Why do we cast ourselves in the bit role of our lives?
You’re a star.
You come from stars.
You’re made of star material.
A recent article in The Guardian revealed that astronomers have discovered by
computer simulations that “nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may
have formed beyond the Milky Way and travelled to the solar system on
intergalactic winds driven by giant exploding stars.”
What? Read that sentence again!
You’re not only made up of the exploding supernovas of the past, but also from
galaxies far, far away.
Good to know. We’re cosmic. We fly like the wind. We’re limitless.
But we forget this so often. If we come from infinite space, why do we relate to the
finite so much?
It’s simple. The stories we tell ourselves are more often tied to our past
transgressions, guilt, shame, traumas and challenges that we start to live our lives
from those limited experiences (and fears) rather than remembering we are also
simultaneously bigger than the limitations those narratives provide.
For sure my past experiences have made me who I am – both good and bad – but it’s
important to remember we have a choice in how we wish to move our narratives
forward. Make them work for us, rather than being stuck in a feedback loop of
depression and revisiting the past over and over in self-defeating ways.
I always like to say, if you don’t like the chapter you’re currently reading – turn the
Just let the stuff go that’s holding you back. Negative self-judgments, outworn
stories, toxic relationships, unsupportive friends, demoralizing self-dialogues, self-
defeating habits, unkindness, whining, complaining, self-victimhood, blame.
Just breathe in and exhale out all of that stuff. Most of which, ironically, has actually
become neutralized now due to time plus healing and only gets rebooted because
we hold on to it. We let it define us. We trigger ourselves and the stories that come
with our past.
Stars don’t hold onto any of that shit when they’re exploding into new galaxies and
neither should you.
Just. Let. It. All. Go.
And be the star you are.