by Garima Roy
“I could wish that I had such power of language as should avail me to assure those who would set the worship of man above that of the sun. Those who wish to worship man (an historical Christ) make a huge error!” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
The sun is such a regular and constant sight in our daily life that we seldom acknowledge its existence. The sun is one of the primary reasons that life exists on earth.How many of us have really thought of the possibility that the sun might be a conscious being? When you think of the relationship we all share with the sun, how can it be just a ball of gas when it is responsible for life on Earth?
The sound of the chirping birds at the break of dawn, or certain types of flowers that wait for the first ray of sunlight to blossom and revel in its beauty; this serves as a reminder of how nature is closely dependent on the sun. Even the beauty of sunrise and sunset touches us all.
It has several hidden benefits that prove it is a lot more than a enormous lamp that lights your daily activities. “Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun. Without the Sun’s heat and light, the Earth would be a lifeless ball of ice-coated rock. The Sun warms our seas, stirs our atmosphere, generates our weather patterns, and gives energy to the growing green plants that provide the food and oxygen for life on Earth.” ~ NASA
Ancient practice of sun worshiping
Primitive people worshiped the Sun and were afraid when it would disappear during an eclipse. Humans since time immemorial have worshiped the sun – In ancient Egyptian mythology, the name of the “Sun” god was “Ra”, the one who “ra”diates. Few Native American tribes, such as the Iroquois and Plains, recognize the sun as a life-giving force. Many Plains tribes still perform a Sun Dance each year, as a sign of renewal of the bond man has with life, earth, and the growing season.