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


Babylon [Sidereal] Zodiac

Ascording to recent media reports, astrology, the zodiac and horoscopes are all a big farce. Shock! Gasp! Horror! Disbelief! \(^O^)/

Now I am not going to go into the technical mumbo-jumbo surrounding this new revelation because frankly... I don't really care.

I'm a Cancerian, the crab, ruled by the moon, regardless. I doan care who the guy! A coulda Ophiucus or di one name Kunkle. As a matter of fact, Kunkle deserves a kunkle in him forehead for this mess.

Fine, I get it, astronomers use numbers and equations to determine the alignment of the stars and planets blahdiblahdiblah. Well for me, astrology speaks to a deeper and more profound understanding of the inexplicable interactions taking place within our Universe. Sure, horoscopes tend to be a bit vague and placating, but for as long as I have been honoring my sign and following its influences on my moods and personality it has never lead me astray.

However, at the risk of sounding biased let me try to simplify this current zodiac uproar. Sometime last year during my astrology/zodiac researchings I stumbled upon some information that left me perturbed. Apparently the sun was not actually in the Cancer constellation when I was born! Shock! Horror! Despair! Oh, the Lime-anity!

I thought to myself, "What does this mean?" (in rainbow man's voice). What was this sidereal zodiac that seemed intent on ruining my identity??? How was I supposed to carry oooonnnnn???

Luckily, my ADD caused me to not dwell on this revelation long enough for it to lead to a psychological break in my persona. It did, however, lead me to a better (?) understanding of the many disparities within astrology. Sure I felt confused for a while. But, much like the works and wonders of the Almighty, I decided not to puzzle things beyond my comprehension. I just accepted it. As it was. I mean seriously, if we were to start counting every movement and every second then soon we'd find out that we're not in 2011 but that it's actually February 31st, 2007. Am jus saying.

Nevertheless, for those of you incapable of accepting things as they are maybe this article might shed some light on the differences between the Tropical Zodiac, the Sidereal Zodiac and the IAU definition.

Or maybe it won't. In any case. The debate of Western Astrology is not a task I wish to undertake at this point in my evolution. As they say, cockroach don't have no business inna fowl fight.

I will just sit down and drink my tea and follow my Tropical Zodiac and mek di faada deal wid dem!

...and then unnu wonder why Rasta seh Babylon mus FALL! (lol)


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."