All the wars, all the unhappinesses for millions of reasons, all the worries about elections, all the fears about what havoc our changes to the climate might wreak on us this year…

all of that and more is about to be eclipsed here in the Ohio River Valley and across a huge swath of North America by something much greater.

Of course, solar eclipses happen a lot on Earth.  But rarely do they come to one’s own neighborhood, I guess.

And they invite a deep reflection, don’t they?

How often we forget that we take part in something much larger than we realize — a few human beings on a small pitch of grass on a planet spinning around the Sun in an ever expanding Universe.

It’s enough to make wars stop for a moment.  It’s enough to let go of sour thoughts about so-and-so.  It’s enough to forgive oneself for whatever silliness that was a big deal yesterday but now in the grander life of things is next to nothing.

I suppose every moment can be that — an invitation to change course, to realize that what I’m doing or thinking doesn’t have to be that way.  Often my writings about YAHWEH and the wind are just that…I suspect the ancient prophets/ecstatics of the Bible were onto that kind of realization with their bordercrossing ways of life.

How flexible is your thinking?

Well, we have two more opportunities this week to invite new perspectives…

Lunchtime Healing Touch Sessions
tomorrow/Tuesday at 12 noon
$20 donation for a 45-minute experience of resting on a table
while a trained volunteer assists

Spring Retreat
this Saturday, April 13 from 10am – 2pm
gentle yoga, Healing Touch self-care, journaling,
lunch, & a slow and quiet Spring walk
$75 – registration closes this Wed at 6pm!


Claim your spots for each experience by replaying to this email!

What needs eclipsing in your life?  Will you join the larger life of the Universe or continue to get caught in the webs of trifles?

A Spring-led life awaits you and me, all of us!

Brian Shircliff

* donations for our drop-in programs help us pay our rent, and we know $10-20 could be too much for someone…all gifts welcome, from the change you found on the sidewalk today to a check if you won the lottery…no one is ever turned away for our drop-in classes…all truly welcome!

image by Drew Rae, made available for free use on Pexels – grateful!