By Melina Paris MOONS & STARS

Blessed New Moon — Let It Go

By Melina Paris

Let it go and let it be.
The matter that weighs and presses you,
let it go and watch peace come.

Come to witness your walk more upright,
weight released, under Luna’s watchful glow.
Feel assuredness in your steps,
and the rhythms you undulate alongside ocean tides.

Here, be in your once forgotten sureness.

Let it go.

Truth will return, like waves to the shore.

Its absence has only parched your soul.

Forgetfulness only obstructed your path,
with wreckage accumulated between earth and water,  between blood and bone.

Meet truth again, quenching your soul’s desires,
under new moon’s bathing glow.

Let it go.

Whatever made you second guess,
whacking your feelings back and forth
like a battle between gravitational and celestial forces.

Let go of uncertainty,
the burden of what if?

Rest content
as the man perched on the crescent moon.

His re-summoned spirit gives him farther reach
to dip his toes, playing in mother moon’s cool currents below.

Welcome peace, self-compassion.

Acknowledge self-understanding.

You’ve come through the storm.

Bared by Luna.

Now aware.

You’ve arrived,
dowsed in joyous gratitude.

Let it be.

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype.


Melina Paris

Melina Paris is a Southern California based writer. She blends her passion for writing and connecting people to their local community into pieces centered on food, the arts, and cultural events. Becoming a mother ignited Melina’s interest in wholesome, quality food. This motivates her to continuously educate herself in matters of food from a health and sustainability perspective which informs her restaurant reviews and other food-related pieces. A music lover, Melina enjoys covering various genres but it’s Jazz that really captures her heart. She is an avid Jazz fan and, in addition to attending as many live shows as she can, Melina worked at the Long Beach Jazz club Birdland West. Melina enjoys live music immensely and feels especially fortunate to have the opportunity to interview musicians while they are doing what they love. Melina strives to illuminate special qualities of the artists she profiles that their fans might not otherwise know about.

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