10 August 2014

August Full Moon Dreamboard

Before I share this month's Dreamboard, I want to show this which I bought last month from Jane Samuelson. The 'poem' sits in the beautiful pouch and perfectly expresses why I love the moon so much... she never shouts like the sun, she always whispers...

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... and yes, I wore the necklace as I made the Dreamboard :-)

This month is a Hazel Full Moon - a very significant tree for the Celts connected with wisdom.
Amy Palko asked this question:

What veils are keeping you from seeing your Truth?

I'm afraid I can't remember where any of this images originally came from, but each time I make my Full Moon Dreamboard, I realize I've been collecting such beautifully evocative images for years now, without knowing why... And each month this is the perfect way to gather them together.

The two quotes are

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
Joseph Campbell

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

I wasn't at all melancholy when I made this page, but melancholia is my natural default position... By this I don't mean sadness per se, but a sensitivity to the feelings of others, empathy, a certain delicacy of spirit.

This time, I made a wee tag which I've tied to the spiral spine. On the back is written another of Amy's journal prompts 

Hazel rods were traditionally used as divining rods for finding water. And under the image of the woman/goddess on the front of the tag, I put these stickers

Kindness is a very under-rated quality. It's that gentleness of spirit I think of whenever I remember the Dalai Lama quote: 'Kindness is my religion' and this from Mother Teresa

In the top right of the page is a postcard from Liz Lamoreux showing a soul mantra locket which says 'Open up and Live', under that is a picture of an open door with a raven/crow, and this quote from Emily Dickinson:

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Then at the bottom of the page are two black and white images - a medieval-looking woman and a feather - on which I've written:

Thus am I a feather on the breath of God.
Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard is one of my favourite mystics - such an incredibly talented, inspirational woman!!

So that's my August Dreamboard! Once again I'd really appreciate any thoughts, insights... Each month I gain so much from your wise comments, so thank you :-)


  1. I especially love the white feather in the bottom right ;-)

    Beautifully done!

  2. Anonymous4:25 am

    I love the idea of a Full Moon Dreamboard. I love following the lunar cycle. This is something I could get excited about creating! Yours is beautiful and inspiring. So glad I found your page via The 30 day Journal project.

  3. The pouch with the poem is such a amazing idea!
    I like your dreamboard, I should make one by myself - why I have not the courage/energy to start it?
    Have a qiet nice time of late summer :-)

  4. Hi Claire, I love your dreamboard, it's so inspiring. I like the sentence, "what veils are keeping you from seeing your truth", it's something I need to work on. I'd like to share with you th photo I took of the full moon. But let me tell you the story first: On Saturday evening I wanted to go to the park to see the moon, but I had a lot of pain on my leg so I couldn't go, I was so said before going to sleep because I would not see the moon. During the night some light came in my room that woke me up, I was ready to shot at my husband, I thought he had turned the light on. But when I look I saw that was the moon shining so much and all the light was coming through the window. So I stood up and went to the living room (the window is large there) and took a photo. Do you believe it? Here is my photo, please check it : http://teandpaper.com/2014/08/10/silent-sunday-08-10-14/


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