While I don’t have the best equipment at this moment for photographing a lunar eclipse, I did manage to get a series of images from tonights “Blood Moon”, from near complete to total eclipse. For the photographers out there this was done with a simple “long zoom” bridge camera, a Panasonic FZ150. No tripod, handheld, but took multiple tries to get these images. 24x magnification at an average of ¼ to 1/10 second. (Braced against my car) I hope you enjoy it. Photos taken from Denver, Colorado.
This mornings total eclipse, seen over North America, signals the start of a lunar eclipse tetrad—a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses happening at approximately six month intervals. There will be additional total eclipses again October 8, 2014, a second on April 4 2015 and a yet a third on September 28, 2015. After that, the next Tetrad (4 total eclipses at approximately 6 month intervals) won’t be until 2032-2033.
Now, what does this all mean. Well depending on who you talk to it could be anything form the end of the world to war or to peace. Spiritually it marks a significant cycle of change, but how that change manifest is up to us, humanity, to decide.
From my perspective, and that of Uriel, it is a time for contemplation, meditation and a focus on peace, beginning with each individual in their heart. It is also a time to let go of the time-space concepts that have for so long controlled our thought patterns, anchoring us into the illusion of 3 dimensional reality and the concepts of limitation.
It is a time to remember ourselves as children of the universe, sons and daughters of creator. Time to know ourselves and all of our brothers and sisters as our family.
It is a time to let go of judgement. A time to forgive. For who among us, has been so perfect in their own lives that they have not harmed someone at some time.
It is a time to release our fears, to stop believing in limitation or the power of others to control us and our lives.
It is time to remember ourselves as divine children of the universe and to embrace our infinite and true nature.
It is a time to love, without judgement, without conditions, but to love for the sake of loving, and to receive love as well from others in the same way, without judgement or conditions.
It is a time to be, not in the past or the future, but the eternal and infinite now. To remember our true nature that is without limits.
I pray my brother’s and sisters, may you find the infinite love of our creator within and may you shine it forth to others freely and joyfully. And may you also embrace that love which is shined forth to you. It is the eternal cycle to both give and receive.
We live in wondrous times and there is so much that stands before us, all we have to do is except the abundant love, joy and prosperity that is the universe itself and to share it with whomever we meet, in whatever way they may receive it.
May your life be free of judgement, fear and conditions, and filled with only love, joy and peace. This is not a time of endings, but a time of new beginnings, a time of birth. You are born into all new possibilities, and the universe awaits.
I am your brother in spirit, a brother/sister to all life, a lightweaver and I love you.
Brother Dave with Uriel