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Deep Change: Are We Going to Evolve, or Do We Devolve?

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Consider, along with me, the notion of "plant evolution". Yes, plants are alive and they evolve. They also have a lot of power by participating in the atmosphere of the Earth, as well as on the ground. If all or the majority of plants died, we would have a totally different atmosphere. Indeed, we humans would not be here if plants went extinct. We interact and indeed co-evolved with plants in multitudinous ways. Among these ways are healing and nourishing for us, specifically and the cultivation of seeds and seed-saving for the planet in general. Indeed, we are deeply symbiotic with the plant intelligence. Interestingly, if you take out the "e" of planet, you literally have the term, "plant." Perhaps plants were the foundation for life?

On a spiritual level, I consider the process of our planet as Wisdom, i.e., Sophia. Originally, Sophia was the Holy Spirit. Protestants fired Her, erasing Her name from the original scriptures. That was because the Protestants denied the Feminine in the trinity. Thus, Christians fired Wisdom and Understanding! That's why we are in trouble in regards to pollution, and the ignorance of our current president. It's all because Wisdom was fired by politics several years ago.

The name Sophia is a term that speaks to process (verb) more so than being a "human woman" (noun). In my estimation, we hairless apes are mostly verbs, more so than nouns. It's the same with the Goddesses and Gods.

We are primarily in process and not a "thing" or "entity". We are doers, makers, dreamers, and creators. Indeed, it is our creations that outlast us on the face of the earth.

Sophia has an interesting syllable in Her name. That syllable is "Phi." In Her name, (so-PHI-a) the infinite is realized. As stated in Wikipedia, Phi is defined as the Golden Ratio. That ratio reveals a world that is never-ending (infinity and eternity). The Golden Ratio in numbers is: 1.618033988649894848204586". The Golden Ratio is within 1 + 5 2 ├ "degrees╦ć {displaystyle {tfrac {1+{sqrt {5}}}{2}}approx } mathematics, art, and architecture.

More importantly, it's in the Reader's own body! Lets get beyond my words. Meditate on the following

We believe we are finite. That's incorrect; according to PHI i.e., the "Golden Ratio" we are Infinite. Reader, that includes you!

However, if we were all infinite and thus unified, then how can we realize the duality of male and female, left and right, or republican and democrat? Being infinite means you-we (Yahweh, I'AM. Or the Self in Hindu) are all. Including our crazy politicians. Thus, our brains appear finite. Yet, we are ultimately infinite. The infinite speaks to the finite and the finite speaks to the infinite.

Moving on, a Christian monk named Meister Eckhart, who lived in the 14th century states, "All creatures shout God." That means you, Reader. You shout God in your essence. I don't care if you are Atheist, Jew, Christian, Pagan, alligator, chimpanzee, snail, dirt, and cloud and, I hate to say it, Trump is So-Phi-a. The Infinite and Finite are one.

Meanwhile, many scientists realize we are polluting the planet. Ask yourself, what are the ramifications of what is happening to our planet. My view is that if plants die, the planet will die and we hairless apes would no longer be here on Earth. John Muir is right when he declares, " When we tug on a single thing in nature we find it attached to everything else."

At this point in our lives, we are currently heading towards a mass suicide. That suicide (extinction) is a slow and ugly process. Thus I sit writing in the cold and snowy state of Maine, while it's raining on January 24, 2019. I am now listening to rain! We should be shoveling snow. I believe we are fostering a totally different planet. I could be wrong, but then there is the warning of scientists regarding global warming.

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Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...)
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