This is an excerpt of an essay I've written for the Ah-Kine Remembrance book.
"Ever since I was young I was always mesmerized by the stars, and by the thought of other beings who lived there. From an early age I would love to watch films or TV series about aliens – I generally favoured the more peaceful stories emphasizing communication and wonder. I also became an avid fan of science fiction.
It always triggered my sense of wonder and took me out soaring into vast realms of space that could hold much that was far beyond what I currently knew. The stars became a place for the infinite possibilities of existence to dwell, and a place for my mind to discover them.
This feeling was also always deeply connected with the natural environment on our planet. For some reason alien encounters always seemed to be connected in my mind with deserts and, especially, pine forests. Shopping malls just didn’t cut it!
On one level you could call it escapism and there was certainly something of that going on. But there was something else going on – a much deeper resonance.
I remember reading a book with the phrase “Our bones were baked in stars” in it. This phrase haunted me for so many years. It was speaking a truth that I still felt in my bones when I was out under the night sky....
........When I look up at the night sky I am filled with the immensity of existence, the huge dance that is always playing out, which I am privileged to be a dancer in. The stories of our StarSeed lineage link me in to this immensity – remind me that part of the mystery of experience is that I am connected to that vastness – that it makes up my body. The stories protect me from any narrow point of view – they balance me and open me to communication and action in alignment with the totality of existence. They bring poetry and vision into my life...."
Steven Dances the Dream