What do you mean by the “Evolution of Consciousness”?

Q: You often mention “the evolution of consciousness”, are you talking about “individual” consciousness or “Universal consciousness”? I have seen that theme in other works, and I’m not sure “consciousness” needs to evolve since it is Infinite and eternal. Could you please elaborate. A: Yes in this case I am referring to the individual consciousness, or soul, that evolves as an aspect of the universal consciousness. Which I say loosely, as perhaps you’ll understand why in a moment. It could be likened unto a particular sunbeam becoming brighter yet it is nevertheless still the entire sun. The sunbeam is the individual, while …

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If I Erase the Ego, what’s left? Apathy and Suicide? Is there Something Greater than this Life?

Reflection from Insight from Revolver Q: 1. If I erase the ego, what’s left? Apathy and suicide? I thought the ego was responsible for the will to get a better life. The force that keeps you going. Like Revolver says, “It’s the only reason you get up in the morning”. 2a. Is the point being made that there is something greater than this life? Like the continuation of the spirit and perhaps reincarnation? 2b. Or is the point that I should be aware of the ego while keeping it, therefore controlling it instead of letting it control me? A: Answer to question 1: …

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How Do You Balance Self-Respect with Compassion? Don’t We Have to Give Selflessly out of Love?

Q: How do you balance “self-respect” with compassion? Don’t we sometimes have to “give” selflessly out of love? A: Great questions, let’s explore them. First, know that to love ourselves and have self-respect does not necessary entail being stereotypically ‘selfish’ or otherwise non-compassionate. The point is to simply only extend compassion if it is genuine. If it genuinely brings us joy and is what we want in the moment, then being compassionate, kind, and considerate of others is completely in alignment with loving ourself, because after all it is in fact what we want. We should always only do what we …

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