The light of stars can only be seen by the human eye at night. In the darkness, their light shimmers and dances through millions of miles and years to fall this very instant on the retina and reveal their presence. They take us outside of our small worlds and remind us that we’re a tiny fraction of something big, cosmic and Divine. The way they pass through the sky with order and grace gives confidence that something purposeful and very wise is guiding the movements of each individual thing in the universe. Contemplate a star and its origin. The mystery and magic of it are awe inspiring. Your life, your coming into being is no less of a miracle to recognize and celebrate.
Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary, dreamer and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Read her Beliefnet blog Awake in the World, and visit her online at http://www.awakeintheworld.com.