The third eclipse in this short span of time comes to us with the next full moon, and with it, is a time to say “goodbye,’ – a time to release, and perhaps even let a whole section of yourself die. Most of us are uncomfortable with endings and a lot more of us don’t like talking about death. It is the final end. The place where you can’t go back to what once was. It is that place where your footprints get washed away by the sea and all that is left is to go forward, into the unknown.
There is comfort in the old, a familiarity, a certain safety, and to hold on is so much easier than to let go and step towards the future. We might say that we don’t believe in these things, but sometimes, something greater just moves us in this direction. Without ever intending to, we leave the past and head towards the future. Something closes, something else opens. Like my teacher Mel would say of a backbend, “it is like everything in the past pushing you forward from your heart.” There is a beautiful sadness but also an excitement of what is to come.
It can be comforting having just that one string so that we can hold on to the past, but sometimes that string needs to be cut. In that space where there was left the faintest of connections, there needs to be just emptiness. The faint imprint left by a former lover is wiped away by the rain, allowing the glow of a new sun to spread it’s warmth on a clean foundation. Sometimes a lover becomes a friend, other times, even the friendship can’t be salvaged and the lover becomes a stranger. A friend or even a stranger becomes a lover.
You think your heart died the last time it broke.
Going back into that space where you allow things to enter seems crazy.
But something stirs again – Perhaps the tiny flickering flame of affection, growing into desire and in the future, who knows?
You died once when your last life ended.
And you are reborn into this new life.
The heart beats.
It wants to soar.
It wants to go into the unknown.
You’ve found your centre and don’t want to lose it, but your heart, the centre of it all is ready to bring you off your axis.
It is time.
The final goodbye led to the first hello. And the darkness makes the light seem so much brighter. Something different, someone different, is scary. It is the possibility of your universe being flipped upside down in a way that is beyond your control. It is two movements in one – allowing something unknown into this comfortable and familiar space that you have painstakingly built while you yourself move into an unknown dimension. It is a doorway to another part of yourself, yet undiscovered. How do you know that you will like this undiscovered self? How do you know that you won’t?
Right now the questions are being asked and not answering is no longer an option.
Will you let go?
Will you let the past rest where it belongs?
Are you going to release fear and step over a threshold into a new life?
Can you allow a glance to become a lingering look?
When someone reaches out their hand to you will you take it?
Are you ready to immerse yourself into the unfamiliarity of the future?
A million questions, and the only answer that will make a difference is…