Earthseed 1-10

1. God is Change

All that you touch
You Change.

All that you Change
Changes you.

The only lasting truth
Is Change.

Is Change.

∞ = Δ

2. Prodigy

Prodigy is, at its essence,
adaptability and persistent,
positive obsession. Without
persistence, what remains is an
enthusiasm of the moment. Without
adaptability, what remains may
be channeled into destructive
fanaticism. Without positive
obsession, there is nothing at all.

∞ = Δ

3. A gift of God

A gift of God
May sear unready fingers

∞ = Δ

4. We shape God

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.

∞ = Δ

5. God exists to be shaped

God is Power—
And yet, God is Pliable—
God exists to be shaped.
God is Change.

∞ = Δ

6. Intelligence is adaptability

Intelligence is ongoing, individual
adaptability. Adaptations that an intelligent
species may make
in a single generation, other species
make over
many generations of selective
breeding and
selective dying. Yet intelligence is
If it is misdirected by accident or by
intent, it can
foster its own orgies of breeding and

∞ = Δ

7. A victim of God

A victim of God may,
Through learning and 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 Godʼs victim,
Godʼs plaything,
Godʼs prey.

∞ = Δ

8. Belief

Initiates and guides action—
Or it does nothing.

∞ = Δ

9. Drowning People

Drowning people
Sometimes die
Fighting their rescuers

∞ = Δ

10. We are Earthseed

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.

∞ = Δ


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 Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Butler, Octavia E. (1993111), Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1), Retrieved on 2016-11-29
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