All life on Earth is forged in the furnace of the Sun. This vast energy source, one million times larger than Earth, bathes us, from a distance of 93 million miles, in life-giving rays. Brian Swimme considers each day’s dawn as a cosmic act of generosity - a vast giveaway of energy. We are all children of the Sun, accumulating cosmic energies, transforming them into matter. Throughout the ages human beings have revered this sacred flame. As David discovers on this journey (in this third episode of the The Sacred Balance), the findings of science amplify that reverence. In Arizona, David experiences a controlled burn of a forest and learns how fire acts as a creative destroyer, taking life apart so that new life can appear. David goes to Australia to experience our ancient role as “fire creatures” with the Aborigines. In California, David is shown how solid rock, over thousands and millions of years, is transformed by life into the matrix for new life: nutrient-rich soil. Human beings have been part of the cycle of productivity for thousands of years at David’s last stop - Bali, Indonesia.