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Section 19

The Emergence of Civilisation

Balancing the forces of natural guidance with ego in the evolving human body, and the events that have arisen as a result, underpins the story of civilisation and human history for the past 70,000 years or so. But perhaps more important to note is that inherent in this balancing act is the seed of personal dysfunction and the accumulative effect this inner turmoil has upon the world.


Every human born from those first days up until now faces the challenge of balancing guidance from the Earth with the force of individuality, or self. Simply stated, when the two forces are aligned, everything works extremely well in the world, as intended. But when they are out of alignment, things begin to go wrong, both in our personal experience and the world we live in. We are now going to have a look at what this all means and some of the major historical events that highlight this journey of humans coming to terms with the forces that created them.


Because of the fact that Consciousness―which we can now equally refer to as God or the Divine (and I will here and there)―is all there is, and that we are a product of this God, then every person without exception seeks some kind of emulation of, or relationship with it. Every behaviour ever exhibited towards feeling grand, powerful, intelligent, expanded, or high is simply an attempt to align with the essence of who and what we truly really are. No matter by what means this alignment is sought, the impulse behind it is universal as a seeking to be Divine. 


The more conventional ways in which humans seek to find this relationship forms the basis of every religion throughout the world. Current statistics show that about 85 per cent of people across the globe today are religious by some faith. Christianity constitutes the majority with approximately 31%, then Islam at 25%. The next highest, at 15.5%, are those who claim to be non-religious, but this figure includes people who might sense the reality of a Greater Consciousness, but do not categorise it as any formal or traditional religion. Closely following this group is Hinduism at 15% and then Buddhism at 5%. The remaining 8.5% fall into a numerous variety of other religions and beliefs. These statistics clearly indicate that almost all human beings have a sense of, or seek, a relationship with a greater power as the Creator of all things. 


However, no matter the specific means or beliefs by which a religion is formed and followed, an overall way to gain a clear and easy understanding of the relationship between ourselves and our Creator, and in turn understand the dynamics that gave rise to every religion and our moral codes as well, is to once again put ourselves in the position of the creative Being behind the original Creation, as we did when we learned ‘How to Build a Universe’.


The development of the Earth―including the creation of humans―was an experimental and creative undertaking by Earth Intelligence. It still is. But as we can now see, the emergence of the secondary world of the human psyche allowed for other creative forces to arise and affect what was otherwise the sole intention of the Earth. Clearly, this extension of expression was intended as a desire to develop autonomous, creative individuals. However, exactly how it would impact upon the Earth and its creatures was something completely unknown at the outset. How could it have been known when the experiment had never been run before, and therefore never experienced? 


The situation is similar to what we might face with the development of intelligent robots. If, or perhaps it is truer to say when, we manage to create them with sufficient artificial intelligence to become autonomous creative machines, what will be the outcome? Will they serve us, or will they destroy us? And although this idea has been at the forefront of science fiction writers for a very long time, most often with very dark outcomes, the answer is that we cannot really know. In the same way, the Earth Being had now created animals with creative power, but with no real idea of what the consequences might be. 


The situation was a first in history. The Earth was trying to control everything as it knew how, through the natural mechanism of its own Consciousness and Intelligence, but there were now numerous other creative Beings―born of this same Consciousness―who also had power to affect the Creation. If their actions were desirable and brought benefit, things could grow and continue to develop beautifully. But if their actions were not in alignment with, or conducive to, the intentions of Earth Intelligence, then clearly there would be an issue. Something would need to be done. 


An analogy to help understand this situation, and allow us to consider it from the perspective of the Earth Being, is to look at the relationship that parents have with their children. Of course, this exercise can only truly be appreciated by those of us who are parents, but the dynamic I am about to describe will resonate for most people. 


Our children have the potential to grow to become autonomous creative Beings that can contribute to the whole, for the good of the whole. We do our best to raise them in a way that ideally both provides for them and also allows them creative expression as they develop. Similarly, the Earth was working with developing human beings, providing for their needs and helping them grow to become autonomous and responsible creators.


Parents must allow their children the freedom to explore and experiment with their world … but there are limits. There are times when parental intervention is required lest a major problem occur. At these times, we step in as parents and halt the behaviour, and perhaps also take the opportunity to deliver a little wisdom from our own experience. 


Fundamentally, this describes perfectly the relationship between God―as expressed through the Earth Being―and humans. We are growing to become responsible, powerful creators, but collectively we are a long way from our full potential. And in the early days of civilisation, we were the equivalent of toddlers in a candy shop. The world to us then, was a total mystery and full of temptations. Controlling and educating early humans, therefore, was an extremely challenging task. 


