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Evolution vs. Development, You Decide…


I would like to pose a question. Are we evolving into spirit beings or are we growing spiritual beings?

In the metaphysical world, I see a lot of references about evolving into spirit beings or evolving into full potential. Let’s stop and think about this for a minute. The natural world around us is the example created for us to look to. There is growth, aging, sleep, and re-growth all around us.

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;”
Rom 1:20

“Verily, in the creation of the heavens and of the earth, and the succession of night and day: and in the ships that speed through the sea with what is useful to man: and in the waters which God sends down from the sky, giving life thereby to the earth after it had, been lifeless, and causing all manner of living creatures to multiply thereon: and in the change of the winds, and the clouds that run their appointed courses between sky and earth: [in all this] there are messages indeed for people who use their reason.”
The Qur’an (Koran), The Cow 2:164

Let’s use a tree as an example. Were you aware that trees have energy meridians and pressure points just like people? Did you know that trees have a central nervous system of sorts and a circulatory system too? Trees shudder in violent weather. When it is going to rain, they turn their leaves bottom side up. The sap and water running throughout the tree is the circulatory system. Trees and plants take raw energy – light – and convert it into usable energy – for people. They convert light to sugar through the process of photosynthesis.

Trees start out as little seeds – just like people. They grow into a sprout, then a shoot, then a sapling, before they reach young maturity. Then as they grow, they become fully mature and then there are the great elders of trees – the ones that have been around many hundreds of years.

In the winter, in colder climates, trees enter a dormant period which can be likened to death in people. It is a sleep period and then the tree is re-awakened. The fact that trees go through this process every year and not at the end of their life cycle (like people) is the only aberration from people in this comparison.

When an oak tree sprouts forth and begins to grow, it doesn’t decide it’s going to evolve into a pine tree and then a birch tree and then an elder tree, etc. It grows into an oak tree. It knows what it is and what it is to become.

People start out as seeds; they are born and become an infant, then a toddler, a child, a teen, a young adult, a middle-aged adult, an elder, sleep and then spirit.

Did you notice there are eight phases of development?

In Indian Numerology, the number 7 is masculine and 8 feminine. (In Biblical Numerology, the number 7 comes from the Hebrew root meaning “complete” or “full” and has been interpreted to mean “spiritual perfection.”) The number 8 also has the masculine qualities of direction and execution. It is Karmic and Mystic. The even number 8 carries out the plan of the odd number 7 (numbers are paired in Indian Numerology); they are complimentary – two halves of a whole. Even numbers are sociable, responsible and emotional.

Do you remember what the 8th developmental phase is? It is Spirit.

Even numbers depend on others for their growth, i.e. all of creation being one, one vast cosmic organism. Even numbers are not initiators (as an odd number would be, yang being the masculine equivalent to odd – yang initiates), even numbers are humanitarian – seeking the welfare of all humanity and also creation. Even numbers are spiritually inclined – Spirit seeking Spirit.

Numbers are a Universal Language. This is why computer programs are written in binary code; it is a universal numerical language.

In Chinese Numerology, the number 8 is equated to sudden good fortune and prosperity. The number 888 is triple good fortune.

The energy of numbers is also significant. The energy of the number 8 holds within it abundance, authority, leadership, cosmic awareness, self-motivation, prosperity and infinity.

I could make an interesting observation here that the year we are in – 2008 – appears to be a year of great spiritual awakening on the planet. It is also in the cusp of changing astrologic eras; we are moving from Pisces into Aquarius. Baby boomers will remember a popular song that was released in 1969 by The 5th Dimension; it was the title song to their fourth album, The Age of Aquarius. (click the link to hear a clip from the song) It is also interesting to note that the spirit dimension is often referred to as the fifth dimension – how aptly appropriate that a musical group called The 5th Dimension created this song.

In Biblical Numerology, the number 10 denotes ordinal perfection. A method called digit summing would add 2+0+0+8 = 10.

