Happy Full Moon!

ImageTonight is full moon, and the full moon is a wonderful day to reflect on your personal intentions, clarify them and then empower your stones with your intentions. 

The full moon is a brilliant light that fills both the night sky and brings a fresh light to your dreams. 

Here are a couple suggestions to guide your experience…

1.  Listen to your heart and acknowledge what is needing to be heard.  What is your heart asking you to step into or embrace in your life experience

2.  Focus your hearts desire into an intention.  Bring it into an “I Am…” phrase.

3.  Connect with the energy…allow yourself to engage each of your senses and feel the intention as though it already exists.

4.  Hold your stone in your hands.  Use your breath to blow the energy of that intention into the stone.

5.  Place your stone on a window sill or right on the earth in the moonlight, let the moon bring it’s bright light to your stone and to your intention.  Be sure to collect your stone early in the morning…sunlight is clearing and we want the stone to hold the moons power.

6.  Carry your stone with you every day for the next 28 days…the first 14 will be a time of quiet, going within, gaining understanding and also strengthening yourself to live your intention.  The second 14 days will be your window of opportunity to step into your vision!

Have fun, and post your experience below

Shine Brightly!

Lori A Andrus


The Secret Garden

Have you ever seen the movie “The Secret Garden?”  Growing up, it was one of my favorites.  It enchanted me.

I loved the idea of having a secret garden…my own sacred space…where I could sit, and imagine, and dream…a place that always felt magical.

full moon I imagined having a magical connection to such a place, one that I could visit and, in stillness, watch the moon rise…tonight I did just that.  I sat in my “secret garden”… my “sacred garden” as Grandmother Moon rose in the northeast sky.  Just one night after being full, she arose radiant, and her glow inspiring.  With each inhale I breathed in her light, and with each exhale I expanded to meet her fullness.

sacred garden

Having such a sacred place is truly a treasure for me…one I believe each of us can create and experience.   Having such as space, whether indoors or out, offers us the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic self.  To let go of the daily struggles and challenges.  To reconnect with our vision and dreams.  And to reconnect with natures rhythms and cycles.

So tonight I invite you to step outside and witness the beautiful full moon…and I leave you with this question…Where is your Secret Garden?

Shine Brightly!

With Love,

Lori A Andrus
Journey Jewels

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Secret Garden Quotes

“The spell was broken.  My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now.  Open, and awake, and alive. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

“As long as you have a garden you have a future and as long as you have a future you are alive.” -Frances Hodgson Burnett

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you I could walk in my garden forever.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson

“I used to envy the father of our race, dwelling as he did among the new-made fields and plants of Eden; but I do so no more, for I have discovered that I also live in “creation’s dawn.”  The morning starts still sing together, and the world, not yet half made becomes more beautiful every day.”  -John Muir