The LESSON to learn from the Eclipse

The Energy of an Eclipse, Its Message

Many people in the US traveled miles, flew distances, planned for a long time to see, for a few moments the solar eclipse (hopefully seeing “Totality”).

What was the driver?

For my wife, our ginger (a ten year old golden retriever that as we say is more of a “bronze evader”) and me it was coincidental.  Long before even a thought about the solar eclipse was in our viewer, I was scheduled to be teaching (Internal Family Systems) in Charlotte, North Carolina August 18-20 and then (because of its convenience) we would drive to Hilton Head South Carolina to visit my mother (94) and my brother and his family on August 21 in Bluffton/Hilton Head, SC (one of the best locations to see the eclipse which stretched from Oregon to South Carolina.  Clouds and rain prevented our viewing.  The next morning I went to the beach for an early morning run/walk (5 am – 8 am).  IMG_2253

Notice how the clouds eclipsed the sun spreading light into other clouds in an incredible cloud eclipse exactly the morning after the solar eclipse of the previous day.

Musing as I do, I thought, “what an incredible inspirational message from the maker of heaven and earth”.  This might be a message for the maker of heaven and Earth from the solar system to the internal system inside all of us of parts and Self (Sun).

When clouds, moon or anything blocks the light. love, and lesson of the solars system from reach us here it is in a nut shell or a solar eclipse.  Whenever you are in a dark space or time remember that the moon, the storms, and clouds only block the reality that is there always form our experience then what we experience darkness storm seems to be all there is because it is all we see.  What we don’t see is that the sun, the “maker of heaven and earth”, “the Self” is there always, shining just as bright and strong, just as translucent and transforming, just a filled with life energy as when it is cut off from our vision, our experience our senses.  Perhaps when God or light or love feels the least present or even absent is when the solar system whispers the true reality, “The Sun the Light, the love of all is there always even until the end of time.  Someone said that!  So I am not just saying.


“The message from within your system and from the external solar system is the same: ‘When the clouds, storms and darkness comes, look again and see the light love and presence of the Sun even when it feels absent from your experience it is still present = “The Self in IFS teaching”

God is With you when you Wonder and when you Wander

Lessons from the dunes of the Cape

Here are a few pictures from a walk Jog from Head of the Meadows to Provincetown and back.  That was not the plan.

The context is As I was walking along the sandy beach early Saturday morning, lost and wonder of God’s nature and happy to be gaining strength and losing weight, suddenly realized that the Piping plover (birds) had blocked all exits from the beach (or rather the environmentalists had).  I eventually found a cut back into the dunes but what I found was a few bungalows I never knew existed in the valley of the dunes with multiple roads and paths with no indication which one would lead me to the road (Rt 6) so I could get back to the hotel.I took a few deep breaths relaxed and trusted God to lead me but I was lost more than found until I just looked around to enjoy God’s nature, reflect on the seals who never get lost, or the birds who always seem to know where they are going even if a stranger scares them early on a Saturday morning, or just the beauty of the day.  I then (as you will see in the picture below saw paw tracks to what looked like a sandy bridge to somewhere and it was by then I was 3 plus miles form home on Rt 6 and thoroughly wasted by the 10-12 miles over the dunes and down the deserted but divine shore.  I arrived at the hotel refreshed my body with water and juice then dove into the cool swimming pool that had just opened  and met Debbie and Ginger for a free breakfast.  God is with us always even when we wonder where we are and wander from where we should be:

A Poem that came to me that morning and some pictures:

Went for a walk along the beach…
Saw lots of God’s creatures


Got lost in nature and thought
Could not cross the protected dunes
The endangered birds protection
Caused me great consternation
I walked, jogged and walked
exhausted found a path through

Only to realize a little late I knew
what path to take, I had no clue
Found homes and paths too many
Which one to take, what choice to doIMG_2067
Then finally a dogs’ paws, a clue
I followed paws to a road, I knew
Then to the place I started from
I walked and jogged and walked
More miles, I went, than planned
0ver sand and trails I had traversed
Not smart, leave without water or plan
God always has water and a plan
God meets me where I am, with his hand
Guides my steps and thought
Grants me courage in my life plot

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