Today, December 14, 2020, mind and matter dance in alignment when the moon crosses in front of the sun, creating a shadow over the earth. Let this be an opportunity for you to think about removing your own shadows and exercise your right to know, to see, to speak, to love, to act, to feel and to belong.

Today is the final eclipse of 2020: the year of great divide. Not only is there a division on a global level, but this division resides within neighbourhoods, families, homes and, even more concerning, within individual hearts and minds. The same hearts and minds battling with the distinction between living and being alive.

It is the first year in history where babies are born into the world unable to respond to the smiles of parents, let alone strangers, with only a wave of a distant arm belonging to weary, fearful eyes peering out above faces covered with masks of black and white.  Their development is sacrificed by the limited, yet proven, effect of touch, as they live without the snuggles and belly kisses of grandparents and extended family members.  Before toddlers can even walk, they are exposed to a regular dose of alcohol rubbed on their tiny hands by their own parents.  Our elderly are dying with no familiar hand to hold for comfort, after a lifetime of holding and helping up, trusted shakes and encouraging pats.  Those who were born around the beginning of the new millennium are now deprived of the formerly instilled importance of education; a system that has been replaced by a news media, where mockery has substituted medium. 

The talk is about resetting for equality, yet it is inequality that is being fostered; especially for those who do not have jobs that can be performed on laptops, those who cannot afford the luxury of quiet spaces to call their own to study or the worst disparity of all, those who live in homes where safety does not reside.  All, in itself, creating a world of further separation and loss of hope.  

The inability to find belonging in the greater community, to share peaceful space with strangers in meditation or congregate for a united purpose robs us of our most basic rights as human beings.  We are now forced to fight alone against our government, ruled by wealth, that has replaced our God.  

Everyone knows that a pack of dogs is more threatening than one alone. 

Our young adults should be packing their backpacks and setting out to see the world, to meet new friends in foreign lands, together encountering the true adventures of being alive.  They have been stripped of the opportunity to find common ground with those they thought they had nothing in common with; thus, leaving an even greater gap of acceptance through a lack of personal understanding of diversities and culture.  We seem to have become accustomed to children dying of overdose, depression and the diseases of yesterday – they are no longer making it to the headlines. And the forsaken mothers with no title are left to grieve alone. 

Every mother on earth responded with rage when George Floyd was murdered in front of the entire world, who watched as he took his last breath after calling for his own mother saying, “I can’t breathe.” 

The heart cannot beat strong when the masked breath has become as shallow as our lives.  The world chants as one, “black lives matter,” and yet, no individual life matters when there is an increase in loss of connection, freedom and equality.  

The word matter is derived from the Latin word mater, which translates to Mother.  Knowledge is not the forbidden evil, only the attachment to it. The dance of mind and matter.

Together we cry out for our Great Mother, whose love is the most tender and merciful of all. It is the pia, the softness and the most nurturing.  But, this should never be mistake for weakness.   

Today, when mind and matter are finished their dance and the shadow over the earth is removed, remove your own shadows of attachment, delusion, lies, grief, shame, guilt and fear and take back your personal power to become the change that the world needs. This too shall pass and, once it does, you still won’t live forever on earth, but you just might be alive while you are here.

You Are Once in a Blue Moon

Cherub in the Sky on October 2020 Blue Moon

Every once in a Blue Moon we are offered the opportunity to reset – to release what needs to be released and forgive what needs to be forgiven.  This may be another, our world, the universe, God – or perhaps yourself. 

This year we will been blessed with thirteen full moons; thirteen opportunities to find a greater depth and fullness of gratitude for our lives, for the honour of being alive.  Thirteen opportunities to consider how we are living and what energy and legacy we are creating, because of what we have done.  

This week is not only a full moon, it is a Blue Moon, it also occurred on Halloween; the day, it is said that the veil or glass between the living and the dead is the thinnest.  A time for us to celebrate our ancestors and those who have come and gone before us.  

The phrase “once in a blue moon” means a rare occurrence – and this is now.  Similar to what we often call “a perfect storm” or when ”the stars align.”  When we look back on relationships, jobs or other opportunities that have crossed our paths and wonder why they did not work out, perhaps is because everything just wasn’t yet perfectly in place.  It does not mean we should not have had that experience or that we should have regrets, we should find gratitude and acceptance with the knowing that what is to come will be better than ever: when the stars align, there is the perfect storm or, just maybe, a once in a blue moon.

Just like when you were born.  Imagine all that had to be aligned so that YOU could arrive.  Every piece of past and present atoms, energies and emotions at the time you were conceived and born were perfect for your life to begin and these all have continued to grow with you, behind you, in front and within you, for you to manifest your purpose.  It really is a privilege just to be here.  You are a once in a blue moon, you are a perfect storm and the aligned stars. 

We create through our unique talents and personalities, through our emotions and words and wisdom and the energy that is produced by each thought and each physical creation.  We then leave what we create behind – for the next moment, the next person and the next generations to come.  

And, in the end, it does not matter what you said you were going to do, it only matters what you have done.

How we start our day often dictates how our day goes and is also how we end our day.  And how we end our day dictates our dreams, our sleep and how we begin our day.  Let this day be your new beginning, end and middle of how you really want to live your life and what legacy you want to leave behind.  

If it is true that how we do one thing, we do everything, how will you choose to live starting today? Release.  Forgive.  Reset.