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

5.18.2011

The Facebook App-endage

Since October 23, 2008 -- the Genesis of what we now know as Facebook (FB for short), there has been a consistent and subliminal evolution of humankind. Intelligent beings with access to the World Wide Web have cultivated what seems to be a virtual member. 

Facebook, once a social networking site, a place where people would occasionally visit, has gradually morphed into an extension of our current consciousness. 

Through the advent of self-deemed 'smartphones' and other technological advancements, it seems we have adopted FB as an adjunct of our true selves. 

Less than 3 years later, FB has become the norm, not the exception. I can't help but think of 'The Chrysalids' and how those who were deemed "abnormal" were banished to the Fringes. Poor Spidey. 

Alas, there are still millions upon billions of people inhabiting the earth who probably think that a face book is merely a paperback collection of many different faces. However, as the Facebook appendage continues to grow and spread so too will its effects upon humankind. 

Not having Facebook is now seen as a deficiency when before it was considered a luxury. A graduation from exclusivity to global inclusivity. 

Don't get me twisted, I am not anti-Facebook, I'm not about to go deactivate my account because I think it's a proxy for the Devil. It has it's good points. It has helped me connect, reconnect and stay connected with the more important people in my life. 

Nevertheless, I can't help thinking of the future generations, will they ever be able to conceptualise life outside of what we have created for them? Or will FB become how parents will teach their children and how families will communicate, how our morals will be dictated?

We're already stuck behind a screen 7/10ths of everyday. We farm online while neglecting Mother Earth. We text instead of talk. Why gaze into your eyes when I can stare at your face? page after page. A collection of uses. Third dimensions. 


Failing to realize that anything outside of our true selves is just brawta. 

iNi

will not be appended 

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."