Another week has silently slipped by. Our journey towards the inevitable continues unabated. The old saying, something along the lines of days slipping into weeks, weeks into months, months into years holds true if we do not pause on occasion to be mindful.
Tonight is the lunar eclipse, in ancient times this would have been a major event. Today however it is just another Friday; if it were not for the news and all the social media many of us might not even be aware of the eclipse tonight. That said, there are groups of people who are preparing to celebrate, pray, or perform rituals tonight as they believe that the energy of the moon has some impact on all of us.
This has got me thinking, have we lost touch with our innate wisdom? Has modern society swapped science for religion / spirituality? I am reading a book called The Field: The Quest For The Secret Force Of The Universe by Lynne McTaggart. This book really connects the dots,for me, marrying hard science with ancient understanding of the universe. Some of the really far out concepts that are not readily taught in a Christian upbringing (or worse labeled as the work of the Devil) are now starting to be understood through one of our most trusted sources: Modern Science and Pure Mathematics. For many years now I have sought to understand the so called hidden mysteries of the world. I am no closer than I was when I started, in fact the only thing that my search has brought me are more questions. Well that is not entirley true; I have learnt to be far more accepting of people who are different from me. I have learnt that there is no one single way, and that anyone who says they know for certain that they know the only way should be avoided. I have learnt that learning is part of the journey and knowing possibly only comes once this journey is over, or not. Worrying about what happens next is fruitless. Living this life to try build rewards for the afterlife is akin to trying to empty the ocean with a tea strainer. I could have this all wrong and pay dearly for it one day. I am willing to take my chance.
Well I digress, back to the moon. Tonight I am going to watch the moon rise and give thanks for my life. I will watch as the earth casts its shadow across the face of the moon and I will ponder. I will just be in the moment and enjoy the spectacle. Maybe I will feel something maybe I wont. I am not expecting anything but I am open to experience. Maybe there is magic out there and most of us have lost touch of it. Books like The Field remind me that all is not as it seems.