Evolution of Consciousness
Now that we’ve considered the personal implications of the changes that are on the way, let’s take a look, from another point of view, at the coming planetary shift in consciousness.
We speak of the second phase of human evolution on our planet as being spiritual evolution.
The latest cutting-edge scientific research into human functioning shows us the evolutionary highway into this new era.
Building blocks of matter
When we look to the past, we see that each new dimension has been firmly nested in the previous one.
In the beginning, before any matter could exist, there was pure subjective energy.
This subjective energy, which cannot be detected with physical instruments, is an attractive force that holds matter together.
Subjective energy functions through attraction. Physical energy functions through repulsion.
This is an important distinction, for it shows that it is only in the physical world, using physical means, that we can harm one another.
- Since subjective energy attracts, it cannot cause harm. Subjective energy represents perfection, the underlying perfection of the whole universe. It is the mold that forms and shape everything.
- Physical energy, on the other hand, is the energy that pushes things around, that forces things into different shapes, away from the original mold of the subjective energy.
It is subjective energy that forms and shapes atoms, and ultimately everything else on our planet.
There are certain characteristics that are repeated throughout the building blocks of matter. They are plurality, unity, and energy.
- Plurality: An atom is made up of many parts, collectively called “sub-atomic particles.”
- Unity: These sub-atomic particles function together in a certain way, that we identify as an atom.
- Energy: You have seen the results of the energy that is released when you separate the parts of an atom.
The simplest atom is hydrogen. It consists of one proton and one electron.
As the relationship of protons and electrons evolves into more complex forms, other atoms are formed.
The atomic dimension seems to have progressed in an orderly way, though we have not yet discovered all the laws of that development.
This growth continued toward greater and greater degrees of complexity until something interesting happened:
After a certain point of development, the organizing force could no longer sustain any further growth.
After that point, atoms seem to be unstable and begin to fly apart almost as they are formed.
That is the point of cessation of growth.
No matter where we look in time or space, we find only 104 atoms. Oh, a few more have been observed very briefly in the laboratory, but their time of existence is as small as a nanosecond.
Apparently the atomic dimension has reached a state of completion.
Scientists tell us that when the atomic dimension matured, the molecular dimension began. A molecule is a collection of atoms, but the sum total of a molecule is greater than the sum of each individual atom.
A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, functioning together in a certain way. It is not just three atoms at random, but three atoms held together by some kind of energy, in a particular way, so that they become a molecule of water.
It seems that at the height of stability of the atomic dimension – at the center point – a pulse of energy allowed a new birth, even before the atomic dimension ceased its growth.
This new birth represented a movement toward greater complexity. Molecules are made up of families of atoms, yet a molecule is actually more than just a collection of atoms.
It could be that the number of molecules is also finite and that the molecular dimension is also complete, but we have yet to have a Periodic Table of molecules.
Beginnings of life
The molecular dimension seems to be the bridge between inanimate matter and animate matter.
There are seven dimensions:
- Pure spiritual energy.
- Sub-atomic – subjective dimension.
- Atomic – subjective dimension.
- Molecular – part subjective , part physical.
- Cells – physical dimension.
- Organs – physical dimension.
- Organ systems – physical dimension.
When we reach the cell dimension, we make a giant leap forward in evolution: what we refer to as life.
Yet no matter what the degree of complexity, we see that each dimension is nested firmly in the previous one.
And at each level, we have the same three characteristics of plurality, unity, and energy:
- A molecule is a collection of atoms, but the sum total of a molecule is greater than the sum of each individual atom.
- A cell is a collection of molecules, but the sum total of a cell is greater than the sum of each individual molecule.
- An organ is a collection of cells, but the sum total of an organ is greater than the sum of each individual cell.
You can continue this same pattern to families of people. Each family member is an individual, but the sum total of a family is greater than the sum of each individual person.
- A neighborhood is a collection of families.
- A city is a collection of neighborhoods.
- A county is a collection of cities.
- A state is a collection of counties.
- A country is a collection of states.
- Our planet is a collection of countries.
- Our solar system is a collection of planets.
Our galaxy is a collection of solar systems.
- Our universe is a collection of galaxies.
At every level, we still have plurality, unity, and energy.
Anything that happens to a cell in your body affects your body.
Anything that happens to any person in the universe affects the whole of the universe.