Sky’s No Limit. Heaven Shouldn’t Wait.

An Ultra Brief Biography of Your Super Grand Genealogy

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It has taken the vastness of the Universe with surgical precision and billions of years with split-second timing to make YOU out of stardust, then another couple million years to fine-tune YOU and your DNA into the one and only YOU today.

Now is YOUR turn to make YOUR version of YOURSELF. Your other option is to leave it to random chance, like an asteroid.

You might need more data. But, first…

Summing Up

  1. You are made of stardust, like everyone else.
  2. You are unique, just like everyone else.
  3. You, too, are at the center of the Universe,
    just like everything else.
  4. “On Earth, boundaries are everywhere
    and the center nowhere.
    In Heaven, the center is everywhere
    and boundaries nowhere.”
  5. It’s not about being a superstar.
    It’s that being stardust is already super.
  6. What you have been given is a gift to you.
    What you do with it is your gift to your world.
  7. “You’re not just in the Universe,
    the Universe is in you.”
  8. “As in the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.
    As in the atom, so is the Universe.
    As in the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.”
  9. “Why don’t you go for Heaven on Earth,
    just for the hell of it?”
  10. “You are the sky.
    Everything else — it’s just the weather.”

Even Though You Almost Didn’t Make It

You wouldn’t be here if the timing had been off by 10⁻⁴³ seconds after the Big Bang went boom some 14 billion years ago.

In the first second, all the stuff in existence — matter and anti-matter — were busy annihilating each other back into oblivion. You wouldn’t be here if matter hadn’t out-numbered anti-matter by a mere one-per-billion margin. That’s how close it came — no small matter.

Temperature then was flaring at a billion degrees, too hot for anything to come together. Thankfully, the Universe has since been expanding nonstop. When space opens up, its heat content gets thinned out, so it cools off.

After “chillin’ out” for about 10 billion years, tempers simmered down enough for this hazy cloud of subatomic dust to congeal into gases like hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and such — the starting materials for your life.

Later, down at only a few million degrees, these gases froze out into various heavenly bodies you see today. Stars stay hot as raging balls of fire and gas. Some aging stars slip into cranky late-life crises. They blow up, literally.

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These ultra-violent, super-nova explosions get scorching enough to weld gases together into more hefty minerals, like calcium, iron, carbon, and such. These get blown out all over the skies. Some landed on Earth to be your body’s basic building blocks — bones, blood, blubber, and all.

You wouldn’t be here without starbursts. And, yeah…

You are made of stardust, like everyone else.

Still, YOU wouldn’t be here without romance. An extraordinary DNA-loaded baby-maker cell, one out of millions from your dad, made it into an extraordinary baby-grower cell in your mom.

It happened fatefully at just the right time within her body’s 28-day moon cycle, perhaps one starry night at the end of a lovely sunny day.

And ten more moon-cycles after that, out came YOU — unlike anyone else in the Universe, now and ever.

You are unique, just like everyone else.

So, Your One-and-Only Highness of the Majestic Universe, how would you like the cosmos to serve your life further before it finishes its multi-billion-year job? It has infinite resources. All you have to do is summon them with the proper command.

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Hope you are not another victim of the “Hurry-Worry-Scurry Sickness” pandemic. “Sorry, I’ve got to…I just don’t have the time…’cos…well, I’m way too busy. Uh, excuse me, I have to take this…”

Really? After all that you’ve been through for 14 billion years?

It’s Time…It’s Here

Maybe a star ought to be put in its place first.

Before the Big Bang, there was nothing. Imagine you’re inside this pre-boom “Singularity”, infinitely smaller than this punctuation mark. It’s so cramped you’re right in the center of it, together with everything else.

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BOOM! Now you can see the Universe expand all around you into newborn space, all the way to its outer limits, taking everything else that was just right next to you in the center.

In this way, the 3D geometry is such that each point in this expanding Universe is right at its center; and there is no boundary because there is no space, nothing, outside of it.

So, our galaxy is at the center of the Universe, just like all other galaxies. And, indeed…

You, too, are at the center of the Universe,
just like everything else.

Our solar system is one of over 100 billion such gatherings within our galaxy. If this Milky Way were a sandy beach, our Sun would be but a grain of sand among countless others on it. And each galaxy beyond is but a grain of sand on billions of sandy beaches in the Universe.

And that’s just in our Universe. We suspect there are lots of others. Some may be so far away that their light images can never reach us for viewing. Some maybe alongside us, but in dimensions we can’t get into.

“On Earth, boundaries are everywhere
and the center nowhere.
In Heaven, the center is everywhere
and boundaries nowhere.”

Many Sages and Astrophysicists

Why all that wasted empty space? Well, it’s not empty, and it’s not wasted. It’s all part of your linkage, your weave. It’s full of varieties of energetic entities popping in and out of existence in secret.

Subatomic Physics shows that any physical entity — as stuff or energy — can only exist by virtue of its ongoing interactive relationship with those around it. And all those around it, in turn, can only exist by…you get the picture.

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Because of this universal, dynamic, interlocking weave, as one thing changes, everything else gets affected, even across the vast cosmic space. There is no missing link in this all-inclusive network.

Nothing can exist alone or be left alone, ever. You are never alone.

It’s not about being a superstar.
It’s that being stardust is already super.

