There is probably a third Evolutionary State, that will occur to me as I write about two of them. This would be in keeping with the “Law Of Three” that I believe in.
One is the “Established Evolutionary State”. This is the actual state of Evolution that has been attained…whether it represents “gains”, or “losses”…which are best perceived in the light of the Morality of Creational Standards…as We become aware of them. In this sense “Evolution” can be called Evolutionary, or “Devolutionary”. The one taking Us closer to Creational Ideas and Norms and the other away from the same.
The second Evolutionary State is that of Potentiality; where Evolution arrives at its possibilities, based on what has been learned and accomplished by that which Evolves. This is the exciting cutting edge of Evolution, that enables Evolution to be what it is…that which becomes “More and Better”.
Devolution is the regressive state of Evolution that occurs when various forces are brought to bear on “what is” and causes it to lose some of what it has gained. Some emotional, mental, or other essential support is weakened and lost which causes a backward movement to what is supportable. An adjustment that is the Evolutionary State’s response to changes in Reality and Life.
And what complicates and makes this whole thing very interesting to some of Us, is that Evolution is not evenly experienced. It is expressed, uniquely, by Individual Creational Units, We sometimes call Personalities, or “Souls”. No two Individuals are identically Evolved. Some (maybe even Many) can come close to this exact duplication, but never totally achieve it. But CREATOR’S GREATNESS is such that “close” is Good Enough. “Enough” so that some critical mass or energy can be attained, that enables an Evolutionary State to come into Being. I think that exact duplication of Individual Moral State in Evolution has less value in the overall scheme of things, than the subtle (and perhaps not so subtle) differences that comprises the dynamic and Living Evolutionary State . Exact duplication might only have it’s best value in the Creational Realm of Pattern…something compared to (by those that do compare such) but not having the kind of energy and Life in the Material Realm that is important. Anyway, I believe that Evolutionary States are never totally synchronized and “locked in”…they are dynamic, extremely varied and ever changing. This is what makes them Evolutionary.
At the beginning of this article, I mentioned a “Third Evolutionary State”. This one can be found in the tension where the stress of the negative and positive potentials of all aspects are temporarily opposed and balanced with each other. This state is ever near to a change, one way or the other, because sooner or later, something has to give.
This point of change doesn’t always produce reversal of motion, or direction. Sometimes it can “slide sideways” into strange new “structures” within the Evolutionary State. Perhaps subtle shifts that bring surprising compromises within the whole thing.
I conclude here, that an “Evolutionary State” has three basic parts. That which is perceivably regressing, that which is perceivably “advancing” and that which is developing strange new things, in which it is difficult to decide what is happening.
I think it would be a good idea to try to develop some kinds of control mechanism, when We take Responsibility for Our Evolution. Otherwise an Evolutionary State can become “anarchic” and “chaotic” and (to me) very frightening because such states can be very dangerous to all concerned. Even self-destructive.