There is powerful evidence to support the fact that a significant event occurred on Earth as the first attempt by Consciousness to instruct and educate an emerging humanity en masse. It was a point in time when the primary moral code was decreed in the best way possible given the knowledge at the time, and there is both scientific and religious evidence―or indications―for this event. Fortunately, the religious evidence appears in both the Islamic and Judeo-Christian faith, and, to a large degree, the Hindu faith as well. This indicates the possibility for agreement among most of the world’s population on this matter.


The scientific story is one of a phenomenon called Vela X, and the religious story is the creation of Adam and Eve (and in Hindu, Manu and Shatrupa). Most people are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve, fewer with the story of Manu and Shatrupa, and probably far fewer know anything at all about Vela X. 


Vela X was a cosmic event, a unique celestial display that scientists believe was a supernova. The event was observed as an intense ball of light, that registered brighter than a second Sun while it was active. The Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia witnessed and recorded the event as the great God-star come to Earth, and it is believed that its occurrence directed the establishment of modern culture at great speed. It was almost overnight, in evolutionary terms, that the Sumerians gave the world writing, schools, a legal code, pharmaceutical knowledge … and it is believed that they also introduced the first love songs―a fine demonstration of the fact that people were identifying with increasingly deeper sensations in their bodies. Interestingly, some scholars also support the idea that the roots of Judeo-Christian religion grew from this event, from the ‘Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil’ in the Garden of Eden, which is placed in the same area.


In both cases the year is determined to be in the vicinity of 4,000 BCE. But more important is that both events point to a moment in our history where a major intervention in human affairs by the Greater Consciousness occurred. The religious story is one of God creating Adam and Eve, and informing them of their place, privilege and responsibilities on the beautiful Earth that had been created. The Sumerian story is one of a powerful force influencing humankind, and bestowing upon them the fundamentals of civilisation. They represent different reports of the same event, one of ‘starting again’ in many ways, as all experience was considered and reworked toward achieving the original intention. It was not unlike a parent might stop an out-of-control game, asking everyone to start again and play nicely, or perhaps not unlike a gamer resetting the computer to have another attempt at the same game. 


And what was the game again? What was trying to be achieved? What was the original intention? 


It was to bring forth creative Beings; autonomous individuals that could explore the Creation, and express the fullness of Consciousness on Earth, whilst simultaneously maintaining respect and appreciation for the Creation. Therefore, as a rearrangement of all that had been created and experienced, humanity was reformed, energetically ‘tidied up’ and reset for another attempt. 


The roots of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and all other major religions as well, reach deep into history, back to the event of Vela X where the Earth experiment was assessed and the intentions of the Earth Being focused to reorder Creation to this end. Man and woman were made manifest, and in some cases, as immediate manifestations from the elements (the dust, or the 'boiling, bubbling brew of virtual particles')―as many creation myths suggest, and as we also now know is possible―rather than a birth via normal biological means. The fundamental message and primary moral code being presented to a new humanity was a request or order to obey God―to eat only from the Tree of Life―and never from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This clear and important message appears in the narrative of both the Bible and the Quran. So, what might it mean? What do these trees symbolise? 


There is much scholarly debate around the exact meaning of these symbolic trees, however, in the context of what we have discovered, to ‘Eat from the Tree of Life’ means to live in alignment with God, the Earth Being’s intentions. On the other hand, to ‘Eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil’ means to live in alignment with forces from the secondary world of past, where memories, and therefore knowledge at that level, existed.


It is interesting that in both Islam and Christianity, this secondary world is overseen by a governing spirit―Iblis or Satan respectively―who it is said would seduce any human that did not follow God’s word. This is clearly stated in the Quran, ‘I will tempt mankind on earth: I will seduce them all except those of them who are your faithful servants’. And this would be perfectly reasonable because forces or entities from the secondary world only ever have the power to successfully influence (tempt) humans in moments they are not living in alignment with (faithfully serving) God (staying true to impulses coming through directly from the Earth Psyche).


The command, however, was far more easily said than done. In the early days, it was extremely difficult for a human to know which impulses were which. There was not enough experience yet for any person to understand or know the consequences of their actions. Due to the natural mechanism of guidance whereby all the Earth's creatures are moved from within, and the senses provide the necessary feedback, then clearly the new humans could easily be led astray by what they saw. This is the essence of temptation. And even today we are still led astray by what we see in the world, and are only just coming to learn the consequences for living this way, for living ‘out of alignment’ with God, with Source. 


It would be a long road for humanity to learn to live the way our Creator intended. And the only way that it could happen is by default, meaning, that we can only come to know what works after sufficient exposure to, and experience of, what does not work. The mechanism by which we learn this, is the underlying principle of Karma.


In the next section we look at how the principle of Karma is the essential and inescapable teacher and guidance system for humanity.