Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Staring into the I of God
The sun is always rising -- its myriad rays pouring outward from the center toward the periphery, breaking out into all things visibly, and silently transmuting all that lives into mirror-images of their own brightness.
Every morning the sun reappears once more to regulate and nourish the generative pulse of life, exciting and uplifting all that lives to greater fulfillment, unfoldment and abundance.
In all the natural world there exists nothing that remains untouched by the light and warmth of the sun. Its plenary influence is diffused throughout the whole of the visible world, and, wheresoever it rises, its shining is always full and whole.
Every rising of the sun is the creation of a new world. The sun reveals itself, and thereby reveals all that lives within its light also.
The sun is so vibrantly, exuberantly alive that its mere presence in the sky is sufficient enough to bring the miracle of material life to blossom and fruition. The sun need simply be-- and uncounted billions of happenings immediately begin to flourish and abound. Its presence is prodigious enough to hold the Earth itself in its steady gravitational orbit, yet delicate enough to lift the sap in the tender veins of a leaf.
Sunlight reveals reality to us. It enables us to see as well as be seen. No matter where the gaze of our eyes may fall-- if we see any shape or color at all, we are beholding the light of the sun.
All matter is, in essence, condensed sunlight. Each and every aspect of manifest Creation is a frozen artifact of Light.
And what is Light?
--It is the visible manifestation of pure Consciousness-- both the generative combustion which continuously brings to birth the wide Universe, as well as the fevered ecstasy to which each and every atom in the physical Cosmos aspires.
Light is not only a fiery suffusion streaming forth from the sun and the other stars-- Light is a living Spirit manifesting Itself here and now as the material Creation.
We are beings of pure Spirit condensed into matter, pure Consciousness condensed into mind, pure Light condensed into beings of light.
How liberating it is, to know the Sun as God incarnate, to look God in the face every morning, to have God showering you with deific Light and Life every waking moment! This is a God who cannot be denied, debunked or disproved. Here is a God immediately accessible to all, who makes of every man a prophet, every woman a priestess. Here is a God that demands no sacrifices, to whom no one need pray …
Here is a God we have all known all along. Pray and worship as we might, our beseechings and oblations will never make the Sun shine brighter, or hotter, or rise sooner, or set later. … But we can know the physics by which He offers Himself lavishly; we can all understand Who and What He is, and thereby what we are. …
He gives all we could ever need or want, and gives incessantly, shining equally upon all, pouring Himself into each and every one of us… Our reverence for His Divinity only serves to make us more divine; our songs in praise of His Holiness only serve to make us more holy. Everything we do in service to Him immediately comes back to us, a thousandfold. … His Living Light is ever-present, always streaming forth inexhaustibly. He enjoys us even as we enjoy Him; it is He who walks this Earth in our every step; it is He who is both hidden and revealed in every face. …
There is but one Spirit, one Breath, one Life, one Energy pervading all the Universe -- LIGHT!
The original Impetus of conscious Life is here and now present everywhere just the same as it was in the beginning, in all things that live, no matter how great and small, near or far-- filling each inch of space and every moment of time, empowering the spin of the smallest electron the same as the revolution of the vastest stars!