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eclipse musings

what an amazing feeling. chanting, as the moon is eclipsed. I swear I saw a shooting star. of course I made a wish. It was a big wish. But I have big dreams.

The stars never seemed so bright, as they danced around the moon. They must’ve known there was a show going on. The sky is clear and perfect for viewing, the longest night of the year, the brightest and darkest all in the same. I don’t know if it gets any more extraordinary than this. Perhaps if tomorrow there was a solar eclipse. I jest. But I cannot help but remark on this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Today, I began reading the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and as I’ve come to know, there is no such thing as coincidence. I sat outside, bundled up, but it was even warmer than it has been, or maybe I’m warmer. I heard an airplane approaching. It looked as if it were falling out of the sky. It reminded me of a dream I had a few months back. I was sitting outside, a picnic scenario. Me, Emily and maybe some other people. In my dream it must’ve been the fourth of july. We were watching fireworks. All of a sudden, I realized the latest spectacular wasn’t a firework at all. It was an airplane exploding. It’s flaming pieces falling towards us. This could’ve been the end, and perhaps it was an end. I say that knowing nothing ever truly ends.

One thing I know about eclipses is that they are final, irreversible. Whatever is done around one, cannot be undone. They bring about dramatic changes, which is ironic but not. Change was the theme for 2010. So many situations were in flux; they continue to be. Here I am faced with yet another changing situation, my residence. I am hopeful that this move will be final, and that I will actually be settled.

I am thankful for moments like this where I can contemplate life, my purpose and the grand scheme. I feel so connected and I know this is only the beginning.

My wish is that everyone comes to realize their true nature, recognize and accept their power.

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on Earth. And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”—The Alchemist