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“The object of every Revelation,” stated Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith, is “to effect a transformation in the whole character of mankind, a transformation that shall manifest itself, both outwardly and inwardly, that shall affect both its inner life and external conditions.”
“When we think about how we’re applying this [Baha’i] revelation to our lives, it has to look radically different than everything we’ve ever done,” says Ymasumac Maranon-Davis, an educational consultant and writer. “Humanity is evolving in terms of its own collective transformation, which then, of course, leads us to what we [Baha’is] know as the age of transition.”
“[I’m] consciously trying to think about my life as a life of transformation, to think about what are the requirements of an age in which we are all transitioning, and to enact those requirements, not just to think about them and hold them in my head as interesting ideas, but rather to see them in action in front of me, which is a lot harder to do,” she says.
That’s why this Wednesday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m. PST on Zoom, Ymasumac will explore what it means to live in an age of transition and what that requires of us. She will also share stories of Abdu’l-Baha, who Baha’is regard as the perfect exemplar of the Baha’i teachings in action.
“We have to learn. We have to try. We have to explore,” Ymasumac says. At our Zoom gathering, she will discuss what it means to live in a mode of learning as a culture. “There are qualities and attributes we must have like…humility, because humility assumes you don’t have the answer, [and] universal participation — everyone gets a voice.”
So, if you’re interested in learning about how we can spiritually transform ourselves and our society, RSVP here.
Ymasumac says, “I always hope that, in any space I’m in, somebody leaves feeling a little bit more empowered to affect the transformation of life. …By walking towards transformation, I also hope that they’re walking towards love [and] that they recognize that the most powerful force of transformation is love.”