Excerpt About Universe

Seeing the Universe as an Expression of Intrinsic Goodness or Positivity

This idea of the universe being conscious and animate, alive and intelligent, comes from very early in the history of human consciousness. It is one of the oldest and most basic ideas in religion, spirituality, and philosophy. In the Hermetic tradition of ancient Egypt, for example, the universe, or cosmos as they called it, was seen as a living being. This notion was developed in the various monotheistic traditions that originated in the Middle East, and was part of Hellenistic understanding as far back as Pythagoras. It is only since the scientific revolution of the last two hundred years that we have seen the universe as fundamentally physical. We can experience Being in any of its boundless dimensions, each dimension revealing an aspect of its timeless truth and providing a necessary ground for experience and life. So the experience of this alive consciousness at the level of Living Daylight is that the universe is pervaded by love, that it is love, and that everything within it is an expression of love. It is the experience of the universe as an expression of intrinsic goodness or positivity. For human beings, good means loving. If someone wishes you well or feels positively about you, we say that that person likes and loves you, and so we call this quality love. The universe is experienced here as fundamentally loving, functioning universally in such a way that life unfolds in a positive way, functioning personally in such a way that you become more of what you can be—fulfilling your destiny.

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