In our neck of the world, the eclipse begins on Monday, August 21st, at around 1:15 PM EDT. Totality begins at approximately 2:41 PM EDT — just before She heads out over the Atlantic waving, “You’re welcome!” to the Americans who are left in her wake. Yes, we’ve all been Googling the specific details: We’ve mapped it out. We have our lawn chairs and special viewing glasses, and we feel more than prepared to meet the event in our yards, parks, and parties. There’s another place to meet the eclipse, but I’ll get to that.
For some, viewing this rare event is just a cool thing to do. It gives us something to talk about with our friends and co-workers around the proverbial water cooler the next day. Still, there are many who feel a deeper tug within. It’s a wordless feeling. Maybe because it hasn’t yet been “eclipsed” by the given definitions and astronomical directives from our everyday world. It’s something that calls from within.
Two nights ago I had a dream that helps me articulate this to you. It was showing me the importance of this eclipse on an inner level.
Remember the traditional navigators from the South Seas? If you’ve seen the Disney Movie, “Moana,” you have a good reference for what I speak of. Also, in the 1970’s a canoe named “Hokulea” was built by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and then launched. But not without first going back in time — where wisdom and instinct was still alive.
His name was Mau Piailug — one of the last surviving people to practice the art of traditional navigation — and he lived on a small island called Satawal in Micronesia. When the canoe builders reached out to him, he agreed to guide Hokulea to Tahiti in 1976. They knew that without him, the voyage would never have taken place, adding that Mau was the only traditional navigator who was willing and able to reach beyond his culture to theirs.
This was a monumental point in history. It was when traditional wayfinding was not only recovered but helped train a new generation of young navigators.
What does this have to do with us? Plenty.
The moon was, and is, crucial to our own traditional wayfinding, and the Eclipse Event will offer you the same opportunity that Mau offered to the canoe builders. Go within now, and follow Love… and the Moon and Stars that live in your heart consciousness. It will broadcast all that you need to know into your feeling instincts and your mind’s eye. This is how we navigate into the real world, the natural world — once again.
August 16, 2017 Dream: I was horizontal in the dream, close to the ground and looking up at the Moon and a sprinkle of stars. It would’ve been lovely if I were laying on the grass and musing the night away, but instead, I was on fast wheels — a low-to-the-ground cart that was bouncing and careening through busy city streets. I vacillated between extreme fear of not being able to “see” where I was going and then — a total, knowing peace that whispered to me through the warmth of my heart, “Be still and know.” It seemed all I had was the Moon, and my inner sight to guide and protect me from the crazy world — the one happening out there. So I went with the Moon.
I certainly didn’t trust it at first. I kept picking my head up to strain to read the old maps, the ones that everyone said were real — street lights, fast cars, fast talk, and fast timelines — but it was all to no avail. I HAD to go within to survive. I found that if I trusted my heart map, it would show me in vivid color, on the screen of my mind’s eye, everything I needed to know to navigate both the inner and outer world. Of course, my sweet cat guide, Maya, was cradled in my arm as I went. She was my teacher in the dream, just as she is, and has always been in my 21st-century life. She reminded me how to lock onto the Moon and stars, and the treasured heart maps within.
The dream message was not just for me. It’s a message to humanity, as I humbly receive and pass on from time to time. We have an absolute opportunity to switch maps now. Just as Mau re-taught the Hokulea Canoe Builders, and as my sweet cat guide, Maya, did for me. The Divine Feminine is within. SHE is HERE, and most willing to help us navigate back from fragmented insanity to our natural state of wholeness.
So when all the chaos and uncertainty of this dying paradigm tornadoes through your life, go within and meet Her. We are at a monumental point in history too. Build your canoe and trust the growing warmth in the center of your chest. Be still and know that You are the new navigators. And She is delighted to show you the maps — the Moon, the stars, and the power of your very own heart.
Eileen Meyer is an author, intuitive, musical artist, and lifetime contactee/experiencer. The Book is Koyopa: Contact Within — the Plumed Serpent Rises. You are invited to explore this site to learn more about her story, her music, and her spiritual work – for as long as you need encouragement and a healthy mirror of who you truly are.