Full Moon

Full moon over Dog Hill. Photo Sheila Callaham

From the Series: Life on Dog Hill

I’m not one to lounge in the sun, but when it comes to moon basking, I’m there. Like last night when I staked out a nice spot next to a bonfire to admire the beautiful full moon as she rose so elegantly into the night sky. I couldn’t help but repeatedly declare, “La bella Luna!” after a line in one of my favorite movies “Moonstruck.” One of the scenes I most love is when the grandfather is walking his many dogs late at night during a full moon and says, “La bella Luna!” as he tries to get his pack to howl!

If you’re not familiar with this comic 1988 movie, it stars Cher, who won an Oscar for Best Actress, and Nicolas Cage.

So there I was, sitting in the backyard, fire burning at my side, full moon bright in the clear night the sky… thinking about what I most want; asking for it without hesitation.


Asking for what I want is something I’ve had to learn how to do; it wasn’t learned in my early years. Growing up as a female in the South, I was taught to endure, to accept what was what, that we were all just victims of circumstance with little or no power to do anything. A strong southern lady would never ask for what she really wanted.

I’m not that lady.

It Starts with Knowing What You Want

My experience has taught me the importance of clarity, of knowing what would make me happy, allow me to feel most inspired, most connected to the world and the people in it. With that knowing, why would I not ask the Universe to provide it? From the perspective of “all that is” the possibilities are endless.

Last evening in the light of the moon, I wasn’t walking my dog pack and enticing them to howl with excitement, but I was walking the trails through the woods. Like the grandfather in Moonstruck, I’m loving the moon in all her glory and honoring her, not with howls but with pure adoration.

For Reflection

How easy is it for you to ask for what you really want?

What is holding you back?

What would it take for you to move through the resistance?

Sheila Callaham is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and success coach. If you’d like to receive more content like this, including free and low-cost resources for making your life rock, click here to subscribe to her newsletter!

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