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

2.15.2012

Life Seeds I Sow.



I've been exercising my thumb lately. No, not playing Nintendo (kids still play this right?) No, this thumb takes on a more yellowish-bluish shade.

Yes. My preoccupation with all things that evolute has propelled me into becoming a plant connoisseur of sorts. 


I had quite the herb garden while I was in Japan actually. Chamomile, rosemary, three kinds of mint, St. John's wort, sage, aloe, lemongrass and lemon balm to name a few. If only I had the foresight to save all the seeds then to grow now. Sigh. 


You live and you learn. 


I did manage to bring a few seeds with me though. Also I've procured some since I've been home and as of January I've been cultivating my very own herb garden. 


Pride would not begin to explain the energy that surges through my centre when I rise each morning to see my growing seeds.

Both metaphorically as well as literally.

I am actually growing plants. On my balcony. In the concrete jungle. My Secret Garden.

I need to find some land in the country ASAP.

Mango, apple, coconut, ackee, breadfruit, orange trees are necessary to my survival.

just call me...

Faama Dee :)

iNi

sows live seeds.




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."