Moon Tan

No, it is not a rapper…. It’s about divine lunacy….


I was sound asleep in the middle of the night. I have no recollection whatsoever of what I was dreaming about. I had no idea what time it was.

That is when my body brought me up to a somewhat, sort of, state of quasi-awareness. Once in this state I quickly realized that it was not my bladder that was issuing the alert. It was not the other elimination function, either. It was a matter of light.

There is a window in my bedroom that faces westward. I have seen countless breathtaking sunsets through this window. The bed in which I sleep is bathed in whatever light comes through this window.

‘Mission Control’ of my sleep world was flashing an important message across that portion of my noggin operating in the sleep world. It said, “Turn over to your other side! Turn over to your other side!”

I spend about 70% of the night sleeping on my left side and about 30% sleeping on my right side. What the hell does that say about me? I have no idea.

But I never sleep on my back or on my stomach anymore. I happened to be sleeping on my left side when the subconscious alarm went off. I looked at the inside of my eyelids and I saw mostly blackness except that there was some light off to the periphery.

So I turned from my left side, which was facing away from the window, to my right side which was now suddenly bathed in a most glorious light coming through that window. Ever so briefly, I opened my eyes. I realized that the recent full moon had its face right up to my bedroom window and was shining its reflected light down upon my bed.

I tore the blanket and sheet away from my body so that the divine moonlight could flood into the window and touch my naked skin. While sun-bathing is very important and healthy, it is easy to forget that moon-bathing is just as important.

You know, there is a palatable difference between full moons that occur right after sunset and those that occur in the early wee hours of the morning. They are both so very important. If you have a west-facing window over your bed you can just sleep in that precious light. Those early evening full moons normally don’t afford that luxury. You are usually awake and doing something at the time.

One thing I have learned is that it is pretty much impossible to get a moon burn, unlike getting sun-burnt when falling asleep sun-bathing. You can sleep through a good portion of the night being blessed by that very special light, empowering you, rejuvenating you, healing you, and feeding your heart and solar plexus centers.

I once slept naked out of doors under a full moon. It was so profound I’m not sure I can talk about it.

Now, in my later years, I am more than happy to sleep naked in my bedroom while the light of the full moon gushes through my window down upon my naked body. It is so nourishing. It is so cleansing. It is so empowering.

Gosh, windows are so important!

Being bathed in that precious light, I quickly fell back asleep. Unfortunately, I do not remember the dreams I had while moon-bathing but I sure woke up that next morning feeling rejuvenated.

I am a lunatic….


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