Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Full Moon

When the super perigee moon hits the sky, like a big pizza pie, that's amore.

Check out the full moon this evening--it could be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. Why, you ask…well, the moon has an elliptical orbit around the Earth; when the moon seems big, as it will tonight, it's on the “perigee” side and about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than at any other time.

So what makes tonight special? "The full Moon of March 19th occurs less than one hour away from perigee--a near-perfect coincidence that happens only every 18 years or so," says Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.

The best time to view the moon will be at about sunset. There's an illusion during a low-hanging moon that makes it seem larger when seen behind trees and buildings. Despite seeming so near, our closest neighbor in space will still be 221,000 miles away!

Naturally when I found out about the big moon today I felt I had to spend the time talking about how John was “bigger than life”…and he was…at least to me. I thought to myself how the heck am I going to write about this theme without it sounding like I am just being his mom? What would be my message here? I went over my notes (I write things down when they come to me for fear I may be stranded someday on the full moon) …but as has been the case in every single month since I began this blog… a thought just came to me…

I told you the story of the girl who went to school with John who dreamt about him the night she found out she was pregnant with her son…how he came to her and told her that her little boy was for her. Well, last month another one of his friends from high school emailed me to tell me of a dream she had of him and how it has helped her deal with her fathers terminal illness…She told me that previous to her dream she had been just so “devastated” by her situation…and after her dream and visit with John she awoke and was calm for the first time in quite a while.

I like to think that John can, and does visit people who he knew (just wish he would come to his own house once in a while). Anything that keeps him alive for me is what I choose to believe…

But then I really started thinking about this particular story and the pattern that was developing … I realized the power he had…and still has … to help people. After all this time… these kids went to high school with John, they have lived for many years and had many experiences since 2004! They have certainly met other people who have no doubt loved and cared for them…yet, they chose (or allowed their subconscious to choose) John to be the person who could give them the peace they needed it…..It is amazing when you really think of it that way.…Big…like the moon, and powerful..

Naturally, I wondered if anyone would ever dream of me when they needed comforting….

Alright….to be honest, I only spent one second on that thought…I knew immediately no one would ever dream of me when they needed comfort! Who am I kidding?? I can barely take care of myself never mind being there for others…but I feel bad about that…and I wonder how do you get there? What qualities do you need that would make someone call on YOU in a dream to help them? I really don’t know, but John apparently did, and that is really something special.

So tonight, be sure to spend a minute looking at that great big moon and try to think of just one thing you can do to get to be the person people dream of when they are in need…because in the world we live today…that is a Big and Powerful gift to give to each other.