The inspired mind is locked into the Stream. Just put your fingers on the keyboard and type without knowledge of what is coming; hands and fingers moving faster than ever and still not keeping up with flow. Understandings beyond anything pondered or imagined. Just write and write and write and don’t stop until you collapse from exhaustion. Write without notes or idea outlines. Just write and write while your eyes are looking else where. This is not normal. This is savant territory. Such is the power and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
We are not machines. Machine men. Living a life of fleeting highs and crushing lows and darkness without end. We are more than a paycheck. Our time here is but the briefest of moments. We must make each moment count, treating others with respect, as your brother or sister or mother or father. Love them through God’s Spirit, for He is love. Show no prejudice. Hold back no kind words. Help and assist and offer helpful advice without expectation of return. Live selflessly. Every moment of every day, without exception. The Spirit is eternal and never sleeps.
The Spirit is not a thing. He is an entity which encompasses the entire fabric and force of all things throughout time and space. Filled with this Spirit, we are connected to every single atom, quark, quanta. Every thought, every image, natural force, cosmic body, every moment of the universe, flows within the Spirit’s vibration. He occupies the entire time-space continuum. Every galaxy, super nova, shooting star. Every breeze, cloud, hurricane, tidal wave, volcano. This is what it says in Scripture. The Eastern mystics all examine and investigate and write down their assessment of The Holy Spirit through concepts of Qi, Karma, the Cosmic Stream, Cosmic Strings, Infinite Wisdom, The Force. One can easily bridge the gap and pull these together and see how they intertwine.
I just realized something. An epiphany of sorts.
For many Christians, being a Christian means living the “good life” and receiving comfort, rewards and prosperity, which will then magically lead others to God because they will want in on the action.
I’ve spent a significant amount of time browsing and finding atheists to converse with, and getting a feel for why they don’t believe. I always used to assume it was out of ignorance or an irrational hatred or something perhaps psychological, which would cause their disbelief. Although that’s true in some cases, that is not normally what I found.
The ones I’ve spent the most time with are all very intelligent, rational, good-natured, considerate, genuinely good human beings, with whom I shared a lot of commonality. They thought the same way as me, were curious and skeptical in nature, and always desired the get to the bottom of everything they had interest in. But they were yet to find a god they could accept and believe in.
So I broke it down even farther. I got them to describe God as they understood him from what they knew of Scripture and what they’d heard from all the many Christians they’d argued against. What resulted is this: God is a sort of cosmic Santa, who floats around the cosmos in some sort of cosmic space bubble, checking up on people and making a list of who’s naughty and nice. And if you’re good, say your prayers, and tell others about Jesus, then Santa God rewards you with a blessing of happiness and prosperity. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized they were absolutely right. No wonder they don’t believe, because that is how we tend to view God. And that is a ridiculous absurdity. So I thanked them for helping me learn, and told them I really needed to rethink this and figure out what we’re missing.
I wanted to find out who God really is, without any prejudice or predisposition. So I studied the five Vedic texts of sacred eastern metaphysics. I studied the Bhagavad Gita. Studied Theoretical and Quantum Physics. Cellular biology. Astronomy. Cosmology. Stories of the gods, myths and legends and everything in between. I thumbed through ancient writings of Plato, and St. Augustine. And then I went line by line through the Word of God. And everything fell together.
“God” is a meaningless abstraction invented by our pop culture. He doesn’t exist. The atheists are right. Where they are wrong, however, is where they say there is not ANY god.
The supernatural Creator of all things DOES exist. The God of the universe, the beginner of time and the spreader of space, also exists. The Redeemer, the salvation of all mankind and defender of our soul, He exists. The Cosmic Stream of Light, the Thread and String, binder of all things, igniter of stars and the mover and shaker of the spirit, He exists.
We get so tied up and stuck in rabbit holes debating “the Trinity” and trying to grasp a Plurality which exists as one yet acts as three. Well, the answer is profound in its simplicity. Think of it in terms of Head, Body, and the Door. God the Father (the head) is the ruler of the universe, God of all things, beginner of beginnings and ender of ends. He directs the flow and the light, as a brain directs and coordinates our systems and functions. The Holy Spirit (the body) is the Living Force, Cosmic Stream, Thread and String which binds and connects all living things and maintains the balance and order of the cosmos, generator of stars and light, and the source of Divine knowledge and inspiration. Anytime you look at images from Hubble, notice the infusion of light and vibrant radiant colors! That is a reflection and projection of the essence of the Spirit. Folks, that is some POWERFUL stuff.
