Many belief systems insist that all living things are somehow connected, that our own actions and even our own thoughts produce reverberations at a universal level, though often too subtly to be consciously perceived by other human beings on Earth.
Which makes me think: What if we are somehow connected to places that are currently too far for us to even take into consideration? And if there is indeed an infinite amount of life similar to that on Earth on other planets yet to be discovered, are we connected to them as well?
Looking at it from a scientific point of view, there may be a great deal of evidence to validate this notion.
It’s pretty common for the average human to demonstrate at least some curiosity with regards to their family background. But how far back can we account for? To what depth can people of “Italian” ancestry inquire until they weren’t yet “Italians”? Where were your grandparents great grandparents great great grandparents (just keep going until you’re about to go crazy……) from?
As human beings, we can most likely trace our origins not to Italy or Germany or even China, but to central Africa, where the first anatomically modern Homo sapiens came into existence around 200,000 years ago. But what about the days before that era?
In the United States it’s very common to hear people say “I’m half Irish,” or “I’m a quarter German,” or “I’m three fourths Italian”. When people ask me about my ethnic background, I usually tell them, with great pride and enthusiasm, that “I’m about seventy five percent water and eleven percent carbon”.
Truthfully, most of us consider ourselves separate from everything else. Historically, we believe we are the country that we live in (American, Mexican, Irish etc.), the race we belong to or even the planet we live on. We consider extraterrestrials as scary looking beings from outer space with green skin, beady eyes and about as tall as Elementary School children, never taking into consideration the fact that our origins, our very own biological components, did not necessarily originate on planet Earth but from the far reaches of the universe.
I recently read an article on Time Magazine (titled Aliens Among Us, by Jeffrey Kluger) about how certain meteors found on Earth have been found to contain amino acids and nucleobases, both of which assist in the formation of DNA and RNA, which can lead us to believe that life on this planet may have been the product of falling debris from an entirely different solar system, or somewhere even farther, a hypothesis known as panspermia.
Some of this debris has been proven to come from other planets (as was the case with the Tissint meteorite found in Morocco in 2011 which was later proven to have come from Mars because of its chemistry and mineralogy), the possible results of earlier meteor collisions which caused the expulsion of rocks –some of which contain organic material- from a given planet’s surface and into outer space, some of which later made its way to Earth.
Many of these particles may have fallen to Earth from the distant reaches of the universe say, 4 billion years ago, or so, in a place perfectly apt for these once extraterrestrial components to evolve into bacteria and other forms of life, which eventually led to all things flourishing with life today, including all the animals in the animal kingdom, and we as humans are no exception to this astronomically extended family.
The fact of the matter is, we’re all connected in one way or another, from the fish in the nearest lake to the roaches in our pantries, and, of course, all other human beings. Even Democrats and Republicans (whether you like it or not) are all connected. And it’s not just on our planet, the connections are everywhere. Who’s to say that our very same physical components haven’t also been spread out onto other planets in distant galaxies that we have not yet discovered, planets with similar conditions as ours? Wouldn’t it be strange to think that you might have a cousin, who is just as unaware of your existence as you are of his (or hers), living in a world that is a good twenty million light years away (or more, or less)?
I just hope I don’t some day end up having to send an expensive birthday gift to my fourteen trillionth cousin on planet Niburu a few gazillion miles south of Miami.
But what if there is a lot more to this metaphysical mumbo jumbo than we dare to believe or attempt to comprehend? What if there really is one single source that is the origin of everything and anything we could ever imagine, that which has spread -either consciously or not- a countless amount of seeds throughout the entire universe? If so, where did this source come from? What is it (Yes, just another topic that religions and entire civilizations around the globe have killed each other over. Let’s keep this peaceful, shall we)?
I’d like to hear your thoughts…..
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