In the wake of the Summer Solstice, the height and fullness of the Sun’s cycle, I find myself in full reflection on our Sun, the center of our solar system.
For millenia, we thought we were the center. The Sun, the Moon and Stars revolve around us. We make the world turn. Sometimes we still find ourselves in this illusion.
What? The Sun is the center? We are just one of many spinning satellites circling the Sun. We are just a speck upon one of these many satellites in one of many solar systems. Truly, we are a mere drop in the ocean.
And we are the entire ocean, the solar system, in a drop. We hold the Sun, the Moon, and Stars in our hearts, our luminous, infinite spiritual Hearts. We are deeply connected, inter-dependent, part and parcel of the universe, the cosmos.
Awesome and magnificent, and all-so simple. Oneness.
My five-year-old grandson is very expressive and articulate. He has a wise turn of word that I love. He says “Elso” meaning also, but conveying “or else” on the other hand. Following his lead, I am adding “All-so” to our vocabulary, all inclusive, both/and, oneness.
Om bhur bhuvah svah
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
“Let us meditate on the Sun, may our thoughts be inspired by that divine light, and may we radiate this light in the world.”