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.
OUR PRIMARY FOUNDATION:
Who are we? Before we formulate a thought, cast a desire into the future, put one foot ahead of the other, intelligence and common sense demand that we know the identity of our Primary Foundation as well as its rules and its laws. How else can we know our own identity and forge forward with purpose and meaning?
We do not operate in a vacuum: Those (family, religion, education) who anchor us on a Primary foundation define the root concepts of our existence. What are wants, dreams, desires, thoughts, actions… body, mind… choices, decisions… purpose, meaning… what is matter and the physical world… money… etc… etc… To the definitions are added values (good, bad, right, wrong)… and these are further encoded with feelings that reward and feelings that punish (love, hate, joy, sorrow, acceptance, rejection). But…
Who or What is our Primary Foundation? And, is that foundation even real? Religion, for millennia, has been promoting the idea that the universal Primary Foundation is a God. But many, through intuition or reason, sense that religion is a construct of the imagination. We pretend. We invent. In search of answers, the questioning individuals turn to science. Yet, science responds with an inconclusive and timid… “There probably is no God”. Science’s search for our “beginning” is (for the most part) guided by religion’s view of Creation. In the distant past, at a specific date, an external God (or another external Agent) got creation’s ball rolling. As our telescope and microscope cannot find evidence of such Creator, we sit and wait… walled within loops within walled loops.
Nothing ever changes.
A book: Many years ago, I came across two edifying solutions/ paradigms offering a way out of the loops: The first addressed the origin of the Being we call God and the second explored the structure of existence. There were/ are answers. Along the way, I wrote discoveries, notes, reflections, and the “what does it all mean?” in a book: A Natural Philosophy.. – A Natural Philosophy is available on Amazon
A NATURAL PHILOSOPHY: AN OVERVIEW:
How have we come to believe in the existence of a God?
There is a very important page in history… a mesmerizing page… when and where it is recounted that a God came down from the heavens onto earth. And… only upon understanding the reality of this event, can we clarify and identify our “real” roots.
“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.”
Once on earth the gods accomplished mind bending feats. They flew through the skies aboard vimanas, chariots of fire, “glories”,” “whirlwinds”, and other flying crafts; they caused whole cities to be wiped out in minutes; they built their homes (temples) out of megaliths; the sound of their trumpets blew walls into rubles. We can change words, alter stories and legends, transform fire and brimstone into metaphors and allegories, but we must face the ancient megalithic structures/ temples – always associated with one god or another – with a different intellectual weigth scale. For example: A platform remains at Baalbeck, libanon/Syria, built out of massive (some weighing more than 1000 tons (2 million + pounds)) stone blocks.
Note: The ancients did not refer to the visitors as “aliens” but as gods.
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 God. That is God.
That is where the evidence for the existence of a God resides. Not in the the milky way, not in trees, not in grains of sand, not in the human form… but in a past and very much historical event. A page of human history has been transformed into an imaginary story. By a thousand means, we make the story “real”. We build walls around it, give it form and precedence, package it, sell it, defend it, ostracize those who try to break free.
And, while religion, science and philosophy busy themselves plugging breaches in the millennia old wall, we on the outside and free, take a deep breath and observe where, when, why and how we stand, and in doing so we begin to realize who we are. (What is in nature expresses the evidence for the existence of nature).
Our second task to freedom is to move the date of creation from the past to the present (moment).
2): A PARADIGM SHIFT:
Who created creation?
No one. (Why?)
Creation has always been.
Creation never had a beginning date.
Think about it: It is now. It is now. It is now. It is always now. The only all-encompassing “thing” that is always “there/here” is the Now. The Now comprehends beginning, middle, and end… past, present, and future. It never began. It will never end. There will always be a Now. – Having always been, the Now is eternal. Being everywhere, the Now is infinite.
The Now is:
The Universal Creator.
The Primary Foundation.
The Primal Source.
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. A pulse is emitted… Life… at the very same time… a counter pulse is emitted… Death. Thus, everywhere… continuously, incessantly… Life/Death, Life/Death, Life/Death.
The Need of the Now to be/not to be…
Activates infinite Power/ Force;
Is the Motor, the Matrix, the Grand Designer of creation;
Is the creator of Principles, Laws and Rules .
Existence: All become. All disappear. Yet… something remains. A middle: Creation, existence. How? At the moment that Life is erased by Death… Life comes back stronger… with more Power, with more Force… and… pushes against Death… a space opens… we inhale… Death comes back with more Power/ Force… pulls back Life… the space collapses… we exhale. Vibration by vibration, fragment by fragment… after being born, the Now 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. The middle is a battle for form and duration (space and time).
In this single present instant, the Eternal and the Infinite become temporal and finite… the temporal and finite become Eternal and Infinite. “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 )
One is all, all is One: In the Now, all of the ingredients that composes One are included in all. Intelligence, consciousness… etc… are included in all human beings, animals, trees, flowers, grains of sand, and specks of dust. Everywhere there is nothing but “conscious and intelligent life”. Essence is everywhere. Substance is everywhere. But, as the two pulses act at the same time essence is substance, cause is effect, mind is matter.
You: In the Now, you are a center of existence, a point of being, a point of radiance, where thoughts and senses weave the fabric of the eternal instant… where and when you receive and give the elemental and the formed. As it unfolds, the Now reveals itself. Then it folds. Again, it reveals itself. Wave by wave you sense, you think, you walk. Awareness of the ways of the Now, of the games of the Now, has its advantages, its rewards.
You can purchase the book… A Natural Philosophy… on Amazon