Earlier on, I was googling about the evolution of human consciousness, and I came across this website that resonates with me.
“There is an evolution of the global consciousness of humanity occurring as this is being written. Those things that bring us closer to realizing the intrinsically deep connection between all manifestations of Consciousness within reality are consequently the same things that nudge us forward, as a collective consciousness, towards a supramental transformation unlike any ever seen in human history. A heart-based life with the projection and expression of positive emotions such as compassion, love, and empathy is a way of life that not only brings about more coherence within one’s life, but also one that brings humanity as a whole that farther down the road of a positively progressive evolution of consciousness. With the conscious and intentional evolution of human consciousness that comes about with a shift towards such a way of life, everybody wins. All benefit. We are in this together and whatever one of us does, affects the other.”
I do believe we are in the midst of a shift in global consciousness, in which more and more people are coming out of separatist organised religions and questioning fear-based dogmas, and are progressing towards a higher consciousness of our oneness and interrelatedness. While I haven’t been able to find a metaphysical interpretation of 2 Corinthians 5:17 online so far, my take on this verse is that we no longer see one another in a worldly or carnal way (based on the illusion of separation), but we see one another as new creations or new creatures in Christ (that is, in our true divine identity).
I also like what this article says about a new consciousness that the author believes is taking place around the world, which he calls “quantum consciousness” (or QC for short):
“QC is a consciousness of directly intuited, felt connection to the world. It inspires empathy with people and with nature; it brings an experience of oneness and belonging. Quantum consciousness makes us realize that, being one with others and with nature, what we do to them we do to ourselves.”
(From “Quantum Consciousness: Our Evolution, Our Salvation” by Ervin Laszlo)
Perhaps this consciousness is new only in the sense that when people leave behind the old religious archaic and fundamentalist mindset, the revelation about our oneness in humanity and divinity appears to be new. Actually, I think this is an ancient truth that is re-emerging in the modern world, because all along, the truth (at least to me) has always been that we are all one, and we are interrelated, and somewhere along the way in the past many centuries, this truth has been obscured by organised religions, such as (mainstream) Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and with the advent of the internet and so on, the mystical aspects of spirituality are being restored into human consciousness individually and collectively.
- Evolution of our human consciousness (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)
- ~ Being-Consciousness-Bliss ~ (singulibrium.wordpress.com)
- Stewardship and Conscious Evolution for Healing Ourselves and Our Planet (culturalcreativestimes.wordpress.com)