The satellite photo above is worth clicking on for a larger view.
I've been hanging out with some very interesting people and they all have a lot of insanely entangled threads interconnecting each other with narratives that are very hard to keep an open mind on. However, there is one scientific metric that I can point you towards as a sort of unifying theory without going down the rabbit hole of ideas.
They all largely agree that the Sun is much more than some inanimate object and that its part of a system that responds not only to outside galactic phenomena but in some part reflects the collective consciousness/well being of the planet. A thought that is no more irrational (to me) than quantum mechanics and non locality/Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Personally I have a hard time figuring out how a sun burns for such a long long time. I don't buy conventional thinking on that point. You can see with the largest X Class Solar flare since 2006 above, that in so many ways it's about as fire-like it gets
NASA writes: On Valentine's Day (ET) the Sun unleased one of its most powerful explosions, an X-class flare. The blast was the largest so far in the new solar cycle. Erupting from active region AR1158 in the Sun's southern hemisphere, the flare is captured here in this extreme ultraviolet image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The intense burst of electromagnetic radiation momentarily overwhelmed pixels in SDO's detectors causing the bright vertical blemish. This X-class flare was also accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME), a massive cloud of charged particles traveling outward at nearly 900 kilometers per second. Skywatchers at high latitudes should be alert for aurorae tonight.