Nature & Change
Q. Why do plants change? We know that nature is constantly changing, but why does change need to happen?
A. If we look at anything in nature, whether it is a plant formation, an insect, or an animal, we see that some species die off and others remain and go through some physical transformation. All of nature, from the glaciers to the lowest insect, goes through metamorphosis. It is a universal principle that spirit/matter is constantly in motion, is constantly taking on new forms, and is constantly evolving.
Nature has patterns set into its growth and death cycles. Patterns exist in all of life, not just with humans. These patterns are created within a given form. If it’s a tree, the patterns are within the species, and the same is true of flowers. For instance, a flowering plant blossoms at a certain time and needs a certain amount of sunlight and water to grow. If the plant is not watered, it will die, or if it is put in a dark place it may live but not flower. This is why when there are droughts, plant life is severely affected.
The same holds true for the animal and bird kingdoms. A specific pattern is pre-programmed in the species. Birds will always migrate together to the same place and return to their original home at the proper time. The same is true of migrating herds. They follow an innate pattern, which literally directs them to their proper feeding grounds. All these patterns are hereditary within the species, whereas humans are unique in developing patterns on an individual basis.