Is Conscious Evolution the same as Evolution of Consciousness
So is the evolution of consciousness the cause or the effect of conscious evolution?
The reality of being a human being is that we are limited, our choices are restricted and bounded by our merely being human. How do we be free in the center of our limitations?(I hope this makes sense)
God learns to operate within this limitation, God chooses to learn in this way the experience seems to be something God enjoys and thrives on. God loves to learn, grow and develop.
God loves the dance...
How fun is it to experience something new, something better, something bigger, deeper? God hurts when a vessel that was created to do and be more does not or can not learn, expand, grow, achieve, evolve. This is the problem that God constantly creates solutions for. Lifetime after lifetime, age after age, choice after choice.
freedom within limitations, the opportunity for God to experience more, God became human
I love being human and not knowing, if what I know, is what is known. It is both liberating and limiting.
I appreciate your considered thoughts --and questions--on these abstractions. You demonstrate one of the most significant aspects of conscious evolution at the personal level, which is the willingness to continually render our observations and understandings as obsolete--so that we may participate with the ongoing larger evolutionary forces that surround us. By nature, evolution-- both personal and cosmic --is an open-ended process of learning/ adapting/ responding, so inevitably there is always something more to embrace, understand and become.
Forgive me I AM new, I don't get to talk about this type of stuff in my current environment but now the U n I verse has pro vided this out let for me to plug in and shape, sharpen and share my thoughts, interests and development.
Does transformation ever stop? Is there an end to transformation? Is there a limit? Does God expand? If evolution is something that characterizes God and communicates a method of growth and development than for what purpose? Why create? Why develop if not to grow and become more than what was, what is and what will be?
I wonder if Oneness is the beginning of evolution and once that is embraced, accepted and mastered than another kind of consciousness emerges and then that consciousness will have to evolve.(new level new devil) Does that mean that it is a "both, and" type of thing (Quantum thinking?!?)
I feel like a 39 year old kid at the grown-ups table. (with child like faith in the process we are in volved)
Also competition has purpose, war has purpose, just as much as cooperation and growth, we must balance our energy concerning these things. There is a type of war we must wage there is a type of competiton that is healthy and necessary. Has war and competition evolved?(that may be a dumb question)
Here are some additional thoughts about your question.
1. The question, as phrased, has no right answer. The answer depends on the perspective of the person answering. One answer is no more right than another, although one answer may be more useful than another for particular purposes. For example, if we want harmony in our lives, we don't fight.
2. To ask and/or try to answer the question automatically creates separation between us and the experience of the energetic Flow we call "Consciousness" or "Awareness" or "God" or "The Tao" or "Brahma".
3. I agree with Lee and Steven. Consciousness is and always has been. All we need do, as humans, is "turn on the switch", tune into the right channel", "open our eyes and see", "open our ears and hear." The consciousness shift can happen quite suddenly once we are open to receiving a new way of thinking, feeling and being. This consciousness shift is what has been called "transformation", "salvation", "transcendence", "overcoming", "samadhi", "grace", "awareness", "piercing the veil of illusion."
4. The only sense in which we evolve as a species is that more and more of us tune in to what has always been there. Eternity is right here, right now. All we need do is open our eyes.
5. The question, as phrased, assumes that reductive thinking, rather than systems thinking, is the correct thought process. We have all been so conditioned to analytic, objective, separative thinking and the belief that we can know objective reality. What if we can't? What if everything is simply perspective, and what I perceive as "I" is simply a part of a dynamic, creative flow? What if all we can do is co-create using our limited, human tools as well as we know how?
6. The question, as phrased, also assumes there really is such a thing as time: past, present, future. Are these concepts not simply just that? Concepts we humans have created?
If understood this way, the evolution of consciousness would be the cause of conscious evolution. But then, who is to say that this is the only way of understanding?