The human race had their beginning, and I had mine - in this lifetime, anyway.
Growing up in a cultural melting pot like Chicago set a great foundation for my different drummer to build on. I grew up in a town with six million people; every one of them was different from the next.
It became obvious to me, early on, that thinking, feeling human beings are as different as snowflakes. No two snowflakes are alike. No two people are alike, either. Not even identical twins, or soul mates.
We're all very similar, in spite of obvious differences. The human race has plenty of sub-races to choose from, in every shape and color imaginable.
Our shape and color has a lot to do with being different, even from other people who are the same shape and color as we are. What shape and color we are affects us all in different ways; the different ways we think and feel about our shape and color is one of the things that makes everybody different.
There are plenty of cultures to choose from on this planet, too. I get the feeling that if you're an ostrich, you're an ostrich, and it doesn't really make much difference if you're an ostrich in New Zealand or an ostrich in New York. You're still an ostrich, and you still spend your day doing what an ostrich naturally does.
Human beings aren't like ostriches. Granted, they all eat, and drink, and think, but how they spend the rest of their minutes depends, pretty much, on the culture they grew up in. Every culture thinks and feels about life differently, so they live different lifestyles. The thoughts and feelings we inherited from the culture we grew up in are another one of the things that makes everybody different.
The big differences between human beings aren't on the outside, and are invisible to the naked eye. The big differences in human beings are inside. Every human being thinks their own thoughts, and feels their own feelings. That's what makes every human being unique.
Being unique is obviously what being a thinking, feeling human being is all about. Why else would everything - EVERYTHING - in our lives set us apart from each other? We could be like antelope, and run in herds, but we aren't. Did we - before modern technology gave us more options in ways to survive than we had when we were living in harmony with nature?
Were we ever all the same? Probably - if you believe in the Garden of Eden concept. We were all created equal, on the same consciousness level as God. We were One with God; we didn't really think, and we didn't really feel. We just WERE, and what we were was blissful.
When we decided that we wanted to be physical beings with a spiritual aspect instead of spiritual beings in physical form, we literally changed the world.
Lois Grant-Holland is a Life Path Focus Counselor offering Life Path Focus Sessions, Karmic Astrology Charts, Channeled Guidance, Intuitive Readings and Classes and Workshops to spiritual seekers on all positive paths, and is the site facilitator at The A.N.S.W.E.R. - (The Seeker's Resource Guide to Alternative, New Thought, Spiritual Growth, Wellness and Enlightenment Resources.) You can visit her website at www.loisgrantholland.com">http://www.loisgrantholland.com