To say that the Big Bang was the advent of consciousness is false. The only thing that the Big Bang did was create the world of form. And how do we as conscious beings create form? Well, as the Greek philosopher Plato concluded from the observation of the world, concepts cannot be derived from experience, but can only precede experience. In other words, mind must precede matter. For example, the idea of an airplane had to be in the Wright Brothers’ minds before they could design it and fly it. Idea plus visualization plus intention plus action is the simple equation for every material form created since the advent of mankind.
Every form we have fashioned, from the computer in front of you to the civilization that surrounds you was originally just a thought, an idea in someone’s mind at some point in the past. So why should it be any different when we wind the clocks back 13.7 billion years to the explosion of the Big Bang? The micro world is always a reflection of the macro world. As above so below. Our consciousness is no different from Source consciousness. Thus, Source consciousness must precede the world of form. Consciousness is the impulse, the divine spark, the inspiration, and the idea behind the creation story. Indeed it is the Unmoved Mover. Because mind or consciousness was needed before the universe of form could exist, the Big Bang cannot be the first cause or spontaneously create itself from nothingness as Stephen Hawking theorizes.
Furthermore, you could also say that we are only observing the universe from the inside out. If we observed it from the outside in, instead of watching a rapidly expanding universe grow from the small to the large, we would be watching a rapidly contracting universe shrink from the large to the small. A Big Bang explosion creating one universe could simultaneously be indicating the implosion of another universe. Just like the expansion and contraction of your heart and lungs, universes could also be expanding and contracting. From this new perspective, it would be more accurate to say that the Big Bang signified the ending of something that we cannot yet see or determine, and that this ending or “death” is what gave rise to a new and wonderful universe. This “banging in and banging out” of universes could have very well have been happening for an eternity.
There have been many creation stories written from various cultures around the world. The most popular versions include the Rig-Veda Creation Hymn, the Zohar Ein Sof, and the Book of Genesis. Inspired by these and others, the following is my version of the creation story:
In the beginning, there was no form. The non-existent was not, the existent was not. There was no realm of air, no space beyond it. There was only the pure, unmanifested One.
Thereafter arose a desire to play. So the Source formed a veil to hide its light. This divided the light from the darkness…and the first star was born.
And from that primal seed of desire, countless realms came to be…a multitude of planes and universes; all of them filled with stars.
Then the One saw within it Self an infinite density and an infinite division. And so to play out the game, the One divided it Self into an infinitude of Souls.
And each Soul was unique. And each Soul was divine. And the Souls called the light, “truth,” and the darkness they called, “ignorance.” The play of form had begun.
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