A binary star system is a star system consisting of two suns orbiting around a common center of mass. The brighter sun is called the primary sun and the second sun is its companion sun or secondary star. About half of all known star systems are part of either binary star systems or star systems with more than two stars, called multiple star systems.
A solar system with two or more suns would not be favorable to human life. Planets in elliptical orbits moving around dual suns would place planets close to a sun, as well as far away from a sun. While offering wonderful tanning and snow skiing opportunities, these multiple star systems would most likely not sustain human life. Uniform heating and cooling would not be present because the orbits around twin or multiple stars would be elongated and elliptical, perhaps even figure eightish.
The term, binary, was first used in this context by Sir William Herschel in 1802when he wrote: “If two stars are situated very near to each other, and at the same time insulated from the gravitational attractions of neighboring stars, they will remain united by the bond of their own mutual gravitation towards each other. This should be called a real double star; and any two stars that are thus mutually connected, form a binary sidereal system.”
What Does This Have to Do with our Spirituality?
Let’s expand the binary star analogy by bringing it down to earth. I’m going to start by saying, believe it or not, we humans are binary beings. We are simultaneously spiritual beings and human beings. The ‘Primary Sun’ of the spiritual us is our Divine Self and the ‘secondary sun’ of our human self is the ego. Just as a solar system with two or more suns would not be friendly to human life, human beings who try to express their innate divinity by holding onto blatant materialism at the same time would not enjoy the health, wealth, and happiness they deserve. That means the binary us must go!
Our ‘Primary Sun’ is the Eternal Presence expressing Itself at the point of us. And that brings us to an inconvenient truth. It is a truth that has been hidden for centuries. It is a truth that places the ‘Primary Sun’ in us and as us, inside of us. It is a truth that puts the secondary sun, the human ego, in its proper place.
One of the most inconvenient truths is: we are, by our very nature, divine beings. (You may want to take a moment to digest that statement. It’s one you won’t hear in many religious communities). All of us are divine beings (we say joyfully and humbly) who have chosen a human experience, a ‘skin school’ experience. We have chosen it to figure out who we are and determine our true relationship with the Eternal Presence.
We (humankind) are here in human form (in physicality) because we turned toward the secondary sun, the human ego, and away from the ‘Primary Sun,’ the Eternal Presence. We chose duality and separation over unity and oneness. We chose a binary nature over a united consciousness of oneness.
No man (or woman) can serve two masters (two binary star systems). Cher and I, and perhaps you, come from traditional religious backgrounds. However, we must tell you we have outgrown much of the limitations, separatism, and dogma of the pediatric theology we left behind. We positutely absolively believe that we humans are the One Presence showing up as all of us in human form.
We do not have a binary relationship with the Eternal Presence we call God. That would imply separation and a dualistic beingness. We are the Eternal Presence expressing Itself as us. When humankind comes into that awareness, it will be the second time fire is discovered.About the author: Rev. Dr. Bil Holton is a metaphysician, prolific author, and dynamic speaker. Learn more by visiting him at www.TheMetaphysicalWebsite.com