Evolution? Creationism? The argument rages on. The fact of the matter is both sides have their basis in reality but are incorrect in detail and presentation. The ensouling life of our solar system, God, is real and within the sphere of His being He has created all there is. It is within this sphere we live, move and have our being…and evolve as units of life. The term ‘Evolution’, as presently understood by the vast majority, leaves room for much question and doubt…again lacking in detail and presentation. We did, in fact, evolve from the animal kingdom, and the plant and mineral kingdoms before that!
Two things need to be emphasized.
1. God does exist! (But He is not the vengeful emotional God that most Christians tout.)
2. Evolution is a fact! (Evolution and Creationism are not mutually exclusive terms.)
The human kingdom is but one kingdom of evolving life on the planet. Darwinism touches, in part, upon the truth of evolution but fails to recognize the divinity of the life aspect dwelling within each form. Evolution proceeds through all the kingdoms in nature, progressing from one level of being into the next over ions of time. Life is an evolutionary spiraling upwards, forever moving forward and onward into successive kingdoms. A process, we are told, without beginning or end. As a spark of life completes evolution in a given kingdom, they are liberated into a greater life expression within the next higher kingdom, and begin their evolutionary progress once again, but on a higher turn of the spiral.
It may seem silly to think that we, as evolving units of life now in the human kingdom, used to be evolving units within the mineral kingdom, but such is the case. And although it is not a generally accepted concept, a single small atom of matter has consciousness, even though that consciousness is so far removed from our own as to be incomprehensible to us. There is no such thing as inorganic matter – all is life from the tiniest unit ensouling an atom up to and beyond those stupendous lives ensouling planetary and solar bodies. The life within the form evolves and progresses through the forms used in each kingdom, always expanding their conscious life in newer, better, forms that are able to accept the vibratory activity of that sphere of life.
Can you even begin to imagine the kingdoms of life that exist above the human? The kingdom of souls is said to be next – the so called Heaven spoken of by Christians. All units of life, in due time, will pass through this kingdom and move onward, not just those claiming special privilege. Of that life we as yet know nothing. But we can surmise that it would be as wonderfully different from us as we are from a dog. Vast stellar systems are ensouled by units of life so far evolved as to be unimaginable by us. They too passed through the human kingdom in the far distant past.
One day it will become right and necessary to present both Creativity and Evolution in our schools. The cleavage between the Creationists and those firmly entrenched on the side of Evolution will gradually disappear. And then all of humanity will be free to evolve into higher states of awareness using education as an added tool. People will consciously aid in the effort of evolving within the life of God. As these ideas are presented they will bring about a re-alignment in thinking, a reorientation toward that which is important, promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of man’s place and role in the vast scheme of things. Individuals will come to realize that regardless of the level of life expression of the unit, all units exist within that great creative life we call God, and should be treated accordingly.
The following poem is appropriate here:
A fire-mist and a planet,
A crystal and a cell,
A jelly-fish and a saurian,
And caves where the cave-men dwell;
Then a sense of law and beauty,
And a face turned from the clod–
Some call it Evolution,
And others call it God.
Like tides on a crescent sea-beach
When the moon is new and thin,
Into our hearts high yearnings
Come welling and surging in:
Come from the mystic ocean
Whose rim no foot has trod–
Some of us call it longing,
And others call it God.
A picket frozen on duty,
A mother starved for her brood,
Socrates drinking the hemlock,
And Jesus on the rood;
And millions who, humble and nameless,
The straight, hard pathway plod–
Some call it Consecration,
And others call it God.
– William Herbert Carruth
“The word ‘spiritual’ does not refer to religious matters, so-called. All activity which drives the human being forward toward some form of development – physical, emotional, mental, institutional, social – if it is in advance of his present state is essentially spiritual in nature and is indicative of the livingness of the inner divine entity. The spirit of man is undying; it forever endures, progressing from point to point and stage to stage upon the Path of Evolution, unfolding steadily and sequentially the divine attributes and aspects.”
– Education in the New Age, by Alice A. Bailey