Consciousness is Rising, Even in the Animal Kingdom

Orangutan-FaceChristina Sarich, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Human beings were first indisputably known to use tools in Africa more than 2.5 million years ago, a sign of elevated consciousness. Tool using is heralded as a crucial step in the development of our species. Now, in this time of huge energy influxes into the Universe, we see even animals developing a more refined consciousness.

Julian Huxley, a luminary of biology, believed the evolutionary arrival of humans was so profound an event in Earth’s history that he designated the geological period when it occurred the “Psychozoic Era”. We see ourselves as unique in the natural world, sometimes forgetting there are other sentient creatures who are on a path to greater consciousness as well.

Footage of animals learning to use tools provides evidence of this evolutionary shift happening to all of us on earth, not just the human race. We are all awakening together.

Writers of stories and poems have often compared the crow to a person; they are renowned for their craftiness and intelligence already. It should come as no surprise, then that this black bird is the first to show signs of an advancing consciousness.

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have caught New Calendonian crows carrying two items at once using a stick – a feat normally only seen in the human race. First one crow slipped a wooden stick into a metal nut and flew away, and just a few days later another crow conducted a similar behavior, carrying a large wooden ball with a stick.

Ivo Jacobs, the lead researchers in the study said, “This is typically seen as a hallmark of complex cognitive abilities.”

These cognitive-raising acts are not relegated to the birds though. An Orangutan named ‘Rocky’ has just learned how to imitate human speech and use it in a conversational context.

Comparing the sounds that the ginger ape made to thousands of recorded sounds from captive and wild orangutans, scientists learned that eight-year-old Rocky was making the first attempt at human speech.

The lead researcher, Adriano Lameria, from the University of Durha commented that, “This opens up the potential for us to learn more about the vocal capacities of early hominids that lived before the split between the orangutan and human lineages to see how the vocal system evolved towards full-blown speech in humans.”

More importantly, this shows a radical shift in the abilities of sentient creatures.

This research supports the notion that every sentient creature on the planet (and likely the Universe) is eventually getting an upgrade. 

As we move through these challenging times, we can lose sight of the fact that an ever-increasing level of energetic momentum is supporting our own movement out of lower-level consciousness. While those on the political stage continue to war, collaboration is a new norm. We are becoming more compassionate.

As we outgrow old relationships, new ones emerge to support us at a higher level of consciousness. Imagine poor Rocky trying to converse with the other apes after learning multiple human languages. We, too will learn new ways to communicate with others.

Even our modes of transportation are dying, but we can celebrate the uncoupling of the US dollar to the petro-banking, usury-based system, and embrace new technologies that will give us clean fuels and what before would have seemed to be outrageous ways to move both here on earth and in the skies above.

Soon, we’ll be talking to the animals, and sharing tool-building skills with the birds. All of us are in it together, growing toward a more expanded understanding of what it means to be alive.

Read more articles by Christina Sarich.

About the Author

Christina Sarich is a staff writer for Waking Times. She is a writer, musician, yogi, and humanitarian with an expansive repertoire. Her thousands of articles can be found all over the Internet, and her insights also appear in magazines as diverse as Weston A. Price, NexusAtlantis Rising, and the Cuyamungue Institute, among others. She was recently a featured author in the Journal, “Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and Healing Arts,” and her commentary on healing, ascension, and human potential inform a large body of the alternative news lexicon. She has been invited to appear on numerous radio shows, including Health Conspiracy Radio, Dr. Gregory Smith’s Show, and dozens more. The second edition of her book, Pharma Sutra, will be released soon.

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  • Trevski

    I love animals more than I love most humans. We have so much to learn from their simple but majestic lives. I lived in Indonesia previously and was lucky enough to have a large open air villa. I lived with cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens and ducks who had free reign around the complex. The harmony was tangable and beautiful to experience and watch. Are they more intellegent in the sense that we understand, probably not. Are they smarter and closer to the divine cosmos, yes. Are they evolving, hell yes, quicker than we are. Most humans are regressing under a self made manufactured sterile world whilst animals evolve through their natural shared conciousness and natural evolution. We will only get this back when our false world collapses and we can see how fooled and controlled we were. Its happening now, stay awake and observe the Elite trying to grasp the power back by diabolic deeds as they see awakening slowly taking place in the masses. Animals are a gift to behold on how we should be living. Contentment, acceptance, living in the moment and the love of being free `to be`

    • Marie Beckett

      That must have been so wonderful to have had that experience. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Rachel Thompson

    I don’t buy it.There is no evidence that humans are awakening, more the opposite, we are in devolution. Animals are evolving, they always have and will. We are one of few animals not evolving. We hit our wall and there is no place to go but down, just like all the other human types that came before us.

  • Nicole

    Look deeper, even the insects are changing, some beautifully coloured and unique. We also should consider whether it is the animals/all life that are changing, or it us seeing through the veils of deception taught to us since childhood hiding reality.

  • JJ

    This is absolutely true. It has been happening for many years now. Animals are and always have been part of the collective conscious. They are no longer going to take the subservient role. Mankind has failed the creator. Dominion over the earth and the animals is over. If you don’t give them respect they will give you none either. Pay attention. The only difference between man and animals is the body they were given. Those who are not awakened are subject to retaliation from the animal kingdom. Man has many more weaknesses than animals. They communicate telepathically and have no language barrier. Man distorts the truth to suit what he wants to believe.

  • flipper

    I told our cat to comeback for dinner after my tv show which i was watching. He came back when d show was over. Another time i said come for dinner at 7pm sharp. He came in at 7. On his last day on earth i skyped him becoz i was out of town. I told him its time to go and no need to wait till i come back. He raised his head as if he heard me one last time. He left d next morning.

  • Dimitri Ledkovsky

    I’d wonder if animal behavior isn’t in a way extorted when the animal under observation is in a cage.

  • You’ve come to some interesting conclusions.
    I wouldn’t assume this means animals are getting smarter before our eyes, but instead that many animals have a higher level of intelligence than we’d previously acknowledged. Also, the ways we’ve tried to define ourselves in the past have been wrong. As much as we try to believe we are separate and better than other animals, it doesn’t make it so. All of what we want to believe are unique human abilities, have their root in our animal cousins.
    We are animals, we’re really not that different on an individual basis.

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  • Marie Beckett

    What a nice, utterly fascinating and positive article! Can’t wait to read more on these topics if you feel inspired! Thank you:)

    • OldeSoul

      Hello Marie! …. and the trees too!

      • Marie Beckett

        Hi Soul!!!!!! Hope you are well. Had all my metal taken out and getting stronger by the day. Gonna be ready for my heels and sports again soon! How are you doing? xoxoxoxooxoxox

        • OldeSoul

          That is great news, Marie! I’m glad you got that behind you and are on the mend. Still in paradise? I’m doing well. My big excitement will be a solo backpack trip in the wilderness in a few weeks. All is well in the mountains. xoxoxoxoxo 2u2

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