Last night’s lunar eclipse got me out of my comfortable routines to watch the night sky at 2 AM, and I’m not complaining! I was reminded of the vast beauty and mystery of the universe. When I reach that holy ground called awe, I feel an awakening of some primal feeling; a mix of amazement, wonder and even overwhelm. A smallness in the vast cosmic dance of life.
I wish I knew how to routinely awaken to awe.
It’s like a magic and mysterious elixir that I want the recipe for. Is it surrender? Is it stillness? Is it quieting my mind? It’s probably grace that I can’t force!
This special feeling that breaks me open, stills my mind and transcends the ordinary experience of life. Sometimes star gazing is my portal to awe. Last night it was watching the lunar eclipse aka blood moon. Awe becomes a direct experience of the divine without the mental filters. Pure being reflecting life’s beauty and ultimate mystery.
There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity.~ Diana Palmer
millions of tiny dots sparkling in the sky
like lightning bugs in harmonic convergence
calling out from time and space beyond my reach
too vast to contain or explain in my little mind
dancing in the sky to remind me the wonders of creation
birth and death repeating the eternal circle of life
giant collections of star dust coming and going
painting the heavens in mystery and awe
Image source; National Geographic, Messier 81 galaxy.