What do we mean when we talk about the concept of Creation? Are we talking about THE Creation, i.e., the moment everything came into being? Do we even believe there is A moment that represents that creation? Is everything simply being created on a never-ending spiral, the beginning of which is unfathomable? I know the word Creation harbors the idea of Creationism, i.e., that everything was brought into being over a six-day period, 6,000 or so years ago. And that that idea of Creation is set in opposition to Evolution, wherein everything starts at some distant moment in time in some roiling pool of chemicals, the origins of which remain a question. I don’t really like that idea because on the one hand, as the daughter of a paleontologist, I cannot ever believe in the 6,000-year or so story and on the other hand, I have always questioned evolution as the total answer to how we are what we currently are because, as I read recently, we are in fact different from the other creatures on the planet, which do exhibit the forward momentum of evolution.
When I think of the moment of Creation in relationship to the spiritual aspects, I am beginning to believe that the idea of one Creator, as a personified being, is not satisfactory. I believe the Creative Spirit brought into being the All in and through the energy of love. Then, what is the Creative Spirit, other than the first expression of the All, which, as I mentioned last week, means we are All part of the first and the ongoing aspects of creation. Since we are all interdependent spirits, comprising a oneness, then we could consider ourselves as both the Creative Spirit and the creation of that Spirit, i.e., that we are both the created and the creators. And it is this aspect that needs consideration at this moment, I believe.
As I look around the room in which I am sitting, I can see all sorts of physical items that were created. I can even note that as I prep for this episode, I am creating, with help from other spirits, something that has never existed before. Someone created the chair I am sitting on and the computer I am typing on. The glasses I am seeing through were created, as well as the coffee cup I am drinking from. Everything seems to be created by someone whose current state of being was created, as a potential, in the “first” moment of creation. But, doesn’t that moment of creation continue to evolve? And that is where that word comes into play here, we are indeed evolving, changing, for better or worse with every breath we take on this plane. And these items, all of them, are comprised of atoms and molecules, and, my personal favorite, nano-particles, that exist to formulate a solidity with which we can act and interact.
I have often said that the differences of solidity are created by differing rates of vibrations of these energized particles. If I could speed up the molecules in my hand to match the speed of those in the desk I am sitting at, I should be able to slip my hand between the atoms. This, however, does not seem a practical or useful action to take at this time, because it would preclude me from typing on this physical illusion of a computer sitting on the physical illusion of the desk. Why do I call these things an illusion? Because the solidity seems to me to be an illusion, comprised as it is by the same basic atoms and molecules arranged in myriad ways to form items that can act and react with our physical selves, which, indeed, are simply forms that house our spirits while we engage in learning lessons on this physical plane.
So, how does this relate back to the original topic of Creation? Because we continue to be created and to be creators. We create the tools we need to function and we create art to sustain us. In addition, we create non-physical aspects of our world, like the basic beliefs of societies and the ideas that hold communities together. Unfortunately, we also create the ideas that serve to separate us and that work against our wellbeing. We are, in every sense, continually creating our world, and we can serve as creators of destruction, division, and hate, or as creators of compassion and empathy using the same energy of love that we used in the illusion of the beginning.
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