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

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.