Personal Reflections & Cosmology {Lovely Finds}

Personal Reflections & Cosmology



I am about to like totally blow yer mind.

First, there is no interior design in today’s lineup.

WHAT?

I know! I know!

That doesn’t mean there won’t

be lovely finds though…it’ll just be

the divine cosmological variety

we can’t score from One King’s Lane.

Also in it for you?
Virtual fries.

Now and always…ZERO calories on Hello Lovely Studio.

I’m serving you a yummy order of virtual French Fries

in case astronomy lessons and philosophy

render you lethargic…so nibble on as many

as you like, but do stay with me.

Do you love learning about the cosmos?

I do.

I never tire of viewing new images

of galaxies, planets and stars from Hubble.

Southern Storms – via

My heart filled with wonder when I came across

this recent study which concluded the observable universe

contains ten times more galaxies

than we previously thought!

Ten times!

Jovian Cloud Tops – via

Wrap your lovely membranes around this…

A team gazed 13 billion years into the past

and discovered galaxies are not evenly distributed

throughout our universe’s history. 

 There were 10 times more galaxies

per unit volume when the universe was just

a few billion years old compared with today.

This finding from Hubble is powerful

evidence that a significant evolution

has unfolded throughout the history of

the universe…an evolution during which

galaxies merged together, dramatically

reducing their total number.

Saturn – via

Learning 90% of the universe’s galaxies

have yet to be studied and how all appear to be

drifting together (are they relational?)

sends my imagination soaring into orbit.

I don’t know how your noggin processes

such scientific discoveries,

but mine immediately seeks

parallels in the physical

and

spiritual realms.

After all, we are made of the

very material “out there.”





NGC 3603 with an impressive massive young star cluster



So often, we talk about nature as if it is

something separate from us.

Yet we ARE nature, and like the

little acorn which has fallen far from

the mighty oak, musing

“Dang, I wish I were that!”

we forget…

we ARE that.



Personal Reflections & Cosmology



Astrophysicist Karel Schrijver, a senior fellow

at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics

Laboratory, and his wife, Iris Schrijver,

professor of pathology at Stanford University,

are authors of Living With the Stars

and explain how everything in us

originated in cosmic explosions

billions of years ago and how our bodies are in

a constant state of decay and regeneration.

Living With the Stars

My fascination with the expanding universe

beyond us and within us goes back as

far as I have memory and grows still.

What could happen if we began to

listen more closely to the whisperings

of the cosmos to let our consciousness

expand with it and begin to see,

truly see, the unity which exists

and connects us all as stardust?

Northern Summer on Titan via

Can you fathom that your body contains

material billions of years old and also

is continually, newly created?

Aren’t we miraculous?

Aren’t we masterfully designed?

Aren’t we lovelier than we give

ourselves credit?

Even the simple ingredient of salt

has a far out, magical history.

The next time you reach for a French fry, think about salt.

Think about the miracle of us being here.

About how intimately connected all of nature is.

Look up at twinkling stars and think “I am that.”

Look up and be changed forever.

Peace to you. lovely stardust, right where you are.


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4 Comments

  1. June 16, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Truly a beautiful and thought provoking post. It reminded me of these lyrics:
    "We are stardust, we are golden
    We are billion year old carbon
    And we got to get ourselves back to the garden…"
    Crosby, Stills and Nash.

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      that is such a perfect accompaniment to the post, chic peach! thank you, kindly for adding to the beauty! xox

    • June 24, 2017 / 1:01 am

      Thank you, Tammra. You've piqued my interest, and i'll visit the link. indeed! they are ALIVE and waiting for us to still ourselves to honor and learn from them. I'm so glad you stopped by! 🙂

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