I am stardust, and I am no-self.
A wonder-filled, energetic composite of motion and magic.
I am love, a place to call home, to take refuge and be me.
I am the man who lives on the hill, who looks after animals, flowers, and the moon.
I am the wind, dancing in the treetops, un-disclosed, playful and private.

One of my favourite things about living in the Mountains is the clear night sky. Looking up on a crisp night, I’m dazzled by the countless stars. Each star we see from Earth is, of course, like our Sun – a glowing, radiant sphere of unimaginable power. Only distance reduces them to their cold, pale, twinkling form.

A constellation is a grouping of stars that, when viewed from Earth, form a perceived outline or pattern. They remind us of a story or an event, a celestial picture book for the ages. Constellations have major and minor ‘players’, where proximity dictates the visual size we perceive — we look for patterns, shapes, and stand-out characters.

The term “constellation” is a metaphor for how we perceive patterns and stories in our relationships with family, friends, chosen family, and society.

Those significant players are our closest friends and family, the ones we are in contact with most, engage with most, enjoy the most, and trust the most. These are the bright lights of our lives, the bonds that make us unique and truly human. Our closest and intimate people shine for us like the Morning Star, helping us navigate and traverse the human condition.

The minor players are further away, smaller, but essential parts of the big picture. They are the relationships that have yet to develop or have started to recede. They are, of course, bright spheres in their own right, suns in their galaxies, and complement the story being told in yours.

Intricately connected, our stories are intertwined like constellations in a celestial dance. You’re a star, baby! We all are. Please get in touch if this article resonates with you given your situation.

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