New Moon New Rules

Did you know that there’s a new moon? Yes, Wednesday the new moon in Taurus arrived. It’s a mindful moon, one where we can manifest our desires and get clear on our intentions.

You know I’ve been struggling with the whole Gen X rules and feeling that spark to begin again, so this makes perfect sense to me. And while I mentioned I was raised Catholic in an earlier post, and I do believe in God, in the power of prayer, I do not even identify as a non-practicing Catholic anymore. I’m just me – spiritual Janie. But that’s a post for another day.

I sat down last night with a clean slate and darkened sky, full of hope and renewal with pad and pen to allow the thoughts to flow as to what I wanted in my life. And the funny thing was that much of what I wanted is here even though it’s in a different form than the Gen X rules that are still ingrained in me. How’s that for a laugh?

But exploration of this new chapter in my life is calling so I’m not just sitting on my laurels (another Gen X no-no) and doing nothing about it. And I don’t want to really plan it out either because I feel I’ll be missing out on other opportunities and possibilities and limiting what could evolve. So I think I have to find my way, slowly but surely.

  1. Eliminate the voice in my head as to what’s acceptable and what’s not (according to parental GenX rules)
  2. Release the fear that people will talk about me because they already do. Ha!
  3. Embrace the goodness within and strive to help more people.
  4. Be more accepting of my kids’ independent choices and erase the ‘but you should’ from my vocabulary. I know I have passed along the Gen X rules to them and the ex and his family are even more entrenched in that cemented ingrained thought process and it’s put a huge strain on all of us.
  5. Rise above the melee in my mind as to all of it.
  6. Concentrate on my kids and me and allow the freedom to be me out there instead of just here on the blog and with close friends.
  7. Me is just authentically Janie – a work in progress – hoping to support and be supported by kind, caring people. I love sharing in hopes that perhaps my experience will help someone else and I know I’ve been helped by all of you when you share your wisdom with me.
  8. Live my best life in a peaceful, kind manner.

How about you? What would you like to manifest?

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12 Responses to New Moon New Rules

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    That’s a great new list. I try to stay away from the “I think you should” and try to use “If it was me…” and then give my reasons for whatever the issue is. I end with “But you should do whatever you feel comfortable with.” Both the new moon and the full moon have such powerful energies!

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  2. You’ve inspired me to make a list. 😉


  3. TJ Fox says:

    Since I’ve already put a lot of work into this, I’ve managed to get mostly where I want to be in life. Now there is a lot of sitting back and enjoying the results of that work. I know I’m far from done, but I don’t have any concrete paths I have yet to follow. I think the only real thing for me is to not mess up so badly that my kids don’t want to come home for visits after they have finally flown the nest. And I’m talking about genuine want, not the feeling of obligation. For me, if my kids want to be home occasionally for things like birthdays or holidays, then I have succeeded in being a decent parent.

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    • janieleeds says:

      TJ I am sure that you have succeeded in being a more than decent parent. But I love what you said as I’d like that too. I want them to be independent, but still have a soft spot for old Mom and want to be with her. 🙂

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  4. bone&silver says:

    I really love my life and what I’ve created… but I’d really love to manifest positive climate change repairs so that my darling son can travel and enjoy the same natural world I did… 😰


  5. LA says:

    Hmmmm…being home alone during the day…😉


  6. hbsuefred says:

    I generally concentrate on the only thing over which I have the tiniest bit of control – myself! I can’t be responsible for anything or anybody else. This includes my mother who is now in the hospital and will soon be moved to rehab against her (conscious) will following a stroke and a fall and broken C2 vertebra. Since they keep her knocked out for a good part of the time, and since she has been incoherent during many of her waking hours, I pass that time by myself doing things for myself. I just hope guilt doesn’t come later!


    • janieleeds says:

      You are being a good caretaker so therefore no guilt especially as she’s incoherent for many of her waking hours. Yes, it’s good that you are taking care of yourself. She would want that I’m sure. I’m sorry this happened to your mother though…this isn’t easy for her nor for you. Sending a hug.


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