“All is flux,” the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said 2500 years ago. “Nothing stays still.” He offered us a perfect description of transmutation, one of the great powers that cosmologist Brian Swimme ascribes to the universe.

Every molecule, every cell, every feature of our earth has come to this point through transmutation. Now it’s asking us to participate in the changes needed to step into a larger vision of what it means to be human on our planet. As we do, there is a lot to learn from this brilliant, patient power.