Understanding the evolutionary journey of consciousness can help to clarify where we are in the process, both individually and collectively. It can also serve as a catalyst for your own progress.
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Recommended Books and Websites:
The Ascension Papers - Book 1 by Zingdad
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle