Before there was separation,
there was One.
Our homegrown perspective defines this separation as “Creation” or “our known Universe”. For the sake of this story, the first cause of all we can perceive is labeled as God. God named himself “I-AM”.
I-AM is our key.
An extravagant work of beauty is found in allowing (moreover creating) choice… not to mention the freedom and self-awareness that can be opened no other way.
Growing out of this, we humans have boundaries we are born into. One of those is that we only gain knowledge by experience – even if some experiences are through our heart’s imagination.
God’s enemy (named “False-Accuser”) used our species as a trap… and his invention of lying (though cleverly masked as figurative language) grew out of his character, and led to a run on God’s throne. From that point forward; we have fed our addiction to the power of self-exaltation (which is a lie). This juggernaut of evil stretches its roots each time we fight to protect that power by silencing truth. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves.
Every society has some explanation for what was in place before all this life on earth – even if it’s a giant plate balancing on the back of infinite tower of turtles… all the way down.
The only truly foolish choice seems to be found in pretending none of it matters.
Our best scientific minds calculate that (traced far enough backwards) everything in our physical universe was so dense that mass and energy was infinite and unified.
God is One.
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