You Are a Star. Shine With Your Own Light

     How many of us, even as adults are consoled by the childhood lullaby, “Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder what you are”? How many of us still sing it with childlike wonder and curiosity, yet in actuality has mysteriously known the answer all along? We just didn’t know how to show or prove how we, by sweet intuition, knew that we knew. As a result, we have remained forever in love with the stars. We have wished upon them with hearts of hope and intrigue.


     Have you ever wondered why it is that we, as humans are drawn to look into the night sky and fall under hypnotic wonder as we gaze at the stars? Is it because we feel as we observe the stars that we not only experience a calming sense of wonder and awe, but that it is something deeper? Is it possible that we sense a kindred feeling of ancient loved ones in these atoms made of the same particles as we are?


     Often, as we examine the stars, they feel too far out of reach yet, we aren’t able to deny the sense of being touched by them in an intimate way beyond description. Do you feels as I do, that as you set your sight intently upon a star, it gazes right back at you in acknowledgement of recognition of you, as well? To set our sights upon the stars is a feeling of being at home. It is a sense of belonging to something greater than us, yet a kindred sense of ourselves.


     Have you considered that for eons, traced backed to the ancients, that we have studied the stars and their alignments, known as constellations for answers, direction, purpose and guidance? Even now in the study of astrology, we seek answers and understanding in the alignment of the stars and the planets. Many of us daily check our astrology report to see what our future holds in areas of our relationships, moods and finances.


     It has been quite common to look into Astrology reports to find out what is causing all the upheaval when Mercury is in retrograde. It is as if once we have confirmation that Mercury is indeed in retrograde, we somehow feel a sense of relief to know there is some order to the chaos. As soon as Mercury leaves retrograde, we then feel relief that life will return to some sense of normalcy.


     Do you realize that science has now proven that we as humans are indeed made of stardust and share many of the same components?


     Chris Impey, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona stated, "It's a well-tested theory, we know that stars make heavy elements, and late in their lives, they eject gas into the medium between stars so it can be part of subsequent stars and planets (and people)[1]". This definitely adds new light to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s words, “The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.[2]” In so saying, our brilliance is not allegorical; it is reality.



      Carl Sagan, American astronomer, cosmologist, science popularizer, astrobiologist, author, astrophysicist, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences made a stellar contribution to verify this enlightening fact. He stated, "We are a way for the universe to know itself. 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[3]."



     The next time that you find yourself surrounded by darkness, I hope that you will consider that you need not necessarily look to the night skies in search of a guiding star to offer hope. You don’t essentially have to depend on a shooting star as a prospect or token that you’re now able to make a wish that may actually stand a chance of coming to pass.


      I encourage you to remember that you are indeed as the stars. You glow with the same intensity. The answers that you seek outside of yourself may very well be found within the cosmic intelligence inside you. Go ahead; show the world what you are made of! Sparkle, shine, light the way, and brightly blaze as you are meant to do.


     We sang the song as children of the mystery that we hoped to one day comprehend and now, at last, we know the answer. We too are twinkling stars like diamonds in the sky. We have the ability to recognize our own brilliance. We possess the same potential to light the darkest night skies.


      We shouldn’t deny ourselves the joyful, peaceful delight in continuing to look up at the glorious starlit sky. One simply cannot deny its beauty, but I insist that as you do, remember that you too are a star, a supernova. You emit a magnificent intensity of your own. Not only can you look up, you can look within and be astonished at the glory and splendor of your own being.


     You shine with your own light. Let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine!




About the Author

Mishi McCoy in an Intuitive, Metaphysical Counselor, Author, Minister, Speaker and Modern Day Mystic who facilitates personal growth, health, and spiritual wellness. As a pragmatic yet visionary author and spiritual facilitator, her passion is the Body, Mind & Spirit connection. In 2011, Mishi authored a book of memoirs "The Lovely Knowing". Her book is available on












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