Embracing our Evolutionary Potential
Each of us has a latent potential dwelling within us – a capacity to meet and embrace the profound challenges of life from a place of deep openness and trust, with a soaring heart and mind, and with an inspired creativity that completely transcends our own expectations and perceived limits.
Many of us have had a direct taste of this potential. We glimpse it when we are – usually for fleeting moments – the very best self we can be. In these moments, we enter a supercharged flow state. We feel connected to life and the cosmos in a way that is utterly liberating. We experience a dissolution of all boundaries and limits, an unconfined creativity, and a deep sense that a different way of living and engaging with life is truly possible.
What we are actually feeling in these moments, deep within our being, is nothing less than the primordial creative impulse that gave rise to the universe itself – the very same mysterious impulse that has animated the universe since it burst into existence 14 billion years ago.
Andrew Cohen calls this the Evolutionary Impulse, and when we discover it for ourselves as a living reality, we begin to sense the infinite cosmos pulsating and vibrating within us. We experience a radical aliveness and a lightness of being that is completely intoxicating.
What emerges from this experience is a new and higher self-sense that offers us a completely different lens through which we can view reality. As our focus begins to shift, we realise that human incarnation is not in any way separate from the energy and intelligence that is creating the universe. We recognize that our bodies, minds and personalities are actually complex vehicles through which this vast cosmic intelligence is becoming ever more conscious.
Yet at the same time we never lose sight of the extraordinary privilege of being an individuated self. Instead, we awaken to a higher and more authentic frequency of this self. We become a profoundly beautiful and unselfconscious expression of the unique soul that we already are.
When this Authentic Self is awakened within us, we no longer hold ourselves apart in any way from life and the entirety of the cosmos. We become compelled to participate deeply, both in our own awakening, and the unfolding process of life itself. Out of a deep care for the whole of life, we are called to co-create the future, in partnership with the primordial impulse that gives rise to it.
As we fearlessly embrace our role as a unique co-creator in this unfolding process, we simultaneously gain access to an unlimited source of inspiration and creativity. Can you imagine what might become possible if compassionate and intelligent human beings from all walks of life could begin to access and express this evolutionary potential?
If more of us could learn to identify and align ourselves with the Authentic Self, we could begin to activate these deep reserves of inspiration and creativity in ourselves, both individually and collectively – and potentially initiate real change in the world, where change is now so desperately needed.
In the context of our current global predicament, it is more urgent than ever before that more of us become skilled avatars for these new and emerging capacities in consciousness. To find creative solutions to the multitude of wicked problems we face, we need to discover a way to reach far beyond our personal dramas and self-concern – we need to find deep and consistent access to the source of creative inspiration itself.
In this talk, Andrew Cohen invites us to connect with the liberating and joyous impulse to fully engage with life, free from fear or limitation. With gentle guidance, it’s possible to discover a level of trust and surrender that immediately reveals the ecstatic energy and deep intelligence of our own authentic nature – the creative principle of the cosmos itself is alive within us as a latent potential, waiting to be unleashed.
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Andrew CohenResident Teacher
Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, author, cultural visionary and inspirational speaker. His work has been acclaimed by luminaries from all walks of life, from academics to philosophers to spiritual pundits.
Andrew has become known for his willingness to boldly cast aside the sacred cows of the spiritual world. His work grapples with demystifying the wealth of knowledge found in the great wisdom traditions, and with making enlightenment deeply relevant to a post-modern audience.