Sin (the idea that you can sin) is the single most destructive force implanted into the human psyche. It says that you think, act, and desire outside of the rules of a “perfect” creation. Therefore, you are defective, a sinner. Nothing can be further from the truth. How have you come to think like that?
You are taught that, long ago, a God” created a man and a women, and, after placing them in a “paradise” gave them instructions to follow. Tempted by another character named “Satan”, the two perfect souls disobeyed a command of the “God”. This act caused a split (a fault line) in their “human” nature. They had sin. And, on that day, their sin became your sin. Like these first parents, your mind, your life, became a battlefield for a never ending war between “God” and “Satan”. “God” represented good, “Satan” evil. This set the human stage for what is right and what is wrong. Satan stands at the ready to tricks (you) in wanting forbidden “fruits”… forbidden knowledge… forbidden thoughts… forbidden acts… forbidden sensations… forbidden desires. Always fearful of displeasing the “God”, you struggle. Even though you try your best to be like God your natural nature overruns your good intentions. You sin. Fall. Repent. Fall again. The game never ends. Sin twists your mind. Sin makes you hate your own “self” as well as the world around you.
You are caught in a nightmare.
The nightmare, consumes your existence.
Till death, the battle absorbs and consumes your days, your life, your energies. But, the battle is false. For it has nothing to do with who you are at source. In reality, you enact the ways of nature. Like all forms, you follow nature’s rules. You cannot transgress, change, alter, modify, deny, reroute the laws of nature. It is not possible. Your natural nature cannot be undone. Nature demands that you walk your existence awake, aware, and conscious. But a wall encloses and traps us in “ignorance”. We argue, we fight, we discuss, we write elaborate thesis… but we never cross the wall’s boundaries. Why?
Because what is on the other side of the wall cannot be the same as what is within it. To exit means facing two questions: The first one: Who is or was the personage we call “God”? And we must stop thinking that we cannot know. We must stop arguing. We must stop looking where we always look. We must look at something new. With a new mind. We must look, observe, reflect, observe again, analyse, read, reflect again. Then, as we become conscious that no divinity created the world eons ago… we must figure out what is the real date for creation. That date explains how and why the universe functions the way it does as well as the way we function. When this is understood, all begins to fall in place. And we begin to make sense of the world… and of who we are.
A REFLECTION ABOUT THE SOURCE OF OUR EXISTENCE:
In order to have…
- Understanding of mind.
- Understanding of body.
- Understanding of purpose.
- Understanding of meaning
- Understanding of existence.
… we must have truth of Foundation.
All that exists including human beings are built on a Primary Foundation. The way we feel, desire, think, act, proceeds constantly and continuously from this Primary foundation… no stoppage, no deflection, no evolving away. The problem/ question: Is the (our) real, at origin, Primary Foundation the same as our learned Primary Foundation?
At present, our Primary Foundation knowledge comes to us mostly through religion and science.
Religion, for millennia, has been promoting the notion that a Being, an external to creation Being, a God, is the Source, the Creator, of all that exists. All knowledge (human and natural) resides in and descends from the God. The God is Cause. Time is linear, straight like an arrow; and carries within its breadth – continuously – the design, will, and attributes of the Cause. – Philosophically, as the result of a punishment, the God has divided our “self” into two parts: A higher spiritual (God) “self”, a lower physical (nature) “self”. Thus, we go our lives through enhancing the ways of the God and suppressing the the ways of nature (the Enemy’s side of the bargain) (morality’s good versus bad).
But is the God real?
Many, unable to circumvent religion’s mind boggling/ bungling inconsistencies, look to science for answers. Science generally abandons spirituality in favor of telescopes and microscopes. As to the Source of all that exists… in the very distant past a Cause set time/ creation/ effects on a linear path toward the future. Time and forms are allowed to make curves, to deviate, to adapt… but not to break… we and all are always attached to the Cause. As to the identity of the originating Cause, science draws a blank. So we wait. – Philosophically, in the meanwhile, we twirl our thumbs, become nihilists, or quietly and under our breath, remain as “spiritual”, as “moral”, as our religious brethren. Millennia pass, the status quo is maintained.
The believers and the non-believers throw punches at each other. One believe in creationism the other in evolutionism. What if these two “concepts” were foundationally irrelevant? – Many long seasons ago, this debilitating going nowhere debate felt more like a societal understanding glitch than a truth. I realized and accepted that to go beyond, to move forward, a major and complete shift of paradigms had/has to occur.
I set to the task. (Somewhere, there had to be answers.)
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):
How have we come to believe in the existence of a God?
What if the God “vehicle” the biblical prophet Ezekiel heard and saw breaking through the sky and coming down to earth in a tumultuous noise was a real nuts and bolts physical craft and the its commander was a physical being?
“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.
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.
Religion: The words of the gods/God, no matter their inerrant wisdom and historical accuracies/ inaccuracies, were/are about the relationship and the day to day interactions between powerful ruler gods and their charge. These ancient directives, though important to the people of the day, perhaps even to the people of today, have nothing at all to do with who, why, and how we are at Source.
Science: “Don’t know yet”. “Wait”. “Evidence is forthcoming”. – The concepts of creation and evolution are two peas in the same pod; they both contend that “creation” had a singular beginning date during a “creative” event in the distant past… at the hand of some external Person (or Force). But what if that “Hand”, event, date, and a first instant NEVER existed? (How?)
THE SECOND PARADIGM (SHIFT):
We move the date and time of “creation” to (the)…
Think about it: It is now. It is now. It is now. It is always now. The only “space/time” that is always “there/here” is the Now. A Now must always be, must have always been. Having always been, the Now was not created. And… 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 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. A pulse is emitted… Life… at the very same time… a counter pulse is emitted… Death.
Thus, the first all-encompassing “Principle”: Everywhere… continuously, incessantly… Life/Death, Life/Death, Life/Death. – The Now is a singular Source/event engendering a binary pulse… the “light (spark) of life”… which it immediately extinguishes… the darkness of death. Yet, we and “creation” are here and continue to be here.
Existence/ Duration: All become. All disappear. Yet… something (a residue) 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, the residue, is where the battles for form and duration (space and time) occurs.
The central, the focal point, is the – one at a time – creation, maintenance, and deletion of all that exists… (was… will be).
Of space/time field of play: Yesterday existed… but it does not exist anymore… yet we remember its past existence. What existed, for the most part, is still here. The space/time residue, existence’s filaments of presence, is in fact a vast Memory; a Memory made of fields of smaller memories, of added creation, of dying forms. Within and by this “struggle”, patterns 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 infinite.
It’s 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… 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. Pulse by pulse, wave by wave, you sense, you think, you walk, you create, you remove, you add, you retain… you exist… now.
Reality has rewards beyond those of the imagination.
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