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Is God the Universe Becoming Aware of Itself?
Is God the Universe becoming aware of itself? I ponder these types of questions all the time. I have had many experiences involving "God", or what I thought was God at the time. What really happened, I still don't know.
What I don't believe in is the Christian God, or any other type of religious belief. I am an agnostic, although I've run the gamut of beliefs throughout my life. I believe SOMETHING exists, but I don't know what it is. I believe SOMETHING is going on, but I don't know what that is either. There are patterns I can sometimes make out, but nothing is ever very clear. I know the Universe is mysterious, but there are clues to those patterns. In the Earth and moon and sun, in mythology and religion. In the cycles of time and nature. In the patterns of growth and life.
The Egyptians associated the powers of nature with numbers, and called their "Gods" Neters. There was the 1-2-3 trinity describing the relationship of duality (yin and yang), four was form and space, five was life, seven growth. They built their temples and Pyramids to reflect the powers of nature.
The Christian cathedrals of the first millennium were built for the same purpose, to reflect the powers of nature through number and proportion. These have been lost over the years, and we no longer understand the real laws that govern nature.
But perhaps the cycle has come again, and the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Man, will bring back this knowledge through intuition and growing awareness and consciousness. The Sphinx was a representation of the two most important ages, Leo and Aquarius, the Lion and the Man. It might have been left as a marker for us to figure out the Precession of the Equinoxes, and when it began, so we would be able to figure out when the Age of Aquarius would begin, and that this time was an important one for the consciousness of human beings.
Perhaps our intuition is the Universe telling us things we need to know. About the laws of nature through number and proportion especially. About how everything is a vibrational pattern, that fits into the fractal nature of the Universe, and that we as humans play an important role in the awareness of the Universe.