The Sky Is Alive

I wasn’t always so curious about the stars.

As a matter of fact, I only cared about them when they were in a science fiction movie. But everything changed when in 2006 my very young husband passed away. I was left heartbroken.

The fact that he was here one moment and gone the next was an impossibility in my mind.

My mind could not accept this as a reality I had to live in.

Since then, I looked at the sky asking questions and trying to get as many answers as possible.

It was as if a portal opened wide and pulled me in.

I wanted to know why am I still here?

What is my purpose?

Where will I go when I die?

What are these bright objects up in the sky?

What is synchronicity? Dark Matter. Energy.

Gravity. Time Travel. Parallel Universes.

The list kept getting longer and longer.

The further in I went the more questions I had.

As you can imagine I went on a journey unlike any other.

And, as of today, I am taking you all with me.

In the process of looking for him, I stumbled upon so many truths and I honestly want to scream them from the rooftops.

For example, I don’t understand why most of us don’t know that we are made of stardust.

You see long, long ago…stars started exploding and dying.

Dying while sending out the most beautiful colorful light.

If you could see them you would know that the sky above us is simply…alive.

Can you imagine that your whole sky is full of stars that are being born and are dying so they can give birth to you and me? 

When I learned this, I started looking at the sky in a whole other way.

In these explosions, elements were created and our stardust atoms in our bodies were formed. Boom. Just like that.

Stars are the reason we are here.

We can literally trace the atoms in our bodies all the way to the stars.

And, yes, we are connected to all the atoms in the universe.

Simply put we are made of stardust.

And stardust is made of us.

Why isn’t this the first thing we learn at school? 

Why don’t we have this as a reminder on our phone screens?

Imagine starting your day knowing that you are a part of the stars above you. And this is not an exaggeration.

The mass in our body is 93% stardust.

How are we not told this when we start to understand language?

I don’t know about you but my life got better when I found out some of these facts.

They gave my life purpose and meaning.

When I look at the stars at night I see myself there.

And everyone I ever loved.

And have I found him there? Even better I found him everywhere. 

For this week I am going to ask you to walk outside for 5 minutes every night just before you go and tuck yourself in.

Look up and feel the deep connection you have with those sparklers up there.

Feel it and bring it inside your house with you.

Take the stars to bed. And sleep among them. After all, you are one of them. (Click to Tweet!)

With stardust,


PS: Big scary science words to describe stardust were removed from here so we don’t stumble in the boringness of science and miss the truth of it.

Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.


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  • Canary
    December 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I became very connected with the stars and the sky after the passing of my little sister 28 months ago. For me the planet Venus resonates with her spirit, and I look each night for Venus for her. The past few nights Venus and the moon were aligned with each other. Also I love the days when there are clouds in the sky as I get so many messages from my loved ones in the after life in those clouds and also in rainbows. So I am sure I will love this new creation of yours Christina ♥

    • Christina
      December 9, 2016 at 12:55 am

      Love your message so much Canary

  • Irina Tishelman
    December 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm


  • Sandra
    December 3, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I asked Michael in a dream, what it was like on the other side, my love responded in space, I feel vibrations and see many colors. Unfortunately I woke up to the real world. However the conversation felt real. I have had other conversations with Michael I am just not ready to share yet. Does anyone out there wake themselves up calling out for their love? I also wake up feeling like he is in bed with me, am I going crazy? Michael passed July of this year. Not sure if this is common or if I need to check into the hospital

  • lei
    November 30, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Wow,I’m so glad I’m not the only one who believes in this

  • MaryAnn
    November 30, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Your statement of our bodies being 93% Stardust brought this song to mind. Such a Beautiful song from the ’60’s and still appreciated and played today.https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialDavidCrosby/videos/?ref=page_internal
    We are stardust” by David Crosby

  • Donna
    November 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I’ve always been drawn to the sky, moon and stars. I will try and remember to take them to bed this week. Looking forward to sleeping with the stars!

    • December 5, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Donna how was it sleeping with the stars.

  • Lynn jordaan
    November 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I would love to hear about the stars

  • Pam
    November 30, 2016 at 11:10 am

    When my husband passed away ten years ago my great niece (at the time she was 8 years old) told me to look at the sky every night. She told me that God placed the brightest star in the sky that day and it was my Jerry. She said “look at the sky every night and you will see Uncle Jerry watching over you”.

    • December 5, 2016 at 1:50 am

      Children have this incredible wisdom. Even more so than us

  • Kathryn S James
    November 30, 2016 at 8:35 am

    This is so comforting.. Thank you for sharing and caring..??????

    • December 5, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Kathryn I am so glad it spoke to you

  • November 30, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Love it. Needed the inspiration tonight. Thx

  • Gary
    November 30, 2016 at 12:32 am

    “I don’t know who l am
    But you know life is for learning
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden”
    -Joni Mitchell

    “My God. It’s full of stars!”
    -Commander Bowman’s last line in “2001”

  • Tina
    November 30, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Ive always thought that Iam simply a speck of dust. A speck of dust when considering the size of the universe. With the naked eye from space I cant even be seen.

    Iam a speck of star dust!

    • L Yosten
      December 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      We are all so small on this planet, in this huge universe. Just held in the palm of His mighty hand.

  • Jan
    November 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Brilliant..I am taking the star dust request..thank you….so much..

  • Heidi
    November 29, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Beautiful. I have often asked myself why people cannot realize their gifts. I think it takes small “star explosions” in our lives to awaken them. We become aware of where our roots truly lie if we are open to it…sometimes a hole in the heart makes that opening.

    • December 5, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Yes that hole
      In the heart makes that openning and allows for this journey to take place.

  • Kevin Krivanec
    November 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks Christina! I can jive with your Cosmology!. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. All matter in the universe in constant-we are star dust. Uncoding the human DNA discovered humans are 99,9% genetically identical. 1/10 of 1% of genetic diversity accounts for all the diversity of the human race-the finger print of “the creator” or a coincidence.? Einstein said “God does not play dice with the universe”. Loss puts us in contact with this stuff like crazy. The numinous!.

    • L Yosten
      December 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      So true and it goes with Bible teaching that we are made of dust and to dust we shall return. I too started going outside at night & looking at the stars. Somehow I felt like my loved one was there looking down at me.

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