The greatest story ever told
He gives his life every night just to let her shine.
The Sun and Moon have had this dance since the beginning of time.
Him, ever so bright. Energy filled and action oriented.
Start a new day with vigour!
Her, ever luminous yet a gentle calm in her undeniable strength and power.
End the day with peace!
No wonder he lives in such awe of her
Their dance comes with a price however… every so often, she reveals his shadow.
The part no one gets to see with the naked eye.
The brightness fades slowly and the darkness inside revealed.
For a moment he is safe, in her shadow, to let go.
To let down that bright guard.
To take a breath.
And when he does… the whole world stands still in awe.
Day becomes night.
Stars peak out from behind the veil to get a glimpse as well.
What no one knows, is this is the best part of the dance.
This is the best part of the movie.
The dark side of the moon for a brief moment gets to intertwine with her love
and gently brush a kiss across his face.
Reminding him she’s always there.
Ever grateful for him allowing her to shine.
Letting him know that even though she doesn’t get to cross his path often
She witnesses his brilliance from across the universe.
Other orbs dance around but never to her tune
The rhythm of their love that stops time with a halo in the sky.
In him she finds her balance.
This piece was written back in August right after the 2017 solar eclipse. I felt so compelled to witness this event with my own eyes and had a nagging need to not settle for less than that.
Everyone thought I was crazy for wanting to drive down the 12 hours with my 2 and 7 year olds but I had to. In my mind, we were soooo close… why not have this experience?!
In this time I did have a lot of self reflection and a chance to observe external minds. I noticed that the people who lived through fear would knock the idea of going. Tell me all the reasons why it was unimportant. Why it was dangerous to go down to the States in such a time of turmoil. Why it was silly to spend all that money for 2 minutes and 45 seconds. I noticed that these “dream killers” were actually not even relating to what I was doing, they were responding to their own programs running in their minds and the forces there that killed their own dreams. You’d be surprised how many of these comments I received. How many people have lost their wunderlust and excitement for life.
It made me sad.
Some people call it stubbornness. Some people call it defiance. This part of my character that won’t take no for an answer when I have a goal in mind. The crazy thing is… when I stayed aligned with what was calling me it was like the universe was conspiring to provide me with all I needed. Each time I would waiver and feel like settling maybe just for a 3 hour drive and see 80% totality I would feel overwhelmingly that I had to do what was needed to see 100% totality.
We stumbled upon eclipse glasses… “coincidentally” took a wrong road and ended up avoiding a huge traffic jam that would’ve kept us from getting to our destination in perfect timing. So many little pieces of the puzzle were put together on the journey simply by us allowing it to flow.
There’s the little nugget of experiential knowledge… “Allowing it to flow”.
Long story short, follow your gut. Quiet the chatter around you… tune in to your own voice. Align yourself with that amount of clarity and the universe will quite literally pave the way for you to achieve whatever it is you are being called to. We are destined for abundance… all of us… we just have to get out of our own way and allow the flow.