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.
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The basic mood of the future might well be one of confidence in the continuing revelation that takes place in and through the Earth. If the dynamics of the Universe from the beginning shaped the course of the heavens, lighted the Sun, and formed the Earth. If this same dynamism brought forth the continents and seas and atmosphere; if it awakened life in the primordial cell and then brought into being the unnumbered variety of living beings, and finally brought us into being and guided us safely through the turbulent centuries—there is reason to believe that this same guiding process is precisely what has awakened in us our present understanding of ourselves and our relation to this stupendous process. Sensitized to such guidance from the very structure and functioning of the Universe, we can have confidence in the future that awaits the human venture.
— 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.