A 7-part course by Owen Waters
Part 2 - The Conscious Universe
In Part 1, Spiritual Metaphysics was defined as the study of the nature of reality based upon the all-pervasive consciousness which is behind Creation and all of its manifestations.
Everything in existence is composed of 100% consciousness. It may seem like a solid, physical world. It certainly acts like one. Once in a while, I am reminded of just how solid it is when I bump into something!
However, if you consult a book on general physics, it will point out that matter is actually composed of energy particles. That doesn’t sound so solid after all. It also raises the question, “What is energy?” To find the answer to that, you have to go beyond today’s physics and into the realm of spiritual metaphysics.
Energy is compressed consciousness.
Just like everything in the universe, energy is 100% consciousness. It has to be, because the Creator had nothing else to work with besides consciousness. Therefore, the material world, with its apparent solidity, was created from compressed consciousness.
Going back to the very beginning of the universe, Infinite Being was stirred by its initial motivation to go into action and create a way to see itself from an infinite number of viewpoints.
Infinite Being – the perfect, unchanging Absolute or Godhead – then formed an aspect of itself that we call the Creator. This aspect was charged with a mission to take action and create what we now know as the universe. The problem was, how to achieve Creation using nothing but consciousness.
It can’t be achieved by simply swirling consciousness around inside a doughnut-shaped shell of a universe. What was needed was a way to separate original consciousness into two complementary aspects and then have them interact with each other in a productive manner.
An example of an interplay of energies is the production of light. Light energy manifests when electricity and magnetism are intertwined at a certain frequency and then projected across the universe.
It’s not hard to imagine that our physical bodies are a form of solidified sunlight. It’s rather like the Jedi master Yoda said in the original Star Wars trilogy:
“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”
Indeed, our physical bodies are made of luminous energies and our non-physical souls are even more luminous examples of the works of the Creator.
It’s little wonder that yogi masters have referred to physical reality as “the great illusion” because it simply isn’t what it seems. You could go even further and realize that this world of solidified consciousness is really a dream world created in the mind of God and not just this world, but the entire universe.
The scale of Creation is staggering. Knowing, as we do today, that we live in a huge cosmos filled with trillions of suns and planets, how do we relate to a Creator which, by definition, has to be greater in size than its creation? Whatever happened to the old, familiar idea of God in the sky? How do we relate to a God that is bigger than we can possibly imagine?
The answer lies in the traditional, but little-understood, concept of “the three O’s.” It’s a concept I was taught as a child in Sunday School, that God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient. The all-powerful part goes without saying, but it’s the all-present and all-knowing parts that point the way to the answer to this quandary.
The consciousness of Infinite Being, courtesy of its Creator aspect, is present in every molecule and every subatomic particle in existence. It is present and aware in every part of your body, mind and soul. Every molecule of your body is an aspect of the Creator, looking at life from its own unique point of view.
Not only is every molecule in existence part of the consciousness of Infinite Being, we, as humans, have the added faculty of self-awareness. We were created to act as self-empowered individuals who, like actors upon the stage of life, experience the effects of our own decisions and actions.
The analogy of life as a theater filled with actors is quite appropriate. In the fabricated-reality world seen in the movie “The Matrix,” the lead character Neo woke up to the fact that his limitations were largely self-imposed and that his mind could be developed to rise above them. We, too, find ourselves in a world filled with many kinds of apparent limitations, many of which are not as solid as they seem.
Materialistic science claims that you are an accident of biological evolution. In truth, you are so much more: You are an aspect of the Creator, looking at life from your own unique point of view. You are an aspect of the omnipresent awareness of Infinite Being.
You don’t have to look outside of yourself for God because God is within you!
As you experience life through your eyes and ears and senses, you are Infinite Being, acting through yet another viewpoint of the infinite variety of life. Every fiber of your body is Infinite Being, every dream that you manifest is Infinite Being in action, every tear of joy that you shed in the finer experiences of life is a tear shed by Infinite Being in its form as you.
You can be closer to God than ever before when you realize that every part of your body, mind and spirit is God. Even in this strange world where we appear to be separate from everyone else, the conscious awareness of the presence of God is a mere thought away.
Next, we’ll see how we reflect the abilities of the Creator by examining our inbuilt, creative power.