This week people across the United States gathered to watch the solar eclipse. It was powerful and unifying. People donned their paper eclipse viewing glasses and turned their attention to the one thing that is constantly amazing – nature.
Eclipses are revered by many cultures. In some cultures people fast, or stay inside because it is considered a mating ritual between the sun and the moon.
In astrology, eclipses are considered a portal for exponential growth, a time of rapid change. “We are forced to face change in a way that might be uncomfortable, but that ultimately leads to maturity”, writes Rosebud Baker in her Elite Daily article.
Standing at the beach amidst neighbors and friends, I was amazed at the power of the sun’s light. The shadows created a weird double vision that made me slightly nauseous. When the sun disappeared for those few minutes, it grew shockingly cold. As the sun reappeared, it created these light waves that flickered across the road, and the shadows suddenly sharpened with such clarity. Then it was over, things went back to normal, people posted their pictures, then got in their cars and poured onto roads leading back to their respective homes.
We take for granted that beautiful sun that makes it possible to live on this amazing planet. This week, appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you. Do something to support its preservation by making a donation to the national parks or a park near you. And make sure your bring you re-usable bottle with you too!
The eclipse is a time of change. Take this opportunity to change something you do in your world. While you and I are small specks on this planet, each of us has the power to reflect back light and love into our own sphere of influence.
Spread your light this week, creative genius. The planet (and your neighbors) need it right now.