When I was young I looked at the world and wondered whether everything around me was only a dream and if I was the only thing that was real. Now, after a lifetime of living in the world I am satisfied that my theory of “The Awareness of Nothing” is correct and the world around me is real.
Furthermore, when I look at the world today I know that what I see on this Earth is an experiment of sorts. We live on this planet in our bodies and experience reality in order to create and modify our reality. However, there are almost an infinite number of other places in the Universe where we could do the same thing.
Earth has been transformed and seeded with certain life forms , including our own, by more ancient and advanced civilizations which were here long before us and who are still here monitoring our progress and modifying our DNA. It is just the way things are done in the Universe. We humans have plans to do the same thing elsewhere in order to preserve the existence of our kind. Other races have done it innumerable times in the past in other places and have done and are doing it here now. We are both an insignificant speck on a grain of sand in a Universe of sand and also one of the most unique of creatures of any in the Universe.
Do we have anything to fear from the older ones? It depends on what we do to this planet ourselves. If our ambitions are only for self gain and pleasure at the expense of the planet and its animals and plants we may be deemed a failed experiment and terminated. If we learn that we are a part of a greater consciousness and strive to improve the reality around us, then through the meaningful and correct living of our lives we may eventually be accepted into the greater collection of advanced races throughout the Universe. The choice is ours to make and they are watching and monitoring us closely.
In our interactions with others we must learn to be tolerant of other people, other races, other religions, other cultures and, when it becomes necessary, of other worlds and alien civilizations. We must understand that we are all more alike than different; that what is in us is also in everyone and everything else; that we are all truly all one; that we are given these bodies for this trip through the material Universe this time for this ride and that infinity is a long, long time and that we will be back again to sow what we have reaped in this life; that our goal is to advance the Universe and to leave it a better place than we found it while taking nothing away while doing no harm during the time that we are here in our present life.
We may take different paths using different means to progress, but the destination is the same: a greater understanding of and the advancement of our reality in the Universe. It is kind of like religions and philosophies acting like compasses all pointing in the same direction. Although no two compasses are built of the same material or are the same shape and design the end result is that they point us in the same direction and in the end lead us to the same point and that point is TRUTH.
We modify physical reality by our actions and thoughts during our lives. Therefore, it is incumbent of us to be aware of why we are here, what purpose we serve and what destination and result we ultimately seek.
We need to stop the poisoning of our planet. We need to protect the plant and animal life that is such a precious entity in our reality here on Earth. If we fail we may simply be replaced. If we are replaced our consciousness will likely start over on another planet elsewhere because our bodies are only vessels for our consciousness.
We often concern ourselves with what life will be like "after death”, when in fact, we should concern ourselves with what life should be like "before death". We must organize and regulate our society. We must house, feed and care for our population. We must produce art, music, literature and the things that make life worth living. We must be entertained and entertain others. We must explore and understand our world and our Universe. We must learn and we must teach. We must experiment, accept and discard. Above all we must strive to understand and live our life with purpose.
Our purpose here is not to see who can accumulate the most wealth or toys or “stuff” or power or fame, but to try and improve and advance physical reality for ourselves and those to follow, who may be nothing more than us all over again. Some may say that reality is only a thought, but a thought is real and has created the only reality that we will ever know to exist during our lifetime. It is both all real and it is all just a dream. Our purpose is to leave the Universe, or our little part of it, a better place than we found it when we were born.
In my life I have accumulated enough to live comfortably, not elaborately, for the remainder of my days. I have learned that material possessions do not bring happiness, therefore to continue to work for myself in order to accumulate more wealth and “stuff” is an end game in and of itself and will not bring me any additional happiness; that true happiness can only be found through inner peace and by contributing to society in some way which will make the world a better place through my having been here in the first place. It is what will give meaning and purpose to my life on Earth.
This is what I have determined to be true for myself and which I wish to share before my passing or before age or sickness makes it impossible to share. You are free to do with this whatever you want. My payment is to know that I have finally passed along my ideas that others can read and make their own decision to accept, reject or refine. In doing this my purpose here may be satisfied, but not yet completed.
The Awareness of Nothing has taken nothing and created a Universe out of it, a Universe that is still evolving and changing. No one knows where it will end. Although originally it may have been no more than a thought, it is very real to us now. It is our reality which we have created as we moved through it and modified it by our actions in our lives.
Today in the United States there is a conflict on the subject of Creation. On the one hand there are the Christian Creationists. They believe that God created everything in seven days as stated in the Bible and that the Earth is only about 6,000 to 10,000 years old, more or less. They reject any science that demonstrates otherwise.
On the other side there are the Scientific Evolutionists that believe that science can explain all and that there is no room for a Biblical or Religious explanation of the hand of God in Creation. The two sides are in an irreconcilable conflict and each is supported by its own highly structured and financed organizations as well as its own champions. Each side is inflexible and closed minded and neither is willing to be tolerant of the other.
This theory, The Awareness of Nothing, is by coincidence, not design, somewhat of a fulcrum which can accept both of these theories (and many more) and balance them in the theories of Creationism and Evolutionism. The true problem is that the Creationist and the Evolutionist are so entrenched in the support of their own beliefs that they are resilient to any new or unique theories might that dilute their own beliefs and ideas, even slightly. This must change and theorist on both sides must become more open minded and tolerant of each other and new ideas, wherever those ideas may come from, even if from simple ordinary people like me. Unfortunately, that is not likely to occur anytime soon. Until then I will continue to record and publish my beliefs, theories, thoughts and ideas and live a normal life in the everyday world of ordinary people and hope for a better environment to develop for the acceptance of such things. The New Dark Ages of science and religion that presently exist will end someday. It always does. The sooner the better for all of us on this Earth. We must learn to balance Eastern Mysticism with Western Materialism.
Religions focus on their differences. They argue as to which one is true, which has the best way to worship God, which had the best Prophet(s) . Religions must recognize that they developed at different times, in different societies, to different people, in different cultures with different experiences and histories, therefore they will have different ways of expressing and practicing their belief in God. Religions should instead focus on their similarities in the search for God and the meaning and purpose of life and tolerate that differences between them. What is truly needed is a new Worldwide ethical and Religious system , but the time is not right for that yet.
So, I have now rearranged some of the preexisting stones on the mountain of knowledge and cast a few new gems on the pile myself. I might even have enough left to do a little more rearranging and casting of a few more stones onto the pile in the future. Otherwise, it is now up to others to rearrange the stones into a more logical pattern and cast a few new gems onto the mountain themselves.
Bill Hicks described it all very clearly in the following statement:
"All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration... we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."
August 23, 2012 ©
From time to time I will be adding to this theory. I have so much I would like to express.
Finally, this Theory is not intended to be just a restatement Pantheism, Buddhism, Stoic philosophy, Bohm's holographic paradigm, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, theories of Edgar Cayce or any other such past theory. Neither is it a reproduction of Sufis, Kabbalist or Gnostic beliefs. This theory is a little of everything that came before it but it tries to factor consciousness and life into the mix where many , but not all, earlier religious and scientific theories either ignored or mostly dismissed those things as if they did not exist or were not important enough to consider.
Again this is just a theory. I hope that you may have found something useful to you here. If you did not, then thank you for reading it and I hope it makes you think for yourself.