Perfectly Aligned

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Carl Sagan, that most wonderful and wise multi-hyphenate (astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, author, and more) said something so thought-provoking and profound that the first time I heard it, it made the breath catch in my throat and my heart shiver:

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return, and we can because the cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”

I’ve remained captivated by those words because they speak so poetically and beautifully to the greater knowing that I believe is shared amongst virtually all religions; it makes itself a touchstone along spiritual journeys, and is even supported by those more rational and scientific minds, who state that energy can neither be created or destroyed, it only changes form.

Many cultures and theologies have an appreciation for this energy, this star stuff. In the Western world, we have some familiarity with the concepts of Chi (Chinese) or Ki (from Japan). But we seem to be fearful or cautious about the unseen having an effect upon our lives. That’s why meditation can be so beautiful and beneficial: the quieting of one’s mind, not to make something happen, but just to relax, to breathe, to behold and be held.

So many of us live our lives caught within a perpetual storm: thundering thoughts, sundering hope from our hearts, being in the world but forgetting that the far greater part of us is of the world too. We can be the calm in the eye of the storm; we can point our boats at the lighthouse and the shoreline and let go of the oars. We are energy, ever changing form; as vast as the ocean, and with brighter lights inside of us than the most luminous star stuff.

And in those brief, beautiful, soul-fulfilling moments when this knowing gently, graciously reminds us of who we really are … everything is perfectly aligned.


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“and the years go by
close your eyes
’cause everything is
perfectly aligned
don’t fail me now
ask me how
everything is
perfectly aligned …”

Look

Maitreya Body – Lara v3.5
Genesis Lab Head & Skin – Melissa
Izzie’s Freckles – Body Freckles II (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink Appliers & System Layers)
Murray Hair – Lindsay (Light Blondes HUD) New Release @ Hair Fair, through July 31st *

Style & Pose

Amala Headpiece – Pearl Drop (Gold)
Apple May Designs Jewelry – Body Jewelry (Maitreya Gold)
Label Motion Pose – Carrie 5

Destination & Inspiration

✈ Sights: Elysion
🎧 Sounds: Milo Greene – Perfectly Aligned

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7 thoughts on “Perfectly Aligned

    Mariana Barthelmess said:
    July 29, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Always look forward to the next post to your blog, it’s always so inspiring and energizing, do not stop never write!
    “everything is perfectly aligned”

    My reflection for the weekend…
    Kisses♥

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    Broderick Cade Logan said:
    July 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Lovely and true thoughts Ever. A piece to make one re-center themselves.

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    the dune mouse said:
    July 30, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Another profound post. I practice Qigong, and yoga not nearly enough (with my singing bowl) ! :D and If you don’t have 10 minutes to practice then take an hour!! as they say. I loved Carl Sagan’s astrophysical visions. ” We are stardust, we are golden, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden”- Joni Mitchell

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    Persephone Emerald said:
    July 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Beautiful post

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    Prettyflower Vale said:
    August 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Wow Ever, just wow! Your writing is truly a gift, awesome to behold, and be held by (Yeah, I loved that so much i repeated it 😊 ), transfixed and transported to universes which know no bounds within or without. I love the photo even more now, having read this post.

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    matzukazebalestra said:
    August 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    That hair is so pretty on you!

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    An Empty Space « Happily, Ever Afterr in Second Life said:
    February 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

    […] twilight years. I want to make them worthwhile and meaningful ones. To sneak in one final quote, which I’ve referenced before, “We’re all made of star stuff.” I think there’s a place for everyone in […]

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