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Evolving Consciousness

Posted by Heather C. Williams at Aug 12, 2012 10:19 PM |

1. The word, 'evolve' comes from the Latin root word, 'evolvere'. It means "to roll out and unfold". 2. The word 'conscious' comes from the Latin word 'conscius'. It means "knowing with others". (Com = with & scire = to know)

Evolving Consciousness

A questioning mind is timeless

In 1968, I was 21 years old, living in a commune on Buchanan Street in San Francisco, searching, through hallucinogenic drugs for something more. I didn't know it at the time, but in two years (1970), I would be engaging in a life-long study of "Mind Unfolding" or "Self Observation" or the 4th Way practice of "Waking Up to who/what I really am". Today (2012), I sit at my computer looking at a self portrait I did in 1968 and realize that I am evolving or unfolding an identity. Who am I? Am I my physical body? No! I am much more than my physical body because today my physical body is quite different from 1968 and from 1947 when I was born. What am I? Am I my thoughts? I have so many thoughts and my thoughts have changed a great deal over time. No. I am not my thoughts. My thoughts flow through me. Whatever I am, I am pure Consciousness becoming more and more conscious that ALL IS CONSCIOUSNESS!

And this understanding gives me a foundation upon which to stand as I evolve, move beyond my limited local ego self and see all as ONE UNIVERSAL UNFOLDING LIFE.

 Check out The Prosperos School of Ontology with classes and community devoted to the unfolding identity of humanity: http://www.theprosperos.org/