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Wiccan Voices
with Anne Ellis

A non-pagan friend asked me recently if I believe a sentient spirit inhabits the Moon. I had been sharing a Moon ritual at the time.

"I now draw the power of the Moon Priestess into myself, merging with Her power, the pure essence of the Goddess."

This got me thinking. Do I believe the Moon to be a sentient being? What about the Earth, do I believe our planet is sentient? How do these beliefs affect my relationship with Earth and the Moon?

I believe in a Universal Power, Universal Divine, or Universal Energy. Regardless of the terminology I believe this Universal power is shapeless, formless and too immense to comprehend. It is from this formless energy, matter is created and as a result the stars, planets, moons and everything else. But do I believe in its sentience?

I, like many others on spiritual paths desire to find an answer to this question. I am unsure, I want to believe, I struggle to believe and I walk this path looking for an answer.

Humans have grappled with this question for as long as we've walked upright, maybe even from before. Because we can't fathom this formless energy, humans have personified aspects of it into Gods and Goddess'. These Gods (or single a God) represent the needs of the society who created it. Over time as the needs of the society changed, the Gods changed as well, hence the multitude of Pantheons in existence.

I believe in a personified deity who is the Moon. She is a woman, and represents all the feminine qualities which make up humankind. She is serene, wise and compassionate. I visualise Her in the Native American aspect of Grandmother Moon, a crone Goddess. In my relationship with Earth I see Mother Earth, giving, voluptuous, full of life, playful and nurturing.

These personifications are comforting to me. Whether or not they are 'true' or 'real' doesn't matter because my faith in them brings me solace. When I see the Moon in the sky I feel safe, why… I don't really know, but nevertheless I do. When I see the Moon, I say hello to a darling, comforting friend. I kiss the back of my hand as if I was kissing the hand of my friend.

In the spring when the Earth is fresh and new I remind myself to 'tread softly, the Earth is pregnant.' I lie in the grass and allow my body to sink into Hers and feel as though I were within Her womb about to be reborn myself.

The same friend asked me how I relate to the 'energy' of the Moon, he asked if I really believe an energy is emitted from the Moon. I replied, yes.

Science has proven all matter contains energy. Energy waves or particles can be measured and we know the energy pattern of different types of matter is… well… different. So, yes I do believe the Moon has Her own energy field, just like all other matter in the universe.

My own experience with Energy Healing and Reiki has proven this to me. The energy of my body flows and moves just like my circulatory and lymphatic systems. Like my physical body my energetic body can get blockages, build-ups of energetic plaques and the like.

Through Energy Work I can relieve those blocks and heal, but I don't do it alone. When I do Energy Healing I often draw energy from the Earth into my healing. I ask the energy of the Earth to assist and be a cleansing vessel to the healing needing done.

My relationship with the Earth is such that when we heal together we share this energy. Since I believe this of Earth I must also believe this of the Moon, She has her own unique energy within the universe.

I can connect to the energy of the Moon and have it flow through myself, my chakras and into the Earth. This simple process of creating flow is invigorating to my spirit and my soul. Through our energy fields everything is connected. My energy field is meshing with the energy of the wooden chair I am sitting in, it to the floor and then to the Earth. Earth is connected to the Moon through Her energy and to everything in the solar system and universe; we are no longer separate.

So, just as it becomes necessary for me to believe there are personifications for the Earth Goddess and the Moon Goddess, it becomes necessary for me to also let that go. We are all One, through energy there is no separation of spirit and self. I am connected to the energy of the Moon and Earth so intricately, I can't be removed from it. My relationship with Earth and Moon becomes a relationship with myself. I become a part of the great paradox of One God, One Energy… just One.

In Quantum Physics all the matter which makes me is vibrating so fast it isn't actually solid, nor is the chair I'm sitting on. At a Quantum level my electrons don't know where I end and the chair begins, and the flow of energy between everything is perpetual; eternal.

When I draw down the Moon's energy I'm drawing down my own. So, from a Quantum point of view the Moon doesn't emit its own energy, it emits mine.

An accomplished RuneCaster, Spiritualist/Medium, Consultant Herbalist, freelance writer, and 10-year practising Eclectic Witch, Reverend Anne Fairmoon Ellis is also a certified Reflexologist and Reiki Master/Teacher, and as an ordained First Degree Priestess/Mentor in the Correllian Tradition, is also the Shrinekeeper for The Raven's Moon Shrine in North Vancouver, B.C.

Her current delightful priority is working as a Domestic Engineer for a vivacious two-year-old. You are also invited to visit Anne's website.

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