The Earth is a beautiful place to spend a three day weekend. I hope you are inspired by something beautiful this weekend. A stunning sunset, a gorgeous garden, peace and quiet, fun with friends, etc. Just keep in mind that all expressions of life, including the sunset, are expressions of consciousness. An intelligence is expressing. The warmth of the sun feels like male energy in expressed in the physical. The coolness of the moonlight feels like female energy expressed in the physical. Maybe the Earth, Sun and Moon are expressions of love between beings which are a family. The Sun baths the Moon and Earth in comfort. The moon keeps the darkness away at night for the Earth. Some things to keep in mind as you tread lightly upon the Earth this weekend. Here is an excerpt from mythencyclopedia.com,
The Moon in Myths. A Native American myth says that the sun and moon are a chieftain and his wife and that the stars are their children. The sun loves to catch and eat his children, so they flee from the sky whenever he appears. The moon plays happily with the stars while the sun is sleeping. But each month, she turns her face to one side and darkens it (as the moon wanes) to mourn the children that the sun succeeded in catching.
The Efik Ibibio people of Nigeria in West Africa also say that the sun and the moon are husband and wife. Long ago they lived on the earth. One day their best friend, flood, came to visit them, bringing fish, reptiles, and other relatives. Flood rose so high in their house that they had to perch on the roof. Finally he covered the house entirely, so the sun and moon had to leap into the sky.
According to the Greek myth of Endymion and Selene, the moon (Selene) fell in love with a handsome young king named Endymion and bore him 50 daughters. One version of the story says that Selene placed Endymion in eternal sleep to prevent him from dying and to keep him forever beautiful.
In a myth of the Luyia people of Kenya in East Africa, the sun and moon were brothers. The moon was older, bigger, and brighter, and the jealous sun picked a fight with him. The two wrestled and the moon fell into mud, which dimmed his brightness. God finally made them stop fighting and kept them apart by ordering the sun to shine by day and the mud-spattered moon to shine by night to illuminate the world of witches and thieves.