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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Birth narratives tell us nothing about the birth of the person who is featured in those narratives. They do tell us a great deal, however, about the adult life of the one whose birth is being narrated. No one waits outside a hospital room for a great person to be born. This is not the way human life works. A person becomes great in his or her adult years, and the significance of that life is celebrated in tales that gather around the moment in which that powerful adult figure entered history.
— John Shelby Spong
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.