The sun is often considered to be just an 'ordinary' star, but it's far from being ordinary for those who live on planet earth. We would not be able to survive in this world were it not for the sun, the very center of our solar system. Yet just how appreciative are we of this great energy?
The sun is the biggest and brightest spotlight for this earthly stage. Imagine, if you can, a world with no sun. Complete darkness. No light, no heat, no life!
Plants depend on the warmth and light of the sun to create nutrients through photosynthesis, in order to survive and thrive. Humans too, lose nutrition if not exposed to the sun daily. The sun is the biggest heating system ever, yet we do not get a bill at the end of the month! Without the heat of the sun, there would be a continual ice age!
As the sun hides itself away every night, a hormone called melatonin is released, which signals the body to feel drowsy and to sleep. And we sleep with confidence every night knowing that the sun will rise again in the morning and there will be daylight. As the sun rises once again so does human life.
We take it for granted that the sun is there for us constantly, and yet this massive energy machine does not ask for or need anything from us, it just continues to give, to serve, to feed all life on this planet.
The above is not a science lesson, but a gentle reminder to appreciate all the natural things we take for granted on earth. In many ways the sun can be seen as a symbol of the Supreme Sun and this is why, across the world and across the ages, the physical sun has been worshipped and often praised.
God has been thought to be to be brighter than a thousand suns. This has been taken literally, but more realistically it describes the magnitude of the power of this being, that can never wane or diminish. God does not need anything from us, He simply continues to give, to radiate light, love and power. It is up to us to open our curtains and doors and to allow the light to shine in.
Gods light is healing and soothing. As we bathe in this light, He gives to each one individually, nourishing the spirit. There is no other energy that can do this work. Without Gods light, there would be no enlightenment in this world; we would be living in darkness darkness of the spirit.
All around the world in different cultures and religions there are many different concepts about God. One such idea is that He is everywhere omnipresent. Yet be realistic, could he be in the alligators and crocodiles? Or could it be that His light, like the light of the sun spreads far and wide, whilst He himself stays static in one place?
God is the most powerful force ever, yet His love and compassion are the most gentlest of virtues. We feel strengthened by His wisdom and yet humbled by His love. He is there always, waiting patiently, it is we who have to pay a visit to His doorstep.
His is not the language of sound, as in this earthly abode, because his language is of the heart and spirit. He hears our deepest thoughts, and intentions and that is why our words and actions must be matched by our thoughts and feelings. As we know, it is in the stillest of moments that we can truly and deeply connect with Him.
The physical sun is 93 million miles away from the earth. If we tried to reach there it would take a very long time! But as for the Supreme Sun that One is just a thought away. Now, which is more amazing? The one we can see, or the One we cant?
Its time... to not only sunbathe in the light of the one you can see, but also the One you cant!
'It's Time...' by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London, UK