After watching the eclipse earlier this week, I was reminded of the power of the sun. I expected the darkness. I expected the temperature drop. I expected the funny looking shadows. However, I was completely surprised by the way nature responded. I heard crickets and all sorts of buzzing noises. These animals were completely in tune with the sun's energy. A lot of people use the word "energy" to describe a variety of esoteric spiritual practices. I believe that we are all spiritual beings with a mind, body, and a soul. I believe that we tend to take care of our mind and body and neglect our soul. I believe that we get so caught up in creation that we forget about the creator. I think it was interesting that nature can submit to the sun's energy, yet we struggle with the pull of our own conscience and spirit. We struggle with listening to the small, still voice in our own head, and we deny the effect of our own power and energy.