Created, Evolved, or Something Else?
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” – Genesis 1:1
“The radius of s pace began at zero; the first stages of the expansion consisted of a rapid expansion determined by the mass of the initial atom, almost equal to the present mass of the universe. If this mass is sufficient, and the estimates which we can make indicate that this is indeed so, the initial expansion was able to permit the radius to exceed the value of the equilibrium radius. The expansion thus took place in three phases: a first period of rapid expansion in which the atom-universe was broken into atomic stars, a period of slowing-down, followed by a third period of accelerated expansion. It is doubtless in this third period that we find ourselves today, and the acceleration of space which followed the period of slow expansion could well be responsible for the separation of stars into extra-galactic nebulae.” – Georges Lemaître
How did we get here? Where do we come from? Were we created or did we evolve randomly? Are we the product of purposeful intelligence or merely the end result of countless cosmic accidents? Does it even matter?
Humans have always questioned their existence and many different theories concerning the physical world have become popular.
According to the standard theory of evolution, our universe sprang into existence from a “singularity” around 13.7 billion years ago. The entirety of our universe was compressed into the confines of an atomic nucleus. Singularities are zones which defy our current understanding of physics. No one knows what they are or where they come from but they are thought to exist at the core of black holes. Black holes are areas of intense gravitational pressure which is so intense that finite matter is squished into infinite density. These zones of infinite density are called singularities. Our universe is thought to have begun as an infinitely small, infinitely hot, infinitely dense….something – a singularity. Where did it come from? Why did it appear? No one knows.
The theory of creation is the belief that all humanity, life, earth and the universe were all created by a supernatural being, or beings. The most popular theory of creation comes from the first book in the old testament, Genesis. It says there is one God that created the entire universe in 6 days and then rested on the seventh. He created man in his own image and gave them dominion over the entire earth and all living things on it. Strict creationists believe that these were 24 hour earth days and that the earth is still quite young, while others calling themselves evolutionary creationists take these in to be long periods of time (millions of years) and typically believe the earth to be very old (around 4.6 billion years as is commonly taught).
Each culture has its own myths and legends about the creation of the human race. These legends coincide with prophecies about the destiny of humanity. They have been passed down through oral traditions, ancient texts, stone tablets, and other artifacts found by archaeologists.
There arises a multitude of fundamental problems with both of these theories. Subscribing to the belief that we are just some random chaotic sequence of events that evolved over time by pure chance and became what we are now is impossible. If you believe this theory then you accept the fact that there is no divine architect to this universe and when you die, that is it. But as history always repeats itself, science has proven its own science wrong over and over again. But then what other choice does that leave us with except to submit ourselves to a religious belief system? This gives up our free will to choose what we want to believe. We’re stuck believing the doctrine of that creed.
This doesn’t really leave us with much of a choice. If we weren’t created and we didn’t evolve from apes then where do we come from?
Well these questions that people have tried to answer for centuries are really the wrong questions to ask. The first problem when asking these questions is the concept of time. Time is nothing more than an illusion that only exists from the observers perspective. When we are asking how did we get here or where do we come from, then what we are really saying is that there had to be a beginning to all of this, which means that there has to be an end. Everything in this world including you and me is energy and energy is infinite. If you believe in some form of god, heaven or hell, reincarnation, eternity, and any life after death then you cannot believe in the existence of time. From our limited awareness and our continuous observation of this illusion, we cannot perceive or fathom the thought that time doesn’t exist. There is no past, no future, no beginning, and no end. There is only right now, this very exact moment and no other. Once you are able to understand and completely live in this moment, then you will understand that time is nothing more than a continuous “holy moment.”
The next problem that arises when trying to understand where we come from is the illusion of reality. The world may seem completely physical and real but this is also an illusion, which is perceived through our senses. This computer screen, no matter how tangible it may seem, is nothing more than your brain having a chemical reaction. Light hits the retina of the eye and this changes the chemical composition of the eye. This makes electricity travel along the optic nerve and enter the brain. We do not respond to the actual object, but to electrical and chemical events in the brain. We cannot know what is real apart from our perception of it. Therefore, everything we experience we cannot be certain if it exist or not because we can never directly perceive it.
So when we try to figure out how we got here, we are doing so from the confines of our own perception of time and reality, which are illusions. We are nothing more than consciousness continually dreaming up our reality. Once you understand your true essence and your true nature (and wake up from the dream) you realize that you are the one that has created and continues to create this world. So where do we come from? We come from and we are consciousness experiencing the world were creating.
Consciousness is all that there is. Everything in the entire universe is made up of consciousness.
There are three basic states of matter: Solid, liquid, and gas. As matter changes its vibration to higher levels, it turns into plasma, and then beam, and finally it transforms into the highest state, which is thought wave. Thought wave is the highest state of matter because it exist at a much higher frequency of vibration. All other states of matter are condensations of thought waves. Therefore the entire physical world is originally manifested from the mental world. If you are familiar with the concept of holographic reality, you will know that the entire material world we experience is actually a projection of light from consciousness. Everything is made of light in different forms.
The universe is made up of electrons and positrons which when combined, transform into photons. E = MC2, or matter is light energy in a different form. When we experience the outer world, we are experiencing a reflection of the inner world, which is consciousness. Therefore if we change our consciousness, we change our outer world. Consciousness creates and directs everything. That is why when we change our thoughts, we change our life.
We are all one and we are all connected. We come from only one consciousness that exists. This one consciousness decided to differentiate itself into the many in order to experience itself from different perspectives and points of view. We are all different versions of the same being in existence. We are all inseparable and connected to everything in the universe. The real you is much bigger than the individual you that is localized in time and space. The real you is all there is. Your real self is the self of all – consciousness. Everyone else is an aspect of your much larger self.