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- n. unfolding
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The acct of unfolding, or the state of being unfolded.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Unfolding; development.
No only do you develop the existing senses by such practice and use, _but you help in the unfoldment of the latent powers and senses that are striving for unfoldment_.
"unfoldment" -- not a new creation or enlargement from outside, but rather an unfoldment outward from within.
Then follows a series of embodiments, or incarnations, from lower to higher, in which occurs an evolution or "unfoldment" of the nature of the soul, in which it rises to higher and higher planes of being, until finally, after æons of time, it enters in Union with the Divine Nirvana and
"unfoldment" or "unwrapping" of the soul from its confining sheaths, one by one.
This evolutionary wonder is the result of millions of years of both delicate and quantum unfoldment, being blasted to smithereens by mindless, self-interested, unconscious-of-the-whole, fear-based actions of the few.
Considering all the information and misinformation published over the years about the Civil War, its causes, and the hows and whys of its unfoldment, it will be a long time before all is sorted and the Truth is arrived at in a way that is clear to thinking people.
In fact, what most of them have said is that true personal growth or spiritual unfoldment is about letting go of that which you really aren't, rather than adding a bunch of stuff to you.
What emerges is also the sense that we must ever leap forward with Faith, Trust and Openness into the mystery and the unknownness of the newness that will ever take shape in the unfoldment of our expression and coming together, piece by piece and moment to moment.
In the absence of rituals of the twice born and rites of passage, we risk having a society of individuals who are confused about the meaning of their current stage of unfoldment.
In cultures where this view of continuity from birth to birth exists, the elders perform conscious-awakening rituals for the newly arrived atma, guiding the unfoldment of its being into maturity.
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