Definitions: (1) reaching a highly developed state by a process of growth and change; expanding gradually; (2) unfolding; becoming disclosed; (3) exhibiting creativity along the time/space continuum; (4) freeing up, giving off, or emitting
Note on Definition (4): One way to evolve the self is by getting rid of what is not needed. The best way to do this is to move toward the positive, not away from the negative. As you radiate love and its positive manifestations, your actions result in your evolution.
The ultimate “out there” is your death. Then you are really out there. During this life you are still on a familiar plane, you remember where you’ve been, you see where you are. There is a saying we came up with on a trip in the Grand Canyon. It applies to death as well as any event we live through.
First you come to it.
Then you go through it.
Then you are on the other side.
Even when you really are on the other side of this physical existence, you’ve still got the same truth. You first came to it (the fact that you were going to die), and you’ve gone through it (the portal of death), and you find yourself on the other side. There is no alternative but to accept the fact of your death. You might as well see what the next thing is and begin adapting to your new situation.
Beyond physical death, in the next phase of existence, you are given the next range of capacity – a new mind, a new body, a new environment, and therefore, new attainment possibilities.
The only way to get through it is to go through it. If you are required to do something, and it includes some difficulty, it makes sense to go through those contortions – without complaint, if possible.
Symbols: 1) the fossil; 2) a ladder; 3) steps; 4) the sword; 5) a ziggurat; 6) a zigzag