God's 7 Days of Creation
The six days of creation had no time — not 24 hours, not 1 second. They were timeless. They were the template for the universe. They were the Word of God.
The seventh day is the realization of God's Word, the perfection of His Intent. The seventh day currently stands at 13.7 billion years long. Glory be to God. And why not! It's a beautiful universe we live in, and it did not happen by accident. Something created the constructs of space and time, the particles of energy, the mechanics of quanta, and much more.
More Secrets Hidden in the Bible
This book is from years of my own research into a biblical timeline compatible with those of mainstream science. I wasn't surprised that God's holy book would match his own creation (reality), but there were many surprises, including discovering through science the target of Noah's Flood -- a species which went extinct at that time.
Problems With Ego
Atheists have made a big deal about the sequence of events in the Genesis account of creation. Many of them are too arrogant to care to dig deeper into the possible meaning, because to them the meaning is worthless. It has no value. And that's a shame, for there is value all around us.
If one approaches life and the world around them with an expectation of value, then value appears more often. Solutions to problems are easier, because we are not blinded to their existence. In one of the most startling miracles I've ever created, the event started out with my focus on frustration, rather than solutions. When I realized that I was 100% responsible — giving no blame to others — I felt the loving embrace of God and traffic opened up on one of the busiest streets in the world, like Moses parting the sea.
Scientists are not immune to blindness. Arrogance and ego are equal opportunity cripplers. In my award-winning essay, "Outsiderness in the Scientific Community," I discuss one dynamic of this kind of blindness.
When NASA engineers could not figure out a design for a universal docking mechanism for their various space ships, a child pointed out to his engineer father that a funnel could solve their problems. Thankfully, the father was open to listening to his child. When grown men spend long minutes in heated argument about the friction, wear-and-tear on their Manhattan Project device, a moment's quiet reflection revealed the wear on their parts to be irrelevant, because the use of the atomic bomb would vaporize those worn edges. Blindness can happen to even the loftiest of intellects.
To some Christians, the words in Genesis are to be taken literally. From this, they build a small universe only 6000 years long. But science tells us otherwise. Science may not always be right, but scientists are the experts on physical reality. To ignore reality is to court delusion, and some Christians do this with wild abandon.
Wisdom is far older, far larger and far more intricate than some simple Christians give it credit for being. Having a low IQ is not their problem, but arrogance is. One should approach truth and the gates of Heaven with humility. Good scientists already know this, but some scientists have turned to the dark side (arrogance). So, some scientists and some so-called "Christians" share this one evil trait — deadly ego.
Mechanics of Creation
In 1973, while studying philosophical papers, I suddenly realized the mechanics of creation. My one simple test, that day, revealed the efficacy of those mechanics. The result was instantaneous.
First, one gets the mental image of the desired result. Next, one lets go of that picture, while maintaining perfect confidence of its realization. I understood that the "letting go" part could be accomplished by placing my conscious awareness on some other task.
It took me over thirty years to realize that these simple mechanics had been in Genesis all along.
The clues that led me to a new Genesis timeline compatible with those from science reminded me of the 7 days of creation. The Sabbath, or 7th day, is a day of rest, but also a day of perfection. On that day, one makes oneself more perfect by getting closer to God. But then I realized that the 7th day of creation was also a day of perfection, where the 6 timeless days (God's mental images or words) were made perfect. They were given persistence in the time stream of reality.
For many, getting a picture of timelessness is difficult, because we are immersed in time. We swim in it.
Any creation initially has no time element — no time dimension. It merely is what it is, outside of the space-time continuum. It remains in the discontinuous realm of creation and of God. To give it the continuity of time and space, the creation must be "not-known." The Buddhists use the word "allow" to communicate this concept. This is sort of like making something and then turning your back on it. It is as if you were giving the creation an ability to create itself. In a sense, the creator has weaned the creation of the nest. A similar effect is found in the inertia of a particle in movement or at rest.
