Double Helix Stairway to Heaven

My musing for the day ~ from the origin of life, through all the steps of evolution, to the rise of the capability of Consciousness to become of conscious itself, the DNA strand is the Stairway to Heaven that we are collectively climbing. Little wonder that spiral staircases feel so magical…

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“The arising of space consciousness—a shift to vertical rather than horizontal awareness—is the next stage in the evolution of humanity, and it’s happening more and more as our awareness remains in the now moment.”
Eckhart Tolle


“I am saying that I see the emergence of space consciousness as the next stage in the evolution of humanity. By space consciousness I mean that in addition to our being fully conscious of things—that is to say of sense perceptions, thoughts, emotions, and whatever happens in our lives—there is at the same time an undercurrent of awareness or Presence operating in us. Awareness implies that we are not only conscious of things, such as the objects and the people around us, but we are also conscious at the same time of being conscious.”
Eckhart Tolle


Grand tree of life study shows a clock-like trend in new species emergence and diversity


Temple University researchers have assembled the largest and most accurate tree of life calibrated to time, and surprisingly, it reveals that life has been expanding at a constant rate.

The tree of life compiled by the Temple team is depicted in a new way —- a cosmologically-inspired galaxy of life view —- and contains more than 50,000 species in a tapestry spiraling out from the origin of life.

The study also challenges the conventional view of adaptation being the principal force driving species diversification, but rather, underscores the importance of random genetic events and geographic isolation in speciation, taking about 2 million years on average for a new species to emerge onto the scene.


Image from the movie, “The Tree of Life”




Led Zeppelin

“…And it’s whispered that soon,
if we all call the tune,
then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
and the forests will echo with laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow,
don’t be alarmed now,
it’s just a spring clean for the May Queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by,
but in the long run,
there’s still time to change the road you are on.

and it makes me wonder

Your head is humming and it won’t go,
in case you don’t know,
the piper’s calling you to join him.
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
and did you know
your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road,
our shadow’s taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
who shines white light and wants to show
how everything still turns to gold,
and if you listen very hard,
the tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all,
to be a rock, and not to roll.

…and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

36 thoughts on “Double Helix Stairway to Heaven

    • Thanks ~ but only the musing at the very beginning is mine! The song at the bottom is an excerpt from “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

          • I did understand it from the start and recognised the poem/words but couldn’t remember from where… they certainly doesn’t lose their beauty and resonance over time. A great post including it all, your musings too! 🙂

            • Thank you so much, Hanne! It’s been deeply gratifying for me to dwell over this idea/metaphor, and it was a fun post to piece together. Also ~ I never had a clear understanding of the words to the second half of that song, so was very pleased to discover how well they fit with the rest of the post. My best to you!

            • Thank you for these reflections, Gnawan. It’s very gratifying and somehow peaceful to dwell in these reflections on life, existence, us in the midst of it all and always, to me, in the background the question, do we exist in the sense that we think ? Can any one person expand anywhere or is it as the comedian Bill Hicks put it, one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively… I enjoy the mystery lurking underneath and beyond my every day thoughts 🙂
              All the best to you too! 🙂

            • Thank you, it is very kind of you to say this. To be really honest, I feel I’ve lost my words completely… and I miss them and hope they’ll one day decide to return… but if not, perhaps my photography are to express what I see and sense through their silence… Another (little) mystery 🙂

  1. Very interesting! Love the Echart Tolle quotes, the tree of life and that stained glass. Ok, funny confession. I always heard “it’s just a sprinkling for the May Queen.” Never made sense. Sprinkling? Ohhhhh…Spring Clean! Haha.

    • That’s exactly what I always heard! And though the real line can seem a bit quaint at first blush, there’s actually something profound there. Also, I always heard: “There’s a wino down the road”…not “And as we wind on down the road”. It’s nice that we can now look up the lyrics of the songs we never fully understood… 😉

  2. Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    Well, then! I finally know why the Runa Faery Druid Tania and I met in Mendocino in 2009 kept quoting Led Zeppelin. Pure Faerie in those lyrics when you tease them apart from the loud end to the song. Just like those tricky Fae, eh? The quiet beauty of Nature hidden in plain view. May Queen, Pan, hedgerow… I will never think of Zeppelin the same way again. Thanks, Cnawan!

    • That was a discovery for me as well, Laura! Who knew??? And that line, “Our shadows taller than our souls”….WOW. Just love it when one is led to follow a stray thought, and it leads to a bundle of truths.

      • I know! The faeries woke me up for this one, making UFO sounds from my white scallop squash patch. I was like, “Really?! What is UP with that noise???” So I went downstairs so as not to awaken David more, but I was still in that quasi dreamlike state when I saw your post on my phone. Suddenly, it all made sense!

        • Um…am I reading that correctly, the faeries woke you just to read my post? If so, I’m very honored! Or am I missing something?

          • Well, that was my interpretation. I’ve been wondering about that Led Zeppelin connection for years. I knew they used Runes, but I was always wondering why this Faery guy was completely obsessed with them. I guess since your post answered the question, they wanted to make sure I absorbed it in the proper state, which was half asleep rather than quickly scanning WordPress Reader in the proper “morning.” Ragweed season’s always good for a lot of mystical downloads, as I rarely get anywhere near a full night sleep and all that sneezing shakes things loose!

            • Ah! That all makes sense. Yes, I’m sure that being in the dreamy state allowed you to assimilate the information on multiple/deeper levels. Very pleased to play a small part in tieing some loose ends together for you. And good for you that you can find a silver lining in your allergies! Warm hugs!

            • Well, the faeries got rid of my spring allergies with a deal I cut to plant lilac (formerly my worst allergen). No spring sneezing anymore, and it used to be epic. I’ve been trying to cut that same sort of deal for fall. I was told to plant goldenrod, but man, not sure about that! Meanwhile, I get all these late summer downloads from my bizarrely awake/asleep/quasi trance state for a month. Not sure I’d really want to give all that up. Warm hugs to you, too.

  3. Very nice! Reminds me of a lucid-ish dream I had a few years back where an ET entered my dream via a giant Tarot Card shaped portal containing a DNA Double Helix Staircase. The portal turned holographic, he came strolling down the DNA staircase, then shared the story of his world with me. Very cool to look at the double helix like a stairway!

    • Wow! Pretty amazing dream. Would be interested in hearing the story that he told you. You can send me an email, if you wish – see my contact page.

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