HOA Online this week presents Gemini New Moon Ritual on Compassion. You'll receive a 30 minute audio recording and a ritual workbook for self-practice and reflection.
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” - Albert Einstein
Compassion is a powerful heart virtue that is is extended to all living beings on the planet with the realisation that we are part of one another’s destiny. Many teachers have spoken eloquently about compassion as the deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the desire to relieve that suffering. At HOA, we feel that it is necessary to remove all notions of separation before we can fully express compassion. To become acquainted with compassion, one must sit with another’s pain as if it were one’s own, bear witness to another person's burden without judgment, hold space. But we must first extend this love and compassion toward our Self. We are all part of the mysterious overtures and energetic transcendence that is occurring between Earth and the Universe, and as Earth transforms its accumulated densities, each of us will be challenged to transform our own, or become further embedded in our fears and emotional turmoil.
This New Moon, shed all your notions of isolation and feel into the collective energy of the Universe with HOA Online.
This New Moon, May 23rd brings us the energies of Gemini, and urges us to look at the way we communicate with the world. What are the narratives we form around our lives, and what are the stories we tell about ourself? Gemini season brings the opportunity to reframe your internal dialogue to support your growth and rewrite verbiage to raise your vibration. Take the time to understand your stories so you are no longer defined by them. These stories are often based on perception of past events. While the events themselves may remain, your perception of them can always change. Gemini deep breathing techniques such as the quantum pause can be used to sit with the difficult feelings that still reside within the subconscious. Inhale for 4 counts: I breathe in ego. pause. Exhale for 4 counts: I breathe out compassion. pause.
Governed by the planet Mercury and the element of Air, Gemini influences the way we interact with energy both inside and outside ourselves. Gemini’s symbol of the twins accurately depicts the free flow of information supported by this sign. The twins need each other to do what they do best: talk. They also need each other to understand the world around them. Under this New Moon, practice communicating to your loved ones with compassion. Often we perceive our family through a distorted lens of expectations or assumptions which informs our dynamic. When we release these illusions, we finally see them as their authentic Self, warts and all. How can you be more compassionate toward them?
Gemini season is a time to exchange ideas and information with all of those around you, without judgment. Can you listen openly without opinion? This New Moon, challenge yourself to open your mind to new knowledge about the world and its future. Seek to let go of outdated ways of thinking, which often block evolution. Gemini is a researcher at her core, and this season is the time to do your own research. Become interested in learning new ways of thinking and being. Expand past your local bubble and connect with people who think differently. How can you be more compassionate toward them?
This New Moon ritual can be supported by the energies of the clear quartz crystal. Resonating at the level of an individual's needs, Clear Quartz amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it, and continues to broadcast that energy throughout the world and into the etheric realms. This may accelerate the fulfilment of one's prayers, intensify healing or spiritual growth, or simply allow the crystal to hold a pattern of energy long enough and strongly enough for the manifestation of a goal to occur. The same properties of energy amplification, programmability and memory also make Clear Quartz the most versatile and multidimensional stone in the mineral kingdom for healing, meditation, expansion of consciousness, communication with guides, past-life recall, attracting love or prosperity, or virtually any purpose. However, with this power comes great responsibility. To benefit from Crystal Quartz blessings, one must feel in harmony with it and deserve its gifts. Intent other than for good inevitably brings harm back on oneself.
Likewise, Compassion amplifies the love you give unto the world, and showers you with it in return. Let’s meditate on the Gemini New Moon on Compassion with HOA Online.
Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA