And yet, we know now after the first five weeks of this series that a genuine Creator God exists! And we live in a universe that Creator God has sufficiently and continuously fine-tuned to bring forth life from plain primordial dust. Furthermore, we have seen enough evidence to feel confident that Jesus is a genuine historical being who did, amazingly, rise from the dead. So at least God is real, and Jesus is real. But all the rest of what we have been taught to believe of all the religions that used to surround them has to be seen as now open to question. So this begins to feel like humankind’s pivotal moment. We are transitioning from what we might call the end of the material phase of human existence, when we used to trust our lying eyes, and entering our spiritual phase, and we who are presently alive on earth are privileged to be part of the amazing transition which may well have always been humankind’s destiny. We are beginning to realize that we are inherently spiritual beings. Our transition to living as an integral part of what is a deeply love-based greater reality will not be immediate. But if we will follow Jesus as He leads us in this transition, we can begin to envision for humankind a much brighter future.
Afterlife research demonstrates that every person on earth is a walking crowd. We live our lives surrounded by Invisibles! Each one of us has a primary spirit guide who has helped with the planning of this earth-lifetime before we entered it, and then is with us through life to make sure that each mark is hit. We have other guides, too, as we need them, when we choose to study the piano for example, or if we come down with liver cancer or we write a book or go to college, or if we might decide to move to France; and sometimes a deceased loved one or our childhood pet will join us as a member of our guidance team. Each of us might have as many as eight or ten guides on occasion. As the French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin has said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
And we have lately come to realize that what we experience as conscious awareness is our own connection to the deeper consciousness which actually is all that exists. The fact that consciousness underlies everything was the greatest discovery of the twentieth century, and it was fittingly made by the revered founding quantum physicist Max Planck, who said in 1931, “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness! Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” And long before he lent his name to a line of fine electric cars, Nikola Tesla said, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” Aha! Now at last we are getting somewhere! Even the estimable traditional physicist Albert Einstein once said, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” But what does all of this have to do with God? Jesus was born on earth to explain that to all of us a very long time ago….