i understand that the sun is alive, a great sentient being, a dear teacher who is surrounded by students, whom we call planets. this earth, who gives substance for our bodies, is itself alive & in the midst of its own spiritual unfolding & deep sadhana. i see also that the human species comes from the quickening planetary sadhana & our lives reflect the earth's urge to give a grateful gift to our solar teacher who holds us safe in his body. he also evolves in his own service to the living galaxy, spinning in its sadhana like a great cosmic sufi in joyful fervor with the venerable divine local group of galaxies. they all gyre together in concert with the vaster galactic dancing divinities throughout the huge far-flung deep field of untold billions of galaxies visible to humans through our many instruments. these immense living congeries of starbeings themselves constitute a yet greater life unimaginable to flesh & bone lifeforms. these networks of transgalactic beings express the outpouring called "the big bang," a cosmic event that has got our full attention. here we are, human beings peering into the vastest unknown that we are capable of through our telescopes. we are created thus by our earth, who gives us these bodies & the burning urge to explore. oh Shiva! Your expression is vast & varied & the whole of it constitutes You, spinning in Your dance of creative transformation. You have given us a beginner's grasp of this immeasurable existence & i am grateful for the all-embracing overview. thank You, Shiva, for this immensity of interconnected lives: transgalactic, galactic, solar & planetary. thank You for the gods, devas, & unknown others who dance in this great creative ensemble. we ourselves are an iteration of this grand dancing cosmic life, kin to planets & stars. thank You, Shiva, for the guidance & instruction & for being my dance-partner in this brief vision of one little corner of this vast realm of metagalactic space. OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
esotericists say that the earth itself is deep in a spiritual initiation by its solar teacher, the sun, who holds the earth clasped close in an optimal loving orbit with all the other attending planetary acolytes. the guru sun with encircling solar system devotees holds darshan in its ashram of time, space & locality. humanity is the precipitator, actualizing the initiation, triggering systemic refinement. this is akin to the caterpillar's quantum leap into butterfly, a winged being capable of rising to new dimensions previously unattainable, unknown. Shiva, You are in attendance at this holistic process as the ultimate progenitor & initiator, pervading everything within the quantum flux of matter. as the sun You hold the earth in Your strong arms of gravity & nurture its essence & ability to change & grow. i circle around You too, Shiva, held by Your gravity. this transformation is inevitable, vital & good & You hold me in Your loving arms just as You hold the earth in Your gravitational field while it experiences its transformative travail. Shiva, please comfort & console as we deliquesce in change, not knowing what we may become, yet open to Your grace & grateful for Your holy presence.
i see the plump dark springtime clouds rolling over the near horizon, rushing on their fingers of rain. this is You, frolicking in the sky, Shiva! You weave Yourself through my hair in Your guise as the gusting wind. ravens soar in circles above, rejoicing in Your divine presence. i also soar in my own way, through intuition & heart & eyes, delighting in the moist richness of wind & rain & Shiva my love, in these exciting springtime energies rising up & raining down. tender roots descend into primal wild earth, drinking hidden nurture, abiding dusky deep & sweet within, urging tree & grain to green. Shiva, You enter me as well, intimate as rain upon the earth, softening the hard & brittle, increasing the receptive & moist. You coax the yearning sprout from the seed, leaving all the tough husks behind as testament to limitations transformed through Your grace, & released.