Human Consciousness

This view from orbit shows the full Moon partially obscured by the Earth's atmosphere. ''NASA image.Image via Wikipedia

April was a bit of a blur for me, and whizzed by very quickly. I shared a few coffee meetings with friends and I know that I accomplished an awful lot online, though specifics elude me as I write this message to you.

I tinkered with my digital camera recently. These are a few of my garden photos for you to enjoy.
BottleBrush, YellowFlower, Lavender, Jade, Iris, Hibiscus, Grevillia, Geranium and Canna
Australians will recognize many of these plants. I thought it apt to share them before the Mother’s Day weekend, and since the Northern Hemisphere is moving into Spring.

An excerpt from Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose connects us to flowers in this way:
“114 million years ago, conditions on Earth were most likely not yet favorable for flowers. Yet the first flower ever to appear on the planet opened up to receive the rays of the sun. A critical threshold was reached, and suddenly there was an explosion of color and scent all over the planet. As the consciousness of human beings developed, flowers were most likely the first thing they came to value that had no utilitarian purpose for them, that is to say, was not linked in some way to survival. Humans feel such fascination for and affinity with flowers’ ethereal qualities. They have provided inspiration to countless artists, poets, and mystics. That first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition. They would become for us an expression of what is most high, most sacred within ourselves.”

1 comment for “Human Consciousness

  1. Thomas
    2008/09/03 at 21:45

    Thanks for stopping by Thea. I love the photos of the flowers. I used to live in Perth and always looked forward to the spring for the wild flower season.

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