On Soul Evolution

The soul would rather you have a bad experience than no experience at all. Humans who try to run from experiencing things are frustrating their own soul…

Today’s SNAPPY INSIGHT is a quote from Geoffrey Hoppe, channelling “Tobias”, in the ground-breaking 2008 “Tuning In” documentary about spirit channelling.

Our soul grows and evolves through experiences—and learning from those experiences. This is why we achieve great growth when we push our personal limits and do things outside of our comfort zone. Limiting our life experiences also limits and frustrates our soul.

I liken the concept of big growth spurts in our personal development and the evolution of our soul to the evolutionary biology theory of “punctuated equilibrium”, which was proposed by palaeontologists Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould in a landmark paper in 1972. I was hugely excited when I came across this theory in my teens in the mid-80s.

Most people have heard of Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection, which was first proposed his seminal book On the Origin of Species in 1859. (Many people are also aware that Alfred Russell Wallace had formulated a similar theory of biological evolution around the same time as Darwin.)

Darwin’s evolutionary theory of natural selection, which has held sway for 150 years, is a process of gradual evolution, characterised by small, incremental changes over linear time. In contrast, “punctuated equilibrium” proposes that significant biological changes are achieved in quantum leaps.

The two theories are not mutually exclusive—both ‘work’ and both processes are happening biologically and geologically on Earth. Likewise with our spiritual progression—our individual and collective soul evolution—periods of relative stasis have their purpose and place, along with gradual, progressive changes, and more rapid, quantum leaps!

At this time, many people are awakening to their true nature as spiritual beings having a human experience. There have been waves of people awakening. Many wayshowers had a slower awakening, marked by more subtle experiences and shifts in consciousness—while others have experienced “radical” or “rapid” awakenings and shifts in consciousness literally overnight, or triggered by a single significant event.

Myself? I would call my spiritual awakening a combination of the two… spread over best part of a decade.


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