The beginning is where it all starts. On this much we can agree. There is a moment in linear time when we each arrived. This is our beginning as a person. The physical reasons for our birth are identical; the decisions to engage in the physical act that produced us are as varied as we are. Some of them were conscious; offspring was part of the intent. Some of them went no further than the act itself; our arrival was a surprise to our parents.
There is now information “out there” that points to a specific and planned beginning for the human. It may be a challenge, an affront to what you have been told. It is another view that once adopted as a possibility – throws the door wide open for expansion of thought in many directions. The traditional stance on creation is polarized – we were either divinely created by a benevolent god or we naturally evolved from an ape. There is a missing link that causes a problem for both scenarios and faith is necessary.
This third possibility says that “in the beginning” man was made, yet in a lab and using the ape in combination with genetics from an advanced race – the one called “god”, “elohim”, “he who from the sky came”.
If true, then that would mean that both sides have been right all along. This is good news. Everyone can retain their dignity and belief system now. This was the piece to the puzzle we did not have. We have it now.
We are in the age of enlightenment. There are truths uncovered daily and sometimes it feels, hourly. We are about to discover where the pieces are, what they look like and why they’ve been hidden.
I love hearing stories of my childhood, even things that happened before I showed up. It puts my whole life and family in perspective. I get a better sense of who I am.
Man has always been a puzzle and the missing piece has never been perfectly filled, there were gaps. This is the year we fill in the gaps. We may or may not like what it looks like once the pieces are put in place, yet they will fit. That will be obvious.
One of my children needed eyeglasses at a very young age and we didn’t know it. One day we were driving by a huge car lot, sunlight reflecting off hundreds of automobiles, and he said “Hey, I didn’t know there was a lake here!” Then we knew.
We will see clearly this year and it may be a bit of a jolt. My son much preferred his image of a sparkling lake to the rows of cars, but he could see clearly and he was grateful.
It is really satisfying to complete a puzzle. Snapping that last piece in is the whole point. There is a drive within all of us to have things make sense and when they don’t – things don’t feel quite right.
Answers and reasons are forthcoming; soon we’ll have that last piece. We may be surprised and uncomfortable with what it looks like, just sitting there by itself. That is the time to put it in its place, stand back and take in the view.
You may have thought that you were building a kingdom, structurally sound, strong and walled off. From a distance now it is clear, this is not a kingdom; there is no king. This is life, expressed in every conceivable form and beautifully connected. We are one. The point is not how we started – we are here! Diverse, colorful, brilliantly assorted, our unity is clear. We are astounding and more than we have imagined ourselves to be.
The puzzle completed, we see it before us. It is beautiful. We cannot just frame it and put it away. That does not satisfy, not this time. No, we have come to see it differently. We’ll be taking this puzzle to the next dimension.
We are the ones we are waiting for.
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