Consciousness Creating Matter

I have found this statement seems to cause a lot of problems. It is proving to be an impediment to opening up to some of the ideas that I am putting forth here. Let me see if I can help explain this a bit.

The teaching that I’ve gotten basically puts forth the idea that there was a Big Bang. Shortly thereafter the universe rapidly expanded and comprised a mist of energy particles which, when allowed to cool down, coalesced into heavier elements, atoms, molecules, basic enzymes, cells, etc. Somewhere in this, apparently random, coalescing of particles, consciousness popped up or was injected into this. I’ve always had a lot of trouble with this concept. After looking around for answers to this dilemma I finally found one in an unusual place.

During the 70s there were a lot of New Age authors and I did my share of exploring this realm. I realized that many of the people writing at the time were referencing Jane Roberts and Seth, a channeler and a spirit being. Now, while I didn’t put a whole lot of faith, if you will, in such things, I couldn’t deny that what Seth was saying was quite consistent and really did help to explain much of what I could not. I’ll try to boil it down as best I can.

Seth says we choose to come into this existence from a “higher plane.” It’s a plane which we can’t comprehend and have no memory of, but from this plane we choose to come into this physical existence to learn; to learn what it is to be rich and to be poor, to be a Nazi and a Jew, to experience love, hate, pain and joy. So imagine each individual as the fingers of a hand; each finger appears independent and yet it is connected to a greater whole.

This physical reality in which we appear to exist is a simple set of rules; beautifully consistent, perfectly logical and readily demonstrable throughout our known universe. How we interpret that is another question. Just as our ancestors looked up at the stars and interpreted them in ways that seem alien to us now with our far greater knowledge; so our scientists of future generation will look back at our interpretation of science and, perhaps, wonder what we were thinking. Either way, physical reality will remain unchanged.

Science now knows that every atom appears as a particle in very high-speed motion, vibrating close to the speed of light and never coming to rest. Again, the so-called particles agglomerate into atoms, molecules, etc. and what we see are these collections. Now the only way that we have any interaction at all with these particles is through our senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, and further processing them through our bodies into our brains, into what we will call our mind or consciousness.

After we die what remains of our existence is what we will term the soul. This is the never-ending part of ourselves, the part we inhabit in this higher plane. It retains the experiences we gather in this physical lifetime, and though it appears take place over time, the entire thing takes place in the same instant.

Now, none of this is provable or readily demonstrable and yet stands up to the rigors of our scientific method and helps to explain many of the anomalies so prevalent in other cosmologies.

I would invite any challenges,  or better yet  give me an explanation  that works better  and I’ll accept  it .

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