2027-Lauren Olamina

All that you touch 
You change. 
All that you Change
Changes you.
The only lasting truth
Is Change.
God Is Change.

A gift of God
May sear unready fingers

We do not worship God.
We perceive and attend God.
We learn from God.
With forethought and work,
We shape God.
In the end, we yield to God.
We adapt and endure, 
For we are Earthseed
And God is Change. 

God is Power—
Infinite,
Irresistible,
Inexorable,
Indifferent.
And yet, God is Pliable—
Trickster,
Teacher,
Chaos,
Clay.
God exists to be shaped.
God is Change.

A Victim of God may, 
Through learning adaption, 
Become a partner of God,
A victim of God may,
Through forethought and 
planning,
Become a shaper of God.
Or a victim of God may,
Through shortsightedness and
fear, 
Remain God’s victim,
God’s plaything,
God’s prey

Belief
Initiates and guides action-
Or it does nothing. 

Drowning people
Sometimes die
Fighting their rescuers.

We are all Godseed,
But no more or less so than any other aspect of the universe,
Godseed is all there is-all that Changes.
Earthseed is all that spreads Earthlife to new earths.
The universe is Godseed.
Only we are Earthseed.
And the Destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars. 

Why is the universe?
To shape God.

Why is God?
To shape the universe.

All that you touch, 
You Change.

All that you Change,
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change. 

God
Is Change

A tree Cannot grow 
In its parents’ shadows

The Destiny of Earthseed
Is to take root among the stars. 

To get along with God,
Consider the consequences of
your behavior.

All struggles
Are essentially
power struggles.
Who will rule,
Who will lead, 
Who will define,
refine,
confine,
designed,
Who will dominate?
All struggles
Are essentially power struggles,
And most are no more 
intellectual
than two rams
knocking their heads together

Civilization is to GROUPS what intelligence is to individuals. It is a means of combining the intelligence of many to achieve ongoing group adaption.
Civilization, like intelligence, may serve

Civilization is to groups what intelligence is to individuals.
It is a means of combining the intelligence of many to achieve ongoing group adaption.
Civilization , like intelligence, may serve well, serve adequately, or fail to serve its adaptive function.
When civilization fails to serve, it musta sent it great unless it is acted upon by unifying internal or external forces.

When apparent stability
disintegrates,
As it must-
God is Change-
People tend to give in
To fear and depression,
To need and greed.
When no influence is strong
enough
To Unify people
They divide.
They struggle,
One against one,
Group against group,
For survival, position, power.
They remember old hates and
generate new ones,
They create chaos and nurture it.
They kill and kill and kill,
Until they are exhausted and
destroyed,
Until they are conquered by
outside forces,
Or until one of the becomes
A  leader
Most will follow,
Or a tyrant
Most fear.

Any Change may bear seeds of benefit.
Seek them out.
Any Change may bear seeds of harm.
Beware.
God is infinitely malleable.
God is Change.

All successful life is

Adaptable,
Opportunistic,
Tenacious,
Interconnected, and 
Fecund.
Understand this.
Use it.
Shape God. 

We are the Earthseed
The life that perceives itself
Changing.

There is no end
To what a living world
Will demand of you.

WE ARE EARTHSEED. WE are flesh-self aware, questing, problem-solving flesh. We are that aspect of Earthlife best able to shape God knowingly. We are Earthlife maturing, Earthlife preparing to take root in a new ground, Earthlife fulfilling its purpose, its promise its Destiny.

In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.

Kindness eases Changes

Earthseed
Cast on new ground
Must first perceive
That it knows nothing

Embrace diversity.
Unite-
Or be divided,
robbed,
ruled,
killed
By those who see you as prey.
Embrace diversity
Or be destroyed

Once or twice
Each week

A Gathering of Earthseed
is a good and necessary thing.
It vents emotion, then 
quiets the mind.
It focuses attention,
strengthens purpose, and 
unifies people

Changes.
The galaxies move through space.
The stars ignite,
burn,
age,
cool,
Evolving.
God is Change.
God prevails.

God is neither good
nor evil,
neither loving
nor hating.
God is Power.
God is Change.
We must find the rest of what we need
within ourselves,
in one another, 
in our Destiny.

The Self must create
Its own reasons for being.
To shape God,
Shape Self.

As wind,
As water,
As fire,
As life,
God
Is both creative and destructive,
Demanding and yielding,
Sculptor and clay.
God is Infinite Potential: 
God is Change.

Your teachers
Are all around you.
All that you perceive,
All that you experience,
All that is given to you
or taken from you,
All that you love or hate,
need or fear
Will teach you-
If you will learn.
God is your first
and your last teacher.
God is your harshest teacher:
subtle,
demanding.
Learn or die.

Respect God:
Pray working.
Pray learning,
planning,
doing.
Pray creating,
teaching,
reaching.
Pray working.
Pray to focus your thoughts,
still your fears,
strengthen your purpose.
respect God.
Shape God.
Pray working. 

Create no images of God.
Accept the images
that God has provided.
They are everywhere,
in everything.
God is Change-
Seed to tree,
tree to forest;
Rain to river,
river to see;
Grubs to bees,
bees to swarm.
From one, many;
from many, one;
Forever uniting, growing, 
dissolving-
forever Changing.
The universe
is God’s self-portrait.