Did the idea of "God" only arise with humans? And if so, what does that say about the reality of God?
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
When the finite body dies, is that the end of our person, or do we continue on? Yes and no.
A beautiful poem about the interconnections in reality, and some thoughts about our place in that web of life.
Did Jesus come back from the dead, or should we look deeper for the truth of resurrection?
My vision is that we will realize ourselves as One, as Love, as Light, as the Cosmos itself.
I think that Christianity may have conflated Jesus's mystical experience of an ego death, perhaps at the time of his baptism when the "heavens opened," in which his individual psychological self "died" and he was was "reborn" of Spirit, or "raised up" (resurrected) to his identity in Christ consciousness (a consciousness of nondual union in God/Reality), with his biological death on the cross. These two deaths seem to have been conflated at some point, resulting in a supernatural conception of the resurrection.
I think the story of Adam & Eve is a mythological allegory describing humanity's "fall" of consciousness into the dualities of self-awareness, subject/object relationships, and the opposites of existence. This is symbolized in the partaking of the "tree" of knowledge of good and evil, i.e. dualities.
This short documentary Being 97 by Andrew Hasse is moving and poignant. The ageing philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) contemplates the meaning of life and death after having written several books about it during his academic career. He asks, "what is the point of it all?" He feels he failed at solving it.