As I crawled out of my tent this morning my attention was drawn to a nearby RV that had the word Umbra pasted on the side of it. Umbra is the latin word for shadow and relates to the inner most darkest part of a shadow, where light source is blocked by an occulding body. In astrology, an observer of the umbra experiences a total eclipse.
Such a beautiful analogy for living the path of truth – light source – with the occuluding body being representative of the mind, or shadow side, that can often obstruct our flow or the way forward in life. But as we become the observer of our shadow or darkest aspects of self, what we experience is a total eclipse – being the totality of life.