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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Shine With Your Own Light

     How many of us, even as adults are consoled by the childhood lullaby, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are”? How many of us still sing it with childlike wonder and curiosity, but actually have mysteriously known the answer all along? We just didn’t know how to show or prove how we, by sweet intuition, knew that we knew. As a result, we have remained forever in love with the stars.

     Have you ever wondered why it is that we, as humans are drawn to look into the night sky and fall under hypnotic wonder as we gaze at the stars? Is it because we feel as we observe the stars that we not only experience a calming sense of wonder and awe, but that it is something deeper? Is it possible that we sense a kindred feeling of ancient loved ones in these atoms made up of the same particles as we are?

     Often, as we examine the stars, they feel too far out of reach, yet we aren’t able to deny the sense of being touched by them in an intimate way beyond description. Isn’t it true that as we set our sight intently upon a star, it gazes right back at us in acknowledgement and recognition of us as well? To set our sights upon the stars is a feeling of being at home. It is a knowing that we belong to them and they to us.

     Have you considered that for eons, traced backed to the ancients, that we have studied the stars and their alignments, known as constellations for answers, direction, purpose and guidance? Even now in the study of astrology, we seek answers, knowledge and understanding in the alignment of the wisdom of the stars and planets. Many of us daily check our horoscope to see what our future holds in areas of our relationships, moods and finances. It has been quite common to check Astrology to find out what the heck is causing all the upheaval when Mercury is in retrograde. It is as if once we have confirmation that Mercury is in retrograde, we somehow feel a sense of relief to know there is some order to the chaos. As soon as Mercury leaves retrograde, we believe that life will return to some sense of normalcy. We hold a belief in their power as it relates to us.

     Do you realize that science has now proven that we as humans are indeed made of stardust and share many of the same components?

     Chris Impey, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona stated, "It's a well-tested theory, we know that stars make heavy elements, and late in their lives, they eject gas into the medium between stars so it can be part of subsequent stars and planets (and people)[1]" This definitely adds new light to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s words, “The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.[2]” In so saying, our brilliance is not allegorical; it is reality.

     Carl Sagan, American astronomer, cosmologist, science popularizer, astrobiologist, author, astrophysicist, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences made a stellar contribution to verify this enlightening fact. He stated, "We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff.[3]"

      The next time that you find yourself surrounded by darkness, I do hope that you will consider that you need not necessarily look to the night skies in search of a guiding star to offer hope. You don’t essentially have to depend on a shooting star as a prospect or token that you’re now able to make a wish that may actually stand a chance of coming to pass. I'm not saying these gestures hold empty promise; I'm saying we share the power of their potential and the potential of their power.

     I encourage you to remember that you are indeed as the stars. You glow with the same intensity. The answers that you seek outside of yourself may very well be found within the cosmic intelligence inside you. Go ahead; show the world what you are made of! Sparkle, shine, light the way, and brightly blaze as you are meant to do.

     We sang the song as children of the mystery that we hoped to one day comprehend and now, at last, we know the answer. We too are twinkling stars like diamonds in the sky. We have the ability to recognize our own brilliance. We possess the same potential to light the darkest night skies. We shouldn’t deny ourselves the joyful, peaceful delight in continuing to look up at the glorious starlit sky. One simply cannot deny its beauty, but I insist that as you do, remember that you too are a star, a supernova. You emit a magnificent intensity of your own. Not only can you look up, you can look within and be astonished at the glory and splendor of your own being.

     You shine with your own light. Let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine!

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  2. Thank you for this splidid blog entry. My Spirit is overflowing with shine! Deliciously Divine Mishi!