Stories and myths of Creation from around the world often
share a common thread. Most of them start
with a division,
a splitting of the original One into two complementary parts
so that Creation could be achieved.
In ancient Egypt, more than 5,000 years ago, Creation was
said to have occurred when the power of thought made
arise above the abyss. Here the two components before the
creation of light were 1) thought, and 2) an already-created
dark abyss of empty space.
In ancient Greece, the universe was said to have been a place
without light until
Eros (Love) arose, bringing light and
order. Here we have intent and feeling bringing light into
ancient Aztec culture an original 'lord' and 'lady' were
said to have brought into existence all things. People
history have more easily understood the idea of
father and mother figures behind Creation rather than the
original principles, or facets, of the one Creator.
The Holy Trinity of Christianity includes both ideas - God
Father is the creative principle while the Holy Spirit
is the love that permeates all space.
Hinduism, the origin
of which pre-dates recorded history,
recognizes an original or Absolute state as the one
ultimate state of being behind
all things. Then, from the
Absolute, sprang forth the principles of Creation. These
principles are portrayed as the
personalities of Brahma,
Vishnu and Shiva.
Brahma symbolizes the aspect of the Absolute that brings forth
Creation. Vishnu represents the aspect that preserves and
sustains the universe - an all-pervasive love, in other words.
Shiva represents the aspect that brings motion into the
universe, motion being that which allows objects to be created
and to remain in existence for their allotted time.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam all share the same historic
roots. In the book of Genesis, it is said that Creation began
when God created the heavens and the earth, then said,
there be light." This initial act of Creation came before
the creation of the stars and our Sun, so these initial
instances of the words 'heavens' and 'earth' must, therefore,
be taken metaphorically, not literally.
'earth' was said to be formless and empty, like a
pre-creational void, as the Spirit of God hovered over
of the formless deep. Here we have:
1) The intent of God the Creator, hovering over:
2) The formless deep
of a universe-to-be. The formless deep
referred to the universe, not the Earth, because the stars
(and therefore the
Earth) had not yet been formed. Then,
later, all possibilities began with:
3) "Let there be light." This is where
energy was created to
activate the hollow shell of the universe and make all of
Creation possible, including the stars,
the planets, their
biospheres and all that they contain.
All of the above stories of Creation are thousands of
old. Historically, they were told to people who believed that
the Earth was all there was to Creation. In general,
no idea that the stars in the sky were actually other suns in
a very remote distance.
Today, we have
a much better appreciation of the vastness of
Creation. We still do not know the exact size, or even the
the universe but we do have a much better idea of
the scale of it. As of July, 2003, astronomers announced that
are 70 sextillion stars in the visible universe. That's
70 thousand million million million in the visible part of
universe alone, just in the visible universe. The actual
size of the cosmos is much larger than that.
We can also
surmise that the Creator of all of this vastness
is an entity much larger than the created universe. Infinite
is a consciousness so huge that the entire universe
is held within its awareness and focus.
Infinite Being is
all things, it is all potential. As a state
of being, it fundamentally does not "do," it just is.
Infinite Being is
the ultimate state of being. However, at
some point, Infinite Being decided to 'become,' rather than
just 'be.' It
decided to manifest its potential, and then
act out every part of that potential.
In order to achieve this, it
divided its consciousness. In
one direction, it focused intent. In another direction, it
focused its love, or its
feeling. Then, in a third direction
it applied action, or motion, so that the two facets of
itself - intent and feeling
- could interact with each other
as intertwined waves of consciousness.
In this way, Infinite Being extended itself
from just being,
into a state of action. This extension of itself had become
what we call the original Creator. And
yet, nothing specific
had been created up to this point.
There was, however, the potential for everything to be
created. A stage needed to be set for the expression of
Infinite Being as an infinite variety of possibilities.
order to provide that stage, the universe was created.
First, it was filled with love, then set into motion using
the focus of intent. This was the original shell of the
universe, before it became alive with energy. It was the
the darkness which came before the light.
Then, life was breathed into the void when energy was added to
was created by the motion of intent within the
all-pervasive field of love which fills the universe.
addition of energy into the universe, the 'light' had
come. It filled all of space with the chaos of infinite
of potential energy and, later, the potential for
matter and all that matter could become.
Today, we find ourselves
living out the latest adventure in
the infinite experiences of existence. As facets of Infinite
Being, we are each
here to experience life as we see it from
our individual, unique viewpoints.
You, as the soul within, are the
observer of life. While you
are busy with life in the physical world, it may seem
difficult to connect with your spiritual
aspect, with your
soul. But to do this means that you are connecting directly
with the observer within. That is why
the most rewarding
part of the day is the time that you set aside for regular
meditation. With inner support and guidance,
through life becomes clear and filled with purpose.
If you haven't done so already, make the time to
meditation at the start of each day. A habit very soon becomes
a routine, and this one very soon becomes
the highlight of
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"The Shift: The Revolution
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