Evolving Together #1 – Why Evolve Together?
Evolving Together #1 – Why Evolve Together?

Aviv Shahar with Nigel Geeves and Well

July 25, 2023

Is there a unique human or universal possibility in “we” that simply is not available to even the most finely developed “me”? When two human beings meet in purpose — really meet, not just be in close proximity — can they unlock in each other a greater growth and evolutionary potential than either one can even perceive on their own?

We can see in world history the obvious survival and evolutionary benefit to living collectively in families, tribes, communities and cities; safety at many levels in numbers. We also see where survival and "safety" can fuel fierce competition and rivalry over resources, ideology and culture. Will fear always override every higher human impulse that would naturally bring people together?

Fortunately, no. We can find stories all across the planet of miraculous healing and transformation that take place when people cultivate with each other an ecology that’s open and trusting, creating a new sense of what is possible as we evolve mutually and collectively. What else could be holding us back?

In this conversation, Aviv Shahar is joined by two Portals friends and life-long spiritual seekers, Nigel Geeves and Well. Through their own journeys they explore and reveal what becomes possible when humans seek to evolve together. Among their insights:

  • Have consideration, have compassion, have patience, and take into account what another life is feeling and what is going through them is an enormous evolutionary leap.
  • Humans have a capacity to transcend the animalistic reactive nature that is part of our DNA and our historic formation, and we access it through our choice.
  • We’re discovering a new we; a communal ritual space where a conductive healing presence can unlock and release so much of the trauma built by earlier conditioning.
  • It begins with a willingness to not possess life, not possess each other, not possess ourselves; to be more open to life as a flow, and flow through your experiences and meet others on the way.
  • We're each born into a family by bloodline, and we also can choose to create a new family; it’s possible for us humans to find that special love early in life or later in life.
  • There is in our instincts the ancestral DNA that wants to activate some personal protective measure because we've learned to be so afraid of each other.
  • Postmodernity said let’s break away from everything the traditional patriarchal structure created and liberate the individual. It was a necessary phase to reclaiming the interior dimension of life.
  • The people I spend time with on the outside come to live inside me in a way, as well; I carry those companions and it increases my stability, like guide ropes on a tent.
  • When you meet another person there is a way the meeting reveals a part of you that you didn't know was there. Openness, intimacy or trust can be developed so we truly carry the potential of each other.

This conversation is part of the continuing Portals discovery into what is emerging on the frontiers of human experience in this time of profound change. Information about upcoming special events can be found on the Events page. Also visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Suddenly you've got a form of human life that has access to another possibility and can, for example, have consideration, care, compassion, patience, and take into account what another life is feeling, and what is going through them. That strikes me as an enormous evolutionary leap. It opens the door to a non-automatic future, which is quite extraordinary. It all rests on the fact that we are able to choose.

Nigel Geeves

Nigel Geeves

Nigel Geeves

I’ve always been driven to look beneath the surface, to question how things work. This led me to be a scientist in my early years. I loved how, by observation and reflection, I could come to understand the underlying laws and see the simplicity that gives rise to life’s multiplicity of expression.

I came to know that whilst we cannot see life directly, that there was a stable platform of natural order through which all life expresses itself.  Further, I realized that we humans are not completely bound by the network of established law. What is the meaning and significance of finding oneself to be human with faculties of consciousness and choice? We humans are each unique, but how can we embrace the power of difference in harmonic pursuit of becoming fit for purpose?



Grew up on a small island, close to nature and moved by the elemental power of the tides. Creativity and science were both influential, leading to a love of writing and a study of physics - the beginning of a dance between the realms of order and freedom.

Five years of independent travel expanded horizons. Connection to the purposes of life was awakened and a knowing that an elevating epoch change was coming. Growth began into the process of sharing and integration that allows everything to work together.

Moved by what the Human is and can become. Grateful for the guided journey made with companions into these realms.
Currently contributing to the growth of webs of perception, intelligence and consciousness; connective-conductivity mutuality; and the mission of evolution.


Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.

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