On this new moon, I married myself.

Why would I do such a thing… and how?

Recently, I have been focusing outward.  I have friends, a wonderful girlfriend and acquaintances coming in and out of my life.  I love to serve.  I love to love those around me.  I enjoy making people happy and enhancing their life.  Then I met Michael Brill from The Awakener.  Michael is a genius numerologist my girlfriend and I visited in Tucsan, AZ.  After my reading, Michael and I went to a restaurant to pick up dinner.

On the way to the restaurant, Michael told me the purpose of the Full Moon is a time of gratitude for the previous month, and the New Moon as a time of new beginnings.  He saw me focused on my relationship and focusing on business and creation.

“Here’s what I want you to do,” he said, “on the new moon, marry yourself.  Write your vows, buy yourself a piece of jewelry, have yourself a ceremony where you read your vows and give yourself the piece of jewelry.  Focus on you.”  

And so the New Moon came.  I got a black volcanic rock bracelet with a single red bead.  I wrote vows to myself.  I let everyone around me know what I was doing (a few of them ended up marrying themselves as well!).  I was purely focused on myself.  I shaved.  I trimmed my nails.  I dressed up nice.  I had fun focusing inward.  I went to a place in nature and had my own personal, sacred ceremony.

Afterwards I celebrated with my girlfriend (who also married herself on the same day, separately) with some desserts from a local restaurant here in Sedona, AZ.

It felt amazing to focus on myself.  It felt great to tell people “no” — this day was all about me!  I got to do what I wanted, go where I wanted.  I got to focus on my life, my vision.  I got to shine light on what I was committed to.  Most importantly, I got to focus my love inward as the ultimate form of self love.

Would you like to marry yourself?  The New Moon is a great time to do it (dates below).  It’s a time for new energy, new beginnings, shedding the old, in with the new.  It’s a time to reinvent yourself, to step into a new empowered way of being.  But it doesn’t have to be on the New Moon, you can choose any date you’d like!

Here’s how to marry yourself:

  1. Propose to yourself & choose a date:  Make the commitment by solidifying when it will happen.
  2. Go out and buy yourself a piece of jewelry.   This is your gift to yourself on your wedding day.
  3. Write your vows.  Tips:  What do you love about yourself?  What do you commit or promises can you make to yourself?  What does this marriage mean to you?  What’s a memory of yourself you cherish?  
  4. Have your ceremony.  Choose a place in nature, or a comfortable room.  Find a place that feels good and read your vows out loud and give yourself your piece of jewelry.  Tips:  Light incense, sage, bring some flowers, make it special.
  5. Celebrate!  Take yourself to your favorite restaurant.  Or invite a close friend or love to celebrate with you.  Enjoy the rest of your day in self love.





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