“Conscious Creation” Trumps “Spontaneous Creation” In My Reality

.  . . [Stephen] Hawking claims that the universe created itself by “spontaneous creation.” But how come that the universe—our particular universe—created itself just the way it is? Was that “spontaneous creation” a lucky fluke? Pure serendipity? Could it not be that the universe has been created so it would create itself the way it is?  Scientists know that our universe is a most unlikely place; statistically, it’s entirely improbable. According to quantum string theory, there could be about 10 to the 500th power possible universes (this is the number 1 followed by 500 zeros). Only a handful among this staggering number of possible universes could bring forth life, not to mention so-called higher forms of life where beings who consider themselves intelligent claim they and their world came about by serendipity.

To answer “why” our universe “created itself” the way it did is beyond science. To say that it did so spontaneously is not an answer: it’s an excuse for an answer. When Hawking says that the spontaneous self-creation of the universe “out of nothing” is evidence that a creator was not involved, he is not speaking as a scientist. He is not making a scientific statement. His statement is pure theology—of the negative kind typical of atheists. Ervin Laszlo

I agree with Laszlo. Hawkins is stepping way outside his scientific box into nonsense. Of course there is an intelligent Source undergirding reality.

I read somewhere (long ago from a now forgotten source) that to understand the impossibility of “knowing” the creative source is to slip into a single cell within the body and imagine whole-body Beingness from that cell’s limited point of view. But what may be an impossibility for a physical unit is not so for a consciousness unit.

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From Nonduality to Predeterminism And Back Again

Non-dual teachings taught me to let everything be as it is — to let go of trying to control or modify reality. It was actually this focus on reality modification that was robbing me of fundamental peace. For as long as I wanted to change the world, including myself and others, for however noble or justified a reason, I was in an internal state of agitation because wanting to change something implies that we are not happy with it in this present moment, and as there is ultimately only this moment, we are not happy, period. True peace can only come about from accepting what is, because only by total acceptance can we be truly happy, right here and right now.

But nonduality teachers tend to take this perspective much further: they often adopt the philosophical position called predeterminism, which means that every event in the universe is caused by a series of prior event[s], all the way back into history. From this perspective, the whole future of the universe is implied in its present state — there is no room for novelty or free will. Zeropoint

Oh, but there is! Novelty and free will occur within probability fields. While the end point — return to Source in one form or another – is known, the probability path explored by each unique consciousness is selected moment by moment. Either consciously or not. The more individual consciousness expands the more awareness gained. The greater the awareness the more competent the now-moment self-selection process. We are one Source particularized into unique pathways and non-predictably pre-determined to arrive at an end point designed within a continuum of free-will choice.

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