5th Moment: The Appearance of Plants (Part 2)
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D.
November 30, 2017
After life appeared on Earth, all sorts of living creatures emerged. We will go directly to the appearance of plants.
How did the plants appear on Earth? Did they just sprout through sheer luck and chance? Or were they introduced by some extraterrestrial beings and divine entities?
Science merely acknowledges the existence of plants as part of the Darwinian theory of evolution. Plants evolved as a result of luck, natural selection, and random variation.
Science instead devotes its studies to their nature and behavior as well as how their genes are handed down to other plants.
In 1860, the Austrian monk Gregor Mendel introduced a new theory of inheritance based on his experimental work with pea plants.
More recent studies reveal how plants behave and respond to their environment. Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird (1973) described “a fascinating account of the physical, emotional and spiritual relations between plants and man.”
Plants, studies show, respond to human vibration whether negative or positive. Negative vibrations trigger fear among plants which can be aggravated if they sense the vibrations of knives or any cutting tools.
This is possible because plants are found to be sentient “despite their lack of a nervous system and brain.” Plants are able to pick up the aura, thoughts, and feelings of those around them. Negative vibrations affect them, weakening their immune system which can decrease their productivity and efficiency. Ultimately, they die.
What does the Bible say about the appearance of plants?
The Book of Genesis says plants were created directly by God on the fifth day:
“[1:11] Then God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it." And it was so.
[1:12] The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. [1:13] And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.”
Already during the time of Solomon, various kinds of crops and fowls multiplied under his care because God gave him wisdom and understanding that exceeded all the wisdom of all of Egypt which is to know everything, including knowledge about plants and trees (First Book of Kings, 4:22-30, 32-34),
The Sumerian legend gives a more detailed account of how plants and fruits appeared on Earth. The manuscript titled “How Grain Came to Sumer,” narrates that Anu and Enlil brought several crops from their Planet Nibiru, which the goddesses Ninazu and Ninmada introduced to the Sumerians.
And look at the kind of fruits that were already common in their vineyards: apples, pears, olives, figs, berries, almonds, pistachios, and walnuts...considered as food for the gods from which flour, wine, beer, and alcohol were produced.
The gods and goddesses also taught the Sumerians how to farm. The work of the Greek poet Hesiod, "Work and Days," recorded in the 8th century B.C., is a detailed guide for farmers, helping them in their year-round activities.
Considered as the “First Farmer’s Almanac,” it is narrated that a farmer, who turned out to be the god Ninurta, instructed his son about farming and agriculture. The account is quite elaborate and surprising because the method and system of farming is still being practiced to this day down to its last detail.
It speaks of how to plow the field, what instruments to use and how to apply them, the use of the beasts of burden to help in the tilling of the land, the method and measurement when planting seeds, how to protect the growing seeds from insects and mice, when and how to reap the barley, when to winnow, and even when to synchronize farming activities with the constellations of stars.
As for farm implements, it is narrated in the manuscript “Creation of the Pickax” that it was Enlil who introduced the hoe “to make room for seeds to come up.”###
My next post: "The Appearance of Animals."
The Fourth Greatest Commandment: Love the Plants - Part 1
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - November 9, 2020
Next to God, humanity, and Mother Earth, the fourth greatest commandment is to love the animals. But look what we are doing to them. There is a grand scale effort to extinguish them globally by means of poaching, excessive hunting, trolling, deforestation, inbreeding, and gene manipulation. Do we have the right to butcher them unconscionably? Don't they too have rights?
The Fourth Greatest Commandment: Love the Plants - Part 2
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - November 12, 2020
Next to God, humanity, Mother Earth, and animals, the fifth greatest commandment is to love the plants. But look, what we have done to them. Around 5 billion trees are cut down per year due to fire, charcoal production, cattle ranching, logging, mining, subsistence farming, and commercial agriculture alone. Can we imagine a world without plants and trees? And yet we are doing that.
Love the Plants
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - November 13, 2020
Plants are one of our earliest hosts and our interaction with them in the garden provides us the opportunity to encounter and interact with those creatures like them that live in the other dimension.
The garden is in fact a place where the physical and the spiritual as well as the secular and the divine meet. Taking care of our gardens nourishes not only our body and mindset but also develops our relationship with Nature and enriches our soul and spirituality. We are all indeed entangled with the plants.
That's why many begin the day by taking care of their gardens. Gardening is the key that opens a door to enter a place where we commune and be united with the divine.
