Most people tend to identify themselves within fairly narrow categories—a nationality, a race, a religion—which leads to conflicts, a stunting of imagination and potential. The wider our sense of identity, the more likely we will be able to experience our connection to the Universe. If a lost child who knew nothing of her background and had been raised by an indifferent family suddenly discovered that she was the direct descendant of an illustrious house traceable back many centuries, her sense of identity would expand momentously even before anything else changed. The discovery of our own cosmic genealogies may have a similar expansive effect. We humans are luminous, stardust beings.