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The Greatest Mystery of All Time

by Owen K Waters

Western religion has never been a fan of spiritual philosophy. Let’s face it, deep thinkers are far to risky to have around when great power is at stake. People who thought too much were silenced one way or another.

Look at the poor guy who promoted the idea that the Earth is not really the center of the universe. For his efforts, Galileo was tried for heresy by the Inquisition and, because he was already well-known, the worst they could do to shut him up was to place him under house arrest for the rest of his life.

For thousands of years, the healthy questions about life, the universe and everything all came out of the East. In India, for example, the longest-standing mystery of all time goes like this…

The purpose of the universe is for God to manifest into a world of imperfection and then evolve Itself back to perfection. But, as It already possessed perfection, why create a universe in order to find that which It already had?

Why, when Infinite Being was perfection, bliss, and completion in every way, did it want to move from just being into an active state of doing and create the universe?

What a conundrum and, for thousands of years, there was never an explanation in sight. Until today. Well, until 2007, to be exact.

Remember, these are the days when the secrets are coming out. The mysteries of the universe are to be secret no more. There are ascended masters who impress the minds of physical people at opportune times with information that needs to be made public. No doubt, in recent years, the same realization has filtered into the minds of many thinking persons, but here is how it was given to me.

I was alone in my study pondering that exact question. (Talk about an opportune moment!) Suddenly, the energy changed and I was very much not alone. The room filled with the presence of an advanced master whose energy I immediately recognized from previous encounters.

Realizing that the experience was sending me into what was virtually a dreaming-awake state, and that I was therefore at risk of my memory fading soon after the experience, I grabbed a pen and notepad to record his exact message:

First of all, the thought, “I’ve cracked the code”, came into my head as clear as day.

“What?” I responded, then immediately knew what he meant, as if an understanding had just unfolded into my consciousness.

“I found the answer”, he clarified and, again, a set of related information unfolded itself into my awareness. He had gone beyond the beyond, into realms never yet explored in order to find the answer and bring it back home.

“What is it?”, I gasped in surprise, and promptly received an assurance that it was something quite simple. Actually, when you think about it, an ultimate reality has to be ultimately simple.

“What was the answer?”, I thought, almost bursting with intense curiosity.

Right there, very appropriately, he dropped the answer into my thought stream.

“Curiosity was the first seed of action.”

Infinite Being, in its ultimate peace, bliss and completeness in all ways, had initially developed a spark of curiosity! That was the one, initial catalyst through which all else had come into being.

Curiosity had led to the desire to explore, for Infinite Being to begin to see itself from different viewpoints and to see where that would lead.

The great journey from being to doing had begun in that embryonic seed of curiosity.

The outbreath into Creation had begun and it would continue, driven by the power of curiosity, until the inbreath would eventually bring all of Creation back to its spiritual roots, enriched by having gained an infinite variety of experiences.

Curiosity was the earliest motivator in the history of Creation. Life as we know it began with curiosity.

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In the Beginning…

by Owen K Waters

I love to say, “In the Beginning…” It sounds so dramatic, like a Biblical epic about to unfold.

But, wait. How about before the beginning?

The universe is estimated to be 13.8 billion years old. That means that before then – 14 billion years ago by our sense of reckoning – the universe did not yet exist. So, what DID exist? And… where were you 14 billion years ago?

At that point in the story of Creation, the all-pervasive mind of Infinite Being had created an active aspect of itself which we now call the Creator. The Creator was charged with manifesting a universe-size theater of action where Infinite Being could experience itself from an infinite number of viewpoints.

And, yet, the Creator had not yet figured exactly how to create all this. Let’s face it, it’s not easy creating an apparently solid universe using nothing but consciousness and yet, somehow, that’s exactly what was achieved.

We know that physical matter consists of energy, but what is energy? No, don’t look up a physics textbook for the answer. Today’s institutional scientists suspect the answer, but they don’t like it. At least, not yet. The answer is consciousness.

Matter is compressed energy and energy is compressed consciousness.

