Of course the stars are alive!

Are the Sun and stars conscious, intelligent beings?

Of course the stars are alive!

Many Scientists assume that stars are inanimate, senseless physical objects, as are all the other spherical units at any scale: the planets, comets, atoms and sub-atomic particles.

In contrast, the Ageless Wisdom Teachings tell us that the stars are indeed alive, conscious, intelligent beings at a level of development and responsibility we can hardly imagine. And so also are planets and particles intelligent beings with their own forms of conscious life.

If you look at any science astronomy book, website or TV show, it will discuss the birth, maturation, old age and death of the stars in the sky. It will discuss their different sizes, colours, temperatures, cycles and 'lifestyles' – how fast they burn and how their future will unfold, for instance. It sounds like stars are alive, but this is not believed.
What if the Ageless Wisdom Teachings are correct that the stars and all those other spherical units are indeed alive?

What if they are also sentient and intelligent – conscious, aware, responsive, feeling and reasoning?

How could we know or find out? Despite what scientists do already know about stars, why just assume stars are not alive or aware, without even finding out?

Surely that is a very unscientific dismissal of something that is beyond our measured knowledge?

What if when a star goes supernova, it's a mighty being changing its current form of existence by exploding and ejecting a vast volume of itself which forms and gives birth to millions of new baby stars, planets and other kinds of things in the universe? Analogous to a mother producing young from her own body (like a plant spreading seeds or animal making eggs) then being responsible for their care throughout their entire lives, this is a cycle of ‘reproduction’ on a grand, cosmic scale!

Why is it that, in spite of its meaning 'above/beyond/magnificent and new', we use the word 'supernova' to describe the death of stars instead of birth, renewal and expansion?

I find it remarkable that we humans adopt the arrogant position that we, as little organic, physical beings on Earth, consider our current way of thinking to be the 'top of the heap' regarding life, consciousness and intelligence, and that our definitions are 'it'. We assume that because the Sun doesn’t ‘talk’ to us or respond to us in a recognisable way, it’s not alive or aware. If something doesn't fit our limited definitions, and if it doesn't jump or squeak when we poke it, we decide it isn't alive or conscious or intelligent.

If a single cell in your body 'poked' you, made some move to try to get your attention, would you feel it? Would you respond? No, you'd only feel the total state and position of whole groups of cells, like your stomach or your leg. Perhaps to the Sun our human bodies are like little cells, adding up to an overall sense of the state of humanity or of Earth or of the solar system, but not cause for individualised conversation!

We do have an instrument that, when 'tuned up', is able to perceive beyond the limits of our machines and scientific measuring instruments, and that is our own bodies. When you stand outside on a clear night and look at the stars, what do you receive? I know for me the stars feel alive and aware; mighty beings with a level of intelligence and responsibility far in advance of where we are at as individual physical humans.

Just as a human physical body is a visible vehicle and reflection of the conscious 'me' that expresses through it, so the visible stars, like our Sun, are the physical expressions of great conscious beings with a scope of life, awareness and connection to the All that makes our whole busy material world seem trivial and shows us to be at odds with the rest of the universe.

It is well and truly time for us to drop our arrogance and ignorance and realise that we are absolutely bound by universal laws, and that we have a job ahead of us. That job is to evolve, ie. to return to what we truly are beyond our human bodies and this little 3-dimensional physical life we have created. When we accept evolution and commit to it, we are back on the path towards re-joining the ever-expanding universal community of stars to which we belong.

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  • By Dianne Trussell, BSc(Hons); 17 years in medical and biological research, co-author of 12 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

    Science is the love of my life, and for me it confirms Divine beauty, intelligence, and wisdom. I’ve always felt science to be one with philosophy, religion, art, and music, part of the oneness I feel with everything.