Back on Deepest Being, I briefly touched on a stage of existence, just outside first mind (and illusion), where awareness becomes self-aware at every point. At that value, awareness is like a foam. A foam with a richness of potential. This is not obvious from inside creation but from outside it becomes apparent that everything, at every scale, is a self-referential “bubble” of awareness. Every atomic particle, rock, person, or star is formed in consciousness within a self-referential awareness bubble.
Indeed this is that which holds the structure of intelligence that gives rise to the fields which give rise to the form. The fields that hold your memory and structure what you know and perceive. Thus it is throughout nature and all expression. But at such a subtle level, is not often obvious. At scales of the very small and the very large it sometimes manifests more obviously. I ran into the above picture today ‘by accident’. (I have the PicLens plugin)
The image beautifully illustrates the mechanics of self-referential awareness. It forms an interactive, responsive surface, focused on the expression. Of course, this may not be the mechanics of a neutron star, but it is the mechanics of what causes stars to be and star mechanics follows the basic principles. As above, so below. The process is described in Genesis and the Rg Veda and other very old books.
UPDATE: To explain a little more. In the beginning, within silence arises alertness and liveliness. Not alertness or liveliness of anything, simple the principle thereof. To abbreviate the process a little to fit here, awareness becomes lively and begins to move. It curves back on itself and becomes aware of itself. This causes a bunch of things to happen. First, there is the observer-observed relationship, there is the principle of space, there is the principle of mind, there is the flow of attention called love. And at the point of attention arises expression, in this case a star. In the illustration, the sphere is the observer, the star its expression. (more detail on the Deepest Being link above)
Is that you, in the middle, creating yourself?