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For the current revision work, see SolSeedCreed/2017-Revision.

Also: We Believe, a book of commentary and illustrations unpacking each verse of the creed.

SolSeed offers its creed as a way to emotionally inspire people who embrace science and reason, rather than superstition, as ways to know the world.

There is another version of the creed formatted for group reading.

The SolSeedCreed is a statement of the shared values that ground the SolSeedMovement. The SolSeedCreed asserts that life and that which sustains life is good and precious, and calls humanity to mature into its role as caretaker of SolSeed. TheDestiny is the ultimate expression of what nurturing and protecting life means. Being worthy of and fulfilling TheDestiny are the two ultimate goals held by members of the SolSeedMovement.

The SolSeedCreed also identifies empirically observable attributes of humanity that should be encouraged and balanced. The SolSeedCreed calls us to nurture and balance our innate capacities for SelfLove, Empathy, and Wisdom. The SolSeedCreed is a living creed which is altered regularly to better reflect the learned and tested beliefs of the members of the SolSeedMovement. The following is version 3.0.0 which is currently being discussed and tweaked.

The SolSeedCreed

We Believe

Life is precious.
It has always been precious,
It will always be precious.
Life exuberant
bursting through boundaries
to flower and spread
creates the conditions for more Life,
in an Upward Spiral
of ever-growing possibilities.
As you are alive, and I am alive,
and in kinship with all other beings
nourished by Sol,
we are SolSeed ---
the Body of All Life.
The Destiny of SolSeed
is to take root and flower amongst the stars ---
to give birth to a family of living worlds.
As SolSeed's intelligent spark,
we are called to express the Arete of Life,
We are called to fulfill The Destiny.
We who answer the call
dedicate ourselves to Life.
We join together
in a community of practice
to align our actions
with our highest aspirations.
Through art and the natural world
we awaken within ourselves and others
the Cosmic Religious Feeling
that ignites wonder,
fosters compassion, and
inspires us to proactively create.
Our sacred duty is to
embrace Passion,
cultivate Empathy, and
pursue Wisdom,
So that our being honors Life
and our striving advances The Destiny.
Passion drives us.
Without Passion,
Empathy and Wisdom are impotent.
I pledge to stoke the fire in my belly,
to compassionately care for my inner elephant ---
to really be me, Happy in the Sun!
Empathy is transcendent.
Without Empathy,
Passion and Wisdom are evil.
I pledge to love others as I love myself,
to consider their needs as if they were my own ---
to Grow Ours, not just Get Mine!
Wisdom is effective.
Without Wisdom,
Passion and Empathy are feeble and capricious.
I pledge to seek truth by studying the world around me,
to develop my character through regular practice ---
to cultivate sound instincts.
Through Passion, Empathy, and Wisdom
we have come to know that:
We are SolSeed
children of the Earth and Sun
awakened by starlight
We Bring Life!

Everyone, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender identity, religious belief (or non-belief), is invited to participate and join our community.

COMMENTS: You are warmly invited to begin a discussion in the comments section, or to comment anywhere in the page.

At first glance I was put off by the word "holy" as it appears in the Creed, but on reflection, what could be holier than preserving, protecting, and nurturing every living being on this planet? -Kevin

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