Last night was cold and clear, but most beautiful. The river which normally cascades loudly down the valley and around my house was quiet, which I have never known before, and the owls were silent. There was nothing to distract from the panoply of stars, and the moon which was still full.
Despite the cold I sat on a bench by my pond looking at the reflection of the stars and the moon in the water for some time. It was as if time had stopped. Then I looked at the moon directly. It was lit up as if it had the brightest light bulb possible within it, but draped across it was black barbed wire, like a crown of thorns. After a moment the moon separated and a second moon emerged from the first, sliding across to sit alongside it. It was the same size and colour, but this new moon was pure light. The two moons were still side by side when it was time for me to leave them.
I believe that last night I witnessed the signs of an ending and a beginning, the emergence of a new lunar energy and another energetic shift. I felt also that the moons were showing me what is happening to the planet: it is festooned in the barbed wire of negative materialism, destruction and chaos, but a new planet earth is rising from it which is pure and perfect. It is our choice as to which of the two planets we wish to inhabit, and help to create.
The decision may seem obvious, but some people have chosen already to stay with the world they know, despite or indeed because of the barbed wire.