As a result of nearly forty years of delving into expanded
states of awareness, I question whether consciousness itself evolves.
I believe it is our understanding and experience of consciousness that
Exploration of consciousness brings us to the recognition of higher intelligence
with which we can relate, commune, and eventually, co-create. As we become
more aware of who we really are, we naturally gravitate to the practice
of conscious evolution. This natural creative process brings into physical
manifestation the increased awareness and understanding that we have gainedcollectively
Evolution is about more than just the physical changes to our minds and
bodies; it embraces the growth and modifications in our culture and our
civilization as well. Our sense of self, primarily gained from our culture,
is in a continual learning process that is enhanced through conscious
focus and co-creation. This process fuels cultural evolution and as our
culture progresses, so our sense of self expands on the collective level.
On the individual level, our sense of self evolves because we are seeking
that evolution. Those who actively seek growth and transformation are
doing the creative work of putting these evolutionary changes into process.
The human comprehension of consciousness is the ultimate collective task
in which we all have consented to participate. The progress of this work
is aided by embracing our humanness without judging ourselves as either
inferior or superior, and regardless of the current state of our grasp
of consciousness. Whether or not we choose to be alert to the process,
we are influencing evolution, and our influence is exponentially greater
when we are consciously aware and engaged. When we learn to perceive the
world from our heart instead of our will, our mind, or our emotions, then
we will be in alignment with divine will, and our actions will come from
The principles of Alchemical Healing, the healing form that is the result
of my visionary inquiries, is conscious evolution put into practice. Alchemical
Healing demands expanded self-awareness and resonance with higher intelligence,
so that the resulting co-creative healing process is one of authentic
Although our desire nature is a catalyst for our creativity, we come into
alignment with divinity when we are totally present within our heart.
Contact Nicki directly for a deeper study of the principles of Alchemical
Healing and Igniting the Heart Flame, the new empowerment
that helps each participant recognize and embrace his or her power to
love, to heal, to create, to transform, and to evolve consciously. For
Conscious Evolution, Part I, see www.shamanicjourneys.com/articles.