If any of you have had the opportunity to know me, you will notice that I have often stated, "We are all restless stars". As some of you may know, I named my daughter "Chan Dara" which translated means Moon and Star. This blog today is between you and the Universe.
I recently took a trip to our Griffith Park Observatory which is a world renowned observatory/planetarium located in Los Angeles that has just reopened after a long renovation period. The entire engineering project was quite impressive and I recommend anyone living in or visiting LA to go see it.
One of my favorite exhibits was the display of elements that make up our universe. I was drawn spiritually to the exhibit and wanted to share a little bit about my life philosophy through the science you have probably learned back in school at some point.
I jotted down the information that the Observatory offered to explain:
"Everything around us contains material that was once part of a star. The cells in our bodies the air, we breathe, and the materials that make up the planets in our solar system are all linked to the stars through chemical elements."
"Hydrogen & Helium are the two most abundant elements. They were made in the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago. Others like oxygen and Iron are created deep inside stars. Supernova explosions blast them into space and form even heavier elements, such as Gold & Uranium."
"Most of the stars and all of the planets you see came from materials cooked deep inside other stars. When those stars died their elements were scattered into space in gas and dust clouds."
"We too, are part of the cosmic recycling process. It began billions of years ago inside an ancient star. The calcium in our bones, iron in our blood and oxygen in our lungs were all created inside that long dead star."
"Elements are the building block of the Universe. Atoms are the basic units of elements. Most atoms are made up of three types of particles: protons, neutrons, and electrons. Every structure in the cosmos is made of atoms from many different elements."
So are we not all Stars? Do we not all have a desire to illuminate and have a place to shine in this vast universe? Is it not only in our spiritual makeup but also in our DNA? The moon dictates the ocean tide and for us as women our natural cycles. We are forever children born from the Universe. We are all brothers and sisters wanting to have our light shine in our corner of the world and for some the calling is to have our light reach far more distant space.
"We too, are part of the cosmic recycling process. It began billions of years ago inside an ancient star. The calcium in our bones, iron in our blood and oxygen in our lungs were all created inside that long dead star." I have been recently felt a deep impact from the passing of so many people who have touched my life and countless others for decades. I believe that it is a natural process that newer stars will soon shed their light so that the Universe continues to provide unlimited light and hope.
I feel I must address those feeling that other forces are keeping them from their happiness and success. When you are a child, you have less control over what happens to you. Too many of our children have had to look death in the face. Too many have been instilled with no hope of a future, and no worth placed upon them. And still, children are so much stronger than so many adults. They endure and preserve their presence on this earth against all odds. If their life is spared, they have infinite possibilities awaiting them. Take heart in knowing those who have passed have not left us. Scientists have concluded that energy does not die and I believe that the spirits of those who have moved on are still an infinite source energizing our Universe. Your child spirit may have suffered great tragedies. Maybe you were simply ignored. Maybe you had everything but had no discipline or structure. Maybe you endured poverty and abuse. But now you are grown. You are your own person but don't think there is not a child inside. Whatever we feel we did not receive as a child, it is now time to become our own parent and nurture and love that child still living within us all. Let her/him dance, laugh, celebrate, discover, be loved, love back. Let her/him shine.
The Universe is an unyielding provider. We do not have anything between it and our individual selves. You have an eternal connection and a royal position within this Universe. You are a Star and no one can keep you from shining. You must erase the lies that have been recorded in your mind by parents, culture, traditions, history or others' prejudices because they are not of you. You have already been born a LIGHT. Believe that you are LIGHT. Shine your light freely and share it freely. That light will show your path and that path is yours. No one else on the face of this earth has the power to keep from you, that which is your birthright. Go forth with the knowledge that your purpose is important to the Universal exchange. It is an exchange, therefore be useful to the Universe, your community, your loved ones. The world is round and we are all connected. Be aware, be involved, be giving and remain free. Your freedom was given before you stepped your tiny toes on to this earth. Live boldly, and truthfully. You are needed to complete the stunning display of all the restless stars. Look up and see YOURSELF.