After an incredible Camp Maverick, I woke up at 4 a.m. to catch a flight to Raleigh, NC. My wife, Missy, was kind enough to pack up the kids and drive halfway to SC to pick me up.
We got into Isle of Palms late in the afternoon to get ready for the big show the next day. The weather outlook wasn’t great at all, but I had hope. And in fact, it couldn’t have worked out better….
As the eclipse started, we got a few glimpses of the sun through the clouds. Because it was so cloudy, you could see one the greatest “cosmic coincidences”—that the moon is 1/400 the size of the sun and 1/400 the distance to the sun. It’s this amazing ratio that allows us on Earth (and actually nowhere else in the solar system) to see this galactic alignment.
Full totality started at 2:46 p.m., and just a few minutes before, the clouds actually parted, and the crowd on the beach cheered. I got to see the “diamond ring” and then total eclipse! Wow! The kids were more impressed than they thought they would be listening to Dad get excited leading up to the event.
I had seen a picture, and I was still in awe.
It seemed like this gorgeous mix of blueish and yellow-orange around the moon. And in one spot, there was a gorgeous pink area. (I found a pic of ABC news coverage in Charleston that shows this spot.)
Totality was gone too soon but was definitely an incredible moment I won’t soon forget. Plus, the symbolism of the eclipse for me is taken from different sources. Here’s the doodle I drew in my journal that day.
And I’m fully on board to use this reset as a way of diving into my deepest alignment of catalyzing the catalysts to change the way business is played….
Supposedly the energy of the eclipse lasts for 6 months or more—would love to hear what’s been showing up for you…