In numerology of the Tarot, the number 8 is a number of power, manifestation and accomplishment. Indeed, you will manifest into your full growth, that of spirit when you reach the eighth stage of development.

Again, I would ask you, are you evolving or growing?

You were created by the Creator of ALL things. However you choose to view or name that Source from which you were created, you were still created in that image. That from which you were created is greater than you. The ego (remember that monkey mind?) would have you think that there is nothing greater than you.

“so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
Rom 1:20-21

Bear in mind, if everything is part of creation, you are part of a greater whole – you are like a cell in a greater cosmology of the universe.

Are you evolving into something else? Evolution implies change by adaptation which is sometimes seen in the natural world, but is not the norm.

“Real creativity is an organized process and creative thinking is a skill, to be learned, cultivated, practiced, and applied; not some freak of genetics beyond the reach of most.”
Mike Vance, former Dean of Disney University

I would challenge you to think about how freely and easily “evolve” is used and examine your own beliefs and where they stand. What do you think? Start from a brand new fresh perspective, no past history or influence, and examine every thought. Why do you think as you do? Have you proven it to be so or have you just accepted it because someone said so? I would admonish you to, “Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good.” (1 Thess 5:21)

We were born to be creators – we are from the Creator. Just as you resemble your physical father, so too you resemble your Spirit Father. It’s time to grow into the fullness of your potential. Are you ready?

Lyrics to The Age of Aquarius by The 5th Dimension

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Aquarius! Aquarius!

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
The Age of Aquarius
Aquarius! Aquarius!

Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in
The sun shine in
Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in
The sun shine in
Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in
The sun shine in…….


Author: Antonia

A light shining in the dark. Seeking all things spiritual. Everything is ONE.

3 thoughts on “Evolution vs. Development, You Decide…

  1. “Start from a brand new fresh perspective, no past history or influence, and examine every thought”

    If you really understood the big picture, you would never say the above.. Everything we know is a past history…. passed from generation to generation… there is no your mind or my mind.. There is just common mind that we all kind of connected to and using…. our thinking is not as far apart as you imagine.. 🙂 That’s why we are all doing the same things. Notice.. out of fear…. conformity…
    You are not separate from the rest… society is a mechanism…albeit a complex one… but ONE….

    Every single word you are using in this article was created … not by you.. so you are just repeating. something you’ve learnt, or read….as we all do…

    Perhaps, we are the source and evolution, or growth (whatever makes you comfortable, as for me it doesn’t really matter) is just an awakening to our own self…

    The bottom line is none knows…

    Interesting article, nevertheless 🙂

  2. When you are born, you start with a “clean slate.” No thing is written on it. My personal belief is that you are born with access to all knowledge. But from the moment of birth, the surroundings and people you have direct contact with impact your awareness of all knowledge. What you become aware of are pieces of “knowledge” from “all knowledge” that become part of your thinking. Many people never move out of their immediate experience, what they perceive as reality, to the greater experience of ALL as ONE. Those who pursue personal growth development start to stretch their awareness and the boundaries of thought and grow to an awareness of the greater Universal Mind. Few ever fully understand Universal Mind.

    From the perspective of thought as Mind, all thoughts co-exist at the same time in all space – they are OMNIPRESENT. Whether you are aware of them or not depends on your perception. Not everyone, in fact few, recognize or understand they are connected to Universal Mind and that what they think, do, say and act (behave) impacts the greater Universal Whole.

    When I say, “start from a fresh perspective and examine every thought,” I am speaking to those who are still trapped in their limited reality. It’s a nudge to awaken to the awareness of something greater that is beyond the mere physical person. When you examine why you have a thought or what influences caused you to perceive a thought a certain way, you can begin to change your perception and open your awareness to other possibilities.

    Society isn’t a mechanism – it is part of a universal “body” as is all of creation – everything that exists is one “body” with many systems. Your physical body represents the greater universal body – It is one with many systems. You, every person, everyt hing that is created is a cell within the greater “body” of All That Exists I WILL TO BE.

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