The Big Bang And The Creation Of The Physical Universe Ok, I can see that the "children of the earth" are 2000 years older and wiser now, so I can explain this in a more direct way. This is as concise as I dare to make the story, since it's clear that missing links are causing confusion. This is to clear tons confusion in one fell swoop. Leading up to the "Big Bang" there was a though process with intent. I'll translate it something like this: God, to show himself unlimited, extends in the direction of limitedness. This is first done by way of extension into individuated awarenesses that I will call "soul". For illustration purposes, consider each soul equal to God. At this level there is pure joy. To segregate even further, the soul shifts its attention and in a twinkling of an eye, creates perception...perceiving itself as separate from something that is now for the first time, other. A new energy is born out of this dream of separation: That which has been pure joy, that which has been pure freedom, pure safety, now changes and takes on its own energy. And that we have called fear. Here is born not extension, but contraction, or the experience of contraction, as fear emerges in awareness. Now the river begins to cascade very quickly - out of fear, out of the first inception of the thought, "I am alone. I am separate from my Creator." Yet, in reality, it is the Creator perceiving the Creator, and creating the perception that God is separate from God. With that thought, an explosion occurs - very like what your scientists have called the "big bang". They do not know how close they are! They merely need to make the shift to seeing that the big bang occurred in consciousness itself, not out of pure matter. In the big bang of consciousness, suddenly imagine that "soul" exploding in space, which comes into being with the thought of separation, and becoming an infinite array, or number of points - little "souls", little sparks of divinity, little particles of light. To use analogy from your realm of science, the wave of light has now become particles of light. When and why, who can say? Only that One, who is doing the birthing of itself, knows. And you are that One. As these particles of light are now spread out through the infinite reaches of the pure potentiality of Sprit - which is Light, which is God - each particle possesses the exact same potential. In fact, you could not find any difference between the points of light, whatsoever - none. It you were to measure them they would be the same size, although they have no size. If you measured their frequency or vibration, they would all be the same - identical points of light that seem to have now taken existence in different points of space. That is, there is a sense that while they are identical in quality and substance, there is a slight difference in the space that each one occupies, as though you took two identical pencils and put one on the left side of the table, and one on the right. Still made of the same substance, but now, in the vast continuum of space, that which is identical is occupying two points of space, each with the perfect freedom mirroring the perfect freedom of the one God. Kapish so far? Good! And it is very good so far! Now we have infinite rays of light, mirroring and reflecting the perfection of the freedom of pure potentiality, which is the Light itself - the pure potentiality to create. And each one has within it the thought, the recognition, the perception of separation. Fear has been birthed. And with it, the thoughts, "I am alone. I am not that point of light over there. I am just myself." As the energy of fear continues, the contraction, the condensation, the descension continues. Now, what has burst forth instantaneously ( this is not yet requiring time) is the multitude, the infinite multidimensionality, which is creation - except the physical universe has not yet been birthed. The physical universe requires the concept of time. For only in time does the physical dimension exist. Here is where you find what has been called in your language the hierarchy of angelic beings, of angelic worlds. They are points of light, just like you, but not in the experience of time, nor in the condensation that you would call physical bodies - not even the lower astral bodies. Still, this multidimensionality of creativity is a radiant dance with just a tinge of a sense of separation, or "otherness", or fear. Now we get closer the the creation of the physical universe. In this multidimensionality, which is still pervaded and is as Light itself, condensation continues. And here your scientist begin to tap into it, so you can see how many steps removed they are! But here light begins to condense into the particle of matter. Again, the explosion occurs, as the one basic atom - Adam - explodes in the big bang. And the multitude of bodies, of planetary bodies, including your central sun of your tiny little universe, is birthed. The physical universe, of which you are a part as a human being, is vast beyond comprehension. Yet, it is as a tiny speck of dust. It is as a tiny speck of light, floating seemingly freely - like a tiny drop of milk that seems to have separated itself from the body of milk - and is unaware of the multidimensionality of radiant Light and Spirit and God in which it floats, out of which it has been given its very existence. You are, therefore, not outside of Spirit. You are held lovingly - your whole physical dimension - in the center of Spirit. As this condensation continues, what you have been told to call "life" begins. Conditions are set up, emerging from what? Pure chance? Hardly! It emerges out of the pure potentiality, the power and the perfect intelligence to create. Although now, that creativity is expressing itself - more and more - out of fear, not out of pure joy. It is like taking a note of a flute and muffling it slightly, so that it has a different quality. Yet it is still pure energy. For what can fear be, but energy? Just as love is energy, compassion is energy, sadness is energy, and anger is energy. Do you see? Fear is just an energy, and nothing more. In itself, it is perfectly neutral...for all events are neutral. And fear, being merely a dance or a play of energy itself, must be an entirely neutral event, until something arises to perceive and experience it differently. And what is that? The egoic consciousness.