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Is the Sun conscious?

Categories: Individual Practice, Sacred Circumambulation, Tags: ,

Consciousness here is defined as a self-organizing system.

As we delve into the concepts of Creating a Sun for our circumambulation I want to share this video of Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance, where he talks about some of my deeper motivations for my Spiritual practice and the creating of Circle The Sun. My ultimate goal is to have a conversation directly with Universal Consciousness that is distinctly different than my conversation with Earth consciousness. But first I want to understand our Solar System and Galactic experience.

In part 1 of “Creating A Sun” I asked the question “What is at the center of your circle?” I don’t want to rush into creating something that is so important to the overall process of Circle The Sun and Cosmic Shamanism before sharing this video.

Towards the end of this video (43:35) Rupert asks the question if the Sun is conscious how do you interact with it, or as I say engage with it? It’s no different than saying that the Earth is conscious and you engage with it by going out into nature and experiencing it in the raw. And before long after doing that over and over again we find this conversation happening in our mind that we call Nature, or Gia, and the establishment of Earth-based religions and philosophies. 

Over 3 decades ago, after drawing down the Moon one night, I became what I refer to as a “Day-Walker” and went to work on drawing down the Sun. And now I am going after the entire Solar System as a self-organizing system as he mentions at 23:35 in the video. Give it watch as you contemplate creating your Sun.

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Developing Spiritual Fortitude

Categories: My Daily Practice, Tags: ,

Commitment to the daily practice.

Twenty minutes a day! It can feel like forever at times and other times like hardly any time has passed at all. Sometimes 20 minutes feels like too much time while other times it feels like nowhere near enough. It’s a great commitment to devote twenty minutes a day once a day and quite another to devote to doing it 4 times a day. What I do know is that if I don’t spend at the very least twenty minutes a day actively engaged in a flow of Sacred Circumambulation that I won’t have the Spiritual fortitude to engage in life with the intensity that I desire from life’s experience and to be a “real force for good.”

It is going to take deep Spiritual roots and the affinity towards maintaining an inteconnectedness as we have never experienced before if what we really want is to shift paradigms and participate in the direction of change.

The need to make the righteous choice now is greater than ever in our global culture. I see clearly the need for Spiritual fortitude on a mass level. We have misused the resources of the planet all the while treating each other in the most inhumane of ways. This is a long-standing pattern and change will not come easy. We can shift our cosmic direction but there is not ever going to be some great cosmic shift where we wake up one day living in Utopia.

What will that take? Are twenty minutes a day enough to devote to a Spiritual practice? That is what I was asking myself today while walking my Sacred Circles. Is it going to be enough for me to show up and represent the culture of We Are All One? Where is my Spiritual fortitude and is it aligned with my highest vision? In all honesty, not very likely.

So I’m taking this time to buckle down and devote myself to that like I know I can. Twenty minutes a day committed towards the intentional development of my Spiritual fortitude.

I see the Fires of rage and hate and separation and greed that are burning like wildfires all around me. It is easy to be consumed by someone else’s Fire. Through this work, I walk to be like the immovable Buddha and I will develop the necessary skills to stand in my own Fire of love and acceptance and tolerance and equality. All towards the embodiment of the concept We Are All One! To be able to stand in my own Fire of my individual choices and the impact they have globally now. To be able to live through the burning and the inconvenience of change.