In Deep Time, early autumn can remind us of the Cretaceous extinction event – the cataclysm of fire, tsunamis, and earthquakes that banished the (non-avian) dinosaurs to extinction and led to you looking at your computer today. Gone were countless forms of life, giant sauropods, tyrannosaurs, and pterosaurs – and even many mammals. Yet, a tiny, thin thread of many types of animals and plants survived – including the Ancestors of you and I. They then shaped that ruined world into the world we have today – we owe our world and our very existence to them. Can we call on their perseverance and effort to spur us to make the world a better place for future generations? As with all themes, this just an optional muse.
Late Summer (September 22 – October 31)
Cosmic event: The Cretaceous Asteroid Impact (65 million years ago)
Theme: Ancestors and Descendants
Questions: How can we show our gratitude for our Ancestors? What Ancestors especially speak to you today? How can our spirituality spur us to make the world a better place for future generations, who will count us among their Ancestors?