8. Gaia – Earth

The very act by which the fine edge of our minds penetrates the absolute is a phenomenon, as it were, of emergence.  —  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The layer of Gaia is profound, and profoundly beautiful. To meditate with this vast exquisite being, to participate with this part of self, can be life-changing. I invite you to approach with reverence, softness and care, qualities that are gifts that open in every direction.

It was many years ago that I discovered the work of Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme and others and their Story of the Universe. It is a stunning body of thinking that has arisen from co-becoming-style processes of mystical theologians, historians and scientists. I invite you to dive in and be delighted by the way this work has infused the character of these people.

Here’s their website with videos and books.

Here’s a lovely interview with Brian Swimme.

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