As I looked at this glorious full moon this morning that I renamed The Blossom Moon (true name is the Rose Moon for it’s coloring,) I felt insignificant, yet so very real and whole. Almost giddy!! I’m here for a purpose, and am in the process of trying to figure out what it is and where I’m headed. I’m taking a blogging “class” to learn how to be a better blogger, one whose messages reach those who need them, a person providing comfort, information, some humor, a connection to the greater things… My purpose for this blog is to provide these things as well as give myself an outlet for myself as I bumble my way through life’s journey.
I have a unique health issue in that I am super hyper-sensitive to some ingredients in many fragrances. Guess what–artificial fragrance is everywhere in our world. Air fresheners, cologne and perfumes, clothes detergents and softeners, shampoo, conditioners, deodorants, lotions, hair styling products, cleaning supplies, … It’s almost everywhere. The problem is that the doctors can’t narrow down the culprits and treat me for those allergens because there’re too many of them.
I know I’m not the only one with this problem–yet when this reaction really hit my fully, I felt like I was alone. Five doctors later, multiple medicines tried, finding alternate ways of doing things, missing many, many gatherings and events, and still it continues. Friends and family have encouraged me to provide a resource to others, be the someone experiencing this real life challenge to perhaps give moral support or help others feel less isolated. I hope I do that, plus find ways of bringing me/us back to what is real and important.
I thought about Blossom Moon, how many times she’s risen over this planet, how many times she’s been photographed and gazed upon with awe and respect and almost disbelief in her beauty. It’s the first time I’ve noticed our moon with a pinkish tint. How many other things have I simply looked upon, utilized, ignoring beauty in a different format? It’s rather exhilarating to be recognizing some of my potential. My life is based upon the thought that the journey is to provide the happiness, not the destination being the provider of that. The further I travel on this journey, the more I recognize how important it is to keep my eyes, heart and soul open to the energies of the Universe, finding the simple happiness that helps make my heart sing.
With warm wishes,