Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Flowering of Human Consciousness

"Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: 
The first flower [received] the rays of the sun..."  *

Much later, those delicate and fragrant beings we call flowers would come to play an essential part in the evolution of consciousness of another species...

As the consciousness of human beings developed, flowers were most likely the first thing they came to value that had no utilitarian purpose... that is to say, was not linked in some way to survival...

Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their innermost being, their true nature.
Rhododendren Flower outside my office: 7/3/12
This first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness...

Without our fully realizing it, flowers would become for us an expression in form of that which is the most high, most sacred...

Flowers, more fleeting, more ethereal, and more delicate than the plants out of which they emerged would become messengers from another realm...

They not only had a scent that was delicate and pleasing to humans, but also brought a fragrance from the realm of spirit.


*  These quotes are from Eckhart Tolle's book, A New Earth, pages 1-2

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