Different perspectives, same "thing"

Omega Nebula by NASA

Omega Nebula by NASA

Western science seems to be catching up with ancient wisdom.

The Tao Te Ching was written over 2,500 years ago in China. It is small book of 81 poetic verses offering us a way to live in harmony and peace within ourselves and our world.
Traditional cultures everywhere have highly developed theories of the origins of our planet and humanity. Developed without today’s technology, yet covering ground that science is now beginning to recognize. Imagine the possibilities of collaborating and listening to each perspective!
I hear a similar story from the “Rainbow Gravity” theory of physics described in a Scientific American article, as verse 25 of the Tao Te Ching and the explanation of the Omega Nebula image. Do you?
Rainbow Gravity “What if the universe had no beginning, and time stretched back infinitely without a big bang to start things off?” read the whole article
Twenty-five from the Tao Te Ching
Something mysteriously formed,
Born before heaven and Earth.
In the silence and the void,
Standing alone and unchanging,
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.
I do not know its name
Call it Tao.
Photo of the Omega Nebula by the Hubble April 2003    Below is the text explaining the image:
Explanation: Sculpted by stellar winds and radiation, these fantastic, undulating shapes lie within the stellar nursery known as M17, the Omega Nebula, some 5,500 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation Sagittarius. The lumpy features in the dense cold gas and dust are illuminated by stars off the upper left of the image and may themselves represent sites of future star formation. Colors in the fog of surrounding hotter material indicate M17’s chemical make up. The predominately green glow corresponds to abundant hydrogen, with trace sulfur and oxygen atoms contributing red and blue hues. The picture spans about 3 light-years and was released to celebrate the thirteenth year of the Hubble Space Telescope’s cosmic voyage of exploration.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  1. Bernadette on January 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Love all that you are saying and doing Cindy!
    My choice for my desk calendar this year is the Hubble space telescope!
    How amazing is it that we are walking on the surface of the planet spiraling and spinning through the Galaxy…. In these bodies .. Which are universes unto themselves!
    Even though we don’t have the opportunity to intersect that often anymore…. still happy and grateful to be sharing the journey with you! Xxoo. B

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac. on January 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Hi Bernadette!
      It’s always wonderful to hear from you. I have always appreciated how you embody yourself as magical spiraling Universe connected and relating to all of the stars in your galaxy.
      I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.
      Much love to you.

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