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Tomorrow morning very,very early, (hear my best Elmer Fudd voice) before sunrise, we’ll experience one of the great wonders of being alive, a total eclipse of the moon – and it’s going to be really full and wicked RED! (Okay Pink Floyd fans, I hear you. Sing it with me….)
Anyway, one of the amazing aspects of the phenomenon, is that the red fiery glow ringing the moon at totality, is the glow of all the sunrises all over the whole world all at the very same time! Talk about a way to feel and directly experience, interconnection of all beings!
Too often we suffer from the pain of feeling alone – we feel an aching loneliness. Those sad and terrible feelings arise from our forgetting the truth; that is, that we are totally interconnected and interdependent.
What a gorgeous way to reconnect!
So, how about it?
How about we all get up extra early to experience this together and take it as a time for a great peace and compassion, for all living beings, large and small, seen or unseen. Know that as you watch the eclipse, you, and ALL beings will be sharing the magic of respiration, of aliveness, in possession of a consciousness which can recognize this miracle. Together we can meditate and hold this simple but sometimes elusive awareness. We are all one. Together let’s celebrate this with the blessing of our mindful awareness.
In the Midwest, the eclipse commences at 3:15 am and goes till 6:42 am. Who’s with me on this?
Wishing all living beings find joy, peace, freedom from suffering – enter the delight of being alive. The full catastrophe of the ride of ups, downs, joys and sorrows…how could it be otherwise?
Without silence there could be no music.
Without sorrow, no joy.
Together we can find the ultimate joy of existence.
(image from: www.crystalinks.com)
There are many interesting explanations, notions of significance in various traditions. Let us set aside explanations which divide us and meet instead in the unity of all being which joins us. Let’s revel together is all that we share in common. The recognition that each moment of our lives, is as Mary Oliver has it, is an unrepeatable miracle.
Carpe Pacem, Hillary