How the Goldilocks Zone can be a Spiritual Practice

SpiritualPractice-Goldilocks-3BearsIf you are thinking this is a blog about the familiar fairy tale of Goldilocks, you are in for a surprise! We are talking state-of-the-art science here! But there is a relationship! Let’s explain.

Given any star in the universe, quantum physicists define the ‘habitable zone’ as the narrow region around the star in which temperatures allow liquid water to exist. The habitable zone is called the ‘Goldilocks Zone,’ because the requirement that liquid water exists means that the development of intelligent life is possible when planetary temperatures are ‘just right.’ Planets in these habitable regions are the likeliest candidates to be capable of supporting extraterrestrial life, which may be similar to our own.

However, these habitable zones should not be confused with planetary habitability. Here’s why. Planetary habitability deals solely with the planetary conditions required to maintain carbon-based life (like us). Habitable zones deal with the stellar conditions necessary to maintain carbon-based life. Physicists are quick to remind us that these two factors are not interchangeable.

space-3-021114-ykwv1A ‘Goldilocks planet’ is a planet that falls within a star’s habitable zone. The name ‘Goldilocks’ is generally used to describe planets close to the size of Earth. The name comes from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears — remember that childhood tale we mentioned earlier? The story centers around Goldilocks, a little girl, who has to decide between three bowls of porridge. She ignores the bowls that are too hot and too cold and settles for the one that is ‘just right.’

Likewise, a planet following this Goldilocks ‘just-rightness’ is one that is neither too close nor too far from a star to rule out liquid water on its surface and thus, life (as we know it) on the planet’s surface.

From an esoteric perspective, the Kingdom of God is the Goldilocks Zone of spirituality. Metaphysically speaking, the Kingdom of God is Christ Consciousness. And Christ Consciousness is within you. It is your super-consciousness and you have constant access to ‘this habitable spiritual zone’ through ‘right living.’ The Christ as you, underwrites the Kingdom of God in you, which is your spiritual address (the Goldilocks Zone) in skin school (your human incarnation).

This spiritual practice invites you to consider what Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science, has to say: “There is hidden within (you) a Divinity (a Goldilocks Zone – our addition). There is incarnated in you and me that which is an incarnation of God. This Divine (Nature) is not a projection of that which is unlike our nature, it is not a projection of the Divine into the human. God can only express (God) within (God). There is and can be no such thing as a distinct and separate individual that would be separate from the universe … We are not individuals in God, for this would presuppose isolation and separation and disunion. (We) are individualizations of God … There is no revelation higher than the realization of the Divinity within us.”

Julian of Norwich, mystic, describes the Goldilocks Zone as a ‘oneing,’ “The ‘isness’ of God is in all creatures. There is a great oneing between the Christ and us.

Unity minister, Donald Curtis explains it this way: “When we talk about the Christ we mean the transcendent Christ, the ascending spiritual consciousness which lifts us above the mundane details of the world. The true Christ … is our Higher Self, the real of us. Jesus embodied it completely and expressed it totally as the Great Example …We find this God-Self and are lifted up into the “heaven” (Goldilocks Zone) of spiritual consciousness when we let the Christ evolve through our thinking and feeling natures, and when we let our consciousness be raised completely to the Christ level.”

Christ Consciousness, says Edgar Cayce, is the awareness (Goldilocks Zone) within each soul, waiting to be awakened, of the soul’s oneness with God … Christ Consciousness is a universal consciousness where there is oneness of self, self’s desires, self’s abilities, made in at-one-ment with the forces that may bring to pass that which is sought by an individual entity or soul. (Edgar Cayce)

This spiritual Goldilocks Zone (Kingdom of God) is the perfect realm for divine ideas. It is the most habitable ‘place’ for your Authentic Self. The level of consciousness is ‘just right’ for expressing your divine nature. It is the ‘place’ where you are most aligned with your Authentic Nature.

TakeActionSo make it a regular practice to spend time in your Goldilocks Zone, through spending time in the Silence. You will emerge feeling “just right” in terms of expressing the Truth of who you REALLY are — as you walk the spiritual path on practical feet.

© 2014 Bil and Cher Holton,



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5 Responses to How the Goldilocks Zone can be a Spiritual Practice

  1. CrisisMaven says:

    “requirement that liquid water exists means that the development of intelligent life is possible when planetary temperatures are ‘just right.’” – unfortunately this is proposed by a lot of astrobiologist so that the grants may flow more freely. But as the Rare earth hypothesis amply illustrates, water and heat alone don’t cut it. There are a myriad of factors that make an “earth-like” environment and the chances that these exist there all in ONE go reduces the probability of a planet INDEPENDENTLY evolving life to one billionth if not less. However: once such life HAS evolved, it could colonize such planets and build self-sustaining colonies. Which then pushes the ball into the court of those who doubt or accept interstellar travel as an achievable feat.


  2. Eldon In Florida says:

    I may not see intersteller travel in my lifetime, but I hope so. This would, in my opinion galvanize the argument that the One Source is Absolute.


  3. Eldon In Florida says:

    RE: Goldilocks: I may be misreading Casey in the Goldilocks quote, but it sounds on the edge of being dualistic, and not having (in his quote) a clear distinction between what is commonly called “Spirit” and what Revs Paul and C.. Fillmorel call “Soul” (our conscious and subconscious).


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