2018 – Lunar epiphany

Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum
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If that don’t take the cake! I finally figured something out that has been troubling me forever. And fortunately this revelation came to light just in time to start the New Year with a clean slate! 2018 is going to be a great year for me because I had a lunar epiphany. Hopefully, some of the good parts of this adventure benefit you readers.

Now readers please don’t get shook and quit reading this article. I know this one sounds a bit strange, but I promise to carefully maneuver you through it with a good end result. First, however, a few preemptory clarifying comments of explanation are in order regarding the definition of a lunar epiphany.

1. Lunar – of or having to do with the moon.

2. According to my ever-faithful Webster’s Dictionary, the type of epiphany that I experienced was “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.” Whew! That was a mouthful.

3. In layman’s terms and according to the trustworthy Plain Jane Dictionary, lunar epiphany means, “I was hit by a moon beam and voila; I found my answer.” Let me explain further with how a simple commonplace viewing of the moon brought about such an insightful answer to one of my life’s key dilemmas.

What is a lunar epiphany?

Yup, there I was on January 1, looking out my kitchen window at 3 a.m., staring up at that big bright super moon and thoughtfully contemplating my role in this world. If you believe this last statement; well, don’t. There was nothing, and I mean, nothing cogitating in my cranium having to do with the world or my part in the world! Quite the opposite. All I wanted to do was go back to bed, but that was not to be!

Anyway, I had been awakened that morning from a very sound sleep. Thus, I was not in a good mood nor was I particularly happy to be thrust into this early morning arousal by a very bright light and some unusually loud barking.

For goodness sakes, it was three o’clock in the morning! The time when most normal sane people are in bed, but alas, not poor old Janie girl. Nope, poor old Janie girl had to be up with the chickens tending to nature’s call from a furry little beast known as Tootie Two and scouting the scene for any wily coyotes who might be on the prowl to snatch my puppy dog away from the Green Farm.

I do have to admit now, after the fact, that I am ever so glad to have experienced watching and gazing at the moon on Jan. 1. Its bright light was so spectacular sending its powerful moon beams down to earth and lighting up the countryside with its brilliance.

The call of the wild

No wonder every dog and coyote in the neighborhood felt the call of the wild and had to respond to the moon’s energy force. I even felt its powerful pull. No, I didn’t want to go outside and bay at it, but I did feel a certain power surging from it. There was just something about the moon calling to my innermost spirit. Hmm?

Anyway, our little hound dog sat on the front steps, heard the call of the wild, and howled with the best of them. And then the coyotes and the neighbor’s dogs would answer her and cause her to answer back to them. Tootie Two was in her element howling at the moon and communicating with others of her species. I let her have her New Year’s fun for a while, but then enough was enough plus it was cold outside and we both returned to the warm confines of the house.

Tootie Two immediately snuggled into her blanket and was soon fast asleep. But what about dear old Janie girl who was now wide awake, fussing in her recliner, and trying unsuccessfully to induce Mr. Sandman to return to the premises? What a conundrum!

So, with no luck happening in the sleep category, I stirred from my recliner and walked back to the kitchen window for a little more moon gazing. With a little bit of luck, I thought maybe one more examination of this glowing phenomenon would satisfy my curiosity and let me get some shut-eye.

I got more than I bargained for

And then it happened: the lunar epiphany. As I gazed at this magnificent spectacle, I swear a moon beam burst right out of the center of the orb and headed straight towards me. Almost instantly, a calming sensation enveloped my entire body. I felt at peace for the first time in a long time. Was I dreaming? I don’t know. All I know is that the creator of this magnificent moon was sending me a very clear powerful message. You see, I had been searching for some guidance and here was my answer.

2017 had been a tough year for me personally due to my ongoing health issues. No doubt about it, I had been fighting and arguing with that fact and I was losing ground fast. I was causing lots of concerns for my family and friends. In other words, I hated to admit that I was getting old and “couldn’t cut the mustard anymore.” I was worried about everything and everybody. I was a wreck!

My prayers were answered

However, when that moonbeam hit me, voila; I knew everything was going to be okay. I was at peace. I could rest now and not worry anymore about my health, my life, family, farm, friends, etc. He was in charge; not me. I finally figured it out. Thank you, Lord!

And now, I want to thank each of you for reading my articles the past eleven years, and wish all of you a very happy and peaceful New Year!

Jane Green and her husband, Jim, live near Clark. Contact Jane for some public speaking, to order one of her books, or to register your comments. Email her at