Divine Definitions: (1) God fills all and knows all; comprehensive; (2) Extant through finite evolution up to Universe Destiny; (3) The instigator of the growth of personalities and the amplifier of reality; (4) Possessing the largest measure of benevolence; the most broad-minded; (5) Possessing the maximum of magnificence in generosity, open-heartedness, and sympathy; (6) Abundant; stupendous; (7) Spreading out; unfolding
Comment: God has given people the ability to turn potentials into actuals, i.e., growth. The potentials in an infinite universe are limitless therefore growth is ever-expansive – forever. Our capacity is ever-increasing.
We will eventually be able to revisit all of the possibilities we missed due to circumstances, negligence, or poor choices. We will be given a chance to accomplish all of the opportunities we left unfulfilled.
Human Definitions: (1) enlarging in range or scope; unfolding; becoming more comprehensive; opening; developing in detail; (2) spreading positive ideas or ideals; (3) possessing a large measure of benevolence; broad-minded, generous, open-hearted, and sympathetic
Synonyms: amplifying, diffusing, dilating, extending, swelling
Quote: The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. — Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935) American Poet
Comment: When you make someone your enemy, you shrink your consciousness; you shrink your options; you limit your possible points of view. The narrower your world view(s), the smaller your world.
Visualization: There was a TV show called “Bonanza.” It opened with a map being consumed by fire expanding from the center outward. Think of it as a positive metaphor: an increase of consciousness, an unfolding of personality, a growing of the soul?
Life gets consumed as experience is expanded, only to nurture new growth.