We learned in elementary school that about 400 million years ago there were fish who desired to avail themselves of food that was only available on land. These fish started scooting around in the mud using their flippers. It took 30 or 40 million years, but they evolved into four-legged creatures (tetrapods) like the Ichthyostega. One thing lead to another. Eventually you get people (see the cool graphic on the right).
What this means is that you don’t walk around because you have legs. You have legs because you want to walk around.
Get this through your head. Think about about it and what it means. Intelligent design, in the sense that a deity who looks like Santa Claus sits up in heaven and directs the process, is a silly and childlike model of evolution. Now, if what you mean by “intelligent design” is that you direct the evolution of yourself and your species, then you might be on to something.
The Godhead — the Prime Mover, the Divine Spark Plug, the Fuse of the Big Bang — is a power or energy beyond our comprehension. It isn’t conscious as we understand it and it can’t do anything. It flows into the universe, dividing itself into pieces — rocks and stones and trees and plants and bugs and animals and birds and people and such (see the cool graphic on the left). Each and every one of us is at once God and individual. So is every bug and ape and Great Horned Owl. We are all agents of God — but we are also dancing meat sacks. Both are true. Understanding and reconciling those two opposites, not intellectually but through direct, spiritual experience and with complete, fully-involved feeling, is the the point of mysticism.
What does this mean? It means that just as surely as you have legs because you want to walk around, you are not going to have wings unless and until you desire to fly.
Your personal evolution cannot begin, and you cannot join humanity’s evolution, until you start to realize that anything is possible in the fullness of time.
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What in heaven are you waiting for?