Created January 27, 2023
Welcome to this week’s Bill Harvey Blog.
The Universe is its own art form. It is aesthetically beautiful.
Everywhere one looks – except for the apparent cruelty we see in human life and even as we surveil the fight for survival across all the species.
Why would The One Self put itself through such torture, since it is The One Self inside each of those creatures being waterboarded, electrocuted, stretched, or eaten alive?
It’s the price to pay for a game that enables surprise, drama, comedy, and learning. The One Self could prevent all suffering by making error impossible, however this would necessitate eliminating free will from the avatar. Probably The One Self is doing this elsewhere in the Universe, but Earth is an example of an area where free will is the game being played. Perhaps, to The One Self, the avoidance of error is not as valuable as going through error and learning from it. In the latter case, understanding has been gained, and one is potentially capable of not only preventing oneself from making the same type of error again, but also of explaining to others so that they are prepared to avoid the same type of errors.
Experimentation for Individuals
From the book You Are The Universe: Imagine That
Try this experiment. Imagine for a second the possibility that the voice you hear in your head — which you think of as you — is sometimes actually not you. Imagine it is at least possible that sometimes this voice is God, living your experience through your body and mind. Perhaps when what you hear in your mind has the ring of truth and the power to change your life for the better, that is higher wisdom being sent to you.
If that seems too hard to accept because of the connotations you have with the word “God”, then call it something else. Call it the One Consciousness that has always existed. Or The One for short.
Just suspend your disbelief for a moment. It is not easy to do, but it is not that hard once you get the hang of it.
If it makes it easier to imagine, think of The One as not so different from a software program existing alone in spacetime, always having existed. An incredible self-aware software program. With so much computing power and memory storage that the entire universe we know of can fit within one tiny corner.
Why would such a software program exist? How could something have always existed? These are mind-boggling questions. But so are the questions: Why would anything exist? How could something that has never existed before come into existence? Either way, the material Big Bang model, or the always-existing software program, both are hard to imagine. The only difference is that we have become used to the material Big Bang model. We have forgotten how to be amazed at it. It has worn out its amazingness for us. But these are just feelings. And we should not base our view of reality merely on what we are used to, so that now it feels right.
We ought to tune our feelings back to a zero baseline in this regard and take a fresh look, start from scratch again. A blank slate. Suspending belief and disbelief.
Just imagine it is at least conceivable that God — an incredible software program — a consciousness — an experiencer — is looking out your eyes.
Love to all,