Contemplate the universe by staring up at the sky, where a sphere of hot plasma and interwoven magnetic fields generate energy by nuclear fusion, as our solar system travels through the interstellar cloud it entered some tens of thousands of years ago. As the moon orbits us, and we orbit the sun, the sun is, in fact, orbiting our galaxy, the Milky Way—completing one orbit about every 225-250 million years. Our galaxy contains 200-400 billion stars and is estimated to have at least 50 billion planets, 500 million of which could be located in the habitable zone of their parent star. Our galaxy belongs to a group of 50 closely bound galaxies, and there are more than 170 billion galaxies in the OBSERVABLE universe, which is the totality of everything that exists. The universe was created by the Big Bang and we have no idea what existed before the Big Bang.
We foolishly believe we are kings of the universe when a single sun flare could knock out all of our communications systems. The last observed solar flare happened in 1859, and some scientists estimate the next one should be around 2012. The sun has been burning for 4.5 billions years. To put that into perspective, it’s 2011. We have been here for the blink of an eye in universe time, yet we think we are almighty and alone. We show complete disregard for nature, a balanced life system that began to form some 3.4-4 billion years ago. Those studying the universe are attempting to understand our place in it, and to answer such questions as, what is the meaning of life? Many are beginning to believe we are a part of, and one with, a single, whole unified field of intelligent energy. Some scientists believe they have found signs of life on Mars, which would suggest that the universe is, in fact, teeming with life.
Since I’ve become interested in the universe, I have gained a better understanding of what I was seeing and exploring when journeying under the influence of Ayahuasca and other psychoactive plants. If we all studied the universe and made space exploration a human priority, I believe the world would be a different place. For one thing, we would have a reverence for nature, as it is through her that the universe manifests itself on earth.
All I’m saying is, look up. Tell your friends to look up. There should be a space section in every newspaper. We should all be preoccupied with what is happening above us. Once we reconnect with what is above, we will know how to connect and to live in balance with everything around us. Look up!