Is anybody else feeling, “Meh” about this eclipse? It’s pretty weird, I have to say.
I’ve been watching the excitement grow around me about today’s eclipse in the sky. My son at breakfast, as he got ready for his school’s eclipse party, remarked that when he becomes a doctor he’s going to invent a medicine that makes you live forever so that, “I can see every eclipse”.
There are stories all over the media channels today (and for the past few weeks) and everywhere people have been scurrying about in excited anticipation.
I have not figured out what I’m going to be doing when it comes.
I keep wondering why I’m not more drawn into the excitement. Being highly sensitive means that I get very easily drawn into the excitement of some new phenomenon. I am usually right in there with everyone else chatting joyfully about how I choose to experience such a rare astronomical event.
I cannot figure out for the life of me why this one doesn’t seem to matter.
It is odd; and it has preoccupied a lot of my thinking over the past few days. I missed the early bird opportunities to buy the viewing glasses, so I won’t be seeing it live. In fact, where it falls in my day is just about 15 minutes after I get home from work.
I don’t want to sit inside and ignore the event because everyone seems to think it’s really important, but it just feels a little flat to me. Like no matter where I am or what I choose to ‘do’, it’s not really going to be that extraordinary.
Y’all, what is going on that I- a spirituality + dream person- wouldn’t really care about an event that metaphorically brings the dreaming world (nighttime) into the middle of the waking world? That seems significant, right?! lol.
Anyway, I have no wise resolution or thoughtful ending to this post. Maybe tomorrow I will have some grand A-HA! to share with you; but for now all I can do is wonder at it; wonder at the discord between my inner sense of normalcy and the exterior buzzing of excitement.
Maybe dreaming, nighttime and the moon’s presence are what my interior is tuned into all the time, and today feels no different? I don’t have any idea, y’all.
I just know that when I am tuned into some intuitive alertness, it comes from within me and this eclipse isn’t registering any…anything. And that actually feels just fine. So I’m not going to spend anymore of my energy today trying to create momentum where there is none. I’m just going to enjoy my Monday, y’all.
Here’s hoping that if you’re in the path of the eclipse you find something extraordinary today.
Peace & sweet dreams,