Winter was brutal this year, with record snowfall, ice, high winds, cold, and isolation befalling most of us like never before. Helpless through most it, we could only ride the wave, and I often thought that both nature and the indomitable human spirit are driven by natural forces just beyond our control. Whether physical, spiritual or emotional, like it or not, these forces become the conduit for change on the earth.
Tonight, as I sit here quietly, it seems like our planet is under siege, even more so than usual. A massive earthquake and tsunami have spelled disaster in Japan. Itʼs what I always imagined the end of the world would look like if it happened to me, but it didnʼt… it happened to them and I watched a little, before I could stand it no more and turned away.
I saw a recap of the Japan disaster on a cable news channel known for its right-wing views. I only watched a little before I felt tears welling up behind my eyes. So, I took a breath, turned off the television and walked outside to clear my head. I looked up, and there before me — hanging in the twilight, eerily, momentously, was the biggest full moon Iʼd ever seen.
The spring Equinox had arrived and brought with it a super-moon, as NASA is calling it. Wow. Iʼm no Carl Sagan, but this was big and I couldnʼt help but feel differently. I noticed a yearning for newness; an invigorating pull towards fresh beginnings and a desire to shed more than my winter clothes. I was moved to read about the super-moon, because it felt monumental, inspiring, and because I needed to take my mind off those poor souls in Japan.
I wonʼt regurgitate most of what I learned about lunar phenomena. Sufﬁce it to say, this lunar effect is being felt by many in ways big and small and you donʼt need to be a rocket scientist, Wiccan or medicine-wheel elder to notice.
But what mattered most to me as I read about tides and rotational axis is whether weʼre dealing with a lunar pull, a tsunami or a human voice calling out from rubble striving for healing, each voice matters and has as much signiﬁcance as a million.
As I thought about rockets launching in Libya and radiation exposed milk in Japan, my recent woes with my son and his school seemed small and perhaps they are. But this is exactly what the beauty of tonightʼs rare moon signals to me as spring alights my doorstep.
The heavens are brilliant because of the totality of the celestial bodies emanating at their own destined level, pace, energy and speed. It is the cosmic weave of this heavenly tapestry that reminds me we are each here for a purpose, to learn life lessons, to love and be loved, to mourn, to suffer, to rebuild and to move on.
Each lifetime is comprised of an intricate coalescing of all the events, experiences and expressions we offer as spiritual beings living a human life.
So as I write this I am reconnecting with the power of my celestial light. Being a fierce mama-bear wiling to take on any issue on behalf of my children, raising awareness and my voice is my way of trying to add some light to the vastly illuminated heavens.
Itʼs not easy competing with natural world wide disasters, so the best we can do is just be present and show up as our authentic, impeccable selves. And the rest, as they say, is in Godʼs hands.
BIO: By day Shira Adler is a cantor, spiritual vocalist, certified pastlife regressionist, voice-over artist, producer, performer, writer/blogger and mompreneur and by night… well, she is actually the same person at night though she does admit to wearing fuzzy socks when no one can see her and hiding a secret stash of Mallomars somewhere near her writing desk for those late night pick-me-ups. In, around, and between her various work activities, she is raising two beyond-the-spectrum children as a single mom (though lovingly gives a shout out to her best friend, editor and soulmate whom she considers the bees knees). Is it any wonder her website’s tag line is One Voice Many Paths? Seriously, look up the definition of a multi-tasking Mama and you will find her picture there. But when it comes to living a life of connection, faith and consciousness Shira is the gal to call — or if you’re fresh out of Mallomars — she’s always happy to give you one. For more information visit: ShiraAdler.com, read her blog at Diva-Mama.com; Social: Twitter (1DivaMama), Facebook (DivaMama1), Tumblr (not really sure, but the name is cute) and LinkedIn (because doesn’t everyone?).
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