On a moonless night, look up, and tell me what you see. The bejeweled sky with stars must have intrigued you to learn how it came to be, and who made it the way it is. Well, all stars were born in a "stars nursery" in space known as a Nebula. And believe it or not, you are in fact made of stardust! Let us now understand Nebulae using a 5D Thinking perspective.
Nebulae are made of dust and gases—mostly hydrogen and helium. Although the dust and gases are spread out, an invisible force called gravity is made to slowly pull together clumps of them. As these clumps get bigger, the force of gravity holding them together gets stronger. Eventually, the clump of dust and gas gets so big that it collapses from the apparent effect of its own gravity. As it collapses, pressure from gravity causes the material at the center to heat up, creating a protostar. One day, this core becomes hot enough to ignite fusion and a star is born.
In a chemical laboratory, scientists investigate the properties of matter at the level of atoms and molecules. They measure proportions and reaction rates in order to understand unfamiliar substances and how they behave, or to create new compounds for use in a variety of practical applications. Perhaps, the most chemists and scientists can do is create a powerful bomb, which is of course, harmful to all living beings. On the other hand, in the vast space of the universe, unhindered by walls and human-made instruments, stars are created from the most basic elements of matter- hydrogen and helium. Nebulae, supernovae, and stars are only a few examples of the beautiful creations of the Almighty.
Let us reflect on what happens in a chemical laboratory. It took millions of experiments for scientists to know which compounds when mixed together, result in the desired reaction. If we take a nuclear bomb as an example, when an atom of radioactive material splits into lighter atoms, there’s a sudden, powerful release of energy. Many scientists were involved in the invention of the atomic bomb. Among them is J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is considered to be the "father of the atomic bomb".
So, how did an atomic bomb come to be? Can someone without knowledge in nuclear physics and chemistry contribute to such an invention? In nuclear fission, energy is gained by splitting apart heavy atoms, such as uranium, into smaller atoms such as iodine, cesium, strontium, xenon, and barium, to name just a few. Do you think it would have been possible for atoms on their own to invent a bomb? How about the wind? Can it randomly combine particles and tools to come up with such a destructive weapon? Just as the invention of an atomic bomb required a great deal of knowledge and experience, nebulae and stars must have a Creator behind them. Nature cannot randomly cause stars to be born, at any given time or place. Moreover, while nebulae are fascinating astronomical phenomena and an apparent cause for the birth of many stars, and most importantly, our star - the sun-, atomic bombs cause nothing but destruction to Planet Earth.
Were it not for nebulae, stars would not have been born, and consequently, there would be no life. Our Creator, with His infinite wisdom and knowledge, knew our need for the Sun and the other stars. In fact, during ancient times, when no satellites were around, people used to rely on stars for direction. They relied on them for determining date and time, and for the harvest season. The stars inspired scientists to come up with astronomical tools such as the astrolabe and the sextant to measure the distance of the sun and stars above the horizon. This allowed them to determine latitude- an important navigational tool.
Did you know that every atom in your body was made in a star? The basic components of everything within you and around you were made in a star and you are deeply connected to all of them. Your body is made of the remnants of a star after it took its last breath. So, in other words, you are the whole universe! You are connected to the leaves on a tree, the flowers in a garden, and the clouds in the sky.You are connected to humans, animals, and plants all over the globe. In fact, you are also connected to a comet, and even to a piece of dust on the surface of a planet in a galaxy far, far away.
Our Creator blessed us with eyes to observe those beautiful nebulae and stars. He gave us brains to invent devices such as binoculars and telescopes to help us observe those exquisite celestial objects that we are made of. As a matter of fact, there is a nebula called the Orion Nebula which can be seen with the naked eye so long as you are in a non-light polluted area. Isn't it amazing how our Creator made these nebulae a reason for life to exist on Earth? Shouldn’t we be grateful to the Maker for these many gifts? Should we not praise the Maker of such amazing gifts? How would you live if the sky was starless? How would you live if our star was not born in the first place? Indeed, we should show the utmost appreciation for the valuable gift of nebulae and stars through the use of good words and fine deeds. We should not utilize our knowledge of chemical reactions in the universe for the manufacture of dangerous weapons. We should exploit energy, and nuclear fissions and fusions, for purposes that benefit humanity.