the illusions of consciousness and evolution
First let me (Simeon) acknowledge that I realize that the most popular take on consciousness these days is that everything is consciousness. In fact this was the model of viewing reality that I once used as well.
Perhaps the model I am using now is really not all that different than many of the other models being used out there. However, semantics may make it seem that way. Lets just say that I am therefore offering you the possibility of adjusting the meanings of a few words like sentience, intellect and consciousness, and then viewing the nature of reality a bit differently from that new perspective.
Many years ago I read a number of Rudolph Steiner's books. He brought forth the concept that there were three phases of collective evolution taking place on this planet. He labeled these the "Sentient Soul Evolution," the "Intellectual Soul Evolution" and the "Consciousness Soul Evolution."
This information took me into a deep mystical journey that lasted a couple of years. I actually felt that Steiner was with me as a guide in that journey. It felt like he had much more to offer on this than what had ever gotten written down in his time on Earth and that he was eager to help reinforce that within the collective soul in some way.
Through the course of this mystical journey I actually was given a model to redefine the nature of consciousness and therefore reality itself. I now would say that everything in the universe has sentience versus consciousness. Sentience is a form of awareness that is moving out like a vector from a point source. In anthropological terms this would be awareness of other, of that outside of self.
Consciousness is what happens when that ray of sentient awareness is bent back upon itself. As sentient awareness bends back upon itself it starts to become self-aware. It is the development of the intellect that has enabled some sentient beings to start becoming self-aware and thus conscious beings.
So herein we also have a reasonable definition of what the purpose of our intellect truly is as well. Our intellect is meant to facilitate our process of becoming self-aware. Yet, the intellect has also found many other interesting things to do as well! As a collective we are only now beginning to start using our intellect for its intended purpose.
Humans and some of the animals on the planet are in various stages of developing self-awareness and thus consciousness. Once we have become fully self-conscious, which means there is nothing within us that we are no longer unconscious of, the need for the intellect will no longer exist and the evolutionary curve will eliminate it from our experience and along with that dissolution will go many of the problems that the intellect has created.
Intellect here is synonymous with the operative modalities of the concrete and abstract aspects of our human minds. Higher mind operates in pure fields of awareness that does not have cognitive components. Higher mind operates at unity, therefore there is no need for any cognition of self or other, they are perceived as all being part of one organism. Instant access to all that exists within that larger organism is always available to Higher Mind. Another way of saying this is that Higher Mind is fully multi-dimensional and almost completely unrestricted and is therefore pure consciousness.
When you observe your own thoughts, you use Higher Mind. Who is it that is doing the observing? It certainly is not the thinking mind, that which will usually identify itself as you. That observation occurs through an awareness which lies out beyond all thought processes. It is within a field of pure consciousness.
The question now arises that if Higher Mind is pure consciousness then why do we have this further projection into a more limited form of awareness which we are calling sentience? To truly understand this requires that we also truly understand the singular purpose for everything in the universe.
Some years ago I went through a series of meditations lasting about four months seeking to know the purpose of life. I first was taken on a journey to expand my concepts around what life itself was. Then I had a very powerful mystical experience which allowed me to directly experience the Universal Heart of God. It was being referred to as the Universal Heart Crystal. It was a most incredible experience and it changed me forever.
In the direct experience of these energetics I was opened up and a holographic reality-ball entered my heart chakra. I then came to understand that the singular purpose of all of life and creation, of every particle, wave, ion, atom and being that exists anyplace in the universe, is to expand the beauty, textures, colors and radiance of love in the Universal Heart.
Any time any aspect of the universe expresses the love that is its foundation and root of existence in a way that resonates at the frequency of higher forms of love (phi harmonics) it leaves a unique imprint upon the Universal Heart Crystal. This imprint is like no other, it is unique. No two expressions of love are ever the same, they are like snowflakes, each one being unique with its own colors, textures and radiance.
Therefore what I was experiencing in my mystical vision was the aggregate of all those expressions of love throughout eternity. This was the most profoundly beautiful thing I have ever seen in my inner eye. Each time any of us expresses our higher love nature we add to the beauty of this exquisite holographic entity in the universe and instantly all beings and the entire creation has been enhanced. I encourage you to meditate and ask to be brought into direct experience with the Universal Heart Crystal, God's Heart, in your own unique way. Please share your experience with me if you do.
Now back to answering our question which I restate here: if Higher Mind is pure consciousness then why do we have this further projection into a more limited form of awareness which we are calling sentience? Life, or what I now call the Sacred Flow of Life which is life beyond the limitations of temporal forms, has this eternal propensity to generate new fractals of reality for beings to experience. New fractals of reality allow additional unique expressions of love to emerge in interaction with and response to the fractal reality itself. This thereby continues to fuel the possibilities for expanding the beauty, textures, colors and radiance of love in the Universal Heart of God which is the singular purpose for everything's existence.
It may take a bit for this to sink in. I had a very powerful experience that literally embedded it into the fabric of my being. Yet, it may take some time for this awareness to fully entrain the depths of your cellular consciousness to its new point of reference if such a profound experience is not forthcoming for you for whatever reason.
I am being inspired to bring this forth at this time outside of the deeper format I have been working with it in over the last few years, which is/was my Radiant Heart Initiations. This is a major re-alignment needing to take place in the collective over the next several decades. Those who have engaged the Radiant Heart Initiations have been surrogates for the collective consciousness in this regard. Many others have done the same in their own way as well I'm sure.
Moving into this alternative model of consciousness is really about understanding that the greater field of consciousness divides itself down into a myriad of fractals reducing itself as far as sentience or beyond, and then letting the natural life impulse of love carry it back to its full state once again. This is simply so that the beauty of love can keep expanding.
This awareness has changed the way I view evolution. Evolution is only part of a greater revolution, just as its etymology suggests. It occurs within a fractal of reality that is purposely limited to further expand the beauty of love in God's heart. When it returns to its full state of consciousness nothing has changed in that regard. However, the beauty of love within the Universal Heart Crystal as a result of the unfoldment of that fractal within the Sacred Flow of Life has been greatly expanded, and as such, the entire creation has been enhanced as well.
The moral of this story? There is no individual evolution, it is an illusion. There is no evolution of consciousness, it is also an illusion. Yet, we must fully embrace both to fully transcend the illusion and participate in the singular purpose for all of creation.
Take advantage of every opportunity the Sacred Flow of Life brings you to express your higher love nature -- there is no shortage of opportunities. We will then together accelerate the unfoldment of our fractal of reality on Earth and beautify the universe according to our shared purpose in common -- to BE the love we are!
Many blessings to you in the power of our mutually expressed love beingness. . .