Yes, YOU are responsible — but not only

In this universal network, the jiggle of any one piece in it jiggles all the rest. Each serves some consequential functions by virtue of its vital connection to everything else. Nobody can tell exactly how much or for how long.

This magnificent ensemble can be ripped if you disconnect any significant number of the pieces even far away, or just a few of them nearby, or one or two very close to you, or only yourself before the natural timeline.

That’s really no different from your life experience, is it? The COVID pandemic, for instance, brings that home for everyone on Earth, literally.

It’s not about how big — you’ve ranged in size from a subatomic particle to a star. It’s not about how lasting— you’ve ranged from 10⁻⁴³ second to 14 billion years.

It’s about whether you want to make your stardust status starry or dusty.

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How important are you? The dust in the hazy cloud just after the Big Bang didn’t know; but look at the products in the skies today. Your parents’ baby-making cells didn’t know; but look at the product in the mirror now.

What you have been given is a gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift to your world.

Google or Guru?

So, how would you like to shine? Don’t let a grain among grains and among more grains give you a migraine. You still have your light before it goes out. Full control can only be yours in the here and now. So, take it.

Oh, yes. There is a Universal Wisdom Guru, free of charge, with an open-door, 24/7/366 policy, just like the sky. Judgment is optional. You just have to launch your search engine.

Here’s how.

Only YOU can know what YOU want, what problems YOU have, all the strengths and weaknesses that YOU hold. That’s why YOU are uniquely and exclusively YOU. Nobody can Google it for you.

First, you look outward in the sky for a boundless perspective. Next, you look inward for a deeper introspective. You’ll see how these two can get in sync, irrespective. You are cut from the same cloth, after all.

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When you’re suspended in deep space, there is no up or down. There’s only outward or inward. When you look in, look out. Deep enough, both ways should look the same.

“You’re not just in the Universe,
the Universe is in you.”

Gurus and Cosmologists

Next, like a beginner, empty your mind of all prior self-doubts, induced fears, and fed biases. You did begin at the Big Bang before any rules. Then after many uninhibited trials and errors, you have ended up as this unique, stardust-studded you…so far.

The Guru requires that you do enough due diligence to learn all you can by online, offline, and sideline searches from all resources available. Then think it through with a mind as calm and clear as deep space. The best option will pop up for you to try out.

Remember, you and the cosmos are all linked up and run by the same unwritten algorithms. Let them all sync up. Just keep quiet and still for a while. Clear your head by a pause in thinking. Meditation can do that.

A Ctl-Alt-Dlt pause always reboots your hardware to make it run better, even if you can’t download anything. And you don’t have to know how it’s all programmed. Most mere mortals don’t.

If that doesn’t work once, repeat the process and try other pop-up options as many times as feasible. The cosmos never runs out of resources and is always open.

“As in the microcosm, so is the macrocosm.
As in the atom, so is the Universe.
As in the human mind, so is the cosmic mind.”

Upanishads

If, At First, You Don’t Succeed…

Double-check that your objective is in alignment with the Universe, like being happy and well, and good for yourself and your network — the same purpose the Universe must have if you were running it.

You’ll know because the right people and resources will drop from the skies at just the right time on your lap. You couldn’t turn them away. But you have to be ready to catch them.

Prophets get followed by disciples. The Googles get stampedes of talents. Writers get pinged by muses. Lotto players…their lot are on their own.

Now you are eligible to consult the Guru without even knocking. Surprise! The office is right in the “empty” space of your stillness. The answers have just filled your emptied cup. The Guru is your own mastermind.

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You’ve seen the movies. All them Wizards are the same. It is an open secret told by many wisdom traditions worldwide for ages.

Sky’s no limit. Heaven shouldn’t wait.

You have experienced at least a few heavenly moments here and there, now and then. In your extensive screen time, you must also have witnessed enough hellish events around the globe.

You’ve gotten some tastes of heaven by your own doing before. Since you’re already at the center of the heavens, and your starlight is still on, why not keep sampling?

Here-and-now is guaranteed; there-and-then is only a maybe. So much of heaven and hell on Earth are human-engineered; Nature can’t salvage it all. You can’t much control how the rest of the network gyrate; you can control how you jiggle and sparkle.

Do you want heavenly breezes to blow on you some more purely by chance? What if it is a dealer’s choice where you are the dealer, and you make the deal if you so choose? In the here and now, it is.

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“Why don’t you go for heaven on Earth,
just for the hell of it?”

Steve Bhaerman

All of existence here and in the heavens is like an embroidery of jewels wholly interlaced together as one singular masterpiece from the beginning of time.

As long as your light is still on, you are no missing link. You can jiggle the whole thing.

The cosmos out there has no choice. You do. If you leave it all to chance, you might crash like space debris into whatever happens to come up.

You can also choose to brighten and re-weave this embroidery in your own image, with your unique light, in your sky.

“You are the sky.
Everything else — it’s just the weather.”

Pema Chodron

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WRITTEN BY

Tak C. Poon, MD, PharmD, ABHIM, FACC, Preventive Cardiologist, now developer of a non-profit wellness blog and a habit-forming lifestyle app at www.metacardio.org, and confessor of hard lessons I have learned in life.

TAK POON, MD, PharmD, ABIHM, FACC, U.S. Preventive Cardiologist, now developer of a nonprofit wellness blog and a lifestyle habit-forming app at metacardio.org