What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns towards a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century


Black History Month: Week 1

So in honour of BHM I've been posting notes on Facebook for the past week on black people who have made a positive contribution to the advancement of our race. Of course it's much easier to post info/ tag people/educate the ignorant via FB than it is via the blog since I figure more people will actually read those notes than they would actually visit my website (I know...thems the breaks) In any case, what I will do is post a summary at the end of each week of my findings and for those of you who are my friends on FB feel free to partake in the knowledge there. (Plus is bere copy and pasting mi do an mi nuh waah get sue! lol)

Last week's BHM People
  • Bedward
  • Dutty Boukman
  • Walter Rodney
  • Alice Walker
  • Sare Forbes Bonetta
  • Mary Seacole
  • Bob Marley (Whose birth earth day was February 6th)
In addition to these daily black history gems I've also decided that for the month of February I will attempt to simultaneously read, Walter Rodney's 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa' [electronically], WEB DuBois' 'The Souls of Black Folks' and Nelson Mandela's Autobiography 'Long Walk to Freedom'.

Wish me luck!!!


learning about my history...one book at a time

NadYa Dee

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Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."