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EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Illuminating and Understanding Higher States

LIQUID LIGHT— Ron Ranere photography — Ron was a photographer for my fashion designs. I own one of his Liquid Light photos. They represent what I spiritually feel within

For over 50 years I have quietly on my own, studied consciousness, and how to evolve to higher states. One point that I find in common in everything I read is that meditation is very important for evolution of consciousness. Another is that consciousness is explained differently — at least at face value — or maybe it’s just the different words used to describe this rather invisible, difficult-to-explain world?

Because of word differences, I am presenting readers with many pieces I have read. You can choose for yourself what you believe, or — like myself after studies — see the same intent of meaning in what they say, beyond different words. To highlight those words I am putting them in bold.

NEW FACULTIES

Rudolph Steiner, Knowledge of The Higher Worlds and Its Attainment, 1908, “There slumber in every human being faculties by which he can acquire for himself a knowledge of higher worlds. … Everyone can attain this knowledge; in each of us lies the faculty of recognizing and contemplating for ourselves what genuine Mysticism, Spiritual Science, Anthropology, and Gnosis teach.” [Rudolph Steiner, with many books, is my favorite of hundreds of authors and books on consciousness in my library.]

Richard M. Bucke, From Self To Cosmic Consciousness, 1901 “If we are right in the assumption [that human evolution has not ceased] new faculties from time to time arise in the mind, as in the past new faculties have arisen.” [I believe that as we gradually raise our awareness to be more open we will be trusted with new faculties by our inner self.]

Zat Rana, Letter 9, Who Makes History? 2020, “In my mind, I like to think of consciousness as a screen that reflects thoughts. … Consciousness just watches. … When consciousness is entirely present, not identifying too deeply with those thoughts, it acts creatively — spontaneously — making something out of those thoughts and their underlying emotions.”

MANY EXPRESSIONS FOR CONSCIOUSNESS

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

Rudolph Steiner, Knowledge of The Higher Worlds and Its Attainment, 1908, “Every human being bears a higher man within…. This higher man remains hidden until he is awakened.”

Dan Peterson, “The Mystery of Life: There’s a mind beyond the brain which we sometimes call our ‘consciousness’ or our ‘spirit’. … Anything you need to know will come to you when the time is right.” [I thanked Dan for suggesting that the mind and the brain are not the same thing — as many present scientists of the physical world insist.]

Deepak Chopra: “Whether you call it your spiritual life, your inner journey, or a search for a higher power, there is a necessary process, known as waking up. It consists of no longer being unaware. … To find out who you really are, you must look into the human mind, where everything about you begins. … You are as unbounded as consciousness itself, as limitless as existence, as timeless as eternity. The purpose of your life is purely and simply to wake up. Everything that exists is part of the play of consciousness as it endlessly transforms itself. When you are awake, you can fully participate in this play, the cosmic dance of creation.[Deepak Chopra, MD understands very well. I love his “inner journey” and “cosmic dance of creation”.]

David Gerken writes about the TAO, “The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.”What that sentence means is that the Tao/God cannot be understood by talking about it or thinking about it or reading about it or writing about it. So how does one come to understand the Tao? By sensing it. …Meditate to get quiet inside… “Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?”

Mitch Horowitz, Scholastic philosophers can debate the existence of an intelligent creator — but the jury is in: YOU possess a metaphysical existence.

EVOLUTION TO HIGHER STATES

Seeing the Light, Rudolph Steiner in Cosmic Memory said that eyes to see were one of the first organs in our evolution. Photo by Gambar oleh Fador Pixabay

Rudolph Steiner, Knowledge of The Higher Worlds and Its Attainment, 1908, “This calm and serenity react on the whole being. They assist the growth of the inner man, and those faculties also grow which lead to higher knowledge…. Something begins to live within him, which ranges above the purely personal. … He cultivates an intercourse with the spiritual world. …The silent inward thought-work is much higher, much more real, than things in space.

Dr. Christine Bradstreet 🌴, Change Your Mind Change the World “The point is to grow the self, so that you’re improving the world for everyone.”

Dr Mehmet Yildiz , @Illumination quotes George Orwell: “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else”.

Eddie Pease, Elemental, says, “The nature of this transformation is beautifully described by T.S Eliot in “Little Gidding”: ‘We shall not cease from exploration — And the end of all our exploring — Will be to arrive where we started — And know the place for the very first time.” [I’ve spent 50 years exploring my mind, and continually know new experiences and transformations, and wrote an article Transformations for the World and Each of Us]

Thomas Oppong, Socratic Ignorance: The Beginning of Wisdom, quotes Albert Einstein: “Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning. Don’t worry about what you can’t answer, and don’t try to explain what you can’t know. Curiosity is its own reason. Aren’t you in awe when you contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure behind reality? And this is the miracle of the human mind — to use its constructions, concepts, and formulas as tools to explain what man sees, feels and touches. Try to comprehend a little more each day. Have holy curiosity.” [Yes. Questioning one’s Self is a beautiful way to evolve consciousness.]

Zat Rana, Letter 9, Who Makes History? 2020, “[When] someone can step away from identifying with their thoughts and emotions, just watching them from the distance of consciousness itself, is roughly proportional to the agency they have in the world. It’s a meta-awareness that goes beyond any rationality or linguistic abstraction. … Naturally, all of us slip in and out of this state. … Many people also live this state consistently and experience it as a sense of peace.”

Rudolph Steiner, Cosmic Memory, 1959, Editor, “Rudolph Steiner shows that the insoluble link between human and the cosmos is the fundamental basis of evolution.” Steiner, “Man can only truly understand himself when he knows his own development.”

I will continue to study my development and evolution of consciousness at 87. And when I die, I will continue it in my next lifetime. Thank you for reading, and I would love to hear your perspectives on Evolution of Consciousness.


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