Spiritual Practice: Looking at the Universe


The Spiritual Practice of Looking at the Universe.

Christine Sine

A few weeks ago, like many of us, I was mesmerized by the incredible photos NASA released. These stunning photos were of images taken by the Webb Telescope. What completely caught me by surprise was how deeply spiritual this experience was. Every time I closed my eyes one of the images danced across my vision and over that weekend, I spent quite a bit of time immersed in the immensity of the presence of God they opened me to. Reflecting on those images resulted in a new spiritual practice for me that I wanted to share with you.  

I looked through the photos, examining each one carefully before I closed my eyes and sat quietly for a few minutes absorbing the images I had seen.. Then I opened my eyes and examined each photo again. 

I breathed in and out aware of the presence of God in me, around me and extending out into this incredible universe.