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

9.17.2012

Water Bending

Katara the Water Bender


Avatar: The Last Airbender might be one of the greatest animations I've watched all decade. Hands Down. When the Fire Nation attacked it was as if time stood still. Then Katara and Sokka found Aang in that ball of ice and I was totally engrossed in all 4 books of the Avatar for about 2 weeks, watching episodes back to back, from dusk til dawn.

Yeah. It was that addictive.

However, as much as I believed that Aang could and eventually would save the world I was more fascinated with Katara, the water bender. Being a water baby myself (♋) I was fascinated with Katara's spirit and drive and of course her ability to bend water (!)

This eventually led to several (failed) attempts to bend water in the shower, at the beach and at the river. I am persistent if nothing else. Which left me thinking, what if we were actually able to control the elements with our minds? It's not as far out as you may think it is when you consider the advances in our evolutionary process so far. 

Then again, with power still in the hands of the evil (Babylon), perhaps it's better we hold off on the bending until the righteous are triumphant. 

Soon and very soon. 

iNi

WILL water bend eventually. 

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."