– Heartwood Path Waypoint 1.66 –
Understand The Universe's Creative Advance Into Novelty
Here, novelty is defined as the new forms and capabilities that somehow emerge in the universe. This advance into novelty refers to both consciousness in the interior realm of existence (from primitive sensations in plants or animals to advanced concepts in humans, for example) and form in the exterior realm (from atoms to molecules, to cells, to organisms, to ecosystems, for example).
Everything in the universe is “pulled” to transcend through a mysterious force called “telos”—the power that leads everything to its ultimate end or object. Through this telos-driven transcendence all higher levels contain the essentials of the lower levels plus something extra.
Darwin’s theory of natural selection explains how the novelty is selected to endure (random positive changes create offspring with advantages and, therefore, the novelty is carried on to future generations) but Darwin’s theory does not explain how novelty emerges in the first place. Somehow, where Spirit is favorable, matter emerges; where matter is favorable, life emerges; where life is favorable, mind emerges; where mind is favorable, the Soul can be contacted; where the Soul is contacted, the recognition of Spirit emerges. Each level transcends and includes its predecessors.
Applying the principle of “As above, so below” the main point here is that one needs to apply the way whole species have evolved to the way you need to grow in depth; that is, to your current level of spiritual development transcend to the next higher level by keeping all levels that are supporting you now, adding the new level of depth, integrating into your being all levels, and witnessing, not how you have changed, for that would mean that you threw out your multi-level foundation, but how you have added a new level to your existing levels. It is not important to know the nature of these levels of development at this time. These levels will be described in the next Heartwood Path course. For now, just understand that life is not static, that positive newness comes to life, and that the Heartwood Path and its guides will help you bring important new levels of spiritual development to your life.