It's Up to You
When you awaken and suddenly recognize your own place in the evolutionary process, you realize something BIG: that it's all up to you
. Consciousness is not going to evolve by itself. If the evolutionary potential inherent in consciousness is going to be activated, you have to be responsible for it. Why? Because it is only through the human vehicle that the creative principle, the God impulse that initiated this whole process, has the capacity to know itself.
...The creative principle is entirely dependent upon us,
because it can only emerge in this world in all its glory through our capacity for consciousness. If we are not willing to embrace that burden, then God cannot fulfill his or her greatest desire, which is to emerge
The Five Tenets of Evolutionary Enlightenment:
These tenets represent the path to enlightenment, but they also represent the goal itself because, as the traditional teachings have always told us, the path and the goal are one. What that simply means is that the place that you want to get to, and the position that you take in relationship to your experience in order to get there, are one and the same.
In an evolutionary context, the goal is to become enlightened, which means liberated from ego, so that you can become a vessel for the pure egoless passion of the authentic self to express itself in this world.
The five tenets describe the position that you need to take in order to perfectly cage the ego, and they simultaneously describe the natural state of the inherently free authentic self. If you are
enlightened, if you have become one with the pure egoless passion of the authentic self, this is what your actions are going to look like-naturally, spontaneously, and effortlessly. And if you want to become
enlightened, if you want to become one with the pure egoless passion of the authentic self, this is what you have to do
-through intention, will, and effort. If you are sincere in your desire to become an agent for the evolution of consciousness, these five tenets must be lived without conditions, at all times, in all places, through all circumstances. In this way, whether carried by the spontaneous ecstasy of revelation or driven by the force of your own intention, your actions will consistently reflect the clear perception of the enlightened view.
There is also a great interactive model found here:
shows the difference between "heaven" and "hell"
The First Tenet: Clarity of Intention
"The first tenet is the foundation of the spiritual life. In order to succeed in liberating yourself from ignorance and self-deception, you have to have no doubt whatsoever that you want to be free more than anything."
The Second Tenet: The Law of Volitionality
"Most of us like to see ourselves as unconscious victims. But in fact, we all know exactly what we are doing
The Third Tenet: Face Everything and Avoid Nothing
"The third tenet is the ultimate form of spiritual practice. It asks: how awake are you to what is motivating you to make the choices that you make? Because only if you're paying close attention are you going to be able to bring the light of awareness into the darkest corners of your own psyche."
The Fourth Tenet: The Truth of Impersonality
"The fourth tenet states that every aspect of the human experience is a completely impersonal affair. It tells us that the illusion of uniqueness, the narcissistic self-sense that is ego, is created moment by moment through the compulsive and mechanical personalization
of almost every thought, feeling, and experience we have."
The Fifth Tenet: For the Sake of the Whole
"The pursuit of enlightenment is for the transformation of the whole world, the enlightenment of the whole universe. It's ultimately for the evolution of consciousness itself."
The Six Principles:
The Six Principles: Introduction
"These Six Principles describe the goal of this teaching: the higher consciousness that can emerge and the new world that we have the potential to create..."
Purity of Motive & Integrity in Action
"Purity of motive and integrity in action point to the living expression of egoless passion, which is the ever-untainted manifestation of the authentic self. "
Autonomy & Communion
"In evolutionary enlightenment, the goal is to directly experience the ultimate non-difference between a powerful autonomy and profound communion."
Evolutionary Tension & Natural Hierarchy
"Evolutionary Tension is the demand from the first cause itself to reach for higher orders of harmony and integration....Natural Hierarchy is a structure of perfect relationship."
A New Being
"We have the potential to bring into this world a New Being. It is a new organism, a new consciousness made up of independent, autonomous individuals."