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.