The eagle.......well goose, has landed. Not pretty, not much control, in point of fact, it was more of a controlled fall on to my arms, but landed all the same.
Took three attempts. the first I landed on my backside, which was fine because it got rid of all the fear about what happens if you fall in lotus. The second attempt I landed on my arms but couldn't hold it. The third, I landed, managed to hold it and also realised I don't have a clue as to how to get back up again.
Key difference was overcoming the fear and also getting a sense of the point of balance. As you come down you feel like your on a knife edge between toppling backwards. But that just means you have enough weight behind to counterbalance the lotus coming down.