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I think we have an inaccurate view of evolution, as if it is some sort of static process that slowly creeps forward over millions of years. Consider the idea that not only do we evolve over time, but that our evolution becomes more efficient, and therefore speeds up, over time. Not only do we evolve, but our ability to evolve evolves as well. This is evidenced enough by the rapid progression that defines human history. This time period, perhaps, represents a significant leap forward in our evolution, where we break free of the models that have defined animal evolution on this planet up till this point in time, and break into a hyper-evolution that is more individual in its nature, allowing for individual freedom in his/her own evolution, without requiring the dying off of others who do not evolve in the same way.

Typically, there is a split seen between theory and practice. This is one of the huge splits that has caused the duality in the world. Theory roughly equates to rationalism, which roughly equates to Eastern Philosophy. Practice roughly equates to empericism, which roughly equates to Western Philosophy. Oddly enough, Eastern philosophy teaches, as its goal, to NOT THINK and JUST BE. It seems the conclusion of rationalism is something like empericism! Western philosophy teaches that subjectivity should be weeded out through objectively provable systems. These systems are grounded in solid theory. It seems the conclusion of empericism is something like rationalism!

The split remains because it is a rare thing to see, and admit, that the apparent dualism is no dualism at all. Only dualistic in words. Thus, you get followers of the East criticizing Western thought, and followers of the West criticizing Eastern thought. All too often you will see a follower of Eastern thought on his sort of passive-aggressive high horse, saying something like “You’re thinking too much! Just be!” The other side of the coin is the directly arrogant student of the West, who will call your thought “nonsense,” or something of that nature. It is a rare thing, indeed, to not classify other as wrong, or some sort of negative label.

Allow me to show a very basic process for how you can combine Theory and Practice, into a workable system that is both rationally sensible and practically provable. Assuming you have not already attained non-dual awareness, it must start with theory. In your theorizing, realize that your theory does not differ from the practical life experience. Try to see your life from an un-biased perspective, and come up with a theory that makes sense, and sounds pleasing. When you feel you have come up with a complete theory, stop the incessent need to perfect it. If a thought occurs to you, there is no reason to deny it. If you feel it is a GOOD thought, absorb it. If you feel it is not, do your best to ignore it. At this point, try to live life, and allow your feelings to guide you. Follow positive feeligns. This is where you ride the practical wave of the theory, and see its fulfillment. When you hit a sort of wall, this is when you must improve upon your theory. Do that, while not forgetting to live your life, and eventually you will feel complete again, and then ride that wave. The process repeats infinitely, for eternity.

God is the mechanism through which you are reflected back upon yourself. He does not determine what you experience, you do, through how you choose to manifest your consciousness. You have consciousness, which could be called your innate Godly nature(what is referred to by us being “made in God’s image”). You choose to manifest this consciousness through thoughts, words, and actions. However you choose to manifest your consciousness, it is sent out to the mirror that is “God,” and it is reflected back into your experience. This is why, in a way, we are God, because we create, yet there is still “God,” for he is the mechanism which allows us to experience our creations.

Jesus himself alluded to this concept(And I am not implying anything about supporting Christianity. I am just referencing commonly accepted scripture to help drive home the point). He said not to judge, lest you be judged. As you judge, so too will you be judged. This is an allusion to this concept. How you judge is how you are choosing to manifest your consciousness, in terms of judgement. God is a mirror, and as you send out that judgement, by choice, it is reflected by God, and is sent back to you. This is also the meaning of treat others how you would want to be treated. How you choose to manifest your consciousness in terms of how you treat others is sent into the great mirror, God, and is reflected back at you and will determine how you are treated.