On Earth (and possibly elsewhere) the evolution of matter is always moving towards the amplification of its consciousness, its divine spirit.
Evolution is not just survival of the fittest. It's a creative movement towards higher levels of consciousness. It's the song of the cosmos. The smallest particle is alive with the intelligence of spirit. Just as your body can breathe and circulate its blood without help from your mind because of its innate intelligence and spirit, everything in the universe possesses some similar intelligence and spirit.
The Plains Indians as well as other Native Americans know this. The ancient tradition of Shintoism in Japan knows this. The sacred wisdom traditions on earth know this. Walt Whitman in 1855 knew this. Your and my heart know this now. Only scientific materialism doesn't. Although it's learning.
Peter Russell calls such evolution amplification of consciousness. Maybe this song is being played on other worlds in distant galaxies as well. Maybe there's a pattern in this movement in infinity. Some rising wave, then in-turning curl of distortion and crash before the clear and wonderful wash to shore.
Returning to our cartoon icon, Nigel Tufnel, maybe we are only tens on that Amazing Technicolor Dream Amp. And maybe such an evolution requires some distortion before it hits that highest note. Maybe a rock is set at one, Pat Boone. A single cell is crooning two. Some worm is turning folksy tambourines at three. By the time we're listening to vegetation or some tree, we're at a mellow five or steady six or gently rising seven. The wind called Mary begins to blow across the leaves.
Maybe animated life turned up to eight or nine becomes a strident survival of the fittest, a battle of the bands. Maybe those evolved with the amplification of thought, cranked all the way up to ten, will lose themselves in that world for a time in purple haze! Maybe our ultimate goal is to find that clear and ringing all-important one enhanced than ten, eleven, clear amazing grace. Maybe we'll discuss that in our further points.
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