This month, I’ll be going on a special trip to watch "The Great American Eclipse" and as I imagine what it will be like I can’t help but see a powerful metaphor for the way intuition operates in our lives. Just as the sun illuminates our physical space, intuition illuminates our spiritual space. Likewise, there are times when we lose contact with that light. Sometimes it's for days, weeks or years, But most of the time it happens only for moments, serving as a re-set button to help us reach deeper within so we can see more clearly and know what to focus on next.
This flow of spirit, whether it be trying to guide our steps through mental decisions or heal our bodies on an energetic level, operates in an identical manner to the cycles of nature. There is a time to plant seeds, a time to nourish them with patience, a time to harvest and a time to rest. Once that cycle is complete, it’s time to turn the ground and continue the process. This never stops, as we are never done becoming. When we are aligned with this natural flow, we can allow life to fall into place as we watch and receive its abundance with patience and presence.
When we overthink, live in fear and fail to take action on inner guidance, however - it’s hard to experience that cycle in action. Sometimes it can feel like our guidance has abandoned us, or we are somehow “off our path”, when really we are just experiencing a dark night (or even just a foggy day) of the soul. These are the times that test our faith in the higher guidance that knows best. And they are extremely important. It is in these moments where we choose to give up and go back into unconscious cycles or we choose to seek our true divine connection from the confusing space of darkness. They can break us down or fortify us, depending on the power of our own intention.
In contrast to an entire cycle of night or day, a total solar eclipse lasts only 2-3 minutes. It is indeed a false night that cuts through the clarity of day to remind us that while darkness and confusion can be unexpected, they do not have to last very long. As curious as I am to see this natural wonder, I am also pleased at the insight this fact brings. While dark nights of the soul are heavy phases of life, often brought on by major changes, an eclipse of the soul is just a blip on the radar… a quick chaos to help re-orient us to what is important. This is the type of disconnect we experience more often and, when we pay attention, it can teach us to weather the extended darkness when it comes. It may, in fact, also have the power to lessen the blow.
My wish is that you do not allow any sort of illusion to eclipse what you know to be true within. Honor your inner being as it experiences this fascinating life through the vessel of your human body. Trust in the guidance you receive and take chances, even if it feels like you are wandering in the dark. We are never alone and the sun is always shining somewhere.
Take time this month to go within and allow guidance for the next more active phase to fall into place. You may feel like you are paddling upstream if you try to get too much done without reflection. Such are the cycles of nature. May you work with them and not against them to stay in harmony and love your life!
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In Peace, Love and Wisdom Always,