My mentor was recently asked the question: If there's no God what created the Universe, what created humanity, what gives us the power to transmogrify and, what is the force behind that power?The answer given was from a journal entry of mine from 1998, and was coincidentally something I had been contemplating over the past few weeks. So the timing was fortuitous, and gave me the opportunity to revisit some thoughts about life, death, creation and extinction.
If we think of the void as containing all of matter/energy, then the universe is the stage of time - and both together create the continuum of space/time and matter/energy. Before the universe existed, it was perhaps contained inside a single particle no larger than an atom - yet from that single "atom" sprang all of creation, willed into being because the entity we recognize as the universe had to expand beyond the sum of its individual parts - it had to evolve to be more than it was before.
In its creation, it gave all the beings within itself the ability to continue through evolution - for the ironic thing about the creation of the universe is that it gave all it had. It won't interfere in the affairs of man because it can't. There is nothing left of "it" except all these individual components that comprise the all - so, in other words, there is no intelligence sitting outside the universe who can intervene in its destiny. In its original creation, it used all its "parts" to create the whole - which also means that it used its full intelligence, its whole awareness, its absolute will, and in doing so, it automatically created each individual "cell" of itself with those qualities. For that reason, each of us - whether man, animal, stone, vegetable, air or distant sun - has the blueprint for our own unique evolution. In creating itself to survive, the universe gave us the ability to evolve.
It seems inconceivable that the universe came from anything but a thought, an incredible force of need/will breaking free of whatever "reality" held it together before its birth. Because we are part of that creation, we also possess that same strength of will within ourselves - the will to survive, to be more than mere "fate" has sanctioned us to be by virtue of existing within the known universe. Just as the known universe must have existed within whatever continuum previously held it, so do we exist within it, but just as the universe had to break free of the void in order to achieve its own separate continuity, so must we break free of the known universe if we intend to evolve/survive beyond it. (Della Van Hise, May 1998)
"Since you are comprised of that All which the universe called into being, it stands to reason that you therefore have the power of the universe within you. You have the power to transmogrify or the apathy to die and be recycled. It's always up to you. And only you." (Mikal Nyght)
The only thing I would like to add is self-evident...