ART BY MYSTIC MAMMA
On the EQUINOX, we symbolically honor the space between the seasons. These in between points have been celebrated by our ancestors from the beginning of time and are wonderful days for prayer and contemplation where we can pause and make peace with the past in order to bring in the new.
Gregg Braden talks about the power of the in between in his book Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessings, Wisdom, and Hurt. He says:
“There’s a power that lives in the space ‘between,’ that subtle instant when something ends, and what follows next hasn’t yet begun.
“From the birth and death of galaxies, to the beginning and ending of careers and relationships, and even the simplicity of breathing in and out, creation is the story of beginnings and endings: cycles that start and stop, expand and contract, live and die.
“Regardless of scale, between the ‘beginning’ and the ‘end’, there is a moment in time when neither one has fully happened. That moment is where magic and miracles come from!
“In the instant of between, all possibilities exist, and none have been chosen. From this place, we’re given the power to heal our bodies, change our lives, and bring peace to the world. All events originate from this powerful, magical moment.
“The mystery and possibilities of the space that connects two events has long been honored in the wisdom of traditions of our past. Native traditions of North America, for example, state that two times each day the earth enters into precisely such mystical realms.
“We find one realm immediately after the sun disappears below the horizon, just before the darkness of night arrives. The second realm occurs justbefore the sun reappears from the edge of the sky, after the darkest part of the night.
“Both are twilight moments — neither completely day nor completely night. It is during this time, the traditions suggest, that an opening occurs in which profound truths may be realized, deep healings may occur, and prayers have their greatest power.
“In his classic work A Separate Reality, anthropologist Carlos Casteneda called this opening a ‘crack between the worlds’ and described it as an access point into the unseen realms of spirits, demons, and power.
“Modern scientists acknowledge the power of just such a place. For them, however, the point is less about day, night, and time, and more about the matter that our world is made of. From the perspective of a scientist, what we see as the solid world around us is anything but solid!
“When the local movie theater projects a moving image on the screen in front of us, for example, we know that the story we’re seeing is an illusion. The romance and tragedy that tugs at our heartstrings is actually the result of many still pictures being flashed very quickly, one after another, to create the sense of a continuous story. While our eyes do see the single pictures, frame by frame, our brain merges them together into what we perceive as that uninterrupted film.
“Quantum physicists suggest that our world works in much the same way. For instance, what we see as the football touchdown or triple axel of a figure skater on a Sunday-afternoon sports program, in quantum terms, is actually a series of individual events that happen very fast and close together.
“Similar to the way in which many images strung together make a movie look so real, life actually occurs as brief, tiny bursts of light called quanta. The quanta of life happen so quickly that, unless our brain is trained to operate differently (as it would in some forms of meditation), it simply averages the pulses to create the continuous action we see as the Sunday sports.
“Within this simplified explanation of life, we also find the key to our healing. For one burst of light to end before the next begins, there must, by definition, be a moment in between.
“Within this space, for a brief instant, there exists a perfect balance where nothing is happening — the events that led to the burst are complete, and the new events haven’t started.
“In this place of ‘no thing,’ all scenarios of life/death/suffering/healing/war/ peace exist as possibilities and potential. This is the place where feelings and prayers become the blueprints of life.”
So wherever you may find yourself, take time to pause, ground your roots into Mamma Earth and access this in between space of pure potentiality. For in the in between space of Earth and Sky, we exist as midpoints between the realms. Let’s recalibrate, in sacred manner, to the greater cycles of life that we are a part of.
Equinox Blessings to all!
For ideas on how to celebrate the EQUINOX, whether you are in the Northern Hemisphere welcoming Spring or in the Southern Hemisphere welcoming Winter see here >>> Fall Autumnal & Spring Vernal – EQUINOX : Activating BALANCE~