If you’d like to get a gauge for an understanding of this power, look up the term ZERO POINT ENERGY. I used to just think that was a science fiction term, made up by the writers for Stargate: Atlantis, where they used these Zero Point Modules (ZPM) to power the instantaneous crossing between worlds. Turns out there’s a lot of truth to it all. We are just beginning to realize the freaky level of energy and power in every inch of the universe. There are no empty voids. The cosmos crackles and sparkles and hums with the power of over 400 trillion suns, in every square meter in every corner. FREAKY.
Powerful stuff. And I will take it from here next time I cover this topic.
Those who are discouraged need to understand. God has a purpose and God has a plan.
He created light. He created you. We’re just learning now the things light can do. It travels in waves and particle beams. It bathes us in warmth and cosmic streams. With photons it moves the hearts of the stars, and sends itself to Earth and to Mars.
The more we discover how it works, the more questions we find to answer the quirks.
And in the same way, the more we know God, the less we know which doesn’t seem odd. For God is light and God is love, who showers us all from places above.
They say there are monsters in the cosmos that can swallow entire stars, millions and millions of black holes zipping around our galaxy, beyond the reach of everything therein to light them up, dark remnants of burned-out stars, anomalies of gravity so strange that there is nothing more seductive to the imagination.
E=MC squared, that is the secret of the stars. A beautifully elegant theory where space and time are bent by stars and planets; time and space bent and curved within the inter-tonality of interstellar vibration. The music of the suns, electromagnetic pulses of photoelectric light, more majestic than the human ear is designed to comprehend, a solar song whose rhapsody echoes and reverberates through distant worlds and across the universal seas of time.
The Creator of all things, the owner of the Book of Everything, whose very existence can only be questioned through the willful subjugation of the highest mind, injects and infuses particles of light, the light which ignites the centers of stars and stretches out the cosmic clouds of plasmic plumes across the span of time; who by His very essence is visible to everything that sees the things the eyes can see, from the emergent birth of the sluggish dawn to the quiet platitudes of evening dusk, because by creating the light He Himself became the Light.
To understand the world, you must understand what equations mean, and not just know mathematical constructs.
We have, in the palms of our hands, the sum total of all the collected knowledge in the history of the world. At any point during any day, regardless of location, we have access to this immense information via our smart phones. Why, then, does our understanding of the universe and our existence remain no more accurate than were the Mayans or the Babylonians?
I love science. I love learning and comprehending new concepts. How can one know how to live, if one does not know what life truly is? Science, as it is now, is like religion; less interested in facts than it is in the pursuit of Truth. Science is supposed to be based on observable laws, and in accordance to the scientific method, empirically proven in order to establish factuality. Explanation and meaning of the data is open to interpretation. Interpretation is based of the conclusions of the interpreter. The interpreter will conclude based on observation of the data, coupled with preconceived notions and a relative system of belief or paradigm. When a sizable consensus of “established” interpreters agree on an interpretation, it becomes “scientific”. And to become an “established” interpreter, one must first be in agreement with all that is considered “scientific”. And thus, what is scientific is subjective and based on interpretation.
For this reason, I never accept science on blind faith. Science is man-made, and man is not all-knowing. Unlike God. And since I believe God has revealed Himself in Scripture, anytime science conflicts with the source of Truth, science must be wrong.
I am constantly amused at the irony of scientists who disparage Scripture as erroneous and unscientific. There is more truth on any one page of Scripture than there is in most science books. The notion that religion should be kept out of science is laughable, because science is itself a religion, the current State Religion of the United States.
But, like any religion, there are elements of truth in science. It provides a good deal of useful equations and observations. And I find the shows on The Science Channel and the like quite entertaining for the most part, I suppose, to the level of entertainment an Atheist would probably derive from watching a show about Creation Science, except my mind is a little more open and receptive to nuggets of truth.
So, how can science become less religious? Well, how about just presenting the data. Stop preaching to us about what it means. Leave that for religions and philosophers. And please stop the absurdity of looking for evidence solely for the purpose of proving your own religion — just investigate what is plainly there, and not what you insist MUST BE THERE. Why must every study of astronomy center around the Big Bang or whether or not something might possibly contain a speck of life? Oh that’s right, because of evolution, the focal point of their religion, the creator of all life, the master of the universe. This will explain the reason that most of the time, they don’t have a clue WHAT they’re looking for, because in reality, since the Big Bang and macro evolution (and the process by which lifeless matter becomes complex living organisms) has never been observed or reproduced in a laboratory (via the scientific method), no one knows the process or how to find the proofs they’re looking for.
