On the way home from work tonight I looked up in the sky and saw the most glorious full moon. It had a moon halo around it that was spectacular. It called me to stand on the sidewalk and bask in its moon light before going into my house for the evening. So I did.
There’s something about the moon that makes me stop and stare. I have many, many moon pictures. One of my photos is my wallpaper on my home computer. There’s something magical about the moon that goes beyond its pull on the waves of the ocean and its effect on a woman’s monthly cycle.
It speaks of love. The character George Bailey in the movie, It’s A Wonderful Life told Mary he’d Lasso the moon for her.
In the movie, Moonstruck, the moon causes the characters in the movie to act on their emotions.
Moonlight is romantic; tonight it called me to love myself by visiting with it for a moment. Tonight’s time alone with the moon was a magical, loving moment.
Later in the evening, after basking in the moonlight, I got an email to check my Facebook. I saw a message from a love warrior appreciating that I was able to stand and soak up the love of mother moon!
Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!