Actually, the correct term is Divine consciousness, but that has an even greater tendency to send the average physicist running and screaming away down the nearest corridor!

The universe exists within the mind of the Creator. That means that everything within the universe – you, me, all life everywhere, even inanimate objects like paper clips – all consist of Divine consciousness and ARE Divine consciousness. There is nothing else in existence but the Divine consciousness that was used to create everything.

We are not just filled with the all-pervasive mind of God. We ARE that mind. As odd as it may seem to the casual observer, we are Infinite Being!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I always find it hard to imagine that I am part of this massive whole when I live in a world full of seven billion other individuals. As people, we think like separate entities; we are separated by space, by time, and by attitude. Yet, beneath that veneer of separation, we are all connected and we are part of that one reality from which all life was created.

That means, 14 billions years ago, you and I were part of that which faced the imponderable challenge – HOW do you create an apparently solid universe using nothing but consciousness?

Personally, I find it hard enough to remember exactly what I was doing last week, let alone 14 billion years ago!

Fortunately, it’s not really that long ago at all because time is an illusion. Each moment in time is just another viewpoint in the great Here and Now that is the awareness of Infinite Being.

Space is also an illusion. Let’s see how.

 

The Nature of Space

How about you and I playing God for a moment? Just for fun. Imagine we’re in that awe-inspiring place where we need a universe, yet we still haven’t figured out how to build one.

If you’re going to build something from the ground up, so to speak, it can also be built from a ground state of awareness. The all-pervasive awareness of Infinite Being is that ground state of consciousness which includes everything in existence.

Nothing can exist outside of Infinite Being because, by definition of the word infinite, nothing else can exist. There is no infinite plus anything. That would be impossible.

Space can be created when you imagine an envelope of awareness. Within that envelope, you can place your awareness at position A and, being God, also at position B. From position A, you can look at the position B version of you and vice versa. Then, you can create lots of positions and view different versions of yourself from each of those viewpoints.

Finally! Now, you the Creator have found a way to achieve the first requirement of the mission – to create a universe-size theater of action where Infinite Being can experience itself from an infinite number of viewpoints.

You can make the envelope of space as big as you want. The next problem is – and this is where time comes into the picture – cause and effect are instantaneous in the Great Here and Now.

Every change you make anywhere in the envelope instantly manifests. Now, it’s hardly a theater of action if you make changes and everything that happens is all over, literally, in no time at all.

Good theater requires time, as well as a plot, actors, scenery that changes, and gripping challenges that are fascinating and which take time to resolve.

Yes, time… if the Creator only had time.

 

The Nature of Time

“If I only had Time.” That’s exactly what the Creator must have thought while mulling over the design stage of the Creation.

Time is necessary so that experience can be gained from choices taken and changes made at an appropriate pace for learning.

In the Great Here and Now which is the underlying reality of Infinite Being, time as we know it does not exist. Any change has an instantaneous effect. Therefore, in order to enjoy the adventure of immersion in a physical universe, Infinite Being and its Creator aspect needed the dimensional property that we call Time.

The great miracle of the dimension of time is that it can produce the illusion of slow change when the only thing that really exists is the Great Here and Now. Think about it. In a reality where all things are Here and everything is Now, how did the Creator create the illusion of Time so that we could play out our lives of experience at an appropriate rate?

The best analogy is that of a motion picture. Movie films consist of a sequence of photographs being projected onto a screen at, typically, 24 frames per second. Even though each frame contains just a static image, the illusion of motion is achieved by subsequent frames being projected fast enough for the human brain to perceive the changes as smooth action. Changes through time are created from a collection of static images, and that is the same way the Creator created Time.

The universe flashes on and off millions of times per second. Each frame is a different viewpoint of the Great Here and Now. It is re-created in each of those rapidly-appearing, still-action frames. The physical brain is entrained to the timing of that universal movie projector mechanism. All we see is continual change, even though such change consists of many still-action, static frames.

With Time in existence, it is then possible for human decisions to be made and for subsequent changes to unfold at a speed that allows for learning and reflection. And that was achieved even though, in truth, all changes are just a collection of different viewpoints of the Great Here and Now.

