I believe that before the big bang there was just a consciousness (call it God if you like, or divine being) in the form of energy. Without matter this energy could not experience things & thus evolve. It thus exploded (big bang) and matter was created. Hence we are all part of the divine being, & we all contribute to it's experience (good or bad) & help it evolve.
We are all connected and thus we effect others in ways unimaginable.
This is why I do not follow religion, whether Christian or Muslim, or any other. I believe that religion fails us miserably and that it is just a means of power, money, & controlling people. I am a sentient intelligent being & I prefer to make up my own mind.
To me, people like monks who take a vow of silence, & Trappist monks are missing the point of being here. By remaining isolated they are not experiencing anything, & thus not contributing to the divine being. They are missing the point of the creation. I watch quite a few of the Christian channels on Sky, & I find their attitudes patronising & self righteous. To say that we won't go to heaven if we don't believe in Christ is wrong. I don't believe that God is found in some building, He is in all of us and we all need to realise that we are all divine, we are so more special than we know.
Is this not what the Gnostics believed. Gnostics believed that human beings, though locked in this material body, have a spark of the higher spiritual reality within. This spark, if fanned into a flame, can liberate us and help us evolve back into spiritual perfection. This happens through a process of self-discovery, in which you discover your divine identity, you separate from the world by ‘stripping off ’ the consciousness of the physical body, and you finally experience the kingdom of light, peace, and life.
Religion has held mankind back for centuries, causing so many conflicts and so much persecution, just look at the Spanish inquisition for instance, & the conflict in the Middle East.
I believe that the Christian church has hijacked the true Jesus for their own agenda, and we have ended up with a Jesus born out of compromise, thus losing the real message of his teachings. He was a being that had reached God consciousness, a soul that was at one with the divine being.
We are all part of the divine. Quantum physics is teaching us that although atoms may be light years apart, they are connected. We are all part of the universe, & instantly connected. If the Universe is a hologram, then each atom contains the whole universe. This may sound crazy, but that's how holograms work.
Jesus was trying to teach us that we can all reach this enlightenment, and be connected with the universal force/God/ Devine Being, call it what you like. His teachings were so radical, it is no wonder that they were watered down by the Church. With the new interest in spiritual issues, perhaps we can embrace the teachings of Jesus as they were originally meant. Maybe it is time to strip away all the religious trappings and ceremony and discover the true Jesus.
More than ever, in these troubled times, where religious differences are used as an excuse for hatred & war, we need to embrace Jesus's teachings of love, compassion, & forgiveness. It is so sad that the words & teachings of this great soul have been used to justify persecution, war and hatred.
It doesn't matter to me if he was the so of God (I personally think he had reached God concsiousness, and was not the Son of God), or whether he rose from the dead. What matters to me is his teachings,and the fact that he went through such awful suffering, knowingly, for our salvation. The time is now ripe for mankind to truly grasp the meaning of his ministry and reach enlightenment, to achieve God consciousness. This will be the true second coming!
With the new findings in quantum physics these are very exciting times. More and more evidence is coming out supporting the theory of multi dimensions and even the possibility of mind being separate from the brain, and the possibility of some form of life after death (spirit world).
Maybe a new age is dawning, & with sites like this, we can all connect and create a true world wide community, believing that we are not black, white, English, Indian, Muslim, Christian, but divine beings that are the same, & part of the divine consciousness.
I would like to point all religious & political extremists to this video .
The video is one of the most moving & poignant speeches I've ever seen, direct from Buchenwald. Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel delivers the speech to President Obama and speaks with dignity and great wisdom. This speech should be compulsive viewing for all politicians and religious extremists. Enough is enough, the hatred must stop. We should all learn to celebrate our differences and not use them as an excuse for war & persecution. As he so eloquently puts it, even in a terrible place like Buchenwald, hope is eternal and can be used to celebrate the beauty of the human spirit.
THE MESSAGE TO ALL MANKIND IN CONCLUSION
Celebrate our differences and not use them as an excuse for war & persecution. Strip away religion,colour, race, country, & realise that we are all connected and part of the divine. As a civilized species we cannot simply go on making the same old mistakes.
I initially posted this article on a site I was invited to join,
"The Truth about Islam". I am not a Muslim, to be honest, I was a little nervous about posting it, wondering what reaction it would get. I need not have worried, the response was great. I think that any post should stimulate response and ideas, & hopefully get people thinking about things that they perhaps might not think about.
Bear this in mind. Everything you see, hear, touch , & feel is simply a signal that is processed internally & interpreted by the brain. As a recent cosmologist on the "Things we don't already know- Are we real?" TV program, how do we know we are real?
Now supposing you could have your brain hooked up outside your body. You would see you brain, but it's only an optic signal interpreted by your brain as an image. Hence, by reasoning, how do you know your brain is real?
The implications of a holographic universe are shattering, if true, & would change our perception of reality, and our long held scientific beliefs. If it is true, we can have the power to cure ourselves, even create our own reality. I believe that Jesus once said (after walking on the water?) "I tell you the truth. The person that believes in me will do the same things I have done. Yes! He will do even greater things than I have done".
This could be interpreted as we can create our own reality? We all know that if we are feeling depressed we feel poorly, if we are happy, we feel fit and full of energy. Could we literally heal ourselves?
How often do dreams seem real? How many people have had near death experiences. Perhaps life, dreaming, & afterlife are just variants of the holographic universe.
If we have the possibility to create our own reality, it is worth thinking about the loads of articles that are appearing about 2012. Ian Lungold (Mayan & Mayan Calendar expert) & Gregg Braden believe that the Mayans charted the evolution on consciousness on this planet. The gap between each step in development is decreasing as time goes on.
Evolution is speeding up! I feel this myself, it's as though the days are getting shorter,like time is speeding up. Ian Lungold & Greg Braden believe that we are approaching the final stage in the evolution of consciousness according to the various stages in the Mayan Calendar.
The Earth's magnetic field is decreasing (Earth's pulse is increasing) and we will be exposed to energy fiieds as we approach the centre of the Galaxy. Could this release the pineal gland (third eye) and could we turn into a new being, with a new heightened level of consciousness? This might (as Gregg Bradden & Ian Lungold believe) mean we could create our own reality, especially if the universe is an hologram.
No one knows the truth for sure what the truth is. Religions think they do, but I don't believe they do.
Every soul has its own unique journey. You should never be told to pray to or to witch faith you should follow. Our journey on the earth plane is a journey to learn. We must find our own path. I guess the only thing that matters is love and respect for each other.