The Sun

The Sun has been honored or worshiped on the Solstice since Stonehenge, up to today.  Ancient mythical stories tried to explain our Sun’s creation.  Scientists calculate that the Sun is at least four billion years old, while the Universe is over thirteen billion years old.  We don’t know what created the Big Bang, but that energy is still with us in the trillions of stars in 100 billion galaxies, and also in the cosmic background energy that has been detected on Earth.

Most of us feel that we are more than flesh and blood, and that we each have a unique spirit or soul that will outlive our bodies.  Creator/Goddess/God has been worshiped in gratitude in different ways that vary culturally and individually.  From God/Great Spirit’s perspective, every religion is only one square of a beautiful spiritual quilt that lovingly covers all of us.  

The Sun’s fusion of hydrogen atoms created almost everything in our solar system.  We are made of stardust.  E=mc2 explains the massive energy, light and heat that the Sun generates, consuming itself for the benefit of all living things.  Life needs the Sun, either directly or indirectly, and most plants, animals and humans wake up and sleep with the Sun.  

The Earth is in the “Goldilocks Zone” for liquid water to exist, not too hot nor too cold.  Climate warming is human caused, and Earth is already experiencing extreme heat and drought.  We have the moral duty to our children and grandchildren, and to all of Creation, to protect and preserve Nature and the environment that we depend on.  Nature can’t move or evolve quickly enough to survive crashing ecosystems and mass extinctions, so people need to prevent that. 

The solution is to quickly transition to a solar and wind powered economy and society.  We need to save all threatened ecosystems and work with Nature to rewild much of our planet.  We must learn to work together in local, regional, national and global communities to solve the climate crisis and our many pressing social issues.  To paraphrase “Imagine,” we should stop fighting over national boundaries or religious dogma and live in a world of peace and love.

Robert Raven

Robert Raven grew up on three continents, but he's lived in the SF Bay Area for forty years. He is a retired high school teacher, with a BA in Government and a MA in History. He has been an advocate all of his adult life on various national and local issues.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Kim Davis

    So right on! Thank you!

  2. Donna

    Thank you for defining these issues and bringing attention to the solution. I love the goldilocks analogy. We are the stewards of the earth and it is enlightening to understand the sun and it’s relationship with the universe. May we all heed the intention to live in expansive consciousness and assist in creating and developing communities for expansive thinking and actions.

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