Thoughts about the Total Solar Eclipse:
Doesn’t it seem lately as if we’re perched on the edge of a cliff about to jump or be pushed into what seems an unfathomable abyss? Will we fly, hit bottom, be rescued or cling to the edge refusing to accept what’s happening? And then along comes a celestial event we can focus on instead of a view seemingly forced on us by hands turning our faces toward a truth others want us to believe.
This eclipse is a welcome relief to many and an opportunity for more doom and gloom for others. It’s being called a portent for a dangerous future, a signal for massive spiritual enlightenment, a natural astronomical event and an opportunity for the wonder and awe of nature. Is there a special energy affecting us? Probably, but I’m not sure how much is from the event itself or how much comes from the intent we are putting into it. So…what view to you want to entertain? Take a deep breath and take a moment to push your own reset button.
Being fond of allegories I asked myself what this eclipse meant to me and meditated on the symbolic imagery of darkness covering light and its gradual, inexorable return to shine again. I’ve learned much from experiencing the dark night of the soul brought on by life damage. Each time I stubbornly fought to reach out for the knowledge I needed to revive my soul and shine again. Before each big step forward in growth, there was always intense pressure and discomfort until the truth directed me onto my new path.
How many have experienced in the past or the present the darkness of hopeless despair, depression and isolation, forgetting the dawn of growth and vision that follows when you finally choose to step out of the shadow. Remember, there is always hope, there’s always help and you are not alone!
I choose to use the Solar Eclipse as a reminder that this to shall pass, that I am a small but important part of the macrocosm and that there are things I cannot control (try as I might). I choose to remember that in my microcosm I can decide how I want to react to things outside me and what I want to radiate into the world. Today I’ve decided to be uplifted by the glorious rays of the returning sun and to let go of the heaviness of the past that keep me looking down instead of up at a future of truth revealed and great awakening.
If nothing else I am delighted by the magnificent display in the heavens we get to witness and the perspective it gives me on what is really important in my life.
Above all, I choose to meditate on this day that all of humanity will be reminded of our universal connection and join together to collectively send a wish for peace and understanding into the darkest of hearts and expansion in the smallest of minds.
P.S. Oh yes, and remember not to stare at the sun!