Aloha Dear Ones,
Tonight I’d like to begin sharing with you the essential dynamics of evolutionary relationship, as I have come to understand them.
For the past two years, I have been immersed in the study of evolutionary spirituality with Craig Hamilton, a teacher based in Northern California. Craig’s site is IntegralEnlightenment.com. He studied for many years with the best-known proponent of evolutionary spirituality, Andrew Cohen. Andrew’s new book, “Evolutionary Enlightenment,” available on Amazon, is a great resource for those seeking to understand the evolutionary perspective.
One of the most fascinating and hopeful discoveries of evolutionary community has been the emergence of a, “We space.” This, “We,” is an experience of mutual inner knowing between people that seems to be beyond personality conditioning, a visceral awareness of something that was previously a spiritual metaphor of unity, of us being, “all God’s children.” There are updated metaphors referring to humanity as, “one life, ” or, “one heartbeat.”
Evolutionaries speak of the, “evolutionary impulse,” or the active face of God, the forward-moving divine intention that Mother Teresa called upon us to embody, because, “God has no hands but ours.” My background is Christian, and my purest experience of what my ministers would call, “The Holy Spirit,” is how I experience the evolutionary impulse. For me, there is no difference in the spiritual power to which these terms seek to give expression. There is the same ever-present mystery, the quality of deep care, a sacred fire urging us to recognize each other as brothers and sisters, holding us responsible for doing the right thing, motivating us to act for the higher good, in the name of love.
Craig Hamilton has written, “Principles of Evolutionary Culture: How you can create a microcosm of Heaven on Earth.” These 10 principles, written with inspiring clarity, offer practices relating to each other as the We beyond individual egoic conditioning, responsive to the evolutionary impulse’s call to a more passionately conscious, sacred life, to more powerfully creative, loving, mutual relationships. The principles were intended to facilitate groups–I will paraphrase the principles as a framework for relationship. Visit IntegralEnlightment.com to view Craig Hamilton’s original, “Principles of Evolutionary Culture.”
The first of the 10 principles is, “A Wholehearted Intention to Transform.”
Bring all of yourselves to this relationship. Recognize that this is a place where your own deepest longing for a greater life, a holy life, can be engaged and expressed. Have the love, trust, and courage to give your heart and soul to the way you will be learning to relate with each other, and with all others. Do this in the knowledge that the single most transformative power in the world is the power of our intention. If you want your life to change in a profound way, it will. If you want your relationship to change for the greater good, it will. With that kind of intention behind you, your relationship can be a powerful catalyst for waking up together, for experiencing a deeper, higher love that will inspire the world.
Wow. What a pure, powerful, righteous intention. I feel my heart bursting open with hope for something better than I’ve ever known before when I read those words. What would happen if you committed to relating to your partner in this light? How would your life be different if you related to everyone with such a sacred intention?
Something to think about, to feel into, to let in. Just receive this as a gift. Consider embarking on an amazing adventure towards the real thing, together.
Love and blessings,
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