The Universe, the planet and me.

The Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain

The universe is a fascinating place, I don’t pretend to know much of anything about it, in terms of how much information is out there I think it’s impossible to truly know all of it. One of the reasons I started this blog was to put out there what I do know, discuss theories and maybe find out what you know. Please do share with me.

Today’s contemplation is about feeling a part of things, or feeling alone. Do you sometimes feel isolated? Unhappy? Perhaps you’re wondering what about me? Where do I fit in? I suspect you won’t be alone with those thoughts. I often feel the same way, so I’m looking for connections with the universe, a way to feel connected that doesn’t rely on a connection with other humans. I’m lucky enough to already have that, though it was difficult to get to that point where I felt like I had people to turn to.

Back to the universe, what ways can you help yourself feel more connected with the universe? I remember once someone showing me a video of how small and inconsequential we were in the grand scheme of things and when your problems feel blown out of proportion that can help. But it definitely didn’t make me feel connected. Listening to the universe helps, if you can listen you can sometimes spot pointers, things happening and the good that can come it, if though it may have been pretty crappy at the time (this is of course not true for all things, only you can determine if, in the long run, it helped you or changed you for the better). But again, some people feel as if they aren’t getting a response, or can’t see the signs. So I’ve put together a few little reminders, that we are one with the universe, you are and always will be an important part of it.

So where can you see it? The universe reflected in us and vice versa? How about we start with the eyes, shown here, eyes share an amazing likeness to the galaxies around us, I’ve even see some comment that they look like black holes. Very much a reflection of the universe, I’ve seen this image around, if you know who created it, I’d love to credit them – it’s everywhere so I haven’t been able to work out where it started.

eyes and galaxies

In a strange way it feels almost as if the galaxies are gazing at you, looking into you. Fascinating if a little unnerving for some. How about we go a little smaller? The next image shows the similarities between brain cell networks and the galaxies, again showing very similar structure, you can see that we developed to a pattern that the universe has used time and time again.

According to there are almost the same number of neurons in our brains as there are stars in our galaxy, perhaps on it’s own it may seem to be a coincidence. This is the image shared on onecussion’s article, I recommend it, it’s a fascinating subject.

developing brain and galaxies

Looking towards individual cells, you can see that same symmetry inside and out, individual brain cells (neurons) look very much like the universe themselves. Check out this post on “The Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain”, which looks closely at this, the image below is borrowed from their post, I recommend you read it as opposed to just looking at or borrowing the image. 

The Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain
The Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain

Can you see how we reflect the universe? Each one of us is walking around with what looks like, mini universes within a brains, millions of tiny neurons, firing off the messages and doing their best to keep us running, indeed, just as we sometimes appear to sabotage ourselves and our homes, the cells in our bodies attack and sabotage us, making us sick in the same way we make our home sick. You can even see it in the way we build and create, cities from above look very much like brain cells, connections and passages, sending information to and fro, check out this image from PetaPixel’s article on the similarities between human cities and human neurons. The universe has a design template programmed into all of us, and we recreate that when we build.

Photos Showing the Strange Similarities of Human Cities and Human Neurons
Photos Showing the Strange Similarities of Human Cities and Human Neurons

Seeing how we reflect the universe, at least for me, reminds me of just how much everything is connected. It helps me be open to the idea that things can change for the better and that sometimes the universe can leave little crumb trails for you to follow.

A little example of the universe and little pointers for me, at 19 I worked as a secretary, my works mates were great except one and I left because of her. I did regret leaving as I had opportunities there that I missed out on because that decision. As soon as I left I started job hunting, I had an interview in London, I was sold the wrong ticket, missed a train and next one was cancelled due to snow. I could have fought through it, but perhaps because I didn’t really want to go or maybe because I knew it was an agency not a direct employer, I decided to take the hint and go home. Not long after I saw a job advertised, it said croupier, I didn’t even know what one was (and google wasn’t an option – my phone didn’t do internet lol). I phoned to ask what a croupier was and spent a year working there, becoming more capable and confident in myself. I’ve never regretted working at that Casino (Grosvenor in Reading), and I’m glad I made the choices I did.

There are other instances, including the ones that led me here, having worked at a Sleep Hotel (as admin), worked as a weight loss coach (with life coaching as part of the training), studied psychology, life coaching and mental health. The universe keeps nudging me in the direction of mental health and wellness, so I’m taking that hint.

What can you look back on and see as a positive, that maybe felt like a negative at the time? What decisions have you made that you thought at the time you’d regret, but that you’re really glad you did now?

Can you see any other examples of human creations that reflect the universe (inside us or outside)? Share with me, sharing is good 🙂 (unless it’s your cold, don’t share that 😉 ).

Published by Michelle Quinton

Mum, wife, perpetual student, freelance writer, weight loss coach, artist and occasionally model. I love to try new things, I love to write and I love studying and researching. Never thought I'd see the day that studying became something I enjoyed, but here we are. My blog is where I put my thoughts, I also plan to start a blog of short stories, with a new prompt for each story.

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