Rare “Ring of Fire” Solstice-Eclipse

June 20, 2020

Today is a rare summer solstice eclipse, the last happen in 2001, the next will happen in 2039, followed by another in 2058, and after that almost two centuries will pass before we experience such an opportunity for global transformation.

What does this ephemeral steel butterfly today want to tell you in a time of pandemic? Out of fear, we have within us the opportunity for global transformation. This is an opportunity when one individual can act in Love to heal many. The power of transformation is within each and every one of us when we master hate with Love. To quote Mary Baker Eddy, “Love must triumph over hate.” (from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures)

Take a moment to reflect on how I can act with Love to care for those around me… to make a stranger’s life a little easier… to work with cultural humility within my community to foster well being in this time of crisis…

How can I demote illegitimate hate within myself instead of looting or plundering by force those who are challenged by the same social injustices as me?

Can I afford small act of kindness to bolster community well-being? Do I have ideas and philosophies that I can share to heal another’s pain? Can I create a safe place within myself for fostering hope?

Can I live with less material comforts so I am not compelled to support excessive wealth of a few who might profit from dependency on such things?

A moment of a perceived ring of fire may seem to be an eternity, but it passes quickly and is gone… but a moment of quiet reflection before decisive action can have implications that impact generations to come.

Butterfly design by Meredith Eliassen, 2020.

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