A question for Almine: Can you give me an example of transcendence?
Almine Answers: One reality changing to another without endings or beginnings, like winter turning into spring spontaneously.
Question: How can spring, in this limited example, be considered as ‘evolution’?
Almine Answers: It is an example, that is of course taken out of context (spring changing into winter again makes it a cyclical experience), but spring can be regarded as evolution of our external experience of life, because it offers increased, external sensory experiences, and more opportunities for manifested life to flourish. Winter can evolve our inner life if we take time for beingness.
Question: Why are there not more examples of transcendence in life around us? What about butterflies forming from caterpillars?
Almine Answers: Life on Earth has just recently had the opportunity to resurrect, as the Earth itself resurrected. The change from caterpillar to butterfly is transfiguration: One form is eliminated for another. A tadpole becoming a frog would be a better example of transcendence, since the tadpoles’ body doesn’t perish, but evolves without cessation of life, into a more complex form of individuated expression.
Excerpt from Book of Answers, available in 2016.