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
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.