This is a wonderful article on the image “EARTHRISE” below, that changed Humanity’s consciousness forever:
“Today marks the 45th anniversary of a view of Earth that changed forever how we think about our home planet. The year was 1968, and the world had just gone through twelve months of extreme unrest—the Tet Offensive, assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and protests throughout the globe that often ended in violence. “Beautiful” was certainly not the first word that came to most people’s minds when they reflected back on the year that was.
“Then, on Christmas Eve, Apollo 8 astronauts took a series of photographs from their orbit around the moon that, to borrow a phrase from Tina Seelig, author of InGenius, changed the frame.
This past Thursday I enjoyed a massage (an early Christmas present from my wife) by a very gifted therapist. She is adept at moving energy in my body in a very deep way. During the session I had a transcendental and transformative experience. Immediately after the session I put down as much as I could in words. Here it is:
The Universe in Person
Stars joined in the fiery union of cosmic intercourse
Their tremendous energies intermingling and embracing each other.
Out of the immensity of this explosion of joy many new celestial bodies were born, one of them Terra.
So much churning and flexing – spouting eruptions as it grew and took shape
Vast and deep oceans, massive mighty peaks, pulsating life in jungles and streams: the stage was set.
Which letter should we take for peace?
What about “G”. G stands for good and if you are doing good then you are creating peace.
Let’s take “K”. K means keep the peace wherever you are. Support those who keep the peace and have understanding and compassion for those who are caught up in violence.
“Don’t forget about your Mama Gaia tomorrow.
Mother earth, the Super-ancient-great grandmother: who adopted and nurtured all of your ancestors, as droplets from the stars.
Dance with your little feet on her immense body, become one with her, sing through the networks of her children, one in gratitude.
She carries us to the rhythm of her steps through the galaxy. And in each season, she tells us stories of endurance, ever inspiring hope, rationless perseverance… and smiles at us, kisses us with blooms, the teeth of petals that nuzzle our awareness.