So, Creation didn’t actually happen an incredibly long time ago, even though it seems that way. In reality, it really happened, and is happening, right now! To the timing mechanism in our brains, however, it still seems sooooo… long ago.

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What Created the Creator?

by Owen K Waters

The Tao Te Ching is famous for mind-numbing statements about the nature of ultimate consciousness – statements like,

“Tao is everything and yet nothing.”

Some people, panicked with an overwhelming sense of confusion from such statements, feel compelled to take definite steps… great big ones in the opposite direction!

You have to ask, though, how can it be possible for the ultimate state of consciousness to be everything and yet nothing?

Well, what if it started out as essentially nothing – just a passive sense of awareness – and then decided to become active and create the universe? Then, its essence would be in everything in the universe. What the statement means is that Tao – the original consciousness of the All That Is – found a way to create the universe.

Better yet, the Tao Te Ching goes on to lists the steps that were necessary to make such Creation possible:

“Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; Three produced All things.”

Let’s follow those steps in turn.

Tao produced One

Tao, as original consciousness, is an all-pervasive state of beingness. This has been called the Absolute, the Godhead, Brahman, Universal Spirit, and many other names. Personally, I like the term Infinite Being to describe that which existed before original consciousness formed the Creator.

Infinite Being. Complete, motionless, perfect beingness which, stirred by a sense of curiosity, decided to form an active version of Itself, to form the Creator of all things.

One produced Two

The challenge was HOW. How is it possible to create the universe as we know it when working with just one tool… that of consciousness?

Now, if you divide consciousness into two distinct types, then you have the beginning of something you can work with. Those two types can be described as thought and feeling, intention and attraction, yang and yin, or even expansion and contraction.

You could call them father and mother aspects, but that would not be the best analogy as human beings have a mixture of both types of consciousness. We’re talking here about pure, unblended scientific principles. Principles as different from each other as electricity is from magnetism. Two distinct energies, as different as the energy of a bar magnet is to a streak of lightning.

Two produced Three

Now you have two separate yet complementary types of consciousness, what can you do with them as energies? Bar magnets don’t DO anything unless you wave a conductive piece of metal near them. Static electricity doesn’t DO anything unless you give it a channel where it can discharge and make a big spark. Doing involves action. You need the principle of motion to make things happen.

Now, notice how all the physical energies in the universe travel at the speed of light. How convenient that they all travel at that exact speed. It’s almost as if they were designed to do that… and they were.

It is not by chance that the universe is expanding at the speed of light. That’s how the principle of motion is created and that’s why physical energies travel at exactly that speed.

The universe is fed through its central Sun with constant supplies of expansive yang energy and contractive yin energy. The two counter-balance and, if they were supplied in equal amounts, the universe would stay the same size. It would be static and energies would never move anywhere.

But they’re not in balance, and that’s the whole trick. The universe is fed with slightly more expansive yang energy than contractive yin energy so that it expands at the carefully-controlled speed that we call the speed of light. The principle of motion – the third part of the Creative Trinity – was created by this slight imbalance in the first two energies.

Three produced All things

With the three principles of the Creative Trinity in place, all else could be added in the creation of the universe. Realms of existence could be created at different densities. Energies could be used to bring meaning to those layers of existence. Galaxies could be designed and created, suns, planets, all forms of life, the list goes on ad infinitum.

Infinite Being manifesting as infinite varieties of Itself.

How to detect Infinite Being

The universe consists of this underlying sense of beingness expressed in an infinite number of ways. All things in Creation are made from consciousness and are therefore conscious in some way. Even a rock or a subatomic particle has consciousness, awareness and feeling.

Your own basic consciousness, the underlying sense of beingness that makes you know that you exist, is your own experience of the consciousness of Infinite Being.

From where did Infinite Being come?

The answer to the question, “Which came first – the chicken or the egg?” is easy. The chicken came first and was created to be self-reproducing.

A less obvious question is, “What came before Infinite Being?”