When the Nazarene teacher told his followers that the truth would set them free, he was alluding to the mechanics of creation. When one "knows" the truth of a creation, it ceases to have its time dimension. As one moves into the next moment of the time stream, one is free of that former creation — a creation which can no longer pass from moment to moment. That formerly created object has returned to its "moment" or "instantaneity" of creation. For example, this happens when one forgives another for a perceived injury to self. If the forgiveness is complete and truth attained, then resentment is no longer the ball-and-chain it once was. Freedom is attained.
Humanity And Destiny
I suspect Genesis was not intended to be entirely sequential. The first few chapters are thematic. The first chapter is the timelessness of God's word. The second reveals the continuity of space-time and its relation to Heaven (the Garden). Third comes the fall of "Man" from grace and the ejection from the Garden. This is the "long sleep" of immortal "death." If that sounds like an oxymoron, you're right. Immortals cannot die, but the complete lack of conscious awareness and the crippled ability to create, makes these baby gods look as good as dead. This looks more like catatonia — a modern term that might be more apt.
Genesis, chapter 4, is the female side of life. Chapter 5 is the male side of life. And Genesis 6 is where our narrative takes on a more event-based quality. This is the protection of God's purpose — to reawaken His sleeping children. This is Noah's Flood story.
In the unraveling of the purpose behind Noah's Flood, God's purpose was brought into sharp focus — the purpose of the creation of Homo sapiens and of the nurturing of civilization and its eventual democratization. Awakening sleeping immortals is not easy, especially when they do not want to be awakened. But that is the nature of the poison of the Forbidden Fruit — a fruit which is hardly physical, but rather a conceptual matrix of ideas and needs. This is similar to the Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" which was discovered embedded in two chapters of Genesis.
Where does this leave us? Not everyone is ready for reawakening. Some have been hurt by physical reality and fixate on its details. All too often, they blame God, or simply disbelieve God exists. Some have been hurt by those who purport to be followers of the awakened one. Those supposed followers, however, follow only their own egos. So, though the count of Christians on this planet may tally in the billions, the actual number of true Christians may prove to be far less than this. Those who are humble and loving would not condemn others — would not start wars against "unbelievers."
Suffering is a part of mortal life. It is a part of the process of awakening. We should not embrace suffering, however. Masochism is not the goal. But we should not resent it, either. We should be grateful for all of life's lessons. For, in that gratitude, we open our eyes to see that for which we can be truly grateful. The water of everlasting life is right here. One decision could use that water to wash away the poison we took in the Garden. With that antidote, we open our immortal "eyes" and regain permanent continuity of consciousness, removing the need for our Homo sapiens bodies.
Alas, too many are still so attached to these beautiful creatures, despite the problems we suffer with them.
The Miracle of Awakening
A fellow Hubber helped open my eyes a little further. He is Hindu and his Hub on "How to see God - Part 1" showed me a new way (new to me, at least) to open my immortal "eyes" to God a little more. His parable of the drowning acolyte gave me a perfect tool for developing the proper hunger to overcome the barriers of mortal desire.
There are lessons that can be learned all around us. If our heart is truly open, then we are ready for the opportunities when those lessons become available.
And just now, as I was finishing writing this Hub, I found the love of God again, in its full glory. I found myself holding my breath and not feeling the desperate urge to take another breath, because He had sustained me. I continued to hold my breath and found my body at peace. In great joy, I exhaled a laugh, emptying my lungs, yet continued to refrain from inhaling. Time passed. My body remained at peace. There were no convulsions to gasp in the needed oxygen, because I now hungered more for the Father's embrace than for my mortal existence. I was sustained by a more permanent "breath of life."
Yesterday, after I had finished reading my Hindu friend's Hub, I tried to hold my breath and found overwhelming discomfort and convulsions occurring after only twenty seconds. I pictured in my mind the vector of intention to gain more oxygen. I then compared that to my vector of "need" for God's love and attempted to harness that spiritual need to the powerful physical need. Today, I was ready to receive the gift for which I had asked
The 7th Day
We are living in God's 7th day. It is a day of perfection wherein the images in God's mind were made manifest as physical reality. This reality may not be "perfect" in the critical sense, but it is "perfect" as a self-perpetuating realization of the instantaneity which was creation.
This universe is a good "day." Make the best of it — all 13.7 billion years of it and whatever else we care to take of it.