Well, I took the eclipse metaphor as far as I can go, all the way to the Ego and you. When the Ego is eclipsed that is a transformative moment, that is Satori in Zen, that is the resurrection in Christianity (at least the way I know it), and the birth of the New Sun God…or you as the direct emissary of the Sun God (God). You, when you awaken as the One (not the Ego mind you), but the One that transcends the duality of the Ego, the One that is upstream of the dual experience of reality, is the Sun that returns after the Eclipse, after the sun dies…
That is what the eclipse means metaphorical. The Sun has died….Long live the Sun. This is the cry when the divine king dies and his son takes the crown. The king is dead; long live the kind. The sun is dead; long live the sun.
The Eclipse is your Zen moment when you as a split Ego dies, when thinking stops and in wonder you gaze at your own death. All our spiritual quests head directly at this eclipse when all our strategies, all our expectation, everything under the sun….dies.
In ACIM the eclipse is the Holy Instant. You can call it redemption. It can only be spoken of in metaphor because no word communicates that which is beyond words. The Eclipse fails words. When the Sun, when the Light of the Ego dies, the dual light of Night and Day….you are the One.
Why we even think of romantic love as an eclipse. Something is born, something wondrous that transcends the day and night of our everyday world.
They are calling it the Path of Totality…how interesting. The Eclipse of the dual mind is the Path of Totality. If that isn’t the meaning of Buddhism, I don’t know what is, or any non-dual tradition for that matter.
THE PATH OF TOTALITY. What a great name for the American ellipse. Buddha Dharma is the Path of Totality, the pathless path, the dateless gate of Zen, where in the eclipse of your duality, you ego against the world, your sun against the night, consciousness against unconsciousness…that eclipse is the Path of Totality where the sun and moon, the yin and yang become one.
So get yourself in the Path of Totality and wait with the glasses of your spiritual discipline, the meditation that will protect you from the full light of your sun. The Dharma is a moving path of totality, so it is really moving over the very spot you are in. The Path of Dharma is not over there or over here…it is always where you are. In any moment, the eclipse of duality can happen and you will stand in awe of your true nature.