Have you ever caught yourself wondering how many people were doing the same thing you were at the exact same time? I have. And it sems to me that it happens quite a lote.
I used to think about it all the time, mostly while driving and listening to the radio. The probability that at least one person in a car next to mine is listening to the same song is, indeed, very high. But is he/she feeling what I am? Does the song has the same impact on him/her as it has on myself? Probably not.
But well, there’s a reason why I`m meantioning and exposing these thoughts. It has to do with the moon. The night of the lunar eclipse, to be more specific.
It was Monday evening and I was walking home after a tiring day at the university; I looked at the sky and had quite a surprise. It was there, huge, floating up above, shining a light that was not its own and just asking for someone to stop and take a bow at it, because it was exactly what it deserved. And that was the moment, right at that point, the night began to feel magical.
A bit after 8 o’clock in the evening, that mistic sparkle grew so big that it took over the whole sky.
Lots of people stopped everything they were doing just to stare at the moon and perhaps meditate under its light. Hundreds of human-beings together, yet apart in a physical way, were surely living that at the same time, even though the moment probably had a different meaning to each of them. Hundreds of lives from diverse places gave their souls for a period of time to the sky, to the universe, to that infinity.
Whatever you were doing while this was happening, you could feel it if you just looked at the moon. The amount of energy it carried was a mix of the energy the people and everything that was under its light had exchanged with the skies. It was simply powerful.
Imagine now all this energy combined, everybody that was doing the same thing at that moment, the astronomical power the nature has on getting all these creatures together (either they had the intention to be part of it or they were just taking the moment to enjoy its beauty.) This power, that night, expanded to the whole universe during the alignment of three celestial bodies.
This energy that the moon was spreading could be felt from the homeless man sleeping on a sidewalk in the city to the couple that lives on the penthouse of that fancy building downtown; at that exact instant, they all had the chance to experience that beauty. No matter where they lived or who they were; that magical ball with twinkling sparks around it was there just claiming to be noticed, just waiting to make your night magnificent and all you had to do was let yourself free enough to feel it. That’s the amazing power it had, that’s the power of the universe of making everything feel united.