Photo credit, Mitchell Clute
I've been bathing in moonbeams. Just the other day, I looked up into the bright afternoon sky and there it was in all its glory. Just like the song I sang as a child, the "bright and shiny moon" was shining down on me, but in the middle of the day. The dark side of the moon was visible too, lurking in the shadow behind. I never saw the moon like this before. It appeared ripe, as if it was pregnant. The sight aroused a quickening deep inside me. It was so big, I imagined myself reaching up to pluck it right out of the sky. A visceral "heavenly body" experience is a blessing beyond measure.
In just a few more days, the Super Blue Blood Moon was upon us. I awakened early the morning of January 31st to see the partial eclipse moving swiftly towards the unveiling of the entire radiant orb just before it set. Watching this celestial wonder unfold filled me with awe while I contemplated the State of the Union, the State of the World. The shadow of Earth on the Moon helped me to clarify, we are moving through a dark time, full of uncertainty and fear. But the shadow play cleared the way for beauty to re-emerge and we can too. This chaos is necessary because it is stimulating a potent healing response. We are living through a massive paradigm shift and at this point, there is no way out but through.
This cosmic event was double lucky for me since the full moon takes a full twenty four hour period. I was given another gift early this morning when I awakened again and saw my first "moon bow." I sat in the rainbow of moonbeams for a while and allowed myself to be overwhelmed by feelings of well being and gratitude. What an miraculous universe we share! Let's get down to the business of seeing ourselves as one Earth family and taking care of our beautiful garden. We can expand beyond our differences by focusing on what binds us together. Ponder this. Trees and plants eat the sun and manufacture oxygen for us to breathe. Along with us, countless non-human others, the four-leggeds, winged ones and crawling creatures return the favour by exhaling. This is our priceless inheritance and we must rise above these human centred conflicts and work together to preserve it. Humans are responsible for many of the problems Earth faces, while we are also the only ones who can provide the solution. The whole world is waiting in breathless beauty for us.
I'm Virginia (Jinni) Easterday and I earned my DMin in 2001 from University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, CA and learned glass casting in New Zealand. My passion is my bond with animals and nature. I have just completed my first book, Star Soup: Universal Lessons from Other Species.