Understand the Universe to understand yourself 

Understand the Universe to understand yourself 

To understand the nature of the universe looks like an impossible task to some people. Yet now we know that the best way is to understand it is to understand yourself first. That’s the paradox. You must Understand the Universe to understand yourself and not the other way around. Then we’ve done an all encompassing job of life. Your job and mission is to get to know thyself and if you are an infinite being you must know everything else at the same time. Otherwise you will always have a limited understanding of things and infinite possibilities will allude you.

The observable universe is looking like it might be infinite, endless and timeless. It is matter and non-matter. We don’t know where it comes from and if it has any consciousness itself. If it does, it maybe asking questions like ‘who am I?’ and ‘where am I going?’ and that is the reason why it is expanding and growing like you are. Everything is getting to know and experience itself more and more over time.

There are nine planets and we are the third Rock from the Sun. In our solar system the Milky Way is made up of 100,000 million stars. All in all there are 200 billion trillion stars in the universe which has a diameter of 95 billion light years. The amazing thing about this scale is that there are 10,000 stars are available for each grain of sand on Earth. Get perspective on this. Consider that next time you walk along the beach. How on earth do you and I fit into this?

“In my case my Pilgrim’s Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.” Carl Jung 

There is all this massive size out there that is sitting and waiting and growing and yet you, you as tiny as you are, can consciously contemplate the entire universe. Incredible! Do you think an elephant can do that? Or a tree? Or any other creature in the Cosmos. We’ve seen and looked 50,000,000,000 miles into every corner of the universe and still we observe only you that have these abilities and capabilities to see it all. It is only you that we have ever found to be this conscious and capable so far. Please never again forget how important you are and how grand and marvellous and divine you are! Your consciousness allows you to close your eyes and picture the entire universe easily. You can see well beyond the capability of your eyes. You do not live long enough to even count to 1,000,000,000,000 yet you can see the entire universe the minute you close your eyes! In an instant you can see everything at your whim and consciously interact with and connect with all of life in this way.

Consciousness is the state of being aware of ourselves and everything else. This is why you must understand the Universe to understand yourself. When you become more conscious your universe literally expands along with you. Now, what do you think all these worlds and planets have been created for? Do you think they will just sit there uninhabited and pointless and meaningless forever ? What do you think all these trillions of human beings have been created for, for the last 14 billion years. For nothing? This is why Jesus said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” You don’t need a telescope. It is already within you and you can take heed of this and become less afraid and overwhelmed at life. The words for heaven or heavens in both Hebrew and Greek can also be translated as sky. So look up and see heaven for yourself. 

All you need to do to understand the question of who am I is simply to take a proper long look around at what is happening everywhere. It is happening within as well. You and me and everything and everyone is being prepared for expansion. Are you not more prepared than you used to be? Are you not more conscious at least? Then you have all the scientific evidence you need. 

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” — Mary Oliver

Instead of living a senseless life and feeling life is senseless. Why not use your chunk of consciousness to plant the seeds of the universe you would like to see. If you look at history you will see human madness, greed, selfishness and many senseless wars. Can you not contemplate something better? Then do what comes naturally and co-create yourself as you would create the planets with your consciousness. After all, you are the universe in ecstatic motion.

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Understand the Universe to understand yourself 

Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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