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Total Solar Eclipse - Are You Prepared?

On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse and I have had many people ask me the same questions in regards to this event.

“What do I need to do to prepare myself or to get through this? What negative things are going to happen to me during this eclipse?”

The fact that so many people picture an eclipse as a negative event truly confused me at first so I decided to give my spiritual viewpoint on this.

Many people view an eclipse as dark energy because the earth goes dark for a while. However, this is a misconception in regards to the energetic and spiritual attributes. When a total solar eclipse takes place, it heightens the energy towards the earth, towards all humans however especially towards those on a spiritual journey.


This is a time to sit, meditate, reflect and successfully perform any spiritual rituals or practices. And yes, because the energy pull shifts, it means that you will feel the difference if you allow yourself to. However there are positive and negative aspects of an eclipse if you are not careful. If you are in a state of peace, you will have enhanced peace. If you are in a state of unrest, you will have an enhanced state of unrest. It is imperative to be in a good place and be mindful of your thoughts, words and actions during this eclipse.

In order to prepare for this upcoming eclipse, take some time prior and contemplate what you would like to bring into your life. Would you like more order? Would you like more peace? Would you like more understanding for our world? Would you like to reach that space between consciousness and sub-consciousness?

The day of the eclipse, eat lightly and if possible, fast. Drink purified water to stay hydrated to cleanse your system. Look at how nature reacts during this time. You will see that birds seem to go quiet, animals will simply sleep and not tend to eat as they know it is a time of contemplation and recharging. Nature is one way to truly learn Universe’s lessons. Just as they disappear when a storm is approaching, they also retreat during an eclipse. They have heightened sense during this phase as well. Even some trees will tend to curl their leaves.

As the sun starts to become dark, it is a time for you to release any cares, worries or issues up to your Higher Source (God, Source, Universe, Master – whoever you feel your Higher Source is). If something is eating at you, simply give it up to God. Then as the sun darkens even more, sit in quiet contemplation or meditation and allow your healing angels to come and cleanse any part of you that needs to be cleansed. This could be emotional, physical, mental, love, money, material, family, friends, self or anything that is keeping you stuck or holding you back from living your best life. Let it go. This is the darkness (or death) of that which keeps you from your blessings.

As the sun starts to reappear breathe in the new vision for your life. Know that you have released all that does not serve you any longer and you are ready to recharge and start anew. You will feel cleansed and most likely very tired after this, so rest. Do not try to do anything strenuous. Just take the time to relax. Sleep well that night and in the morning, you will feel refreshed.

There are two big cautions of this period. First, be mindful of what is coming from your thoughts, words and actions as you will create what you are putting out in a much quicker way. Second, if you don’t have to travel – don’t. The energy pull can put you in a place where you are inattentive while driving. If you have to drive, be careful and alert. Be conscious of what is going on around you as others are feeling the same effects of the eclipse as you – or simply not paying attention.


So this August 21, enjoy the total solar eclipse and look to it as a time to enhance the spiritual aspects of your personal journey. Do not fear it, embrace it.


Blessings and love and light to you all.

Sheri Baldwin

Soaring Free Spiritual Healing Centre


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