“…you, in the very immediateness of your present awareness, are in fact the entire world,
in all its frost and fever, in all its glories and its grace, in all its triumphs and its tears.
You do not see the sun, you are the sun; you do not hear the rain, you are the rain;
you do not feel the earth, you are the earth.” ~ Ken Wilber, A Spirituality that Transforms (2006)
Our innate urge to transform and evolve comes from the moment we were created, in the image and likeness of God, to serve—as one of Edgar Cayce’s readings stated—as co-creators and companions of God. Even Ken Wilber acknowledges an inner drive: “…there is a fundamental Eros to the universe, a drive to reach higher, deeper, and further…” (deVos, 2008). And, as is the beauty of our universe, transformation and evolution take on different meanings across scientific disciplines, religions, and cultures. One scientific discipline’s metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly is another’s from fossil fuel power to solar power. One culture’s strength in new-found democracy is another culture’s strength in centuries-old traditions. One person’s accepting Christ into his/her heart for eternal life is another person’s awakening to the unity of all life.