The Magical Power of Perception
(reprinted from cosmicfire.org)
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18
I have been looking forward to tonight’s total solar eclipse for quite a while now. Not because I’m an eclipse enthusiast, but because this eclipse has the power to light up the world in ways that might seem almost unimaginable from our current viewpoint.
As an empath, I’d just as soon sit out eclipse season. Eclipses function as portals or gates that allow a blast of cosmic information/energy to penetrate into the Earth realm. This higher vibrational energy seeks to transmute old, heavy emotions and psychological patterns, enabling us to realign with our soul’s purpose and move forward in more meaningful and fulfilling ways. (1)
To the extent we are unwilling to cooperate (or just clueless as to what is being asked of us) eclipses can provoke anxiety, fear, frustration, or despair. In a society that trains us to numb out, consume more, or work harder rather than honoring our difficult feelings or unexpected challenges as opportunities for soul growth, many people are even more disconnected from their bodies and emotions than usual during eclipse season.
The practical effect for empaths and highly sensitive persons is that we often feel pummeled by large amounts of stray emotional energy and random psychic vibes from the people around us during these periods. (This is why we always preach about the importance of remembering to ground and get back into your body during eclipse season.)
The Omega symbol for the degree of tonight’s eclipse (12 Sag 27′, 11:43 pm PST, Dec. 3, 2021) is “Sitting for her portrait, Mona Lisa feels as if millions of people are watching her.” John Sandbach writes: “This degree senses the numberless hidden connections between itself and the world around it, as well as the worlds of the past and future. All currents we carry are automatically sent out and received by a countless number of different consciousnesses.”