Click here to see what a Universe Day group in San Francisco did at a previous annual Universe Day. Just like "Earth Day" events, we encourage you to invent your own local awareness celebrations, gatherings, creative partnerships with organizations, educational events, and community events. We dare you to inspire outside-the-box on ways to promote awareness for effectively reducing carbon emissions by using the new universe evolutionary perspective to create a more sustainable planet.
Please send us information about the local Universe Day events that you are creating at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let others know about them.
We know more about the universe than any people ever knew. We have more command over the functioning of the Earth than any people ever had. Yet we are less intimate with the universe than peoples of prior times. This can be seen in the work of scientists who write with great insight into the earlier phases of the universe and then remark that the more we know about the universe, the less meaning it seems to have... Now that this awareness of the epic dimension of the evolutionary process begins to be seriously considered, a new world of understanding appears on the horizon. My first thought is that we not try to write theology at this moment. My thought is that we celebrate the glory of the universe that is there before us. We need have no doubt of the appropriateness of our celebration of the sacred in this epic narrative. Here we join the great wisdom traditions of the past. In the Epic of Evolution, science becomes a wisdom.
— Thomas Berry
Authors and Luminaries Comments on the Universe for the 3rd Annual Universe Day
Ritual is important for us, as a means of celebrating life. Universe Day is a special ritual which offers a Cosmic context for the celebration of all life and connection.
As we engage in conscious transformation, we move into the understanding that we are the Universe. We are the very dust and atoms of the Cosmos, consciously organized into miraculous bodies that allow our breathe to rise and fall, giving us life. As we breath, so does the Universe expand and contract. Consider us to be a microcosm of the Universe. We are a marvelous, intricate and fantastic evolutionary organism that is moving into it's next destiny, that of homo sapiens sentient.
As part of this evolutionary advance, we have the opportunity to live everyday life as a spiritual practice, and embrace our infinite nature. There is much to celebrate, including the world's increasing realization that we are all connected and originate from the same source. Kudos to the Universe Day and may we all awaken to our divine nature.
Barry Robbins, a senior teacher of Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) and a student of George Leonard and Michael Murphy (frounder of Esalen,) is the co-founder of the longest-running ITP group in the country. Barry serves as vice-president of ITP International.