To find the answer, look at the definition of Infinite Being. It is original consciousness. It is passive, perfect, yet fully aware of all things. It is the awareness within all things.

It is the ultimate something. That something cannot be nothing. It cannot be a vacuum of nothingness, because then it would not be something.

As the Creator is made up of consciousness, as is everything in Creation, that tells us that the original something has to be consciousness.

It also has to be infinite in scope because if it were finite, then something else would exist beyond it.

The term Infinite Being encapsulates both properties – that of infinite scope and its nature as consciousness.

While the consciousness of the Creator is active, the original, underlying awareness of Infinite Being is passive. It is the Isness.

Infinite Being is the ultimate state of consciousness beyond which nothing can exist. In the silent stillness of its complete awareness, it is perfection.

Nothing preceded Infinite Being. It is the original something.

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When the World Was Flat

by Owen K Waters

Beliefs change over time. Back in the day when the world was flat, life was much simpler.

Let’s face it, who could have imagined that the world would be anything but flat? If someone came up with the idea that the world was round, then obviously those on the underside of the world would be upside down and they’d fall off!

Back in those days, the population was much smaller. Farmhands and fishermen couldn’t read or write, but they could haggle over price at the street market and the merchants knew enough to be able to make the right change when presented with a large coin for a small purchase.

Today, government schooling produces kids who may not be able to make change, but they can read, write, and be trained to believe that their lives will be protected and governed from cradle to grave by kind and loving bureaucrats.

Back in the simple days when the earth was flat, priests and rulers decided what the people should be taught. Being a patriarchal world, God the Creator was presented as a father figure, human-like, yet all powerful. He was even given a human-like bad temper so that people would fear straying from under the priests’ control.

When a gathering of bishops came together in the year 325 AD to argue over what should be the unified philosophy of the new and expanding Christian church, they agreed to include the Trinity concept of the Creator, but with modifications. They wanted Jesus firmly established as the one and only son of God. After all, they had to. They were in competition with the same claim coming from a succession of Roman emperors.

To insert Jesus into the Creative Trinity, he’d have to take position number three as positions one and two would be, as in all religious philosophies, the male and female aspects of the Creator. But wait, the patriarchs didn’t want equal rights for a female, even if She is the Mother God, so She got bumped over into third place. That made room for Jesus right next to the Father.

Furthermore, that Mother aspect of God – the spirit of love that pervades the universe – was confusingly renamed as the Holy Spirit and then hardly ever mentioned just to make sure no one ever asked after Her.

That worked for many centuries while the majority of people were uneducated, unthinking laborer-types. Until now. The whole God the Father bias is open to question.

Will we shift to a Creator that is equal parts Father God and Mother God, or will we ditch the whole parental paradigm and move forward to a more realistic Universal Spirit?

After all, the Creator has to be larger than its creation, and the universe is beginning to look awfully big.

Or, we could even go beyond the beyond and wonder What Created the Creator?

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The Law of Creation

by Owen K Waters

The Law of Creation has three components, or aspects of consciousness. Simply put, they are thought, feeling and motion, although you could use other terms such as intention, attention, and action. Basically, when the male or yang aspect is set into complementary motion with the female or yin aspect, then all of Creation becomes possible.

So, how does the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit relate to the Indian trinity of Brahma (creator), Vishnu (maintainer), and Shiva (destroyer)?

Both relate closely to the Original Trinity principle or Law of Creation.

The founders of the Christian church wanted Jesus to sit next to the Father, so the Holy Spirit (known in the East as Mother God) was bumped over one place to make room.

Hindu philosophy took the stance that, if the Trinity is to include Creation, it should also include the opposite, or destruction. This is a reasonable stance if you look at examples of life and death in nature.

However, a more accurate basic principle in today’s age of scientific thinking would be motion rather than the concept of destruction. Motion is what makes the universe possible.

For example, we now know that light energy consists of (the yang energy of) electricity plus (the yin energy of) magnetism set into complementary motion at a specific frequency. The basic principle of all Creation is yin and yang in motion.