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 toward 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

1.06.2011

Kwanzaa: Nia

Habari Gani?

Purpose.

"To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness."


For me, there is individual purpose as well as the overall collective purpose of the community. Personally, I believe I have found my purpose, and while I am not acting fully within that purpose at this point in time I know I am on the correct path. I am a work in progress. So no matter what comes my way, challenges, obstacles or failures, knowing that I have a purpose supplies me with the drive and ammunition to keep striving.

Perseverance.

My purpose keeps me from giving up, from quitting, even in the face of adversity. I survive.

So do my brothers and sisters scattered across the globe. Together we strive and survive each and every day and that collective energy combines (not to bring Captain Planet) but to bring about the positive changes we envision for our communities, nations and the world at large.

Because all our individual purposes tie into one supreme and divine purpose. A purpose ordained by the creator who awaits our return, our enlightenment.

Too many of us fall victim to fear and pain and as such we delay achieving our true purposes with excuses and procrastinations.

But the world will never change if we live in fear.

The world will never change if we continue to do nothing, if we fail to fullfil our obligations.

For those of you out there who have lost sight of your purpose I recommend Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' to set you back on your path.

Walk in peace, light and love.


Selah


iNi

Nadya Dee


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."