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John 20 to Evolution vs. Creationism

Today is the first Sunday of the month, which means a non-traditional Christian-based Spiritualist service during An Hour with Spirit. We watched a British based reenactment of The Gospel of John 20 from the New Testament. That’s the story John tells about what happened after Jesus was put in the tomb, and how his body disappeared and later visited his disciples. My point was that we often need proof to believe. And how we do we go about getting proof? Direct proof. What do we do, what should we do with our skepticism?

Creationism vs. Evolution

Our brief discussion led to creationism verses evolution and me with a solid science foundation finding it difficult to accept creationism as any sort of “fact”. Though it’s statistically  true when polled that as many Americans accept creationism as those who accept evolution. I wanted to engage in debate – but this wasn’t the time or place. One person even asked, sensing my “itch”, “Does it really matter?” Perhaps it doesn’t. Though I think it does. I think knowing matters. It matters to the people who engage in wondering.

A couple of decades ago I discovered that science, specifically metaphysical science, stated “there is no time, time doesn’t exist”. That threw me for a loop. I read Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. I read more. I began to understand, though it took me a year. There is no time. Time is a manufactured concept. I will never know why, but as I tried to grasp the idea that everything was happening in the now and that time was constructed I became physically ill and, on more than one occasion, actually vomited. Bizarre, yet true.

I do not feel that way about evolution. I accept the science, the “proof”, the foundation of facts that leads me into crystal clear knowing. So what about the other half of people in the U.S. who think otherwise. What about those who believe with all of their hearts that about 10,000, or is it 6,000, years ago a Divine Being pointed and *poof* MAN was created?

Not one to leave much alone, I did a quick search on the web for “evolution vs creationism” and found a bunch of information. This is still one hot debate. The problem is there isn’t strong evidential support either way. Not really. So we are stuck with choosing what to believe.

Edgar Cayce

Then, because of my Spiritualist belief system, I began to wonder what some of the channels brought to the debate. For whatever reason, surely guided by Spirit, I sought Edgar Cayce’s writing on the subject of evolution. Cayce, nicknamed “The Sleeping Prophet”, was considered a mystic and seer who did readings for individuals while in a deep sleep-like trance which were recorded by his stenographer. Cayce died in 1945 at the age of 67 and there remains considerable controversy about his information. People are still weaving excerpts from the 14,306 hand recorded readings together for information. Robert W. Krajenke recently (2012) published a 600+ page work titled: Edgar Cayce’s Story of the Bible (preview at this link).

 Fortunately, Kevin Williams wrote an interpretive summary titled “Edgar Cayce on Human Origins”. Reading it has helped settle the debate for me. Somehow I know therein lies the truth for me sans my ability to explain why or how I know.

I will continue my research and my inner debate. I want to know more. There is so much more to know. I'll research other mystics and masters for their opinions. Does it matter? Maybe it really doesn't. Life will go on, time will continue . . . until it doesn't.

Here are the Cayce quotes Williams provided at the end of his piece:

14. Quotes from Edgar Cayce about the Cosmos and Souls

 
  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth. How? The Mind of God moved, and matter, form, came into being.
  • Spirit is life. Mind is the builder, and the physical is the result.
  • In each atom, in each corpuscle, is life. Life is what you worship as God ... and earth is only an atom in the universe of worlds.
  • All souls in the beginning were one with the Father. The separation or turning away brought evil.
  • For man may separate himself from God - the Spirit - but the spirit does not separate from man.
  • All souls were created in the beginning and are finding their way back to whence they came.
  • Each soul is destined to become a portion again of the First Cause, or back to its Maker.
  • The Father has not willed that any soul should perish, and is thus mindful that each soul has again, and yet again, the opportunity for making its paths straight.
  • Life is, in all its manifestations in every animate force, Creative Force in action; and is the love of expression - or expressing that life; truth becoming a result of life's love expressed. For, these are but names - unless experienced in the consciousness of each soul.
  • All power, all force, is a manifestation of what is termed the God-consciousness.
  • The coming into the Earth has been and is, for the evolution or evolving of the soul unto its awareness.
  • Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual.
  • Each soul enters with a mission. We all have a mission to perform.
  • The conquering of self is truly greater than were one to conquer many worlds.
  • He who understands nature walks close with God.
  • What is truth? Law. What is Law? Love. What is love? God. What is God? Law and love. These are as the cycle of truth itself.
  • You grow to heaven. You don't go to heaven.

 

"All souls were created in the beginning and are finding their way back to whence they came." - Edgar Cayce

 

 

 

 

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