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

12.18.2011

Ownership

The ego is a tricky little bastard. First it establishes a firm identity within your true self. Then it starts claiming rights to things. Names, people, places, thoughts, actions are all manifestations of this outer Self. 

Unfortunately, as we attempt to return to our True Self we become obsessed with ownership. Clingy and unforgiving. Unrelenting. We conspire on a daily basis to get more things. And we keep them locked away. Mine. Not yours. 

A greed that fed famines and watered droughts centuries before we would and could ever re-encounter our True Self. A greed that profited on the poverty of nations. 

Ownership is a disease and Greed, its exacerbation. 

When the truth is that any and everything in existence today belongs to all of Creation. Not one thing, person, entity can truly OWN that which belongs to us all. 

The earth, the seas, the mango trees ALL belong to the Universal Energy which evolves through the Eternal I. 

Be wary of how, when and why you use the words me and mine. There is only one I and it exists in everything. 

So if you own something then so does I and anything that I owns also belongs to you. 

The genesis of all of our problems on this planet today is an egotistical inflammation. An unwillingness to give and to share. To truly love, exponentially. 

Without falter.

Without fear. 

iNi 

owns nothing and everything

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."