I am not among the believers in our purpose in being here to evolve our spirits by-way of gaining knowledge through physical experience. I don’t believe the spirit is seeking to evolve, but rather it fully understands that everything is in a continual state of change and that there is no “good” or “bad” or even an evolutionary process [beings that spirit is eternal, and so is change, and in spirit all energy exists equally and so evolution denotes an inequality within the very energies that make up the ALL]. I feel spirit is nothing more than organized energy, and being energy is has no choice but to create through expression. All energy must express and therefore create. What is created is simply based upon what energy patterns the expressing energy aligns with. I see it all around me everyday no matter where I look. Energy seeking to express itself; plants, minerals, elements, animals, weather patterns, and so on. Spirit is not seeking to evolve but simply express creative forces flowing through it. An artist does not paint or dance to become something better along an evolutionary path [because ‘better’ is a judgment call based upon personal bias], just as a plant does not flower for that reason. They do so because the base need among anything alive is to express the energy flowing through it, whatever that energy may be, it needs to express.
Our spirits are simply aligning with similar energies and expressing facets of itself through, in this case, a physical existence because as an energy structure it must. I don’t believe it comes down to spiritual evolution to “higher” more “profound” states of awareness or karma, but a simplistic and very potent need and continual pattern of expression through creative forces.
For instance, the Viking peoples did not believe in gods and goddesses as lofty entities like poor interpretations of other religions and modern “Hollywood” cliché stereotypes have tried to depict.
Like I’ve written before in interviews and articles - Odin/Wotan was not seen as a god who sits on high, but rather an expression of the totality of creation, just like the Native American Great Spirit that moves in all things. Odin is a combination Norse word roughly meaning “wind that walks”. Wind is unseen yet felt. Wind permeates all life and moves all things from the world of the unseen and yet it is here upon the earth and touches everything alive as if it truly is the non-physical world walking beside us sharing this physical experience with us. Odin can be looked at as a wise chieftain or even the old mystical wanderer who donned a cloak and hat, carried a rune staff and travelled with two wolves, Geri and Fleki and two ravens Hugin and Munin. Hugin is thought and Munin is memory and they both whisper continually in Odin’s ears. Geri is greedy and Fleki is ravenous. Greedy for life and ravenous for experience; meat and sustenance. Odin feeds both the wolves but Odin does not eat, only drinks mead because Odin is ethereal while the ravens are mind energy and the wolves are physical energy. Or like the valknut symbol, Wotan might be looked at as the trio of life; mind body and spirit, the cosmic fire, the cosmic ice and the balance point between and our pursuit to elevate each state of being as well as continual change through movement. Not much different than the creator views of many Native American tribes with many variations, but all the same in that the creator force was a moving force containing everything, not a singular entity, but a movement of life eternal walking beside us and within us.
None of them are “good” or “bad” or trying to evolve into some higher state of being. They are the energies of life; seasons, elements, conflict, love, emotions and so on, and simply exist to express and through those expressions life on all sides of the veil continues ever on.
I do not feel we evolve as we comprehend evolution because we are mere extensions of a greater energy. This greater energy flows into us of its own need to create. Due to massive levels of interference of all kinds in this world we rarely have the opportunity to receive clearly and fully the true level of energy being fed to us from the greater energy source from which we are created. The rare times we do, I find we dabble with the feelings of oneness; a state beyond thought or emotion, a place of absolute contentment, if only briefly and so fleeting.
Therefore since the source from which we come is far more intense and “complete” than we, simple facets of its creative energy, then we do not really evolve, but rather attempt to achieve a stronger connection minus the interference. When we make that fleeting connection it is my mere opinion that we are feeling our real and greater root energy source and it feels like something to “evolve” to, but I don’t think it is evolution but rather a stronger connection to return to.
· Source --- incomplete and flawed creation --- the creation seeking to evolve higher than the source as if we know better than the source as to what is needed in existence – evolution becomes stagnation – lack of creative flow
Continual Creative Flow
· Source --- creates --- creation creates because the source creates --- all has its place in the continual flow of creative expression --- nothing attempts to evolve to a “higher state” because in the end it would stop the flow of creation --- the source flows through all creation, even creation creating, so “evolution” is counter intuitive and counterproductive because it does not create from original intent, but rather attempts to mold into a preconceived idea a stagnant root
Personally I don’t see any evolution going on in the human race, that’s for damn sure. People are just as violent as they have ever been; just as thin skinned, prejudice, self centered, fragile, etc, etc. If anything people in the true depth of a human being seems to have degraded, not evolved. Our ancient ancestors were far more connected to this earth, each other and the realm of spirit than people on a whole are today. With the rise of technology the human race at its base form has seriously slipped down a sinkhole, not worked on any evolution or “ascension” to some higher plane of existence. People long ago lived in the Now because it was necessary for survival and the interplay of relations. Today most people struggle just to remain in the Now for a few moments before the mind is distracted to someplace else. History clearly shows that with the rise of industrialization people and their cultures began to move away from the spiritual, the depth of human connection to this life found in every moment and the power of the Now and move into pursuits of materialism, greed and instant gratification.
The only things that interfere with creative expression are blocks/obstacles. Writers block, painters, block, dancers block, etc. Creative flow happens within all the elements and it relies upon just that, Flow. Anything that blocks that hinders the flow stagnates the creative expression. This creates weakness. As long as the creative expression flow is allowed to happen, life flourishes. Block it and life suffers. No area of this world is exempt; environmental ecosystems down to the inner workings of the smallest organism. All of it is energy and so needs to express through creativity. If someone wants to dominate or destroy another all they have to do is block that life forms expressive flow. It isn’t about evolution but connecting to and continuing the flow from the source through every facet of life; a flow of creative expression.