Flawless August is designed to upgrade our lives; it is simply recognising ways we could improve how we treat ourselves, including our human family and natural systems too, and then acting on it.
See below for a list of ideas and ideals.
This article was written just after the ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse began in Australia on July 28, 2018. For some people it is just an astronomical event when the moon is imprinted with the earth’s shadow from the sun, and for others there is astrological symbolism and energetic meaning to it too.
From the latter point of view, lunar eclipses in general symbolise facing thyself. They reflect ushering out the old and bringing in the new, on both personal and collective levels. This can be a painful process at times, because serious change is usually a challenge for most people. However, this blood moon represents reflection, healing and change, particularly regarding the ageing fracture between the masculine and feminine. This isn’t just on an external level, but also internally too. After all, we all have both energies inside us, which unfortunately most of us haven’t integrated.
Now regardless if you personally believe in the philosophy of ‘as above, so below’, this lunar eclipse was nearly the longest of what is theoretically possible (it went for one hour and forty three minutes of a maximum one hour and forty seven minutes). Therefore, it gave us almost all it could for us to see it (and feel it). In that essence it represents deep reflection, which should encourage us to look deep into our own lives. As noted in this article: “This is a time for us to purge, cleanse, and detoxify.”
And how many of us need to take greater care of ourselves? How many of us need to detoxify our bodies and minds? The answer is essentially all of us. Whether it be physical health, mental health, or even just how we prioritise our time, we all have ways in which we’re not just reaching our ideals now and again, but we’re nowhere near them.
Many people have heard of ‘Dry July’, where we put down the beer and wine for a month to cleanse our bodies of alcohol. Although we probably haven’t done it exactly this way, the basic concept would have been applied in many manners, including implementing various alcohol-free, dieting, detoxification, fitness and fasting rituals for different lengths over our lives.
However, sometimes a grand reboot is required and if we don’t choose to do this consciously our natural growth cycle will always find a way to set us up with the opportunity, sometimes smooth and at others times rough, even if we choose not to capitalise on it.
The Birth of Flawless August
My partner Nicole co-hosts the ‘Mad Magic’ podcast with me, which is available on iTunes and all podcast Apps (see below for an episode on Flawless August). She is just as passionate as me when it comes to continuously growing and changing our lives. We’ve been practicing meditation, self-administered psychotherapy and other growth modalities for many years, but in recent months we’ve felt like a new wave of self-care was incredibly important for us.
The other night we were discussing this topic and at one point I made a cheeky remark about ‘Dry July’, finishing it up with a joke about implementing ‘Flawless August’. The idea seemingly sprung from nowhere and at the time we weren’t serious about it, but after sleeping on it we’ve decided to give it a serious crack.
However, it’s not just about alcohol. It’s about everything. It’s about what we put into our bodies, what we put into our minds, and how we behave towards ourselves and the world at large.
Therefore it encourages self-reflection, self-actualisation and self-mastery.
See https://www.pushingthetippingpoint.com/pttp-home/say-goodbye-to-dry-july-and-hello-to-flawless-august for the rest of the article, with links included.