Day Thirty Four
Meditating while basking in the energy of a full lunar eclipse amplifies the effects of the meditation.
It’s the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. Our family gathers on the patio to observe the Moon. We drink tea. The children dance and laugh. The dog rests his chin between his paws. We observe the eclipsed moon as a dark, blood-red orb. She gradually removes this veil and reappears in all her silver-white glory. She reflects. The oracles guide us to acknowledge this evening as a time for deep reflection and for seeing and understanding that reality is a reflection of who and what we are–our flaws, our greatness, our potential.
Have you heard tell of Yin and Yang, the lovers residing on the moon? An old legend says that Lady Yin washes Master Yang’s feet in a rose-scented milky way. Then he combs her hair with a comb made of sun beams. Once a year, they dance an ecstatic dance that causes an awesome Moonquake. This seismic activity sends ripples out into Infinity. Earth receives subtle shifts in its neutron stream. These shifts effect human beings in a variety of ways from triggering lunatic behavior to inspiring the composition of symphonies and the writing of novels.
It is said that if a human practices a certain pranayama (breathing meditation) during this time, that person will receive the gift of god consciousness. Here’s the practice: Inhale deeply. Gently hold the breath without holding any tension in the body and mentally utter (inwardly utter) the word ecstasy. Exhale all the air out of the body. Mentally utter ecstasy. Inhale and repeat this pattern. Continue the practice for three minutes. Then put on some good music and dance.
May you liberate yourself from the tricky influences of the subconscious mind. May you live according to your god consciousness. May you know ecstatic, divine love because your nerves are strong, your mind serves your soul, your heart creates miracles, your navel point syncs with the Infinite Pulse. May your will and Divine Will be One.