We Are Evolution
(Excerpted from the book I am writing: Dancing Freedom: A Conscious Mover’s Handbook)
“When a system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence in a sea of chaos have the capacity to lift the system to a higher order.” ~ Ilya Prigogine
Evolution is the process through which change acts on living systems and through which living systems change – transcending and including previous patterns in a spiral pathway of increasing diversity, complexity and harmony.
Nothing ever stays the same. Change is the eternal constant, and life is motion. Life implies growth, maturation, decay, death and quiescence. Death implies rebirth. The journey through all of these phases is a moving journey. Systems tend towards expansion and complexity, then fall apart, then cohere again. Coherency is a point of simplicity, or pure presence, that allows for things to come together (to cohere) at a new order of evolution.
When we navigate change consciously and coherently, we become agents of conscious evolution – literally, we are life, change and evolution being conscious of itself. We are evolutionaries – shaping and being shaped by the growing edge of consciousness. When we bring awareness to the process, we influence outcomes.
As we steward change, we are always either midwifing birth or hospicing death – both within ourselves and with others. Each of us will do some of both as we facilitate Dancing Freedom. Both things can be happening in the same group of people or in the same individual at the same time. We hold space for this through love. We hold safe space for the breakdown and the breakthrough by grounding, expanding to meet whatever IS, and resting in presence and compassion. We do not try to change what is happening. We simply create coherent space through the balance of expansion (permission, invitation, invocation, inspiration) and containment (clear boundaries and agreements).
“The love we co-create together is an alchemical substance, and this substance can transform our cells and our world. Love like this is coherence in action.” ~Falco, founder of Dhamanhur
Evolution is happening. It is happening whether we like it or not. At this moment, it is heavily amplified by the human presence on the planet. We have created an evolutionary crucible for ourselves and for all of life. As conscious creators and members of the human family, it simply makes sense to BE THE COHERENCY. We have the opportunity to engage evolution consciously – because we can. This is the grace of having such large brains. We have self-reflexivity and can make choices! Because we are a species that is aware of itself and it’s creative relationship with it’s environment, we are uniquely poised to consciously co-create the next steps for our very young species and for all of life on planet earth, and perhaps for all of life in the universe. We have brains large enough, and hearts big enough to co-create a path of harmony
We can do this by being coherent.
For a human being, coherency comes through:
- Personal Presence
- Collective Resonance
- Aligning with shift at all scales
- Developing an Awake Ego
- Cultivating Nomadic/Indigenous Mind
The Nomadic Consciousness or Indigenous Mind is RESPONSIVE to internal awareness and outer stimulus in a way that is in integrity with life. Here are some qualities of this way of being:
- Source Wisdom
- Life Wisdom
- Permeability with the Environment
- Providing Home
- Wise Seeing
- Energetic & Emotional Ethics
- Asking for Help
- Seeking Elders
Each of us is powerful beyond knowing. We Are Evolution. The Collective Consciousness of humanity is a system (or oversoul) that is evolving as WE change the ways in which we project, perceive and respond to reality.
~Copy write, Samantha Sweetwater, 2011