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A Spirited Life, Fine Tuning - Chapter 9

Module 3 ~ Fine Tuning

Chapter 9: Magic ~ Engineering Beauty

Magic ~ living in natural time, one way to create magic

The only reason we have time is because we are mortal. What is the need to count the minutes, the hours, the days, the years? But to count the rate of mortality. A building does not care how old it is or how long it will stand, a tree does not count by our ‘years’. We are the only species on this planet that lives by ‘time’

And how do we end up spending this ‘time’?

For the most part living under a blanket of unconsciousness.

Because of this, it is very easy to forget we are alive on a planet floating through space every day, but whether or not we do forget, it doesn’t change the fact that we are. And I can guarantee that the universe is not measuring itself by man’s invention of ‘time’.

No, the universe and whatever else ‘matter’ is out there or here, it does not measure itself by man’s time.

Man is the only species on this planet that looks at its watch to see if it can go and eat.

What has happened is our focus, on a daily basis, is more-or-less of what is front of our faces ~ people, buildings, cards, computers, phones... and couple this with emotional/mental baggage... it is a wonder we remember our planet at all, let alone the universe.

Part of stepping back into yourself, and reclaiming your spirit, is to remember.

Sometimes I find it extremely helpful to remember to pull back up out of the world that is immediately in front of my face and look up. But not only just look up, but look and comprehend the shape of the planet in contrast to the sky, then see into the sky and realise what is beyond that ‘blue’.

We are on a planet that orbits a sun (our sun is a dying planet in its last throws of death albeit a long death of about another 5 billion years), one orbit takes 365.25 ‘days’ (days are measured by the earth’s rotation as it orbits the sun). What we call one year.

On an even bigger scale, this solar system orbits the centre of the Milky Way. “Our sun and solar system move at about 800 thousand kilometres an hour in this huge orbit. So in 90 seconds, for example, we all move some 20,000 kilometres in orbit around the galaxy’s centre.

Our Milky Way galaxy is a big place. Even at this blazing speed, it takes the sun approximately 225-250 million years to complete one journey around the galaxy’s centre. This amount of time – the time it takes us to orbit the centre of the galaxy –is sometimes called a “cosmic year.” ~ Wikipedia

But we are here on Earth and this is where we are experiencing life.

Snippet taken from A Spirited Life by Meredith Wilson

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