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, extending, swelling

• 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
• The more you zoom in and focus on the details, the closer to the invisible and immeasurable qualities – like consciousness and energies – you get. And expanding outwards, into the cosmos, you learn more about the invisible or perceptible things. — Adrianne Elizabeth Lenker (1991-) American musician

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.