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 will also be posting updates about our local San Francisco Universe day 2013 event in the Facebook window father down this page.
We simply cannot expect to solve today's complex global challenges from a local or global perspective. In fact, such a perspective is no longer effective in solving our smaller, personal problems. We must approach today's problems—personal and global alike—with the wider perspective of the Universe Worldview, which encompasses the universe in its entirety and the lessons we can learn from its 13.7 billion years of progressive evolution. For it is as Albert Einstein said: You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.
— Lawrence Wollersheim
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.