Do you ever think about whether evolution is going forward or backward?
(N.B. - by evolution, I'm leaning more to "evolution of personal consciousness"
and not evolution of the species so much, but all is connected)
It's always going forward, of course, but it easily appears backward sometimes when
our oneness is connecting us to plants, or rocks. You know what I mean?
Because to let go of the mind is to really simplify, and that simplification can be
compared (when the mind reappears) to being like a rock - just being, not thinking.
And all the "extras" fall away and you are stripped to the essentials, or quintessence.
If you've experienced that, then you may have also had the argument with yourself about
whether enlightenment or evolution is returning to some prior state/consciousness or
moving into something new and unknown.
Well, I have that conversation a lot, and I recently had some good answers/vision.
Both are happening, and I don't mean in parallel universes necessarily. What I mean is...
let me borrow a picture ...
So call the top of the triad Point Zero, or Source or Void or No-thing or whatever.
The arrow down on the left side is involution (in/towards mass) and the upward
arrow on the right is evolution (going back 'home'). If it helps in visualizing and comprehension,
place 7 horizontal levels inside the triangle, rainbow colors if you like, corresponding to
chakras and planes of consciousness and worlds.
Or use the Kabbalistic tree of life diagram... whatever you like.
So the Jacob's ladder you came "down" (or electromagnetic spectrum/lowering frequency)
is the same way "up" (raising vibrations/mass into spirit).
That's why it seems backward sometimes - because you have been there before. It's just new
to this personality, this particular cycle of involution/evolution.
Why is it like going backwards and becoming plants, trees or rocks or whatever.
Well, nature is vibrating in a "higher" consciousness than most people are.
So you're not getting dumber, but simpler. People generally collect and aquire all
kinds of stuff for their identity, and often have trouble letting go and moving on and making room
for the next new thing. Nature is more essential.
But the important thing to also realize is that humans are a spearhead of evolving consciousness
(DNA dreaming) and are meant to be able to be non-essential. It's not a bad thing.
It's just an unknown which has become known. So evolving, or going home, is not returning
to the Source with nothing (although it sort of is), but with stamps in your passport and skinned
knees and grey hairs, etc.
You see, an entity on the fifth plane that is involuting would be non-physical, an angel or something.
But an entity on the same plane evoluting has a body, or at least became physical for a time and
is now in the process of ascension/evolution. So you'll revisit the laws of that 5th plane, but you'll
feel different about them than angels do, because you have 4, 3, 2, and 1 under your belt as well.
In short, a Christos is anointed - has become human and went back up the spectrum through ascension.
I'll talk about this some more, but I'm out of time for the moment.