So there is One Energy; We are all connected and part of the One Energy; Every time we have a thought, pray, or feel, we change, manifest and create from the One Energy; So I thought, It's our One Collective Consciousness and Sub Consciousness which is the infinite glue keeping the Universe together. Is our One Collective Consciousness God? When I replace the word God in The Story of Creation whith the phrase One Collective Consciousness, it seems to work. The Energy referred to in the Big Bang might also be imagined as the One Collective Consciousness. What do you think?
asked 06 Mar '10, 13:02
From a biblical perspective, Jesus Christ is the one holding this universe together.
When the apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Colosse (Colosse was a city of southwestern Phrygia in the Roman province of Asia (Asia Minor) in what is now Turkey.), he mentions something interesting.
I have reproduced the passage here for your examination.
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
I have included verses 14 and 15 to give you the context of who Paul is talking about. Jesus was the one who shed his blood for the remission of mankind's sin.
I would like to draw your attention to two words in the last verse. They are 'Before' and 'Consist'.
By understanding the meaning of these two words, you will grasp the significance of the passage.
BEFO'RE, adv. In time preceding.
CONSIST, v.i. [L., to stand.] 1. To stand together; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts in union or connection. Hence, to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and maintained.
SUBSIST', v.i. [L. subsisto; sub and sisto, to stand, to be fixed.] 1. To be; to have existence; applicable to matter or spirit.
Before there was anything ever created, Jesus (or the Word John 1:1) was. That's why he is before all things (whatever was created). After he created the expanse of this universe and everything in it, because of him, all things (whatever was created) has existence. Being the creator (master engineer), he keeps everything alive and together by his power.
Consider this question: What keeps an atom from collapsing on itself?
We know that opposite charges attract each other. (You may use two magnets to prove this point). In an atom the nucleus is always positive and the electrons are negative. The electrons is what orbits around the nucleus. This is where the question comes in. Why doesn't the electron come crashing into the nucleus. There is something holding that atom together in such a way that implosion is being kept from happening.
Also, in the electron clouds, when there are two electrons (of the same charge), why don't they repel? Thus causing an explosion. Again, there is something holding that atom together in such a way that an explosion is being kept from happening.
So to conclude, "he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
answered 07 Mar '10, 01:09
I agree, although I don't think it matters what word we use to describe that One Energy - God, Collective Consciousness,The Whole etc., or whatever other term people prefer to use. I think what happens to us as individuals during the awakening process ( all the adjustments going on within reflected in the challenges on the outside) are a reflection of what is happening on the planet as more people begin to wake up - the Collective Consciousness is expanding and the Collective egoic way of being is dissolving but, like the individual ego, the collective ego will not succumb without a struggle. So the more we realize that we control the ego, and not the other way around, the more we realize that what is happening on the planet can actually be perceived as being okay ( I know a lot of people are not going to like to hear that) - the collective ego is struggling and the more we, as individuals,can stay centered during this process, the greater benefit for the Whole.
answered 06 Mar '10, 15:20
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