What Does Manifesting with the Moon, IT and Project Management Have in Common?
I'm a mystic - but there is also a much stronger, pragmatic side to me. That's the side that asks, "How is it that working with the Lunar cycle works? That setting intentions on a New Moon works?"
A big part of it is about astrological timing. It helps to know when the Universe blinks a green light for your endeavours, and astrology can help us with that.
And another part - yes - there truly is a sprinkling of magic that the Universe sends your way when you start working with the Moon energies. Helpful people or circumstances tend to come into your life when you least expect it.
Another big part is YOU. Aligning and focusing your energy field. Keeping it strong.
Sounds mystical? Guess what - IT development, project management, HR and the Lunar Cycle have more in common than you think...
In my New Moon workshop, I guide participants through a powerful visualization. I invite you to play a movie in your mind, that shows you what you're asking for as if it already happened.
Looking for a happy relationship? Financial abundance? That book being published? Career success?
The movie technique I teach is just that - one technique - but for most people, it provides clarity on what exactly it is you're asking for.
One example: one of the workshop participants wanted to build a successful spiritual business. Lots of things came up for her during the visualization, with one final realization: success for her didn't mean directing her energies into building a six-figure income. She'd already done that once in her life. What she really wanted it something that nourishes her soul and gives her enough work-life balance to spend time with her family. All the pressure that she felt coming from the industry - what success looked like, and what she should be working on - dissipated.
Getting clarity is key to successful manifestation - but also to so many other areas of your life. If you don't have clarity, you can waste your time and energy chasing something that is not aligned with what you truly want. You can be stuck in internal ambivalence, not making any progress at all.
Clarity is key - for many things in life!
Agile Methodology: Start Where You Are. Do What You Can.
If you're in IT, I'm sure you're laughing right now. YES! The Lunar cycle is an adaptive cycle of continual renewal - much like the Agile methodology used in IT.
Set your intentions this month. Live with them for a month. And then on the next New Moon, adjust them as needed!
As you're working with the Universe on what you desire, you will be getting more and more clarity. And you will be "chunking" your desired outcomes into smaller steps.
Let's say you're working on your love life. Ah yes! Met a cute guy this month -or a cute gal. Check. Now let's work on that relationship getting deeper and more meaningful.
And while you're at it, there may be a need to readjust. To meet someone career-oriented sounded like a good idea at the time. And now that he or she is here, and you've lived with it for a while - hmmm....maybe what you really wanted was "someone who is financially self-sufficient". All those late nights your new love interest is working? NOT what you had in mind...
And you know what? You're not going to wait until you've lost 10 lbs. You're going to start THIS MONTH. On the very next New Moon. You're going to ask for someone who loves you and adores you just the way you come.
Your future starts today. You can always adjust your vision as you go. Don't wait for the perfect time and the perfect outcome. Adjust. Adapt. Grow into the amazing version of your future that you didn't even know was possible - and let it grow with you!
Good Old Plain Common Sense: Vision Without Action is Just a Dream
So you've set your intentions on the New Moon. Now what? Well guess what! It's now your turn to take some action.
What aligned action steps can you take on the waxing Moon? Yes, I hate to break this to you: YOUR action plan plays a big role in making your dreams become a reality.
Yes, chances are, there will be celestial help from the Universe. And, one day you might wake up with a far greater sense of clarity about what you need to do (most people who work with the Lunar Cycle have that experience).
But, you still need to take that action step (or two, or three...)
HR: We Need some Cheerleading
If you have ever worked with a good human resources specialist, you know the power of someone in your corner, cheering for you. Well, guess what - every Lunar cycle, you get to do just that. You get to celebrate your accomplishments that month - leaps or baby steps, doesn't matter.
And as you do that, on the Full Moon, your self-confidence grows. And the energy of gratitude and appreciation of the good things that came your way brings more of the same, from the Universe!
One disclaimer here. It's difficult to be your own cheerleader. Most of us are too critical of ourselves.... It helps to have a supportive tribe. The course my MoonManifest course includes access to a supportive community, to cheer each other on (among other things)!
Project Management: Lessons Learned
And here we are, working with the waning Moon energy...the part of the Lunar cycle when we release what didn't work (including any self-judgment or any self-limiting beliefs).
If you're a project manager, it's your turn to smile. It's what a good project manager will do on a project. "What worked? What didn't work? What do I need to do differently next time?"
Set some time to debrief with yourself. Release all judgment, of yourself or others. Remember, next month is another chance to try. Another cycle to get closer to what you're working on. If something didn't work this month, learn from that experience. And then set yourself free.
And Then Start a New Cycle!
For most people, it takes about 4-6 months of working with the Lunar energies to see results. Things you've requested are starting to come into your life. Or perhaps you come to a realization that what you really need is something different!
One thing for certain, you will find yourself more in tune with your hopes and aspirations for your life. You will gain clarity. Self-acceptance. If you felt stuck in life, you can make great strides in gaining momentum again.
And, just as the Moon stands for Mother and nourishing in astrology, you will find your soul nourished in the process.
Interested to Try This Out?
If interested to learn what working with the Lunar Cycle is all about, register for my course, the "MoonManifest Challenge".
✨ I still can’t believe it. Truly, I’ve been talking about moving/buying a house for decades but never felt it was within my reach. I think having those specific intentions, written clearly helped me to focus on achieving those goals. Nothing dropped in my lap and I had to make the effort but rather than having to walk the whole way, a moving walkway appeared at just the right moments to help me over some challenging spots. From now on I’m going to work WITH the Universe!
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- L. from Florida, USA
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