This year, I’m committing to a lot of different things, and one of them is to create a Dream Board with each new full moon. The inspiration for dream boards comes from Jamie Ridler Studios. For the Full Wolf Moon, she gives this guidance:
What are you hungry for under this Full Wolf Moon?
The wolf reminds us to connect to our hunger, to notice what desires are calling for our attention. Our dreamboards can help us bring these desires to light and to being! This is an invitation to not just notice our desires but to begin the important work of tending to them, stepping into what we can do to honour what we know of our dreams. What a beautiful way to begin the year.
I have been collecting images off-and-on for the last three weeks, flipping through my various magazines and asking, “What am I hungry for?” as I ran through the pages. I collected quite a stack of pages, but once I started clipping them and trimming them, it didn’t seem like there was quite so many. More than enough for what I needed, but still.
Putting the images together in a meaningful way was difficult, but I think I’m happy for a first effort. There are a few things I’ll do differently with the next full moon, but overall, not bad for a first effort, I don’t think.
It’s not the best quality photo, partly because the glue hasn’t fully dried, but here it is.
I suppose that some explanation is in order.
The things I’m hungry for:
Each one of those images or words or phrases in some ways represents one of those things. Or more than one of those things. I’m afraid that most of my images are incredibly literal. I’m not good enough at this yet to be able to get very abstract or imaginative. The truth is that I’m not all that much of an abstract thinker. The good thing is that I don’t have to be a terribly abstract thinker to do this. It’s all about what I’m thinking, what I’m feeling, what I’m wanting.
What are you hungry for? What kinds of things do you need right now? And how are you going about getting those things into your life?