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In the case of the Sun, we have a new understanding of the cosmological meaning of sacrifice. The Sun is, with each second, transforming four million tons of itself into light—giving itself over to become energy that we, with every meal, partake of. The Sun converts itself into a flow of energy that photosynthesis changes into plants that are consumed by animals. So for two million years, humans have been feasting on the Sun’s energy stored in the form of wheat or maize or reindeer as each day the Sun dies as Sun and is reborn as the vitality of Earth. These solar flares are in fact the very power of the vast human enterprise. Every child of ours needs to learn the simple truth: she is the energy of the Sun. And we adults should organize things so her face shines with the same radiant joy.
— Brian Swimme
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.