Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yesterday, I was working on a new fractile piece and listening to a talk radio program which was hosting a really interesting woman, Hillary Raimo. She was talking about lots of different things, but the one thing that struck my mind, really tickled my brain, was when she said we need to bathe in the starlight more often. She was talking about our Sun, which is the star of our solar system. We go out at night and feel sacred communion and awe when viewing the milky way, yet forget that the sun is a star as well. The sun has such an influence upon our planet. Without this star, life would not exist as we know it. Her suggestion is to go out in the sunlight everyday, especially those of us who sit behind a computer 8 hours a day working in a cubicle; and commune with our star's energy.
Seasonal Affective Disorder happens in the winter when we cannot get enough sunlight/starlight. I have to work in a business office to earn my living, not exactly in a cubicle but sitting in front of a computer, as an indentured slave to capitalism. I try to go out for a walk everyday during my lunchtime, mostly for exercise - but now I have another purpose: To engage the Sun/Star and enjoy a sacred communion with its loving energy.

Yes, too much sun is not good for your skin, ala wrinkles-sunburn-melanoma; but a little sun everyday would be a good thing with a prayer of thanks for this awesome gift of God.


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