by Belsebuub and Angela Pritchard
from Belsebuub Website
expansion of the universe
Understanding its basic principles is
important for understanding how enlightenment works, as
enlightenment is the re-absorption back into the one, the divine
source of creation.
Where we came from and why we are here are fundamental questions that lie at the heart of every quest for spiritual truth.
Throughout ancient spiritual teachings and cultures we find stories of creation, which if we look at closely share remarkable similarities. Creation gave rise to our universe, it gave birth to us, and is constantly creating the life all around us. We too are creators, as we bring children into the world. But we also have the potential to be spiritual creators.
The process of spiritual creation (in
enlightenment) on an individual level is a replica of that on a
universal level, as the fundamental principles are the same.
The Microcosmic and
Seen by some as a simple story to explain existence to primitive people, many of these myths which we find in ancient texts such as,
...are actually profoundly symbolic
descriptions which can be understood on many levels.
This is why ancient spiritual people used natural symbols to convey universal concepts, and also why people - who don’t understand this intuitive language, nor the principles of creation - can easily write creation stories off as simple nature myths.
In reality, the principles of spirituality and the purpose of life are written into the very fabric of life and creation.
Scientists are just scratching the surface of the nature of matter and the fabric of the universe from the study of what lies within minute particles.
But many thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt the knowledge of sacred geometry was used to build temples to harness the same energetic principles and aesthetics found throughout creation, and many ancient religious symbols, such as the,
...can be found in the movements of the heavens and the earth.
Mystics throughout time and the world have known about the relationship between the macrocosmic and the microcosmic, and symbolized it in sacred texts and temples in many different cultures.
This is where the famous maxim of wisdom comes from, "As above, so below."
The External and the
The symbols of creation myths now take
on another level of meaning, as they also come to describe
principles of the inner, spiritual realm.
We humans have the ability to understand the greatest of mysteries by understanding ourselves.
Genesis of the Bible says that we were
created male and female, in the image of God. In Hindu
mythology, the supreme creator is said to exist within and pervade
all that is, including us. These sacred teachings tell us that by
looking within, we can find and know God.
Human life is created from the union of male and female in the birth of a child. In the ancient Indian text, the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, the primordial being, after realizing it was alone, created a woman from its body. From their union humans were born (just as Eve is created from Adam’s body, and their union gives birth to the human race).
After this the woman hid from the man by taking the form of a cow. But he came as a bull and from their union, cattle were born. She then hid as a mare, but he came as a stallion, and from that union all one-hoofed animals were born.
This went on for each of the various
animals for which there is a male and female, right down to the
ants. This teaching illustrates the creative power of sex found
throughout life and the universe - that the union of male and female
(yang and yin) forces gives birth to and creates all life on the
largest of scales, right down to the smallest.
Sex is part of the great mystery of creation. In spiritually advanced creation myths, we find the union of male and female forces which give birth to life.
Deified in ancient sacred teachings, man and woman are seen as god and goddess with the powers of creation. This is also why in genuine spiritual teachings the sexual relationship between a man and woman is seen as sacred, as in essence it belongs to the processes of divinity unlike any other human relationship.
Within this relationship is the potential and power of the divine if used properly.
It has been referred to as,
Spiritually advanced ancient peoples knew that creation is a process which is universal and which is found in the very largest scale, to the most microscopic.
Therefore, they knew that the forces of male and female united give birth on earth, give birth to the spiritual within, and also to the universe.
Genesis describes the process of creation by merging the natural with the supernatural using the symbols of water, the spirit of God, and the light of the first day.
These are the three fundamental forces
of creation which gives rise to all life over a symbolic seven days
(seven is the number through which all creation is organized), which
Genesis describes as it continues.
A Hindu account of creation says that everything was in a state of sleep. There was nothing either moving or static.
Then Svayambhu, self-manifested being, a form beyond senses arose. First Svayambhu created the primordial waters (the Being divides to separate into male and female, just as Adam divided becomes male and female) and established the seed of creation into it (the union of male and female).
The seed turned into a golden womb (or
egg), called Hiranyagarbha. Then Svayambhu entered into the womb,
and from this womb all of creation manifested (was born). It is also
said that from this golden womb the creator god Brahma emerged,
along with the entirety of creation called Brahm-anda.
The god Vishnu (the male force) was asleep on Seshnag, the serpent upon the waters (the female). At the time of creation the vibrant sound of Om filled the void with energy (referred to as the Word in esoteric Christianity).
The night had ended and Vishnu awoke. As the dawn began to break (the creation of the light from the spirit moving upon the waters), a magnificent lotus flower grew from Vishnu’s navel. In the middle of the blossom sat the god Brahma.
Vishnu then commanded Brahma to create the world.
Brahma split the lotus flower into three.
In the Mayan account of creation in the text the Popol Vuh, creation also comes into being by the union of the Mother and the Father, who give birth to a son of light:
The Limits of Science in Understanding Creation
A representation from NASA of cosmic history,
with a big question
mark over the origins of creation.
Literally, from a golden fiery ball
which expanded faster than thought, creation began, as did all time,
light, matter, and space at this moment.
But as the spiritual is only known by its own kind, it is impossible to use matter to measure it.
Matter can only be used to measure the material - it is useless for discovering the immaterial or spiritual, and that is why mystics who can explore the spiritual realms through spiritual experience can go beyond science in understanding creation.
Ancient spiritual teachings, therefore, are not only similar to the scientific explanation of creation, which are themselves only very recent theories, but explain it in greater depth.
Life is multi-dimensional. Creation has its source beyond the dimensions, in the unknowable.
This is why the ancient Hindus and the Taoists of China said that the source of creation, which they call Brahman and the Tao, is unknowable and indefinable. This source creates the dimensions and at the same time permeates them, which is also why their sacred texts describe "God" as all, everywhere, and in everything.
Gradually, creation forms through the
dimensions until it crystallizes as physical matter and the
three-dimensional world we are aware of now.
These universal principles of creation, therefore, are intrinsically found in the natural and physical world that we can see all around us, but this physical manifestation is only one part of it.