Flower Moon (May Full Moon)
The full moon of May is called Flower Moon from Native American traditions. May is typically an abundant time in terms of flowers in the Northern Hemisphere. Everywhere you look flowers are in full bloom or new flowers wait to burst open any moment, trees are covered in lush foliage. The tree in my garden that only last month was only branches with a few sticky buds is now crowned with a big canopy of leave
Abundance is all around us so this is a great month to spend a bit of time in gratitude. Abundance is not just about finances – abundance is every part of our lives – families, friends, health and things that make us comfortable. People tend to take for granted the good that is already present in their lives.
Practicing Gratitude for life improvements
Gratitude means being aware, thankful and finding joy for all the small and not just holding out for the big things. Counting your blessings even for the simple things and pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. Thank the universe when you find a penny on the floor (not wishing it was a £10 note!) or being thankful of the beautiful sunset at the end of the day because not only is it beautiful miracle of nature it means you are luck because you have your sight to be able to see it!
Practicing gratitude shifts your focus from what you may be lacking in your life to the abundance that is already present. Research has shown the amazing life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude has – making people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.
Practicing Gratitude means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.
Start a Gratitude Journal or A Gratitude Jar to make changes
The simple way to practice gratitude is in the form of a journal/diary – simply writing down every day a list of three to ten things for which you are grateful for – you could as your end of day practice. Or you could have a jar in which you write on pieces of paper/card the things you are grateful for each day….I personally use the gratitude jar because I love seeing the jar filling up as a visual reminder of all the abundant in my life.
Flower Moon Blessings