One morning our radio alarm went off and we heard the news as our eyes opened to the start of a new day. The story caught our attention. We lay awake listening slowly comprehending what the story was about. A soft female voice spoke of the origins of Gold.
It seems Gold is made during a supernova, when a very old heavy star explodes. As the stars contents are blasted into space, neutrons bang iron creating Gold. All the Gold on Earth comes from the hearts of dying stars.
Wow…..Gold was formed in the core of dying stars. Our species has always sought this stuff. We know it as sacred or precious or valuable. Every culture knows its value. Every culture seeks Gold. What is it we really seek about the Gold? Certainly it is beautiful. Its color reminds us of the sun, of the light. It makes us think of God. We look for objects like Gold to make us happy, to fulfill our needs. But take it further. We look for God in things and when we It, we surround ourselves with God, around our fingers, from our ears, our nose, around our toes, from the walls, on our doors and use it to make statues of God……everywhere we can find to use things that we think contain a bit of God. Where else is Gold found?
We have a Golden core. Its said we all have a bright shining unique soul that is golden. I don’t want to steal an idea that I heard from Micheal Meade but here goes….(whenever someone says “no to commit plagiarism”, they are about to steal like a politician)…. We know the Earth and our bodies are made from the same elements that once floated through space and came together to form all we see. In other words, stardust. The Earth was created from stardust and in our deep relationship to the earth, we are little planets. In our bodies we share elements with our Planet. In the center of both is Fire. We came from space, just like the Earth and like the Earth we are on fire, 98.6 degrees usually. You could say that our Spirits flying through space banged into our bodies and created Gold.
What do we really seek when we seek Gold / God….. fulfillment. A teacher of mine told me once that all we really seek is love, purpose, joy and peace. None of those can be found outside of ourselves. The Gold we seek is within us and we should know the physical gold is only a reflection and a reminder of the Golden spirit within.