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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!

Your Lunar Playlist – Songs about the Moon

I love songs about the moon!!! Here are some of my favorites! If you have some that I missed, please share in the comments so I can make this list bigger. Go dance under the moon tonight! 

{Update: My friend, Kristin, suggested I make a Spotify playlist so I did. You can listen to all of these songs here: Lunar Playlist!}

Blue Moon – Billie Holiday (this is my absolute favorite moon song of all time!)

Moonlight Drive – The Doors

Fly me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater

Moonshadow – Cat Stevens

How High the Moon – Ella Fitzgerald

Walking on the Moon – The Police

Sisters of the Moon – Fleetwood Mac

Orange Moon – Erykah Badu

Ticket to the Moon – Electric Light Orchestra

The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen

Half Moon – Janis Joplin

Child of the Moon – The Rolling Stones

New Moon on Monday – Duran Duran

>>>Listen here: Spotify Lunar Playlist

Simple Full Moon Ritual

Ooh! One of my favorite things to do on the Full Moon is to set time aside for ritual.

When you first start working with the moon it is best to keep things simple.

It is so easy to get carried away with life and forget to take a moment to slow down, express gratitude, reflect on your New Moon intention, and/or simply enjoy the present moment.

The Full Moon allows you to take this time.

Here is a simple Full Moon Ritual that you can customize and make your own:

Just Me & the Moon (no supplies needed):

  • This can be done outside or inside.
  • Find a place to sit comfortably with a straight spine. If you don’t think you will fall asleep, you can also lie down.
  • Take at least 3 deep breaths in and out of your nose. Or set a timer and breathe deeply for 1 minute. Then allow the breath to relax.
  • If the sky is clear, take some time to gaze at the full moon. If not or the moon has not risen yet, simply close your eyes and imagine a full moon above you.
  • Express thanks for being here right now. Express thanks for anything else you are feeling grateful for.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Imagine the light on the moon coming down into the crown of your head. Imagine that silvery, cool energy moving down your face, over your shoulders, arms, chest, back, belly, hips, and down both legs.
  • As the light moves through your body, imagine tight areas relaxing, dark areas being healed, and blocked areas being opened.
  • Imagine that the light surrounds your body too. Bask in this light.
  • You might like to set a timer, play music, or stay as long as you want.
  • When you are ready, begin to deepen your breath again. Bring your awareness back to your body.
  • Notice how you feel. If any feelings, ideas, or thoughts came up, then take a moment to jot them down.
  • Thank yourself for taking this time. Thank the moon for her healing energy.
  • Know that you can move forward with grace and ease because you took this time for yourself.

How to customize:
  • You can visualize a specific color coming from the moon or notice if a different one shows up in your visualization. Look up the healing properties of that color.
  • If you need some physical healing, allow yourself to have the moonlight focus on a particular area. Imagine that is bringing healing energy to that area.
  • If you need to release a negative habit or memory, imagine the moonlight going into a dark area and shining a healthy light there. Giving you the feeling that you no longer have to hide behind that habit or hide from that memory.

Any of these customizations can be taken deeper.

You might like to ask out loud or in your head to be shown the next steps to take. Trust that by taking this time for yourself tonight that you have raised your vibration to match the healing or opportunities you desire to come to you.

The first part of this is super simple because I believe it is important for you not to get caught up in supplies, astrological signs, a beautiful Instagram shot. While I enjoy these things myself, the whole point of following the moon is to slow down.

When you slow down, your body and mind have a chance to catch up and blend everything together.

So I hope you take the time to sit under the moon and allow her silvery light to connect you with the real you.

One of my favorite place to look up the dates, times, and names of the full moons is: https://www.almanac.com/astronomy/moon/full

How to Connect with the Moon Phases

When you step away from your calendar and lists of “todos” to pay attention to the cycles of the moon it allows room for magic to enter your life and increases your ability to connect with something much larger than yourself.

Below I share the energy related to each moon phase and how you can set an intention and work on making it a reality during the moon cycle.

You do not have to set an intention with each cycle. It is really powerful to simply notice each phase. It really helps you get out of your head and into the present moment. 

Learn how to honor yourself and connect to the moon’s phases:

New Moon

The New Moon is when you can’t see the moon in the sky. It is always in the same astrological sign as the sun. This is considered the beginning of the lunar cycle. A good time for setting new intentions and starting new endeavors.

Take some time for yourself on the new moon (or the 3 days after) and relax. Maybe 5 minutes or 30 minutes. If you go outside, notice the air, the sky, the ground.

Ask yourself if there is an intention that you would like to set for the next month. Maybe it is a way of being, doing more or less of something, or even drawing something into your life like more love or career opportunities.

Write this intention down, speak it out if you desire, and envision it. Feel it.

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the phase after the new moon and is also called First Quarter Moon.

During this phase of the moon growing and expanding, take some time to imagine how it would feel if your intention was a reality in your life and then take inspired action on making it a reality.

The moon will be growing from the right side.

Try this yoga sequence to energize you and your intention.

Full Moon

The 3 days before and the 3 days after the full moon are a wonderful time to express gratitude for your life and 

You can try sitting comfortably (outside under the full moon is possible!), focus on your breath for a while, do some shoulder rolls, then say silently or aloud:

“I release anything that is no longer serving me and I welcome all resources and guidance to bring my intention to life.”

You might enjoy gazing at the Full Moon and allowing your mind to relax. Notice if any insight comes and how you might feel lighter and happier.

Full Moons are the perfect time for rituals. This can be picking out crystals, burning candles, practicing yoga, all with the idea that you are supporting and empowering your intention.

Try this simple ritual to relax and connect to the energy of the Full Moon.

Waning Moon

The moon is getting smaller and will be lit up on the left side. Use this time to release things that are not serving you or your intention. This is also called Third Quarter Moon.

This is a great time to thank the universe for any guidance you have received. Allow yourself to receive your intention into your life. Notice how it is showing up. 

It might also be nice to slow down and relax a bit more during this phase. Honor your efforts. 

Try this yoga sequence to slow down and relax.

Balsamic Moon and Dark Moon

The Balsamic Moon is that last sliver before the new moon and the Dark Moon is the day before the new moon.

This is a time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Slow down and take care of yourself. Tune into your body and notice how you are feeling during this time. Take time for some deep breathing. Honor your soul.

Possibly take a nap. Enjoy this part of the lunar cycle.

Moving forward. You can create a new intention on the next New Moon or refocus and adjust your intention from the previous one.

I hope you journey on the moon’s cycle. The best place to find out the moon phases is: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/

If you wish for me to share more ways to enjoy the moon’s phases please pop a comment below or email me at hello@kerryburki.com.

p.s. Little known fact: I am a Certified Lunar Mystic. Getting out of my head and in touch with the phases of the moon has helped me appreciate myself, others, and the world around me so much more.