Darwin, Survival of the Kindest

Darwin, Survival of the Kindest

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“Who is the fittest: those who are continually at war with one another, or those who support one another”
– Peter Kropotkin

A fitting quote in these difficult times …

Darwin’s research shows that is more correct for explaining which species survive.
Compassion is the main reason for both the human race’s survival and its ability to continue to thrive as a species.
The ‘fittest’ can actually mean be the most loving and selfless, not the most aggressive and violent.

“According to biologists from Darwin to E. O. Wilson, cooperation has been more important than competition in humanity’s evolutionary success. Compassion is the reason for both the human race’s survival and its ability to continue to thrive as a species.” – Christopher Kukk (read his article here)

Far from “survival of the fittest”, forest ecologists have discovered that plants don’t behave as individuals competing with one another. Trees are united with other trees through root systems and fungi.

The 19th Century biologist, Peter Kropotkin, sought proof of “survual of the fittest” in eastern Siberia. To his surprise he found the most successful animals werent the most competitive ones, but those who coped with the harsh environment through cooperative behavior.

Kropotkin found there was plenty of “mutual aid,” or cooperation, in nature, and this, he thought, defined the natural state.  With cooperation now assuming its rightful role alongside variation and selection in contemporary evolutionary theory, it is worth remembering Kropotkin and his legacy: a dream in which not only the natural world, but also our own human cultures, evolve and thrive through cooperation.

Living in Community

Living in Community

Gather others into your Community

The times we live in call us to strengthen our local communities. In Indiginous cultures the strength of the community is dependent on each member contributing his/her natural gifts to the health of the community at large.

It is time to trust our gifts, knowledge and wisdom, and to share our strengths and gifts with others. This is how we heal.

Coming together in community and light also effects our Mother Earth. Together we can do this. We can save our planet while shining our collective lights.

We ARE nature. We ARE energy. We ARE life.

“… May we learn to walk
upon the Earth
with … confidence
and clear-eyed stillness
so that our minds

might be baptized
In the name of the wind
And the light and the rain.”

 

– John O’Donohue
(excerpt from: To Learn From Animal Being)

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Please Love our Planet

Please Love our Planet

The Rainforest Needs our Help.
Follow the links below this video for a plethora of ways to help

Nature Healing

Nature Healing

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth

find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature –

the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

– Anton Chekhov

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Hunab Ku

Hunab Ku

hunab ku
The symbol is called “the Galactic Butterfly”
which is said to represent all of
the consciousness that has ever existed
in this galaxy.

This is all of our physical ancestors,
human, animal, reptile, fish, shell fish, plants as well
as the consciousness which organized all of the raw material from a whirling disk into stars, planets and solar systems.

Big Meaning. So big that the original Maya had no symbol for this. In their civilization it was like
having no name for God. Just knowing the concept was good enough. Later this pattern
was devised by Toltec or Zapatec weavers as a pattern for blankets and this is where Jose Arguelles
came across it.

He called it Hunab Ku. The indigenous peoples call it “The Galactic Butterfly”. Butterflies are seen
as ancestors returning for a visit to physicality. Wearing one of these symbols is very powerful as it broadcasts your reaching to actively join the consciousness of our galaxy.

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