First, we must ask ourselves, how can we accept stories like the “Big Bang” that tell us we’re the result of a large cosmic explosion of condensed matter that just happened to contain the right elements, in the right proportions, and the right “random” collisions of these particles so as to form the universe as we see and experience it now? And what about the Story of Creation in the bible? If “God” created heaven and earth and all the life upon it, who created Him, and why are we only apart from him and not also a part of him, with our own developing powers of creation? Strangely enough, the nun in the catholic school I attended told my class that “all of humanity is born sinful because Adam and Eve ate fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil against God’s command.” She also went on to say: “…and you cannot trust the flesh because it will always betray you.”*
* (For more insight into this subject, read What I Learned in Catholic School and My Recurring Superman Nightmare. Since writing about these two experiences and many others, it occurred to me that there might be more to life than meets the eye. Are we all working together to expand our awareness and understanding to evolve into something more than we are now? I think so. What about you?)
What if, instead of letting ourselves be influenced by frightening stories like the Big Bang that tells us we’re the result of a cosmic accident that could disappear us just as quickly and randomly as we first appeared, or a Story of Creation that tells us we’re the flawed creations of some God, in need of being straightened out by His human representatives, we come up with something better than this? Why don’t we write our own story, one that inspires us to excellence, one that appreciates how good we are, how much we do, and how well we do it, one that can see us doing the best we can with what we know and learning more to do better? For me, this is what works best and makes me happiest, in my oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both a product of creation and creation itself. What works best and makes YOU happiest in your oneness with and separation from All That Is, as both a product of creation and creation itself?*
* Seth on Christ’s Message. I love this article! Here, Seth talks about how Christ’s message in the past was far more progressive than it is now.
Consciousness, or Aware Energy, is the source and substance of All That Is
In the beginning, there was nothing – until Nothing realized it was Something! After all, how can “nothing” exist without Something to define it? Sound hokey? Yeah! But it makes sense to me, so I’m stickin wid it! Suddenly, with this one shocking revelation, nothing, which was now both Nothing and Something, came to life, making it possible for Anything and Everything to exist! Haven’t you ever had an “ah ha” experience?
This profound event can be defined as the Birth of Original Thought, the Divine Spark of Creation, the First Vibration of Awareness and Action, the First Impulse to Be and Create, the First Response to the Promise of Being and Creation, the Birth of Unconditional Love, the Birth of All That Is, the Birth of One and Zero (1 and 0, on and off, yes, no, and maybe, oneness and individuality, self and other), the Birth of God, Allah, or the concept of a Supreme Being.
We can also think of this defining moment as the Birth of Consciousness or Aware Energy, whose nature it is to conceive and perceive – to think, feel, act and react. In theory, it was, and is, ALL these things and more, including the moment Aware Energy or Consciousness learned how to condense a portion of itself into what we, in human form, call “matter.”
Even from a human perspective, “matter” is an illusion formed by thought and feeling, action and reaction. According to scientific research, a hydrogen atom is 99.9999999999996% empty space. Why don’t we fall right through each other? Because electrostatic fields that attract and repulse each other provide our biological senses with the illusion of density or “solid” matter.
To borrow the immortal words of Neil Armstrong and the US Space Administration, accepting the idea that Energy possesses Awareness, or Awareness possesses Energy, “is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind.”
Got your Einstein detective hat on and your magnifying glass out? Consider this: without Energy or the power to act, how can Awareness know and express itself? And without the presence of Awareness, what defines and creates a need for Energy? Doesn’t one need the other for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to exist?
So, cast off your cloak of limiting, earthbound thinking and open your heart and mind to greater awareness and understanding. Start by asking yourself a few questions. For example, what are thoughts? Where do they come from and where do they go? What are feelings? Where do they come from and where do they go? Where is the “you” that existed two minutes ago? Where did it go and in what form does it exist now, other than living, changing memory with a life of its own? Where is the “you” that will appear two minutes from now? In what form does it exist other than potential energy in the process of being shaped by past, present, and probable or possible versions of who you can be, before it becomes “you” in the present? What about the earth? Outside of Now, in what form does it exist?
Assume for a moment that everything, including you, is a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy suspended in an infinite field of Aware Energy. How does it feel to think about yourself in this way? As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, how would you describe your experience in Being and Creation (in life as well as dreams)? To give you a nudge, here’s how I define myself in those terms.
- I think, feel, act and react; therefore, I AM. (expanded version of “I think therefore I am” by Rene Descartes)
- As I think, feel, act and react (conceive and perceive), I create.
- To change what I create, I change what I think and feel, how I act and react.
- As a Multidimensional, Vibrational Being of Aware Energy, I am both one with and separate from All That Is. I am not only a product of creation; I am creation itself!
- The self (the thinking, feeling, choice-making and action-taking intermediary between inner reality, the body, and outer reality) is my seat of power.
- The present is my point of power.
- Being and creating what I value is the promise of power.
- Being and Creation are the manifestations of power.
- Being and Creation make the invisible, visible and the unknown, known, driven by the impulse to create order out of chaos and make sense out of nonsense.
To be, we must create. To create, we must be. One creates the other in an endless dance of quantum entanglement.
Whether we are individual Aware Energy or Consciousness Units (AEUs or CU’s) or complex gestalts (organizations) of AEUs, like human beings, it works the same. To create what we want, the outer self, ego, or self-identity, pushed from within by the Impulse to Be and Create and drawn from without by the Promise of Being and Creation, the Beating Heart of Consciousness, must learn the difference between what it likes and doesn’t like, what works for it and what doesn’t, what makes it happy and what doesn’t. In other words, to create what we want, we must know what we don’t want.* Therefore, it is all good because, as eternal beings of thought and feeling, action and reaction, there is something to learn from everything. Like a dream, death in one form gives birth to life in another.
* Excerpt from We Create Our Own Reality:
The challenge of being and creation is learning how to use the power of thought and imagination to shape the energy of ideas into a pleasing reality. The prize is a sense of satisfaction, the feeling of a job well done. Like learning how to walk or talk, it is a personal, subjective endeavor that requires creative aggression. It is a balancing act that makes falling part of learning how to stand.
Remember: Thoughts are “things” with a reality of their own and each of us, an artist. With thoughts in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, we paint the landscape of our lives. Create a great day!
The value of an idea is in the reality it creates
…and what we can learn from it.
If thoughts, in the form of beliefs, attitudes, values and expectations, create our reality, don’t we want our children to know and understand this? Don’t we all want to know and understand this? Like us, how can they improve themselves or their behavior if they don’t look for or see the connection between what they think and do and their experiences in life? Letting others think for us may be necessary for a while but isn’t developing the ability to think for ourselves the next step evolution?
Overcoming the fear, uncertainty, conflict and limitation of an authoritarian framework of beliefs is not easy but without the ability or desire to develop greater awareness and understanding, how can we become what we value most? How can we become our true selves, the selves we love to be?
For reference, here is what Seth has to say about “the beginning”. It’s an excellent piece! Seth – In the Beginning, There Was No God
Bless us all with the Energy of Unconditional Love.
Roger Peterson (Pete) https://realtalkworld.com
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.