|According to Professor Iain Stewart on the BBC 2 documentary ‘How to Grow a Planet’, grasses thrived after the asteroid strike wiped out vast areas of trees 65 million years ago. These had seed heads that dropped seed (or grain, as in wheat) at the slightest touch, therefore ensuring easy dispersal. However, as a cereal crop for people to farm, that’s not so good. Grain dropping to the ground as soon as the plant is knocked is very hard to collect, so would not have been considered suitable for farming. So my theory is that it wasn’t found to be the important food source we know it to be... Until.... And here’s the interesting bit from Prof. Stewart.... In one area a strain of wheat was found to have evolved differently. The plant held onto the ripened grain, allowing it to be gathered up and have a controlled collection of the grain. Pretty neat. |
So, consider this... What if all living things have kind of awareness. What if the planet is actually looking after us? I don’t mean an intelligence, but an unconscious knowing of where we are as a race. Is this radical seed dispersal turnaround an example of Nature seeing us with a staple food source problem and evolving a solution for us? We were seen to be missing something important and a solution was presented to us? Well, I don’t see it as any more ‘out there’ as a theory than believing a sentient, omnipotent character twitched his finger and caused the plant to change!
Scientists are only just starting to experiment with how our unconscious mind works and touch on it’s phenomenal abilities. Finally technology is beginning to provide indisputable evidence that there is so much more we can do, that we perceive. Maybe soon they’ll prove a planetary link with nature and many questions concerning flora and fauna, will be answered. Like animal migration; like how a species of plant and animal co-exist to protect each other and so on. Is this all part of the so called ‘awakening’ we’re entering into? Hmm...
|Courage V. Intuition.|
|There is a deep-seated misconception that, being intuitive, is a gift that a only minority of people have. Certainly, it’s true to say it’s far stronger in some than others, but I question whether it’s the intuition that comes through as either weak or strong.... Or is it, in fact, the courage needed to trust that intuition..... that is either weak or strong. Perhaps intuition - the 6th sense - is just ‘there’, for everyone. But either you develop the ability to respond physically to what you are hearing, feeling, and sensing on the inside - or you don’t. Responding to something that’s probably such a fleeting moment, takes courage. Where does that courage come from? Self-esteem. Do you have the courage to trust your feelings? Are we so used to outside influences to tell us what is right or wrong that we’ve forgotten how to listen from within? |
Our lives are very protected within the modern world, from birth we are surrounded by so many procedures to keep us safe that, as a species, we no longer need to live on our wits.... or intuition. It takes a strong sense of self and the ability to not just take charge, but to be responsible for our actions too. Within my comfortable western, developed world I don’t ‘need’ to intuitively protect myself. If something major goes wrong there’ll be help to fall back on. I don’t have to survive on courage and wit. No doubt there are parts of the world where this cannot be said, so is their intuition used more often because of this? If I had needed my intuition as I grew up, I’m sure it would be stronger than it is today. As it is, I only started to pay attention to those thoughts and feelings when I became a mature adult. Not because I needed to, but because I had the time and interest to experiment and practice. This led me to tarot cards, which appealed as I was aware of them and they had a familiar feel - growing up, as I did, with the family playing cards. I’ve seen many tarot readers reel off text book interpretations when giving a reading.... and this works to a point. But, when intuition is tapped into, interpretation gains a whole new level. So then we’re back to courage v. intuition. Do you have the courage to trust the feelings you’re receiving as you read the cards? Well, nothing is better than practice. It’s no different to other skills.... or ‘gifts’. As results become more consistent, then self-esteem and the courage to promote one’s abilities increases in leaps and bounds..... intuition is given free rein and, as a direct result, is deemed to be getting stronger. But, is it the intuition?.... or the courage...