Rays of Life **The Sun**
Having just returned from the blessing of basking in the sun in the Caribbean, I just received this timely message for me....Enjoy the sun-centered ritual...
Date: 2/2/2006 12:37:20 PM ( 15 y ) ... viewed 2500 times
Rays Of Life
The Sun (from the Daily Om)
Since the dawn of time, humans have been fascinated by the sun. Radiating power from the sky, our star Sol is a creative force that is unparalleled. Its brilliant rays illuminate the seasons, give heat, imbue all living beings with vital life force energy, and banish the dangers that only come out in the dark. Sol is a sparkling though mysterious jewel and has been given many names by many cultures: Arinna in Mesopotamia, Yhi in Australia, Ra in Egypt, and Apollo in Greece.
Our lives are, to a large extent, driven by the brilliant illumination of the sun. The sun drives the cycles of our days and seasons while providing us with a framework we can use for running our lives. The reappearance of the sun after a long stretch of night has the power to inspire us when we awaken at dawn to watch a slow sunrise. Likewise, Sol can be a powerful symbol of hope, elation, joy, growth, and creativity. The sun has much to teach us. Early astronomers saw the sun's constancy as a signifier of its great strength, courage, and power. Its illumination and steady flow of energy is there whether or not we are able to see it. The sun is the great and unselfish giver, rising into the sky at the start of each day to energize us, bathe us in radiance, and provide us with innumerable blessings. A simple, sun-centered ritual can help you harness this loving energy. Awaken before dawn and go outdoors to watch the sun's ascent. As it rises into view, close your eyes, bask in its light, and imagine your soul ascending alongside it. Feel yourself grow as you absorb the sun's energy. Your body will tell you when you have taken in enough. Express your appreciation for all the sun gives to the world.
The sun's nurturing heat is there to warm you and allow you to flourish. Its energy nourishes the food you eat, while its light allows you to see the beauty in the world. The sun represents internal balance and burns with controlled power. Without the sun's golden light, the spirit suffers. When we take time to bask in the sun, our spirit soars.
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