feeling scared and overwhelmed and wanted support.

I shared encouraging words and wished I would have sent her this video.

A lot of the reason I share the work and tips I do is because of my experience of being at the hospital for 4 days dealing with a new diagnosis.

I wish had these tips years before when other family members had been in the hospital.

These tips can also help in daily life and times of stress.

Tip #1 – Ask angels for help

  • I strongly encourage you to create a relationship with angels. Ask angels to surround your loved one and to help keep them safe. Ask them to fill them with white light, peace, and love.

Tips #2 – Ask God to take away your worries

  • Ask God/Universe/Universe/Divine to take away your worries. It is not your job to worry. Ask for your worries to be taken away. Imagine a magic wand drawing the worries out of your mind and off of your shoulders. There are unseen forces there to help you.

Tip #3 – Ego Eradicator Breath

  • Try Ego Eradicator Breath. Helps with stress and gives energy. Short example in this video. Longer video coming soon.
  1. Sitting tall raise your arms up to a 60-degree angle. Straighten your elbows and relax your shoulders down.
  2. Curl your fingertips on to the pads of your palms at the base of the fingers. Stretch your thumbs out. (The arms being up is optional, especially if you are in a situation such as a hospital room!)
  3. Close your eyes and focus above the head.
  4. Practice Breath of Fire by breathing only through your nose with quick and even inhales and exhales. (example in video).
  5. Allow your navel point to pump in and out.
  6. Continue for 1 – 3 minutes.
  7. To end, inhale deeply and bring the thumb tips to touch overhead. Open the fingers, exhale and relax the arms down. 

These 3 things were a huge help in the hospital and still help me to this day.

I hope they help you too!

Free Spirit Guidebook Sneak Peek!

Today I want to give you an exclusive sneak peek of the lessons, photos, and videos of the guidebook that I created!

The intention of this guidebook is to show you how to live a free spirit life by taking you from:

  • coping to thriving
  • worrying to hopeful
  • cranky to jazzed up
  • frazzled to free

It does this by combining ancient techniques with modern concepts to create 30 empowering lessons that teach you how to use nature, breath, thoughts, imagination, and energy to live a free spirit life.

working nature, crystals, breath, decluttering, thoughts, life coaching, energy, visualization, chakras, moon phases.

I also created a mini-guidebook that shares one lesson from each of those sections that will be available for free to newsletter subscribers.

The guidebook will be available for exclusive pricing for a limited time to you if you are on my email list so stay tuned! (Planning on launching in September or early October.)

It also includes some fun bonuses:

  • Working with your Printable Oracle Cards – Printable oracle cards to help you go deeper into the lessons, create personalized rituals, and tap into your intuition.
  • Moon Charting – A guide that will help you take living by the light of the moon to the next level.
  • Moving Forward – Printable planner and ritual sheets to bring the work from this guidebook into your daily life.

I am so excited! 

(There is sound so mute if you need to. XO!)

I am also looking for affiliate partnerships to help share this guidebook far and wide.

If you have a business or an audience that you think would benefit from this book then I would love to connect.

Also, if you simply end up loving this guidebook and want to share it with others, I would love to chat with you too.

Please reach out to hello@kerryburki.com with “Affiliate” in the subject for more details.

I am camping this weekend and will start reaching out when I return next Tuesday.

August: Virtual Full Moon Gathering

Thank you to everyone who came to my Virtual Full Moon Gathering last night! Here is the replay.

The meditation and breathing we did can be done anytime. If you want to tap into the full moon energy then consider doing it tonight or tomorrow night.

A big thing I want to share with you is how to mix the mystical with the mundane in your life. My 8-year-old walked in during our Lunar Breathing exercise to ask is he could watch Netflix. 

A few years ago, this would have made me so annoyed that he did that during a live event online. Now, I breathed through it and simply shared with everyone that we had a visitor. He even came back a second time!

When you do these breathing practices, meditations, and energetic techniques, you can get into the flow of your own life.

I used to think that once I perfected things it would mean that I would have things so organized that interruptions like that wouldn’t happen.

What I learned is that life still happens and now I react differently to it.

It is a beautiful way to live and I invite you to join me.

Please share what word comes up for you during the meditation in the comments!

Word Meditation: for when you are frazzled or overwhelmed.

Learn an easy way to meditate when you are feeling frazzled or overwhelmed.

It is simple and effective.

Kind of my standard for tips and tools that I like to teach and share.

Simple Meditation

Choose a word that you know that you need right now. Like healing, growth, peace, happiness, strength, vitality, patience, etc.

Imagine that you are connecting the energy of your word while you meditate.

Set a timer or use your fingers to count.

Your words, your thoughts, and your energy are very important in how you experience your life.

It is easy to feel overwhelmed. It can also be easy to shift that feeling to something more positive. You just need a few things:

  • awareness that you need to shift
  • willingness to shift
  • taking the time to do the technique that creates the shift
  • knowing what helps you shift

I hope you add this to your spiritual toolbox.

You are so powerful.

Take time for yourself so you can shine bright!

Other word options are OM or the seed sound for each chakra:

Root = LAM
Navel = VAM
Solar Plexus = RAM
Heart = YAM
Throat = HAM
Third-Eye = OM
Crown = OM or silence

If you choose one of the above, then focus your attention on that chakra area during the meditation.

Otherwise, focus your attention on the third-eye chakra for all other words.

You can learn more about the associations for each chakra in these posts.

Share in the comments which word you chose!