"Evolutionary" spirituality, as I relate to it, invites us to wake up to being an evolved expression of the universe, waking up to itself - an increasingly self-realizing universe, that after billions of years of evolving unconsciously, can start to evolve consciously 👏🏽
When the universe becomes self-conscious - in moments when a person wakes up to being the universe in a person - that person has a unique opportunity to evolve consciously on a personal level, and through their (inter) actions participate in the evolution of the collective, of the universe itself! When we reach a critical mass, then we will see conscious evolution manifesting on a larger, more visible scale.
The One in relationship with itself...
Evolution, and non-dual perception of everything in the world as the "One in relationship with itself" (Tim Freke), gives back significance and reality to the relational dimension that many reductionist non-dual teachings belittle, and gives back that significance 1000x fold!
How profound when I perceive everything as the one in relationship with itself...god, the Absolute, et al. could not know itself, see itself, love itself, interact with itself... if it hadn't differentiated and evolved to the point of human consciousness it would not be able to have that relationship with itself, and for me, this is a revelation worthy of celebration.
An offering of purpose...
What I love the most about this perspective is that it offers an unique invitation to a sense of purpose, knowing that everything I do is participating in the evolutionary process, which is the evolution of god, and so for example, as you and I heal, we are actually healing god. When I see everything, including suffering, sorrow, grief etc. as expressions of god, l feel loving tenderness towards it, with a recognition that god, in its incarnations, needs to be taken care of. When I care for myself and for others, then I am also caring for god. When I really want all of god, if I truly want this full communion with god, then I must be all in for bittersweetness, willing to honor every expression of it, otherwise I'm only wanting god conditionally!