Matter exists in the universe, and the interaction within itself creates energy. Energy then influences matter creating more interaction within matter, which in turn generates more energy: A self feeding system.
As energy keeps re-shaping matter, at some point the collapse of all matter within itself will occur, reaching the state of highest energy possible due to the concentration of matter in one point after all black holes become combined. Then the extremely high energy will “explode” the matter with a shiny light at the Big Bang point creating a new universe, and the cycle begins once more: A new creation.
While matter spreads to later stop and revert to a single point in this process, energy first goes to its weakest point when matter stops spreading, and from then it has a continuous growth to its maximum expression at the moment of total matter concentration.
It could be then that energy influences matter in the process of creation, not only at the new beginning, but also throughout the whole process of dispersion and later concentration, with its continual individual re-shaping and re-creations within. So we could say energy is the creator of everything: “And there was light, and everything was created in an instant out of the infinite emptiness”.
Energy shouldn’t have thoughts, thus not consciousness and/or intelligence, but from a very simplistic point of view, since being the one who creates, it’ll be easy to assign it the roll of an intelligent creator.
Now, being us physical creatures made out of matter, we do have energy within to power us, and which abandon us at the moment of death to dissipates into the air (which is also space), becoming part of the energy existent in the universe, while our bodies (matter) transform into the general matter around (rotten and dissolved coffin and body).
From that point, it’ll be easy to consider that our bodies are part of the physical universe while our consciousness, entity or soul (energy) is part of a higher plane in the universe and also a part of the creator itself: “The return to the creator to be embraced by him”.
If this matter-energy interaction is true, how would you explain that to a very ignorant person ten to twenty thousand years ago, if just a couple of hundred years ago people still believed that lightning was the fury of God? Wouldn’t be necessary to use known elements of ordinary life like images of an old person (as a symbol of wise), people, clouds, fire, wings, cute babies, etc to explain in a form of an understandable tale?
With the unlikable idea of completely ending one’s consciousness at the moment of death, with nothing to remain of it, and the still unexplained images of ghosts, death and back to life experiences, out of the body experiences, etc. together with the unknowns of the capabilities of the human brain, wouldn’t it be really easy to consider that “there must be something else”?
So what if the reason for those unexplained elements is that the unconscious part of our brain remains after death? Then the energy that dissipates could have a sort of intelligence and/or memory, which would promote the idea of entity (soul for believers, but that would imply consciousness instead of unconsciousness), and the energy in the universe could also be consider an unconscious entity with some sort of intelligence, although not necessarily conscious thoughts and decision making. From that point of view, we could consider ourselves part of a greater unconsciousness that connects us in a way still difficult to understand, but that would make us “Individual Units” interconnected by a common origin and a common wealth of knowledge that we could access through our own unconscious, like a remote computer connecting to a central database. Could be that what Carl Jung was talking about in his work “Man and His Symbols”?
This “if” proposal would make feasible the concept of an intelligent creator (the universal energy) and the possibility of us being part of it (bits of that energy coming to “power” a physical body), that will return to the creator or origin, carrying with us the acquired knowledge (in the form of unconscious memories) in a physical life, to contribute to the universal knowledge of the mother (or father) entity, that will in turn help create higher creatures in the physical life in order to acquire higher and higher knowledge: A self feeding system again.
Under this proposal we would be physical creatures that have no conscious knowledge and no connection between one another (individual units); traveling life in loneliness in search for connection (love, friendship) and knowledge that would help us understand our origins and reason of being. Yet somehow “deep inside” (due to our unconscious) we know we pertain to a common origin, to one another, and we know answers to questions that come to light from “inspiration” and/or “revelations” that surface when, without purposeful training, we are able to connect with our unconscious, and through it, to the universal unconsciousness we belong to.
If this is true, then the purpose of our life is simply to acquire knowledge and experiences and shape them in a personal way by use of our feelings, to bring this information back to the universal unconsciousness for its continuous growth. It would be not just the knowledge we can acquire, but perhaps more importantly, the way such knowledge is interpreted and perceived under the influence of our personal feelings and sensations while experiencing life. That way the same knowledge for different persons, like the experience of marriage or parenthood, will have different variations, contributing to a wider wealth of knowledge and feelings to the mother (or father) entity
In a more “profane” way of thinking, we come from the knowledge of a universal Wikipedia or Google, and after death, what we learned in life, becomes our contribution “pages” or “entries” to augment the source of knowledge. We could be “Observers” sent in a lifetime mission. How many times it has been said that life is a school?
I’m not saying this is the way things are, I’m just trying to connect dots on my own, without simply accepting what is already “proposed and certified until revision”. And obviously I’m going into very general explanations because more detail would imply a whole book on its own!
What is your take in this? Do you think the above “If” proposal could be true?