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The Birth of a New Human Species

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by Blair Gelbond and Irene Fowler

2001 A Space Odyssey - ending Dave (old guy) is near death. In front of him monolith shows up. The monolith is somekind of step to a higher evolution level made by aliens. So then he is ...
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"Everyone on earth shares the fate of the earth, and everyone has a contribution to make.

"To do this we need to learn to work deliberately on the process of inner transformation and the development of strength and vision in each person, young and old."

Thomas Yeomans


How is a butterfly born? One day a caterpillar spins itself a cocoon. Within the cocoon it liquifies (essentially dying to its previous form), but preserves what are called imaginal cells that contain in embryonic form all the body parts needed for it to become a butterfly, who later emerges in all its glory - a new being.

This may be analogous to what our human race will experience in the not-too-distant future. In this piece, my dear friend, Irene Fowler, in Nigeria and I (U.S.A.) have once again collaborated to share our deep concerns for the human species and the Biosphere.

Pink Butterfly
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The envy of the queen bee, christmas beetle and lady bug
Dazzling, astonishing, iridescent patterned wings
Showcase an array of otherworldly, vibrant, rainbow colours
Nigh impossible to be matched by wizards of the paint brush and canvas
Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh and Rembrandt
Each in reverent awe of the inspiring celestial splendour
Every butterfly, a work of perfection; poetry in motion
Ethereal, ephemeral beings, bejewel an azure, sunlit sky
Stars of the daytime sky, meekly paraded before a riveted audience
A sight for sore eyes of pure, naked, stunning glory.

Nature's winged royalty; a true rags-to-riches tale for the ages
Eclipsing Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and The Ugly Duckling
From a lowly, nondescript, crawling caterpillar
To a comatose sack of goo, bereft of appeal or promise
Imprisoned In the dark coldness of a watery dungeon Escaping predation from spiders, toads and rats
Ultimately, bestowed the gift and power of purpose, beauty and flight
Freed to frolic forever; gaily gracing nature's queenly flora.

Dahlias, orchids, tulips, roses and marigolds, open their petals in tribute

Butterflies, liberated to embrace a
charmed, sun-kissed life
Tokens of life's hidden, enigmatic mysteries.

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I work as a psychotherapist with an emphasis on transformational learning - a blend of psychoanalytic and transpersonal approaches, and am the author of Self Actualization and Unselfish Love and co-author of Families Helping Families: Living with (more...)

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