Rudyard Kipling warned us: "Gardens are not made by singing "'Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade." We have to work for it. As Alfred Austin declares: The glory of gardening lies in dirtying our hands while keeping our head in the sun and our heart with nature.
Gardening can teach us what it means to live life here on earth. Gertrude Jekyll puts this succinctly: "A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."
Yes, we are not the only inhabitants of Mother Earth. Today, plants are our indispensable partners in life. For millions of years, plants have existed. They survived without us but we can’t live without them.
They had been preparing this world for us. They too knew that we will be coming and they worked tirelessly to make this world worthy of our abode.
They are our hosts that prepared a great banquet for us. Until today, they are doing their job happily, producing abundance for us. We never heard them complain and grumble while working. On the contrary, we are the ones destroying their habitat.
Our leafy kindred are no different from us humans. They too eat. Food to them are the sunlight, water, air, warmth, soil. Some are carnivorous. They can be hungry too. Deprive them of their food, they starve and eventually wither away.
Plants have intelligence. They know that something or somebody is around them. They can also communicate, crying for help when they are sick.
Plants fight for territory too. They seek out food to places beyond their reach by giving off scent. They secrete defensive chemicals and attack intruders by producing toxic chemicals on their leaves to fend off herbivores like caterpillars. Even if they are not directly threatened or harassed, they evade predators by trapping or shoving them away.
They are fully conscious and aware of their surroundings. During extreme weather conditions, they respond by changing their shapes and colors.
Plants are sentient. Though not audible to human ears, they whine and shiver when danger is imminent. They feel the changing temperature from heat to cold during seasonal fluctuations. Being immobile, they are even most vulnerable than us to pain and suffering.
Known to many, they have innate paranormal senses that functions even much stronger than our five physical senses. Neurobiology has discovered recently that they have similar structures to our brains and neurons that enable them to perceive and share information with other plants, animals, and us humans.
Their equally complex sensory systems are designed to respond to dangers, opportunities, and other environmental changes around them.
They too die as a result of old age, environmental pollution, climate changes, life-threatening chemical intake, and others.
Plants deserve our utmost respect. Like us, they have the same right to live and exist in dignity, as we all are equal before the Lord of Creation. We share the same origin, future, and destiny.
Like us, they have a mission to fulfill, which is to assist us in our spiritual ascent, just as we have the same mission as regards to their spiritual journey.
Let's celebrate our life and existence by opening our day, taking care of our plants in our garden.
THE PLANT KINGDOM
Aug 10, 2016
OFTEN, WE ARE NOT CONSCIOUS OF THE VITAL ROLE THAT PLANTS PLAY AS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, SECURITY GUARDS, TEACHERS, EVEN DOCTORS. THEY NEVER COMPLAIN, THEY WORK 24/7, NEVER GO ON STRIKE, AND DO NOT ASK FOR ANY REMUNERATION; THEY ARE JUST SO HAPPY DOING THEIR ROLE AS OUR LIFE PROVIDER AND SUSTAINER. YET, WE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND, MUCH LESS RECOGNIZE THEM.
INSTEAD, WE BOMBARDED THEM WITH CHEMICALS, PESTICIDES, AND TINKERED THEIR DNAs THROUGH GENETIC MANIPULATION. AS A RESULT, THEY DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM US AND GIVE US BACK ALL THE DISEASES AND SICKNESS LIKE CANCER, HIGH-BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES, HIV-AIDS, BRAIN DAMAGE, YOU NAME IT, DISEASES THAT WE CREATED IN THE FIRST PLACE AND THEY BOOMERANGED ON US.
IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, HUMANITY HAS BLOCKED ITSELF FROM ITS INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH MOTHER NATURE AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. IN SPITE OF THIS SEVERED RELATIONSHIP, PLANTS NEVER FAILED TO TEACH US A LESSON. LET US LEARN FROM THEM ONCE MORE FOR THIS COULD BE OUR LAST CHANCE TO REVERSE THE POINT OF NO RETURN.
NO LAWS ARE NEEDED, ONLY A STRONG
POLITICAL WILL OF THE CITIZENRY!
July 26, 2016
"Bhutan, with around 750,000 inhabitants has now become the first carbon negative country. Its forests absorb more carbon dioxide each year than it produces. It emits approx. 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually, while its forests absorb over 6 million tons. Around 72% of the country is still forested. This March, 82,000 households planted trees to celebrate the birth of their Queen's first child."