Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I think one of the most important books everyone can read is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler - if not for the story for the concept of the Universe and God, The Creator -which Butler calls in the book Earthseed:
Earthseed: The Books of the Living
All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change.

Is Change.

(Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler)

The story is of a young Sistah Goddess named Lauren Olamina. She forms her own religion based on her observation that everything in the universe changes. Change is the one constant in life. People can either accept change and work with it for the betterment of themselves and their community, or they can resist it, hoping in vain that things will carry on the way they always have done.

I woke up this morning with a vision of myself outside on a path in the forest. I was wearing white and my feet were bare. I was like a walking tree - my feet able to connect deeply with the earth and if I stood in one place long enough I knew I would become rooted there...I realize that this vision is about being in my true nature about living LIKE NATURE. Nature adapts but it is always clear of its purpose - this is why you will see a tree grow through concrete - you see the concrete's strength is only an illusion- there is no permanency because underneath it all is the earthseed that must grow- that must fulfill its purpose regardless of what man has placed in its path. That is me- I was told clearly today - that my destiny is set- I must fulfill my purpose. I can take as many detours as I want- I can stubble on my path -I can try to take other roads - but all roads lead to my destiny. I was told that Spirit will wait- Spirit is not impatient-human time means little to the SpiritWorld. I was directed this morning to have faith - to KNOW THAT DESTINY HAS BEEN GIVEN ITS DUE. Someone needs to hear this...perhaps it is you?? THERE IS NO POWER GREATER THAN THAT OF OUR CREATOR AND THE CREATOR IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN GIVE US OUR DESTINY- all else is illusion - all else is simply a lie.
Sistah C

DAY 38 (write it down, meditate on it and journal your thoughts)
38. My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten, to make all things new, to lift me up to the High Road of abundant prosperity. This awareness, understanding and knowledge of Spirit appears as every visible form and experience that I could possibly desire.


ebony said...

I love Octavia Butler. We lost alot when she passed away.

Sistah C said...

You are so right there...I was soooo sad. I thought she channeled all of her stories from this very deep place. Some of her imagery was really raw and necessary. I also love WildSeed.
Sistah C