Believers claim that “spirituality” originates in a God. Without a “God”, there can be no “spirituality”. They say that spirituality raises the human mind to a higher purpose, a higher meaning, a higher sense of being. A belief in a God is the ticket this path. – But, there is no God, no originating outside of us spirit. What exists everywhere though is Oneness.
The feeling of being “more”, of wanting to ascend “higher” is by natural formation sourced in “Oneness”. Oneness contains and comprehends all. All that is body. All that is mind. All that is sense. All that is consciousness. Oneness senses, feels, imagines, thinks through us.
Our mind enfolds the body senses, the finite world. But our mind also unify us into Oneness. We ascend from the finite and touch the infinite; from the temporal we witness the Eternal. Our mind sends a searchlight from the present into the past and into the future, viewing and reviewing the possibilities of what was and of what can be… we place an “order” into the cosmic essence. And the essence becomes substance. We put a foot ahead of the other. We formulate a thought. A want comes into presence. The past and the future becomes the present.
Through our want, desires and thoughts, we affect the not yet created. We create ourselves beyond our present form and thoughts. We change creation. Oneness is a “state of consciousness”. All is One.
A REFLECTION ABOUT THE SOURCE OF OUR NATURE
- Integrity in the plays of existence.
- Exactitude of purpose and meaning.
- Confidence of choices and decisions.
… we must have truth of 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 is said to reside in and descend from the God. The God is Cause. Time is linear; straight like an arrow; and carries within its single breath the design, will, and attributes of the Cause. – Our foundational/ philosophical, as the result of a punishment, the God has divided our “self” into two parts: A higher spiritual “self”… a lower natural “self”. Thus divided, through obedience, service and worship, through devotionals and rituals, through divine rules and laws of governance, and through the suppression of our natural ways, we maintain, promote and enhance in us and in the world the kingdom of the God. Our reward: Upon death Heaven. Inserted in the human psyche at birth, this “divided self” philosophy of existence, fairly much globally, in one form or another, controls our wants, thoughts, actions… purpose, meaning… knowledge, understanding…. good, bad, evil… values, feelings, emotions… everything.
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 (a God or Something else) set time/ creation (the effect) on a linear path toward the future. Time and forms are allowed to curve, 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 absence of our Primary Root’s identity and knowledge, we are left to twirl our thumbs, conjure up a “reason” from which we derive “reasonable” arguments, become nihilists, or quietly and under our breath, remain as “spiritual” and 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 is moral the other as moral. One believe in creationism the other in evolutionism. “There is a God”. “There probably is no god”. – Many long seasons ago, these debilitating circular debates felt to me (and to many others) like societal understanding glitches. – What if these concepts were foundationally irrelevant? did not apply? I realized and accepted that to go beyond… the a major and complete shift of paradigms had/has to occur. Somewhere there had to be answers.
I left the beaten path…
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/God 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”. – If you claim to be an atheist/ agnostic/ non-believer and ask… “If not a God or a Force, Who or What then created all that exists?”…. you are still under the spell and sleep of religion.
A First Hand/ Creative Event/ 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).
“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, 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.
We are one hundred percent natural beings: “Nature is the many forms travelling every which way within the Source. Nature is the “manner of being” of the many forms of the Source. Nature is the way of the Source. The nature of the Source is the nature of all things. Your nature is of the nature of the Source. Your nature is of the ways of the Source. All of the Source’s ways are natural. There is no such thing as an unnatural Source or an unnatural way. There are no unnatural dreams. There are no unnatural thoughts. There are no unnatural words. There are no unnatural acts. There are no unnatural paths. There are no unnatural travelers. Nothing is unnatural. Nothing. Not good. Not bad. Not evil. Nothing. All phenomenons, all levels of consciousness, and all things, approved of or disapproved of, explained or unexplained, are of nature. And what is unexplained is just that: unexplained. Not understood. No more can you operate outside of nature than can a grain of sand, a tree, or a lion. You can never act outside of nature’s ways. Period. (A Natural Philosophy P. 45)
And… ” A human “being”, no matter the debilitating tempests, the gales, the squalls, the physical deformities, the mental illnesses, the antisocial behaviors, the bent ways, the lack of money, the vulgarity of the tongue, the crookedness of the thoughts and even the evilness of the deeds – a human being is always a complete human being. If you think that you are bent and would like to stretch, from the ground up to the light, do so. But, if the storms have been too severe, if the trunk, branches, and leaves are too damaged to be straitened, and you want to be whole, you need do nothing, for, as you are, you are One. (A Natural Philosophy P. 73, 74)
Our in-grown, embedded, natural nature creates self and societal complications. But our “naturalness” cannot be eliminated, or redressed, or amended by “morality”. (But we will all kill each other.) (No more than we are now.) As human beings we possess the ability to establish societal rules of conduct.
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.
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.
God demands obedience.
Nature demands awareness.
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