Scripture tells us where life came from and how the universe began. Life did not come from lifeless matter. Life came from life. Every cell comes from another cell. This fact has never been disproven. I consider myself far less religious than the establishment scientists, because unlike them, I am not seeking to prove my creator exists. I am only interested in understanding the facts. I don’t need to explain God or have someone else try to explain Him. How exactly does one explain a God who has no beginning and who creates something out of nothing, life from lifelessness?
Scripture, which contains the meaning of all things, allows us the opportunity to understand science and the universe in a way which is impossible otherwise. And while I appreciate the data which science provides, its current paradigm is absolutely useless to me. Facts are stubborn things.
And the earth, she-became chaos and vacancy, and darkness-became over surfaces-of abyss; and spirit-of Elohim, vibrating over surfaces-of the waters; and he-is-saying, Elohim, he-shall-become light, and he-is-becoming light; and he-is-seeing, Elohim, the light that is good; and he-is-separating, Elohim, between the light and between the darkness…
Genesis 1 in its rawest form, transliterates into English like a song. God, as Elohim, whose spirit vibrates and charges up the atmosphere, speaks of light, and light becomes.
The early Earth, without the sun, without the moon, alone in space, a bright primordial ball. The center of all creation.
At what speed, I wonder, did light, which God became, move across the Earth? God, beyond measure, became light beyond measure.
Conventional science will tell a different tale. But where were they when light began? The quantum universe has breath and thought outside of time. Where time has no meaning, our reason does not apply.
The universe is finite and breathed into existence. At what moment did the it become? If light was infinite, could 8 billion years go by at once?
The vibrance of God surrounds us.
Apparently, we have known for over twenty years that the speed of light is decreasing, and that the atomic clock is slowing down. I’d never heard about this until I went digging through the internet and happened upon these facts by accident.
The fabric of space is held in place by magnetic plasma charged with Zero Point Energy. (At absolute zero, a tiny amount of “empty space” contains considerably more energy than the combined energy of every star in the universe.) And as the Zero Point Energy increases with time, a threshold is reached, and all atoms simultaneously take up a new energy state throughout the cosmos. The light emitted from these atoms will become bluer as time increases. This is what we see in the Red Shift, as the farther we look out in space, the redder the light will be; the lower the ZPE; the higher the speed of light. This has a HUGE effect on the rates of radioactive decay, because it means time moved exponentially faster (at the atomic level) the farther back we go. Depending on how far back in time you go, you could have millions of atomic years passing in a single orbital year. Suddenly, the geologic age of our planet (over 6 billion atomic years) doesn’t seem so old. This would appear to be a fact. The math proves it. The paradigm has shifted. “Science” needs to catch up, but I suspect it never will. Oh well. Science has always been more myth than reality.
I’ve been thinking a lot about meaning. Reality. Time. God. Heaven. Hell. Angels. Demons. The Beginning. The End. Truth.
I am 42 years old. I have spent 35 years of my life studying, learning, unlearning, relearning. I study constantly. And the more I learn, the more I realize how truly limited we are in what we know, in what we think we know, and what we can understand of our existence.
In the beginning, God created the four dimensions that we currently occupy. Space-time. A digital projection of reality inside the true physical reality which encompasses ten dimensions. For most of us, the pain and suffering we experience during this “experiment” will be the only pain and suffering we will ever experience during an existence which will never end. For the others, however, the suffering after this will be intense and without mercy, forever. The stakes of the choices we make here, in such limited time, will determine the fate of our eternal soul. The kind of car we drive, the work we do, the clothes we wear, the house we live in and all the stuff we have — none of it matter. Our bodies, made from earth, return to earth, and we move beyond these walls and into the permanent reality which we currently cannot see nor fully comprehend.
In the beginning… this universe, with its many echoes in multiverses, began as an empty room, like a warehouse or movie stage, constructed by God. He filled the room with light, which created quanta and ignited the creation of all things. His signature is evident everywhere we look. He is inescapable. And I am in awe.
I have spent the vast majority of my life going through the motions and living like a trained monkey. Lifeless and without focus. Until… suddenly… the lights came on. A moment of perfect clarity the likes of which I have never known. Every moment of my life, all 42 years that I can remember, began to make sense. Every moment of my existence, from the moment of creation in the infinite past to beyond the end of time, became visible. Another eye began to see, another dimension popped out at me. Belief disappeared, and comprehension begat knowing. Words were pouring out of my soul in torrents.
I am now left with the task of collecting it all, one bucket at a time. This could take a very long time…