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| Sun Musings by Bruce Mitchell
As I lay in the sun this evening, I contemplated what is the most precious object in the physical world? Some talk of diamonds, fabulous wealth, rare art and so on. To possess such things is regarded as amazing. For me, the only answer is the Sun. That is the most precious jewel. I feel so rich knowing the Sun. The Sun is the most beautiful masterpiece. And yet I do not even possess it, nor does anyone. It is free and can be enjoyed by everyone. How blessed we are to have this thing that is so precious and that we can all share! (May 6th 2016)
Today (January 8th 2017), I came across this beauty by Karl König:
There is a knighthood of the 21st century
Whose riders do not ride through the darkness
Of physical forests, as of old,
But through the forest of darkened minds.
They are armed with a spiritual armour,
And an inner sun makes them radiant.
Out of them shines healing,
Healing that flows from the knowledge
Of the human being as a spiritual being.
They must create inner order, inner justice,
Peace, and conviction in the darkness of our time.
They must learn to work side by side with angels.
Bernie Siegel said that to be healed, find something to love. Why not love the Sun? The Sun will never reject you. The Sun is always here to be loved and it will always love you - for even if its light and warmth are briefly away, its energy permeates the entirety of our solar system. And as the Sun becomes more real inwardly to you, its warmth and light will always be accessible. Spiritual light in the mind, comforting fire in the heart. I love me. I love you. Love everywhere. (January 29th 2017)
Today I am struggling to connect with the angels and the Light in my mind. Various exercises not working so well. And so I go out into the sun and feel its light, energy and warmth. Now I feel uplifted, connected to God-Goddess. A scientist may only see a ball of hydrogen and helium, but for me this is a portal to Heaven. I melt into this Light. (May 16th 2017)
Science says the Sun is something that we revolve around, we are held by its gravity, like some patriarch. And yet this is contrary to my human experience. The Sun revolves around me/us/Earth. I can see it rise and set every day. The Sun's reassuring presence and return reminds me of a mother's cloak of protection and nurturance. (May 17th 2017)
You are my sunshine is a childhood song that I remember joyfully. But when I checked the lyrics, they are very possessive and needy. So, I decided to reinvent the basic verse, to make it more positive and luminous (July 18th & December 24th 2018). It's something I might sing to the Sun or a Great Love:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll always know dear, how much I love you
Let us make a shared heart today!
For Winter Solstice (21 December 2018), here are some solar excerpts from 'I Am' by Ruth Blake from her 2018 album Creation. She sings it so gently and tenderly:
I am the sparkling dust in the sunlight
I am the round sun...
Hail to the Sun
Hail, hail, hail, hail to the God in everyone!
I am the dusty dreams of old
Won't you come and find me?
"The Sun brings warmth and light to the beloved flower. It does not seek to possess."
This is a quote I developed whilst communing with the evening sun (15 May 2019).
It was inspired by a recording by Celtic shaman Ceridwen (also called by her shamanic name 'Raven'). Her spoken words in the track 'Lady Evening Star' from her album Hauntings seem to be: "As the flower needs the sun, it seeks not to possess it."
Even astronomy tells us that the Earth follows the Sun. So why do we persist in electing politicians that plunder the Earth and ignore the Sun? The Sun has far more strength, light and love. The Earth knows who to follow. Why have we lost our way? Surely, we have to listen to the Earth and make the Sun our role model... (1 June 2019)
Are you going to survive or are you going to do good? The answer is that for almost all of us, we do that which ensures survival. But what if goodness and love is the only sure way to survival? We see that today where those who use power, fear, money are not actually ensuring survival. Humans look like they are endangering their ecosystem Earth so much that they will extinguish so many plants and animals that they will run out of food. Survival like this is leading to extinction. We need to realise that goodness and love are the only way. This is the Way of the Sun. (20 June 2019)
Today I glimpsed the Sun reflected on a seaside pool left by the far-receded tide. It reminded me of a diamond ring. There was the circular pool of sea water and the sun sparkling at one edge. For a moment, I felt like I was married to the Sun. (25 November 2020)
At this point in my life (11 December 2020), there is ongoing obscurity about my life direction. None of my prayers or ideas seem to bear fruit. And so I am particularly inspired by these words from Chief White Eagle (Ponca Native American tribe):
"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists – as it surely will. Then act with courage."
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