Quotes are from pp. 198-9, Andrew Cohen’s excellent “Evolutiionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening” 2011, SelectBooks. I only wish he had left out “Spiritual”, because this is an evolutionary model pointing toward global human eco-consciousness, which may be spiritual to some, but is natural to all of us DNA/RNA rooted evolving ecosystems.
My commentary is in brackets, adding layers of analogical ecology onto the logic of seasonal language for therapeutic development.
“In the unmanifest [timeless (0)-soul] dimension, the ground of [eco-syntax] Being–that perfect, empty no-place [holder “Zero”] where there is onlly absolute stillness–you could say that God [Timeless Eternity] is peace.
Before the universe [spacetime] was born, resting in that state of [timeless] perfection and ease, it could not have been more [or less] peaceful, because nothing [potentiating everything spaciated] had yet occurred.
But when [timelessness co-arising into “Time”] God decided to become, to take form [in-form OVER ex-form co-gravitational function] this whole process of [universal through personal] creation and destruction, friction and emergence, was set in[carnationally] motion [ionic and ergodic and thermodynamic eco-balancing toward spaciating, then speciating, then individual egoing, then global ecoing struggling with our co-arising Win-Win co-creation].
That is what you are, that is what I am, and that is also the nature of [bicameral Polynomial Time Left dominant over recessive NotPolynomial timeless informing] God, in the manifest realm [Special Case, physical-ecosystemic Exterior Landscape as languaged by egosystemic languaged metaphysical mindbody Interior Landscape, co-arising as co-gravitating].
What does this new understanding of God have to do with love [synergy of life-systems]? This is an important question, because the common [Business As Usual Left-brain dominant] idea is that love [Left] is God [Right], and God [Left] is [pulsating diastatic-pos OVER diastolic-neg] love [Right].
…to many of us, spiritual [natural] love [synergy] means compassion, forgiveness, [co-redemption as co-gravitation] and unconditional [bicameral] acceptance.
That is one kind of love. But that kind of love is the expression of God [Yang, in balancing precessive stage, toward Win-Win diastasis] as Being–the reflection of the mystical revelation that everything is already [potentially and coincidentally, coexperientially] perfect.
What happens to love when God becomes the [r]evolutionary impulse,, or [“struggling with”] Eros?
That’s the emergence of a very different form of love [synergetic precessive dynamic]–the expression of God as [Yang optimized Continuous Quality Improvement, Positive Evolutionary Psychology] Becoming.
In an evolutionary worldview, God’s [therapeutic messianic] purpose is perpetual development [of health and beauty, goodness and truth], or vertical [ly therapeutic] ascent.
So in this context, the expression of the greatest love is an insistence on higher [eco] development.
It is not the kind of love that’s going to accept you as you [ego-centrically Left-brain too-dominantly] are.
It’s a kind of love that always wants more [co-investment value in health], and is therefore always challenging to the [overly competitive] status quo of the personal ego and the [eco]culturally [de]conditioned self.
No matter how far you have come, there will always be farther to go [into (0)-interest economic and politically regenerative system incarnation].
This love [synergetic integrity of ecosystemic memory] is infused with [r]evolutionary tension, and it generates [co]-creative [fractal] friction.
The idea of God as [co-diastatic experience and memory of octave truth as beauty] peace and Love [of beauty and health] as [synergetic] compassion is an ancient ideal, on that took root in the human [bicameral] heart and mind long before the [comprehensively polyparadigmatic] knowledge of [Taoist-TippingPoint-Balance as Revolution] evolution emerged.
While it remains as powerul and as relevant ever, [sic] this idea of [Time as spaciated, then speciated, universal positive ubiquitous energy] God is only half of the picture. Now we understand the nature of [Time] God to be both [yinyin (-,-] Being and [Yang+Polynomial] Becoming, [co-arising ZenZero] emptiness and [co-gravitational of mythic romantic resonance] Eros.
And discovering what God [Eco-Spaciated Time] as Eros actually looks like and feels like within [Interior eco-messianic Landscaped Bicameral] us and between [bicameral] us is new territory.
When you embrace this [r]evolutionary interpretation of who and what [and why] God is [stimulating dialectical bicameral eco-balance], then you realize that yes, God <em>is</em> love [synergetic integrity of ecosystemic Win-Win memory] but love is a dynamic and dramatic <em>will</em> toward higher [Earth-centric co-] emergence.
It is [EarthyHuman natural-organic dialectic-systemic] God trying to evolve, through you and through me, and most importantly, through <em>us</em>. ”
[“us” = all Earth’s RNA/DNA health v. pathology struggling toward positive optimization of regenerative eco-systems within cooperative universally synergetic TransParent timeless fractal-networking RealTime Win-Win Group (0)-Soul Geometrics of MindBodies as Time (-,-)1 = Space +/(-,-)0-Cubed, bicamerally reversed as +1/(-,-)0 Ego/Eco Deduct/Induct as Inhale/Exhale reverse of time’s seasonal unfolding, pregenitors predicting their progenitor dipolar appositionals.]