Is there something hidden within us during the lunar phases, (im)patiently waiting to be exposed at full moon?
Does the full moon cast a spell, drawing out our innermost selves?
Does it give us permission to explore what we have kept locked away?
Without that view, are we still given permission for self-discovery or do we continue hiding ourselves until the next full moon returns?
Does our journey to self actualization go on pause?
For centuries, the full moon has provided a space for self discovery to us as humans, contributing as a source of strength, reflection, encouragement, and inspiration in our journey to self actualization.
On June 4th the International Collective decided to observe the full moon from their respective places in Chile and the U.S to help prepare for the Goodmesh Concours' project proposal, hoping for some time and space for our own reflection and inspiration.
However, everyone’s view of the full moon was blocked; clouds were covering Manuel’s view of the moon and smoke from the Canadian wildfires were blocking Amanda’s, Kornel’s, and Aileen’s views of the moon. Though we knew the full moon was still there, we no longer had access to that symbol in the sky allowing us to search for our meaning and connection to the moon for our project.
While we are grateful for the symbolic security, refuge, and strength the full moon provides, we can’t help but wonder how the fullest potential of each person could manifest if we unleashed the moon’s permission all lunar cycle long.
The nurturing qualities of the full moon can teach society so much in terms of helping humans reach their fullest potentials. Many aspects of society hold people back from exploring and embracing who they are, rather than providing an environment of openness, acceptance, and empathy that is necessary to reach self-actualization.
What if we embraced this sense of exploration that the full moon provokes, and harnessed the benefits of self actualization and creativity in our own lives? What would the world look like, and what could we create?