reply to post by Hyena
If it is so feasible to you that mankind might birth its own god-consciousness, then how is it so incredible to you that God's consciousness
preexists all things?
As well, remember that whatever you can imagine is already reality. You cannot imagine what is impossible; you can only imagine what is possible.
So then, do you not see that the reason your mind is capable of imagining such a great extent is because your mind is given to you by the Almighty
God? But what you were given to see was the enormous extent of the mind and the universe. But then afterwards, after you realized this, you began to
trace the steps to how this is possible according to your own understanding. Don't you see that you took what is true and attached to it a process
that never took place - and therefore created the paradox for yourself?
But here there will not be a paradox. Life is the Everlasting. This universe procured from the Everlasting; therefore, this universe is a SUBSET of
the Everlasting. Then the Everlasting, God, who is a Spirit, that is, the Mind, imparted His Mind into His creation - so the universe exists within
Him, and also He entered Himself into that very same universe.
Maybe math will help you.
What happens when you take a piece of infinity and set it aside? Is anything subtracted from Infinity?
Can you take a finite subset from an infinite string?
Yes. Watch this. Oh wait, I already did it. That's how you are able to discern words and numbers in this physical form - boundaries - or else you
would recognize nothing in the physical form. (but notice how ideas are much easier to understand when they enter into our mind and our hearts than
when they enter into our eyes? Have you ever been explained something a million times but one day you were mowing your lawn and you said, 'OH!
DUH!' - yeah, that moment.)
Now imagine the finite subset (our universe) is like water in a kitchen sink. In creating that universe, you allowed the sink to fill up with water.
Then, in order to kick-start the life of that universe, you pulled the plug on the drain. Whammo. (why does spell check not want me to say,
"Whammo"?) You get a whirlpool. So the waters are split by air entering into the sink drain and the waters form around that air tunnel. The
universe is going to disappear if you don't do something, though!
So let's treat the kitchen sink faucet as the conduit from which all water enters into your universe, the kitchen sink. And lets consider that the
water is itself the life of the living God. And let us consider that the source of the water, which only took its form by its elemental instructions,
is the Almighty God, the Everlasting.
So the kitchen sink faucet must be continually running to continue to maintain that universe. Because the universe, your kitchen sink full of water,
is in the state of a whirlpool, which is motion by means of the vacuum tube of air streaming down the drain, it will die if it is not continually fed.
So the universe will appear static as long as the kitchen sink faucet is continually granted its water supply that the water may enter into the sink
and maintain its process of filling/draining. A living universe, if you will.
But notice how the water first had to be given, the sink had to be made and plugged and the conduit, the faucet, placed over that sink, before that
sink would fill at all. And then when the water, the life, was added to it, it had to be maintained for a period before the plug, the means by which
the breath of God, air, or space, entered into it. Once the water level is full, the plug is pulled which allowed, in the mathematical metaphor, the
infinite string to enter into the finite subset and yet the finite subset maintains and the infinite string simply passes THROUGH it - not becoming
it, but allowing infinity to be viewed within that subset - as if there was a tiny observer somewhere in the water, watching infinity pass into the
water and recording all the information - but that observer cannot rise above the water, neither can it enter into the drain without horrible
consequences - but it can simply observe what passes through.
We are that tiny observer. We observe infinity. It is given to us to imagine it, to be a part of it. But we are still yet NOT infinite and can
never become it of our own accord.
Except that the One who filled the kitchen sink grabs a glass, dips it into the sink, pulls us out with the water, in which we live, then constructs a
device into which he can transplant us that will sustain us while we explore the world outside of the water.
We watch God pass through this universe. But we cannot catch Him, nor can we follow Him. We could not survive. He must take us out if we are to
Try not to glorify yourself in what you imagine; it is not yours. It was given to you friend.