We Are Made of Stardust

StardustWhat a wonderful notion.

As I scrolled quickly through my Facebook today I ran across a story about humans – and I suppose all things on this earth – being made of stardust.

I’m sure many of you already knew that and I have likely heard it before too but today it struck a sweet cord for me.

As for the science of it all I have no clue.  I will leave that to the scientists.  A quick Google search will offer up many articles and theories so you can draw your own scientific conclusions if you are so inclined.

I don’t really care about the science of it all.  What intrigues me is the notion of our great inter-connectedness.  All in the same concept lies the vastness of things which may connect us to things far beyond ourselves but also smallness of own existence in the continuum of time and space.

Within my own body there may be connection to many different stars and so it is true for all of us.

I wonder if we are so connected how we can dare to believe we are so very different from one another.  How can one race believe itself to be better than another.  How can any gender, religion or orientation believe they have the answers and stand in judgement of another when in fact we are all made from the same star stuff.

Always when I look to the stars I am filled with wonder.  Always I have a feeling I am somehow connecting with the universe as a whole, with loved ones who have passed on, with the generations to come.

When I look to the stars tonight I know that all of what has been and all of what will be is looking back at me…and perhaps it smiles at me too.

For great video about this visit: Video and Stardust 


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (www.riverofhopeenterprises.com), I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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