ENTREPRENEUR

THE MODERN ENTREPRENEUR

Modern Entrepreneur is The Shakti Journal’s container for featuring and supporting entrepreneurs whose work serves a greater purpose than themselves. Our past features have worked with abuse victims, started charities for children, defended natural resources with legal and political action, empowered women through dance and more. Look for new featured entrepreneurs each season who are using their work to make a difference in the world.

Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. — #Eckharttolle
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This week, even through moments of challenge, may you always come back to the remembrance of your inherent beauty as a force of life on Earth~
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Please enjoy this excerpt from #ANewEarth 🌍
“Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: The first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun. 🌼
Prior to this momentous event that heralds an evolutionary transformation in the life of plants, the planet had already been covered in vegetation for millions of years. The first flower probably did not survive for long, and flowers must have remained rare and isolated phenomena, since conditions were most likely not yet favourable for a widespread flowering to occur. One day, however, a critical threshold was reached, and suddenly there would have been an explosion of colour and scent all over the planet – if a perceiving consciousness had been there to witness it. 🌹
Much later, those delicate and fragrant beings we call flowers would come to play an essential part in the evolution of consciousness of another species. Humans would increasingly be drawn to and fascinated by them. As the consciousness of human beings developed, flowers were most likely the first thing they came to value which had no utilitarian purpose for them, that is to say, was not linked in some way to survival. They provided inspiration to countless artists, poets, and mystics. Jesus tells us to contemplate the flowers and learn from them how to live. The Buddha is said to have given a ‘silent sermon’ once during which he held up a flower and gazed at it. After a while, one of those present, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that is to say, realization) was handed down by twenty-eight successive masters and much later became the origin of #Zen.
Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. — #Eckharttolle 🌷 This week, even through moments of challenge, may you always come back to the remembrance of your inherent beauty as a force of life on Earth~ 🌸 Please enjoy this excerpt from #ANewEarth 🌍 “Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: The first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun. 🌼 Prior to this momentous event that heralds an evolutionary transformation in the life of plants, the planet had already been covered in vegetation for millions of years. The first flower probably did not survive for long, and flowers must have remained rare and isolated phenomena, since conditions were most likely not yet favourable for a widespread flowering to occur. One day, however, a critical threshold was reached, and suddenly there would have been an explosion of colour and scent all over the planet – if a perceiving consciousness had been there to witness it. 🌹 Much later, those delicate and fragrant beings we call flowers would come to play an essential part in the evolution of consciousness of another species. Humans would increasingly be drawn to and fascinated by them. As the consciousness of human beings developed, flowers were most likely the first thing they came to value which had no utilitarian purpose for them, that is to say, was not linked in some way to survival. They provided inspiration to countless artists, poets, and mystics. Jesus tells us to contemplate the flowers and learn from them how to live. The Buddha is said to have given a ‘silent sermon’ once during which he held up a flower and gazed at it. After a while, one of those present, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that is to say, realization) was handed down by twenty-eight successive masters and much later became the origin of #Zen.
“So many are being called into leadership at this time and many are courageously stepping forth to take a stand for justice, for human rights, for our planet, for the disenfranchised, and for freedom to choose and self-govern our bodies. Across the spectrum there is real work to do.
“So many are being called into leadership at this time and many are courageously stepping forth to take a stand for justice, for human rights, for our planet, for the disenfranchised, and for freedom to choose and self-govern our bodies. Across the spectrum there is real work to do. "Repost @mysticmamma ・・・ *FULL MOON* in Pisces conjunct #Neptune comes to cradle us in the feeling realms as our emotions swell with the tides. #Pisces is calling us to awaken #compassion for our very Selves, and also to extend that grace to others, because each of us, no matter what it looks like on the outside, is fighting our own battles. Right now we don’t have all the answers, nobody does. We are needing to be ok with not knowing how it’s going to turn out. We could want to fall into despair, wanting to escape the harsh realities we are facing, but this is where we find our deeper anchor. This is where we dig deeper to fully uncover and recover our primal essence. So that we can find our peace, our presence, amidst the turmoil and the haste. Our #presence requires us to be present. The way we do something is just as important as what we are attempting to do. Otherwise our actions will not be effective, no matter our most well-meaning intentions. So many are being called into leadership at this time and many are courageously stepping forth to take a stand for justice, for human rights, for our planet, for the disenfranchised, and for freedom to choose and self-govern our bodies. Across the spectrum there is real work to do. And the real work that moves mountains, streams from a peaceful, strong, clear and inclusive vibration.It stands in its own truth and sovereignty, not trying to dominate, or intimidate, but stating its needs and keeping an open heart to receive and respect the needs of another. Cooperation. Building bridges. We have the ability to come together and the boundless potential to use our current #technologies in purposeful ways to create streams of change. And #women in particular, mamma bears, fierce warriors, all across the planet, are activating and using their masterful weaver skills to create new networks and organize. This is where we can cast our