In the beginning, there was no God the Father, Allah, Zoroaster, Zeus, or Buddha.
In the beginning, there was instead, once more, a divine psychological gestalt – and by that I mean a being whose reality escapes the definition of the word “being,” since it is the source from which all being, emerges. That being existed in a psychological dimension, a spacious present, in which everything that was or is or will be was and is, kept in immediate attention. It was and is, poised in a divine context that is characterized by such a brilliant concentration that the grandest and the lowliest, the largest and the smallest, are equally held in a multi-loving constant focus.
Your conceptions of beginnings and endings make an explanation of such a situation most difficult, for, in your terms, the beginning of the universe is meaningless – that is, in those terms, there was no beginning (intently).
The universe is, as I explained, always coming into existence, and each present moment brings its built-in past along with it. You agree on accepting as fact, only a small portion of the data that composes any given moment, individually or globally. You accept only those data that fit in with your ideas of motion in time. As a result, for example, your archeological evidence usually presents a picture quite in keeping with your thoughts concerning history, geological eras, and so forth.
The conscious mind sees with a spectacular but limited scope. It lacks all peripheral vision. I use the term “conscious mind” as you define it, for you allow it to accept as evidence only those physical data available to the five senses while they, of course, represent only a relatively flat view of reality, one that deals with the most visible of surface events.
The physical senses are the extensions of inner senses that exist in all physical species. They provide an internal” method of communication. Even cells possess inner senses.
Atoms perceive their positions, their velocities, motions, the nature of their surroundings, and the material that they compose. Your world did not just come together, mindless atoms forming here and there, elements coalescing from brainless gasses – nor was the world, again, created by some distant objectified God who created it part by part as in some cosmic assembly line with defects built in and better models coming every geological season.
The universe formed out of what God is.
It is the natural extension of divine creativity and intent, lovingly shaped from the inside-out. There was consciousness before there was matter and not the other way around.
In certain basic and vital ways, your own consciousness is a portion of that divine gestalt. In terms of your earthly experience, it is a metaphysical, scientific, and creative error to separate matter from consciousness, for consciousness materializes itself as matter in physical life.
Session 886, Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume 1 Copyright © 1986 by Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts. Current copyright holder – Laurel Davies-Butts.
for reference, also, see:
- In the Beginning There Was Nothing My take on the nature of the Beginning. I love it when curious minds come to similar conclusions.
- Seth – Physical Reality Emerges from Subjective Reality
- Seth on the Impulse to Be
- Seth – All Physical Matter Exists First as an Idea
- Seth – Every Day is a Psychic Rebirth
- Seth on Man’s Purpose
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having (creating) a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
What others will not or cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves.
Bless us all with love and understanding!
The secrets of the universe lie hidden in the shadows of our experience. Look for them!