This solar eclipse highlights the adventure of living in the material world whilst embracing the unseen realms of energy and essence. We can neither respond solely in a pragmatic, earthbound manner, nor can we respond only as transcendent spirit devoid of connection to the everyday world. It challenges us to acknowledge and honour spiritual truth in the midst of everyday life, embodying its presence and manifesting its fruit. In essence, it reminds us that truth is a vibration, an energy, a rectifying force that realigns us to the whole.
It is time to see our personal and collective history for what it is, apart from the stories we weave around it. If we struggle to heal a painful past or let go of old hurts that keep us stuck, this eclipse helps us cut the ties that bind. Forgiveness can be a lengthy process of adjustment and restitution. But even for those at the very beginning of that journey, this eclipse offers some respite from the pain of open wounds and fractured souls. It reminds us that ultimately there is nothing to forgive, even as relatively there is so very much. We live in both dimensions, processing the grit of the human realm whilst drawing upon the peace of the absolute: the ultimate paradox which beats at the heart of these changing and challenging times.
As the Sun’s brilliance is temporarily obscured we meet ourselves in our unique darkness, to love ourselves into the light. We cannot have one without the other: day without night, right without left, you without me. Opposites make the world go around and contradiction is woven through the very fabric of our lives. At this eclipse we become both darker and brighter in equal measure, for such is this paradoxical and forever mysterious life….