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

3.08.2011

Giving up Lent... for Lent

Apparently it's that time of the year... when those Christianly-inclined commit to giving up some action/addiction/person/thing for Lent. And while I used to participate sporadically in years past I have decided from this moment on, I will be giving up Lent... for Lent.  

I don't see why I should allow a mythical date/ time frame to dictate when or why I should make any fundamental changes in my life. 

I've given up (or at least I am actively trying to give up) all meat and dairy products. Not for Lent. But for me and my health and in preparation for my Ascension. 

Why should I limit myself to a mere 40 days (or whatever) in the year to make a positive change in my life? 

Not to mention the complete and utter overindulgence that occurs once the period of Lent has passed and everything returns to normal. [whatever normal is these days]

What's the point? 

That being said, I commit to changing my life for the better every single day of my life.

Improvement and enlightenment is a process, a journey. 

Enjoy the ride.

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."