A most amazing observation is that without human consciousness
nature and God necessarily remain unknown in the universe. It is the
same as if they did not exist. In a sense it is human consciousness
alone that brings all else into actual existence. This does not
lessen the essentiality of an initial urge and need in divine
creativity with a dream of what might be, but surely suggests that such an initiation of creation
could not be fully conscious of itself until the long awaited
emergence of the evolved apex of human consciousness billions of years later. The first conscious observer of creation had finally arrived. And like it or not that is our human place of glory and highest responsibility.
As one reads the quote below it can be kept in mind that the scientific theories of relativity have proven that space, time and mass are simply not the absolutes that our Western materialistic mind set has thought are the fully tied down foundations of reality. They are more like temporary estimates of reality that have evolved with our specific body bound situation. So our higher consciousness is now being challenged to realize that our 'common sense' notion of reality is in fact quite temporal.
This adds to the amazing place that humans occupy for good or ill in the universe. It means the universe, even God, does not just love humans but greatly needs us, our delicately and so labor intensive evolved Collective Consciousness and to wherever it is now helping guide the processes of evolution. Divinity and incarnating Humanity are now finally co-creators of what lies ahead. No longer is any past moment in Sacred or Secular history(always to be gratefully remembered) the highest point of creativity but now, each new moment, is that.
And it seems we humans need this level of grand mystery, a still hazy humbling awareness of what we simply do not know, to bring out the best in us for the challenge at hand. So much is lost when we humans allow our view of reality to degenerate to some mundane supposed fully known idea of reasoned 'common sense', such as a final certainty of the shape of time, space and matter we sometimes blithely call reality.
And wonderfully and paradoxically just as important, Humans also have the capacity to be to each other the most grounded, down to earth and practical thing in all of nature.
- In Christianity Jesus and the Christ symbol evolving from him is an image of just such a human, compelled to transcend the common consciousness of his epoch changing times. None of this is inconsistent with our Christ story when we approach the gospels as the most creative symbolic revelation from Unconscious sources in our Western Civilization. The Christ symbol and story is one of anticipated collective psychological wholeness and the union of Divine and Human. This in a fully natural but nouminous and consciously unexpected process of transcendence.
“Where Space and time do not exist there is only oneness (monotes).
There is no differentiation; there is only pleroma.
Pleroma is always with us, under our feet and above our heads.
Man is the point that has become visible, stepping out from the pleroma, knowing what he is doing, and able to name the things about him.
Although the earth existed before there were any human beings, it could not be seen or known by anyone”. ~Carl Jung, ETH Lectures, Page 22.
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