Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Reality ... in just a minute

They say time is an illusion, the experience lasting only one minute from the place of origin.

Perhaps, that's why I see our "closing moments" as a domino effect lasting just that long.

From physical reality, you would say it takes days to complete, but not from my perspective.

The message from Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day today is "Our Story in 1 Minute".

Could the story of human existence be told on one minute -- 1:36 -- by "the 36"? Briefly depicted, from start to finish, we see an artistic animation of the Big Bang, a trip across the early universe, the formation of the Earth and Moon, the emergence of multi-celled life and plants, the rise of reptiles and dinosaurs, a devastating meteor strike, the rise of mammals and humans, and finally the rise of modern civilization. The minute movie ends with a flyover of the modern skyscraper and a human standing atop a snow covered mountain which reminded me of the Roland Emmerich film "2012".

We exist in a cycle of birth, death, rebirth, and the final return to consciousness.


I want to wish a Happy Birthday to Geri, Pat, Sheila, Chris, Lisa, Annie, among other friends born on November 13 and 14. The solar eclipse will hit your chart in unique and unusual ways this year, so please pay attention. Tonight, a few friends and I are taking Pat out for the 60th birthday. First, you count the numbers of years you know a friend, then as you age, it becomes decades, then as you understand the nature of reality it becomes lifetimes ... and finally you see the interconnectedness of everything and you wonder, "Where has time gone?"


Seven years ago, on November 13, 2005, my ex-husband Ralph died of cancer. He has often visited through the years and we are all aware of his presence. Since Hurricane Sandy marked another closing insert in the program, when I went in search of Ralph yesterday, I found him to be in another reality, though not sure what that means, if anything significant. Many things these days seem like final events in this strange unique reality in which we came to experience and learn.

Ralph spent the last years of his life living in Gilbert, AZ with Linda, who still keeps in touch with the family. Tuesday, we exchanged email.

    Hi Ellie,

    Can you believe it's been 7 years. While I don't feel Ralph around, I woke up at about 12:15 AM this morning, the time he died, with a strange peaceful feeling. I fell right back to sleep and didn't put the two times together until this morning. I'm taking it as a "I'm happy and peaceful" message.

    Hope you made it thru Sandy and the Nor'Easter with no problems. Have a great Thanksgiving.


The eclipse of consciousness in the alchemy of time

November 13, 2012 - New Moon Solar Eclipse 21° Scorpio