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Stardust from Starlight- in 2014

Ever had a “star-explosion-flashback-moment?”

Bet you have!

What it IS:

  • A chemically-induced experience in the body
  • Totally Legal

What it ISN’T:

  • A pharmacologically-induced experience
  • Manmade. (Not yet, anyway.)

It’s something that ALL WISDOM traditions have referenced again and again and the 1st yogis talked about.

Einstein got a hit of it. And said the really amazing stuff was yet to come. Light can be both wave and particle. (Right? Yes we know that.)

What this means for us:

In short, every atom vibrating in our body
is made from exploded star.
So we’re not just stardust, but starlight.

Which leads us back to the star-explosion-flashback-moment.

You know how when you’re meditating
or are in a beautiful place in nature
or are looking into the sparkling eyes of someone you love
or reading profoundly truthful or beautiful words
or floating between the twilight of dreams and wakefulness …

…and suddenly your heart sort of warms up-
bubbles up-
and explodes (in a good way) like you’re expanding outward in soft undulating waves? feeling big, Bigger, Infinitely BIG? 

To me, that’s a star-explosion-flashback. A body’s memory of a star exploding to make it.

The ultimate Life as Poetry Experience. 

(This can happen so fast we miss it –
or happen so often we take it for granted –
or happen so infrequently we don’t trust it.)

It’s not scary or exhausting (like it might sound in words)
but feels safe and calm. We sometimes shed a tear or 2 or hold our breath in awe. 

Star-explosion-flashbacks are instantaneous plug-ins to the power source of our Original Parent: the Universe.

Resting in this source, we know the Truth – capital T – even if only for a moment.

Wanna up your numbers?
Increase the chances of having these flashes?
It’s something we all say we wanna do anyway.

Maximize how much life on Earth is your Search for Truth and Beauty.

In meditation, nature, with your loves, in your dreams.

There’s a cumulative effect from doing so:

The more star-memories you experience, the more courage you have when you need it. Why?

Star-memory reminds us that we don’t have to PLAY SMALL.

That we’re not alone or separate from anything else.
They help us be bold and leap, be fearlessly kind and compassionate.

I’m a star-explosion-flashback junkie. What about you? Let me know.


This past week in science brought a BIG announcement that scientists will materialize what we heretofore have only known in experience.

Scientists will create Matter from light. Just like the Universe created us.

If they succeed, the way we see ourselves and experience our world – both materially and in theory will change in a big way.

You’ll be able to hold some of the magic of who you are – matter made from light- in your hand.

Yep. That’s what they say.

Some will celebrate this, others won’t.

(The announcement/article is linked below- along with a video and a playlist. My intention in posting here is to inspire reflection and discussion in a fun way.)

This is big. Waves of debate will radiate. What do you think? Share in the comments below.

Infinitely Expanding Namastes, my dears.

“Oh life-giving sun, offspring of the utmost Creation,
Solitary Spotlight of Space,
spread your light and withdraw your blinding beauty
so I might behold your radiant form:
Your Spirit far away from me,
but within you
is somehow my inmost Spirit”
— Chandogya Upanishad“

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” —Walt Whitman

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” ― Carl Sagan