It’s hard to use words like ‘before’ or ‘after’ if time doesn’t exist as science suggests. Perhaps I should rather use the metaphor simultaneously.
Simultaneously with consciousness ‘altered consciousness‘ came about. Science theorises that consciousness is a fundamental of the universe and ‘altered consciousness‘ represents our individualism, human identity. We are ‘altered consciousnesses‘ derived from the whole, the collective consciousness. When we define identity we confine. By defining identity the possibility of fear is given, have and have not.
Our first metaphor for existence was a religious one, it considered the material and immaterial. In consciousness it cannot be denied that good and evil exist, religion. Today we have science as our metaphor. It too is trying to account for existence. So popular is the scientific metaphor that it has replaced the religious one, science does pertain to the 3rd dimension.
Underlying it all is consciousness, the ability to think, of which science now says the universe is made, thought and matter simultaneously. I describe these theories in more detail in the post, “consciousness”. I no longer question the existence of God in consciousness, or his counterpart, but think in order to become good you need to act accordingly. For when we leave this dimension we will be consumed by our consciousness, be careful what you think.
Ideas inspired by conversations with a good friend, Ji. This post is just the culmination of the 3 previous posts, and an expression of my consciousness.