This Week’s Quotation:

The closest analogy, physically speaking, is of a mother carrying a child during pregnancy. There is discomfort as the child develops and the mother’s body changes over the course of the nine months. What really matters, though, is that the life force within the mother is providing the womb in which a human being can initiate its life and develop. Within that womb is the amniotic fluid surrounding the child, and the fluids within the child itself. Your mind has that kind of capacity for the cycles of creation in your world. Your mind can be a womb in which creation is conceived, and where it develops and grows. Your mind has a part to play in holding the waters of your world so that things can grow.

Becoming a Sun p. 53

A Mind That Holds Creation

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

I got pretty imaginative in this part of my book, comparing the human mind to a woman’s womb. It blows my mind a little bit even now as I think about it.

How about you?

It is imaginative. But true. As I sit here today, the essence of every person in my life is present within my mind. I can touch their essence with my thoughts.

So is my Mini-Bernedoodle, Gracie (my dog). And my Maine Coon Cat, Moses.

I hold the essence of you in my awareness, Dear Reader, however anonymously.

I can feel the processes underway in the place where I live, Sunrise Ranch. And I just met a man today from Serbia who is doing some graphic design work for me. I can touch the essence of this man in my thoughts too.

I am holding all these essences in my mind. And I am keeping them safe in my heart. I am surrounding them and feeding them with my soul—soul food.

But that’s not all. Because there is also the great dance of life that takes place in my thoughts. I interact with all my world, not only outside of me but inside, in my mind.

What is the quality of the mental state that is the home for all this activity? Is it freed up to be the most fertile possible context for creation? Can life be born, develop, and grow here?

What is this process like for you?

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

6 Responses

  1. I always love this – Your mind can be a womb in which creation is conceived, and where it develops and grows. Your mind has a part to play in holding the waters of your world so that things can grow.

  2. This process for me, David, includes reading, writing and meditating on creative matters such as friendship, love and divinity. It also mens listening to the thoughts and ideas of others. My mind also attends to the feeling realm and responds accordingly. It is this kind of mental and emotional activity that generates creativity/creation. My consciousness becomes a garden wherein all things are made new. This sense of newness and possibility brings joy and fulfillment into my daily life.

  3. I always think of my mind as Lucifer, the bright and morning star. When my emotions want to go off in all kinds of directions, not all of them wholesome, the conscious mind comes to the rescue, bringing me back to centering in the truth of who I am.

  4. So much comes to mind as I hold the thought of the womb, crearion. . . .Yet no words can I formulate to describe what I really feel. There is a sense of pregnancy that must be kept sacred silently, for now. Thank you for opening this Holy Place in my heart David. Love and blessings. .

  5. Truly, in all the activity of my daily life, I am finding I can wake early and be thinking about the grief of the Ukraine, which I grieve for too, and also know gratitude for the stance of the USA and western allies and a hope for peace Perhaps this is when I have time for the bigger issues

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