Many of my friends set their alarms so they could watch the lunar eclipse. I did not. My inner pessimist raised her ugly head since it had been cloudy in Kailua Kona for a few days, so “why bother.”
Besides, what’s so special about a lunar eclipse anyway?
Wikipedia says, “A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes behind the Earth so that the Earth blocks the Sun’s rays from striking the Moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.”
Eileen Lighthawk shares this, “Eclipses are kind of like cosmic reset buttons, or reboots. Even if you can’t see the eclipse where you live, you can still tune in to its movements. In many traditions, the sun represents the active, physical, and social arenas. And the moon represents the contemplative, soulful, private and receptive realms. In general, eclipses are a time to let go of something old, and begin something new. This is an opportunity to release some inner pattern that no longer serves you and begin something new that is more joyful and fulfilling.”
So, even after missing the actual eclipse, I woke up feeling that change was in the air.
The first email of the morning had a link to this video, Duo Artemiev – Trapèze – Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde:
Zowies—These two are amazing! They have Strength, are Flexible, Coordinated, Comfortable with heights, and beautiful to watch.
Will I ever be able to dance like these two—on solid ground, much less on a trapeze bar. Most likely NOT in this lifetime. And yet . . .
- Could I add more movement to my life? Yes.
- Could I have a stronger body? Yes.
- Could I be a more coordinated, even a little bit? Yes.
- Could I learn one hula dance well? Yes.
- Are there changes in my lifestyle that I can make? Yes.
For me, it’s time to let go of the “couch potato” lifestyle and begin to live a life that is vibrant, healthy and JOY filled.
What will you let go of to make room for new things in your life?