A DAILY DEEPENING PRACTICE: THE 7 DIRECTIONS AND DAYS OF THE NEW UNIVERSE STORY CALENDAR.
In his webinar dialog on the "Planetary Mind and the Future" with Deeptime Network's Jennifer Morgan, Mathematical Cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme listed the 7 major Transformations the Universe has experienced as of today in 2020CE (Common Era). During the Question and Answer time near the end of the webinar Jennifer Morgan stated that many of the questions dealt with what "Practice" or "Practices" are available that the listener's could learn to celebrate these Transformations. In this article I will offer a Practice called "The 7 Days and Directions of The Universe Story Calendar" that can guide people into a daily deepening of relationships with the Universe Community of Beings(UCB's), the Earth Community of Beings(ECB's) and the Human Community of Beings(HCB's).
Let's start with a short background story of the new, novel 7 Days of The Universe Story Calendar(TUSC). The former days of the old Gregorian Calendar of 1582-2017CE were named after what the Babylonians could see in the night sky with their naked eyes around 2770 years ago. They were Sun(Sunday), Moon(Lunes/Monday), Mars(Martes/Tue.), Mercury(Miercoles/Wed), Jupiter(Jueves/Thu), Venus(Viernes/Fri) and Saturn(Saturnalis/Sat). These Days of the Gregorian Calendar Week still form our consciousness around the false notions, teachings and astronomy that Earth is the center of the Universe and the present Universe only goes out "as far as the eye can see:" to Saturn!(You can read the whole story about this at www.theuniversestorycalendar.org under the TUSC book menu button)
The new, novel and true 7 Days of TUSC shift our consciousness to the reality that the Universe goes out 13.8 billion years to the Primordial Flaring Forth/Big Bang and that our "Bringer of Energy" Daystar Sun is the center of our stupendous StarSystem we named after our Sun; the SolarSystem! Now we have 7 new, true and real Days of the Week that transcend, include and accurately update the former world calendar of 1582-2017CE; the Gregorian. They are: Universeday(Thu), MilkyWayday(Fri), SolarSystemday(Sat), Sunday(Sun), Moonday(Mon), Earthday(Tue) and Humanityday(Wed). With this short introduction to this new shift in consciousness through our worldwide educational tool of TUSCalendar let us look at applying it to our new daily practice of the 7 Directions and Days of our new world calendar.
"TRANSFORMATIONS HAPPEN IN THE UNIVERSE THROUGH THE DEEPENING OF RELATIONSHIPS" Brian Thomas Swimme
I am going to begin by lining up the 7 Transformations in the Universe with the new 7 Days of TUSC Week as we start this practice.
TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE UNIVERSE 7 DAYS OF TUSCALENDAR WEEK
1. Quarks and Leptons into Atoms Universeday
2. Atoms into Stars and Galaxies MilkyWayday
3. Stars into Stellar Systems/Planets SolarSystemday
4. Rocky Planet into Living Planet Sunday, Moonday, Earthday
5. Cells into Plant, Animals, Fungi Sunday, Moonday, Earthday
6. Life into Species of Consciousness Earthday, Humanityday
7. Living Planet with Nervous System Earthday, Humanityday
Brian says we are in this 7th Transformation and Humanity is the nexus of what is taking place. This is all new. We don't know the future but it is within us Homo Sapiens. We should abandon the idea that Humans are here to manage the planet. This concept has been called the Noosphere by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin beginning in 1927CE.("Noos" is Greek for Mind). Thomas Berry used the term Mindsphere for this transition.
Now, finally to the 7 Directions and Days of TUSC Daily Deepening Practice. Let's begin with our new first day of the week in TUSC: Universeday, our former Thursday. When you are ready you can celebrate the actual day it is. Find a comfortable place to stand or sit. Out-of-Doors is preferable. The Direction of Universeday is all directions! North, East, South, West, Core/Interior of Earth/each Human, Exterior/Edge of Earth's Stratosphere, Entire 13.8 billion years and Story of The Universe. Now through a sign of HRRAW(Honor, Respect, Reverence, Awe and Wonder) like bowing, waving hands, singing, etc.(be creative because this is for your deepening alone). Then you would proceed to the next day of the week, MilkyWayday/Fri, who direction is North. The order is listed below:
DAY OF THE WEEK DIRECTION ELEMENT/STORY & COMMUNITY
Universeday/Thu All 13.8 billion year Story/Universe Community of Beings
MilkyWayday/Fri North Soil-earth/ up to 13 billion year Story
SolarSystemday/Sat East Air-Breath-Wind/4.6 billion year Story
Sunday/Sun South Fire-Photons/4-6 billion year Story
Moonday/Mon West Water-Rain/4.55 billion year Story
Earthday/Tue Core-Stratosphere 4.55 billion year Story/Earth Community of Beings
Humanityday/Wed Mind/Body/Core 7 million year Story/Human Community of Beings
I would encourage you to consider combining other "Practices " you may have like Tai Chi, Yoga, stretches, etc. to this 7 Directions practice. The more we take ownership of our own journey, the more fulfilling this will be. Enjoy!