Religion. Who is (was) God? Atheism. What if there is no God (now)? Nature. Nature’s laws, forces and powers. Life. Purpose. Meaning. How to become conscious of this intelligent nature. – There are answers.
A REFLECTION ABOUT THE SOURCE OF OUR EXISTENCE:
What if we were playing the games of life by rules that do not apply?
Religion, for millennia, has been promoting the notion that (a) God is the universal Primary Foundation. Once upon a time, in the distant past, in one magical “poof”, God created the universe and, latter, in similar act, He pulled us out of clay and added us to His universe. God is Cause. We and all that exists are the effects of that Cause. In God reside the blueprints, design, purpose and meaning for all that exists, including everyone of our thoughts, desire, and actions. God is above watching. We listen, serve, obey and worship.
Many, unable to circumvent religion’s mind boggling/ bungling inconsistencies, look to science for answers. Science takes the view that instead of being created in one “poof”, man, eons ago, arose from some puddle of ooze; then, from cause to effect/ adaptation, the ooze evolved into “us”. But it does not answer the: What Who or what What created the first something that made the ooze that made us? Without knowing the identity or the nature of that Grand Cause, we cannot understand anything (at all) about who we are, the way we are, the why we are. In our puddle of ooze, we twirl our philosophical thumbs, become nihilists, or, as most do, remain as ethical, as moral, as good, as righteous, as our religious brethren. (!)
Then, there is philosophy. Philosophy is about reflecting on the nature of existence. Philosophers read ancient and modern texts, question God, science and nature, listen to cosmic echoes, ponder on the origin of words, and reflect and postulate on the meaning of life. But, the absolutism of religion and science have almost silenced the i-is-one thinking/ reflecting minds.
The status quo: Religion/ science, theism/atheism, creationists/ evolutionists: Two sides on the same coin. Both sides follow the same linear umbilical cord backward to a pre-creation Originator/ First Cause. One stops at six thousands years in the past, the other is at a few billion years old mark… and the Cause is still unfathomable.
Lets take a deep breath…
Still, to this day, in many a human minds, a spark of unease whispers that the status quo proponents are on the wrong track; that we are not at the truth yet; that there is another “coin”. (We should be able to know who we are.)
The journey: Many long seasons ago, I observed a universe that appeared to be functioning very well on its own. There had/has to be applicable and knowable answers to the mechanism of existence. I also realized that to get to the answers, a major and complete shift in our foundational paradigms needed to occur.
A book: Along the way, I wrote reflections, discoveries, notes, and the “what does it all mean?” in a book entitled A Natural Philosophy.. – A Natural Philosophy is available on Amazon
THE FIRST PARADIGM (SHIFT):
A… Primary Being… Creative Event… First Instant… NEVER existed.
We move the date and time of “creation” to (the)…
Think about it: It is now. It is now. It is now. The Now never began. The Now was not created. The Now has always been. It is always now. The Now is. Having always been, the Now is eternal; being everywhere, the Now is infinite.
The Now is the Primary Foundation,
The Now is the Primal Source.
The Now is the Creator.
The Now forces creation into existence.
The Now, being our origin,
In every one, in everything, in the whole everywhere,
Our origin is always present.
The first Principle:
In its totality, completeness, wholeness, the Now is ONE. In its multiplicity of forms, the Now is all. One into all incessantly, infinitely, divides. All into One incessantly, infinitely, return.
To divide implies motion. Except that the Now cannot move. The Now cannot jump ahead of itself. The Now must remain still. The mechanism: As One divides into all… at the same time… all collapse into One.
The Now emits a pulse…
At the very same time…
The Now squashes the pulse…
The primary engine, motor, of the cosmos: Life/Death, Life/Death. Life/Death. The Now is a singular Source/event engendering a simultaneous forming/ deforming binary pulse. Yet, forms, (we), are here and continue to be here. A residue, a middle, remains. Creation, existence. How?
Existence/ Duration: At the moment that, through Death, the Now takes back Life, the spark of Life comes back (The Now must be) with more Power, with more Force… and… pushes against enclosing Death… a space opens… we inhale. Death comes back with more Power, more Force… pulls against Life… the space collapses… we exhale. Push by pull, breath by breath, vibration by vibration, fragment by fragment… forms holds for an instant, an hour, a decade, a century, a millennium…. universes, rivers, grains of sand, thoughts, people… and… at the same time and over time, all collapses.
From everywhere, from within, from without, all that holds into form is also subject to the ever present Life/Death combat. The middle, the residue, is where the battles for form and duration (space and time) occurs. – All that exists, at all time, creates, maintains, deletes all that exists.
