Okay, I will try to not give anymore talks on the Eclipse, but I can’t promise because the yin/yang is one of my primary metaphors, and the Eclipse is when the yin catches the yang. The moon Goddess catches the Sun and kills him…but then He is born again our of her dark womb.
I know…I make crazy quantum leaps connecting far ranging dots, finding resonance with dots that seem to have no connection at all, and suddenly I draw a line connecting them together to create a bigger picture. I hope you see that and, I hope, enjoy it. That’s why I’m a Zen Entertainer. When you connect unsuspecting dots, you get a mini Satori.
And that’s what the Lunar Eclipse of the Sun is, a cosmic satori when the opposite frames of reference, yet mutually dependent, Day and Night comes together as One. But the orgasm only lasts for a few minutes.
But when the eclipse is over, you feel the better for it.
When I let my mind go, my imagination soar, there are no boundaries. So why am I not insane? That is the definition of insanity, isn’t it, having no boundaries, no restraint, no checks, no reference to authority. So, yes I have flown over the cuckoo’s nest. My mind is liberated from restraint. So you have to run to keep up with my Path of Totality. (Oh, I love that description of the path of the eclipse).
You see, I don’t know where the Path of Totality is going. I don’t know where the Eclipse is going to fall. The Totality is always upstream of where I am, so I chase the Eclipse by connecting dots, keeping my balance with the totality as I do, on the run, often faster than thought.
So I invite you to run with me chasing the Totality across time, connecting dots, seeing greater unity, but always on the move for you have no fixed place to lay your head. The Eclipse is always moving on.
It may be the martini talking, But I find when I just let it go, in my writing and in my Live Talk, I go where no man has gone before, at least me. And that’s the whole point isn’t it, to go where you have not gone before. This was the wonder of the Eclipse. We have not been here before, at least since 1979. If it happened every day. Boring!
So the eclipse is a surprise. When you let yourself go, you get a surprise because you don’t know where you are going, so you are surprised. Letting yourself go means letting go of the fear of a surprise. This is a paradox, because we love surprises. We watched mysteries because of the surprise. Oh..I didn’t know he did it?
And yet we don’t want to be surprised in real life, only in our entertainment. A surprise means we are not in control, and the Ego is the controller, the one with the stop watch and his hand on the switch, ready to shut down the system if it gets out of control.
So I let myself go, yet this comes after a life of control and trying to get out of control without destroying my life. Letting go comes in stages, tentative steps to see if you are still okay. To let go all at once is not a good idea. You need a practice of letting go in easy steps, in gradual walking steps. You can’t go from lying in a crib to running a race.
Let yourself go is a practice. You let yourself go in safe places at first, then in more difficult places, and then at some point, you can let yourself go wherever you are, and you find that it’s okay.
The Eclipse is a metaphor for letting everything come together, the conscious and the unconscious, the light and the dark, the sun and the moon…let everything come together. Letting yourself go is actually letting yourself be One with who and where you are. Control, keeping yourself from letting yourself go, is the separation of the sun from the moon, day from night. Letting yourself go is always joyous because the control is over, the fear is over, the chase is over…the game is over. The game of night and day is over. Let yourself go. Night and Day…you are the One (Cole Porter)