Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Destiny: A Thing To Be Achieved

Destiny is not a matter of chance;
it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for;
it is a thing to be achieved.

~William Jennings Bryan

Of Note: A human is a creator, plain and simple. But being human, our creations are imperfect. Maybe we should call ourselves Creators-In-Training. Because of this, we can't blame anyone else for our destiny, only ourselves. Darn. It was always so emotionally satisfying to be a victim. Basically, our troubles boil down to three root causes: separateness, an illusion of the mind; selfishness, a glamour of the emotions and materialism, a veil of the physical. The future lies in our ability to create good out of the apparent mess we've brought upon ourselves. Three energies are available to those willing and able to tap the source: Synthesis in thought; the Will-to-Good, otherwise known as Pure Love; and Creative Intelligence in Action. Check out www.lucistrust.org for more on tapping our inherent creative talent. We can thank Marie for sharing her creative talent with us in this great dragonfly photo!

Today's Weather Report: So glad to be home watching the weather from my own window rather than from a hotel. Snow blanketed the area yesterday all the way to Chicago. It was a good decision not to travel. The sun is actually out today--must be one of the four days it shines in November. But man, it's cold. Down in the single digits! The old cat is huddled next to the fireplace like they are one unit.

Watch For Change Snippet: For the first time, humans are using their collective creative talents to conduct a sea census. More than 2,000 scientists from 82 nations are taking part in the global effort. In the process, many discoveries have been made of heretofore unknown sea creatures. Doesn't it surprise you that we know so little about a body of water that covers most of the world? But, in fact, we know very little about the oceans and its inhabitants. Some of the discoveries to date include: the mid-Atlantic Ridge is home to a unique and previously unknown population of sea creatures that live at depths of 2.5 miles; reefs in the Black Sea are made of bacteria formed into mats 13 feet tall; at 4.5 miles deep, jellyfish hide off the cost of Japan raising questions of their food source; deep-ocean octopuses share an Antarctic origin and the migrating patterns of white sharks have brought many surprises including wonderment at their frequent deep sea dives. Three books will be published when the census is complete and the information will be freely available for use by future researchers and the public. The information will prove invaluable during future discussions as to the future of the high seas.

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