The Sun and the Moon are the two luminaries that govern our lives. They give us light and energy, thoughts and emotions. They are like the father and mother of the universe, nurturing and guiding us.
Eclipses are not ordinary events. They are also opportunities for transformation. They are the times of rebalancing. They offer us a chance to change ourselves and our lives for the better. They give us a glimpse of our true potential and purpose. During an eclipse, energy drains from one place and flows to another place that is in sync or connection with the universe.
Those who waste this opportunity and stay aloof suffer drainage. Those who sync themselves not only preserve their energies but also gain energies to reach a higher level where they and their family can enjoy happiness, all the material comforts and more importantly rise above their problems.
But how do we make the most of eclipses? How do we harness their power for our benefit?
The answer is simple - By performing rituals.
One of the most effective rituals to perform during eclipses is meditation. Meditation is the art of calming the mind and awakening the soul. It is the key to unlock the secrets of the universe and ourselves.
Light a diya and meditate on the chant Om Namah Shivay. When you chant Om Namah Shivay, you should feel the vibrations in every cell of your body. You should feel them from your crown chakra to your toes. Do it as many times as you want to (minimum 108 times). Doing it on an eclipse night increases the connection to Shiva or the Brahmand 1000 times. A lot of you will probably see shades of purple or blue when chanting. You can see other colors too. This is a good indicator that energies are being absorbed at different levels of chakras.
After that, you need to gaze at the flame of the diya without blinking or moving your eyes, for as long as you can (minimum 15 minutes to an hour).
The universe knows what you want, what you need and what you will be needing. It will automatically feed you energies and information required to proceed in your life.
Your problems will become small and insignificant. Help will come from all directions. This is the beauty of the energies of the universe.