“To and fro, every human being dances until body and mind fold back… into One. To and fro, every tree, every flower, and every blade of grass dance until water, soil, and sun run no longer through their roots and leaves. To and fro, every sun dance until it can no longer separate morning from night and all that was under its care has dried up. To and fro, every life-form dances until the thought that conceived it, fades into the Source. And then, all begins anew. And in this instant.” (A Natural Philosophy p. 44 )
Of space/time fields of play: Yesterday existed… but it does not exist anymore… yet we remember that it did. What existed, for the most part, is still here. This space/time residue – existence’s filaments of presence – is in fact a vast Memory; a Memory made of fields of smaller memories, of added creations, of dying forms. As Life/Death stretches and contracts, the patterns of the Now’s mechanism of operation can be detected, identified, named. The patterns are the laws of nature. The laws of existence. Our human laws.
We do not live outside of these laws.
Your “power” in this instant comes from the Now having to become, to end… yet having to remain. Each and every one of your thoughts, each and every one of your words, each and every one of your actions… every one and everything that you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch… is formed in and by that “matrix”.
Everywhere is the center of the Now. Every speck of cosmos is a center at the center of the Now. You are a center at the center of the Now. There are infinite numbers of centers. Through a multitude of games… games of mind, games of body, games of soul… we become, we remain, we end.
Meaning and purpose: In the Now, all of the ingredients that compose One are included in all… from people to animals, trees, flowers, grains of sand, and specks of dust. One is in all, all is in One. Consciousness, intelligence, intelligent “life”, are universal ingredient; they are manifest in everything, everywhere. – As the two pulses act at the same time, essence is substance, cause is effect, mind is matter. – The pulses transform One into all and reunify all into One. At all times. it is us. It is what we do.
Form is mind in interaction, in reflection, with the temporal and the infinite.
THE SECOND PARADIGM (SHIFT):
How have we come to believe in the existence of a God?
Yes, “God” existed… but… he was not who we have made him to be.
Re-adjusting our looking glasses: What if… the biblical prophet Ezekiel heard, saw and described breaking through the sky and coming down to earth in a tumult of noise and lightning a real nuts and bolts physical craft commanded by a physical being sitting on a seat (throne)?
“The first fact we face when we begin to survey the historical documents is that there was not only one “God” but many gods, present on earth, in those days. Yet, we have made it dogmatically “untouchable” to admit to the existence of other gods; we have brushed them under the truth’s carpet. We want all these gods to be imaginary. Our history books present them as mythological figures. Images in dreams. – We have turned a magnificent past into illusions and fairy tales. The second fact that becomes quickly evident when examining the ancient documents is that the gods, including our “God”, were beings of flesh, blood, and bones. It is only with the passage of the millennia that the gods became ethereal figures. And the third fact that the same texts make clear – the truth that confuses us so much and has sent us into astronomical loops over the millennia – is that the gods descended unto earth, from the heavens. The heavens being the skies above our heads”. A Natural philosophy p. 190, 191.
And once on earth, they build themselves temples (residences), pyramids, walls, with stones weighing up to millions of pounds (Baalbek). Blocks, which, many of them, they cut out of mountains, polished, carried hundreds of miles, set on top of one another… To the bafflement of today’s archaeologists and associated scientists. It is even said that they had a hand in man’s creation.
(This is not about U.F.Os, aliens conspiracies, Area 51… it’s about rereading the ancient documents as they were written. And re-allocating to the gods the authorship of their deeds and of their superbly constructed edifices.) (No matter the status quo rebuttals, any discerning eye can see what in the distant past was built by the gods and what was put together by man.)
After a time on earth, the gods departed. People lifted their eyes upward and scrutinized the heavens. And, they waited… prayed… remembered… offered sacrifices…Thus began… and the long wait for the return of the magnificent ones… and the transformation of facts into memories, into reconfigured stories, into religions. – Over the generations, over the millennia, the descent of gods from the sky unto earth, their accomplishments, their relationship with humanity and their “words” have been reinterpreted and distorted to the point of being completely unrecognizable. And, with more time, more isolation, more reinterpretation, more refining, one of the many gods, a being issued from the womb of nature, was raised to the high post of “Supernatural” Supreme Being: (God).
And that was/is God. For certain.
Origin. Concept. Name. Idea. Definition. Locale.
The words of the gods/God, though important to the people of the olden days, perhaps even to the people of today, have nothing at all to do with who, why, and how we are at Source.
To the theist, God, the Book of God, a spiritual place named Heaven, are real. Walls go up. Doors close to the outside world.
To the atheist, Zeus, Apollo, Marduk, “our” God, the legends of antiquity, are all the product of the human imagination. People creating “divinities” to explain their existence. When science sensors feel their way behind the First instant, they will inform us. In the mean time, we accumulate data, stuff, fun, and, in our mind’s image, create artificial intelligence which we place in our computers and in our robots. Defensive/ offensive walls go up. Doors to other thoughts close.
Yet… another breath is felt in want of air.
The Now is about you: You are a center of existence, a point of being, a point of radiance, a point of creation, where thoughts and senses weave the fabric of the eternal instant. You receive and give the elemental and the formed. As it unfolds, the Now reveals itself. For a brief moment it holds itself into a “physical” memory. Then it folds. Pulse by pulse, wave by wave, you sense, you think, you walk, you create, you remove, you add, you retain. You exist.
God demands obedience.
Nature demands awareness.
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