We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.” ~ Lakota Seer ~
1. They remind us what we’re made of
The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ~ Carl Sagan
We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” ~Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and monumental explosions in the galaxies. We are made of the same magical molecules that the stars, moon, sun, earth, and all other living things are made of. We are made up of star dust; oxygen, carbon, iron, nickel, and all the other elements. Our bodies are always growing and transforming, never static and still. We’re powerful beings, and we have to be dynamic to stay alive. This is not just true for only humans but it’s true for all living things.
2. Shine bright
Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” ~ J.R.R.
Allow your light to shine unconditionally. You have an immense impact on the world, far greater than you will ever know. Keep shinning bright, regardless of the situation or circumstance you are in. As you let your light beautifully shin, you unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.
3. Make peace with the unknown
There is something so beautiful about looking up at the sky and seeing a Universe filled with the unknown. The future is an illusion filled with thoughts, perceptions, and assumptions. Everything outside of this present moment is an illusion, it is unknown. If you always know everything there would be no room for surprises or growth. Some of the best moments and gifts in life are surprises from the Universe.
4. Share this human experience. Kiss under the stars. Be present. Hold someone. Share the depths of who you are
Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~ e.e
Sharing a moment with a loved one under the stars, in peace, silence, and nature is pure magic. There is something so special about sitting in the blackness of night while the stars gleam like firelight. The greatest moments are moments that are full of connection. Connection and love are heightened under the stars. Its just you, your loved one, and the stars right there in that moment. As the moon shines brightly, emanating its powers and as the stars luminously light up the sky, it feels like the perfect moment in eternity, a pure glimpse of heaven. The stars are truly shining just for you.
We gazed upward at the stars above, burning and dancing across the night. I had words to say, but no way to say them. As i never thought of myself as quiet, much less silent, but I was then because all I could think was that I wanted to reach up and pull down that violet sky, like a sparkling safe light, to wrap around you and I, where we could forever live, just you and I, right here, right now in this moment, this midnight, this dream, and this paused paradise.” ~ Victoria Erickson
5. Trust in the universe
When you look up at the beautiful night sky, you see pure infinity. Our minds are constantly thinking and over analyzing. This clutter that fills the mind creates unneeded stress and suffering. If you think about it, the sun rises every morning just as the moon rises every evening. We don’t worry or over analyze if the sun and moon will rise, we just trust that it will. This is the perfect concept to show you that the Universe has everything happening within divine timing. The Universe always has your back. No matter what you are going through, trust in the journey. Believe that just as the sun and moon unfold within perfect time, so should your life. The Universe loves you.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” ~ Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
6. Count your blessing like you count the stars
Each night the moon kisses secretly the lover who counts the stars.” ~ Rumi
My life transformed the day I started living in gratitude and fully accepted everything that i was gifted with in that moment. Gratitude is the key to happiness, it unlocks the fullness out of life! I encourage to think about one thing that you are grateful for. Eventually the one thing you feel grateful for will turn into ten things you feel grateful for, and from there gratitude continues to blossom within you transforming your mind and soul.
7. We are impermanent
…nothing wonderful lasted forever. Joy was as fleeting as a shooting star that crossed the evening sky, ready to blink out at any moment.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
Just like the stars in our universe, nothing lasts forever. There is great beauty within the impermanence. It brings comfort but possible nostalgia, when you realize that nothing lasts forever. When moments are hard and enduring, know that they are mainly temporary and they too shall pass. When moments are beautiful and amazing, they are also temporary, so cherish them with all your heart and live fully present so you can truly soak up the moments. If you can completely accept the beauty of this hard truth that makes up life, you can finally free yourself from your past, relax into this moment, and allow your life to unfold just as it should.