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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Is DNA Heritage the Answer to Humanities Core Problems with Ethnicity?


Humanity is a grand experiment! What happens when millions of species of plants, animals, birds, fish, insects and reptiles live on one planet and the space slowly becomes smaller? One rises to take control out of fear, protection and survival. Humanity (Homo sapiens) is that species, false as that security is. The fragile human form born with few defenses created additional implements of protection against fierce animals with superior instincts.  Scientifically we have been divided into three groups and from there another 30 subgroups. The beliefs of these migrating groups along with cross-cultural development generated further distinctions.

Naturally people are proud of their heritage, but sometimes this gives rise to the superiority that causes ignorant clashes of opinion. Education, practical awareness and travel are the best cure for thoughts of supremacy. Not much is hidden from anyone these days; everyone can search the internet, go to a library or research the archives for answers. As one revelation leads to another, soak in the continuing discoveries.

With the desire to know more about family history and a written record that has failed many over eons, genetics is offering a few answers. It is a simple as buying a DNA kit from a reputable company and following the instructions exactly. Tests consist of Y chromosome (fathers, fathers, Fathers…) and mitochondrial DNA (mother, mothers, mothers…), though all of these tests are rapidly evolving to give even for information. There are 26 DNA haplogroups that developed over a hundred thousand years.

 DNA tests have led to a world map of journeys that cross many continents and cultures. This means that no one on this planet has the right to parade there culture as being superior or pure – the average person has a multi-cultural heritage that led out of the cradle of human development in Africa and across continents for thousands of years until they settled in a place to call home. Add wars and slavery and a million cross-cultural marriages and you could have the most unexpected bloodline. Don’t be afraid of the unexpected, let go of pre-conceived ideas about your heritage.

Respect everyone as a good person unless they prove otherwise. Clear an open path for good people of all nations. Learn what you can about other cultures and countries, even if it seems strange. Understand the crisis of cultural conflict and attempt to break down the barriers. You family is much bigger than you know!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).  


Saturday, 9 July 2016

How do we Judge the Value of Life


The measure of a good life is in your love and active participation of it! Age may bring the traditions of our cultural ideals, but sometimes you have to step beyond these to create the life you desire. Historically the ages have bought distressing times for the people on our planet, many of these created by unbalanced individuals who had risen to power by deceptive means. Yet still, the souls of the people rose up and fought for existence and the chance of something more. They did this because they could see glimpses of the true purpose of living and hoped to raise a family as nature intended for all living creatures. That said, living a purposeful life isn’t based on how many children you do or do not have, we all still have our individual quests and joyous challenges to unearth and pursue.  

To meet the expectations of these often lifelong journeys we must be brave, bold and wise. Discovering what is valuable to you means you need to think about it, if you are always in a hurry the answer can be elusive. It is possible to think about what a good life looks like and understand if this is the life you want or a media created image of what you think you should have? There are many architects constantly developing the media mythologies of a good life; don’t be drawn to these false images. Only you can create a rough plan that brings joy and value to your life. You are the Master! If you were not bombarded by media images you would have your own creative expectations.
We are not here to judge others; we don’t know the full story, just glimpses from the outside. What we can do is learn from what we see in the world and develop a life that suits our convictions.

We all have individual struggles that we work through as best we can, but deep within we know to move onward to something that brings us that small satisfaction where we can honestly say we have lived and continue to do so! Humanities greatest treasure is our love and empathy for planet, people, animals and plant life that lead us to value our lives here. Don’t watch your life pass before you; step out to where the view is magnificent! Challenge normally or government systems if it doesn’t seem right to you. Everyone has the right and empowerment to live freely in the style and belief that suit’s them. This is where we forget about the value of life and just live it!

29-04-2016
Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).