“Nothing Exists That Is Not Consciousness”
By Tom Termotto, D. Min.
“Because there are laws such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.” (Per Stephen Hawking)
Has common sense, as well as the ability to utilize the human faculty of reason, completely fled from some of those who people the highest echelons of scientific inquiry?
When Stephen Hawking uttered these words during an appearance in an on-line video about his new book, The Grand Design , he made a fatal and obvious error in pleading this extremely tenuous and quite indefensible case.
“… the universe can and will create itself from nothing.”, Stephen tells us.
Well, then, who or what created the nothing that is doin’ the creatin’?!
Furthermore, we might ask what or who is doin’ the willin’.
Has Stephen now conferred the powers of creation on Creation itself, without the agency of a Creator. This faulty reasoning represents a much greater collapse in humankind’s capacity to utilize its God-given faculty of reason. Which is, by the way, also responsible for the ongoing collapse of modern society, as well as the whole of Western Civilization.
For those who have already reconciled this debate in their minds (and their souls) we know that there is no good reason to pay any serious attention to this form of thinking, unless it serves to refine our own understanding.
Now we do see that Stephen has given us a GREAT teaching moment here. God often does create little lilas – dramas, if you will – in order to draw in a grand audience who will be duly influence by the global discussion that one of his little creations (that would be Stephen Hawking) has helped co-create into existence. Thank you, Stephen.
There are, incidentally, a few layers in this line of inquiry that ought to be properly unpacked if the right conclusions and order of things are to be found out.
For instance, we all know there is a Creator.
But who, pray tell, created the Creator?
Nothing exists that is not consciousness.
Asked another way, “From where did the ground of being come – the ground upon which the Creator could create and the created could exist?”
Since there are many levels of creative agency going all the way back to the Prime Mover (the CREATOR of all Creators) we can quite safely assume that all and everything in the universe is made of the very same groundstuff.
Shall we call it Consciousness?
Even the hardcore scientists among us now admit that all of Creation flows from the wellspring of cosmic consciousness in the form of so many newly emerging and swirling energies performing a veritable “play of consciousness”.
Let’s make this our point of departure, as we brilliantly co-create a comprehensible theory of Creative Cosmogony that even Stephen Hawking can understand.
Perhaps he will then be kind enough to use his planetary platform to explain this not-so-new “Cosmological Explanation for Everything” in his next book.
In the meantime he, and we, can enjoy the visual contemplation known as the E8 Diagram. This diagram represents a mathematical blueprint for the known universe. Each line, color, angle, etc., taken in the aggregate, portrays every known force and basic particle in Creation. The relationships between each force and every other force, between each integral particle and every other integral particle , each force to every particle, and each particle to every force are quite exquisitely painted on the tapestry of the worldwide web.
The E8 diagram may elegantly illustrate the awesome beauty and perfect order and phantasmagoric wonder with which the Creator has imbued His/Her Creation.