By K Gitanjali July 2009 A young seeker asks and a seasoned traveller responds with this letter from one soul to another Water colour on paper by Derek M What is creation? Why did God create the world?” These are questions any thinking person asks. This question has been haunting me too and it made me embark on a journey that is continuing – a journey into timelessness, a great adventure into lands hitherto unexplored by my mind.Another question we often ask ourselves in despair is, “If God is a loving God why did he create such a mess? Why doesn’t he do something about the world?”The answer to the first part of the question is simply that creation is just a projection of pure being’s desire to experience itself as the magnificent being it is. The answer to the second part of the question is that God did not make the world as it is today. He created us and out of His love, He gave us free will. We did the rest – created our own monstrous version of the world. Even then, He continues to send us messengers to show us the way back.The Big BangTo understand this let us begin at the very beginning. Before creation there was only all that is – Parabrahman. This unmanifest aspect of God was ‘Pure Being’. This great Being knew It was magnificent. It had a desire to experience its magnificence. Then this Being hit upon a breathtaking idea of how to experience Its own glory. The idea of creating was so great that It just exploded with joy – our Big Bang, if you please. It split into pieces. Out of the pieces, began creation as Brahman welled up with love for parts of Itself it could see apart from Itself. From being, It had started becoming and experiencing. Rassouli The Rig Veda puts it like this. “In the beginning There was neither existence nor non-existence All this world was unmanifest energy… The One breathed, without breath, by Its own power Nothing else was there…” To create, Parabrahman withdrew a part of Itself and created a void. Now one of the parts of Parabrahman that had split became a Creator. It or rather He moved into the void and began creating outwards from Himself. Like a spider, that spins a web from its own body, the Creator sent out or projected parts of Himself, call it spirit children, souls or just all of us. You may be wondering why I changed the pronoun referring to the divine from It to He. The reason is that Nirguna (without aspects – nameless, formless) Parabrahman is genderless. Gender comes into the picture when It projects two polarities of Itself – the Creator that is the masculine acting force we all refer to as God the father and the nurturer, the feminine receiving principle called the divine mother. The Goddess was in fact the divine presence of the Creator or the light the Creator called upon (the Biblical ‘let there be light’), when he started creating in the darkness of the void. This feminine principle of creation is known as Shekinah in Kabbalist traditions, Devi in Hinduism or just the Jaganmatha of creation. Yin and yangThe rest of creation came about due to the interaction of these two polarities. This is depicted by the t’ai chi symbol of yin and yang which shows that the feminine and masculine need to complement each other perfectly for creation to be balanced and harmonious. Creation thus began with a thought in the mind of the Creator. The feminine principle lay dormant until the idea of the Creator acted on her. Creation is the result of the interaction of these two polarities. The Shivling is but another symbol of this.Everything else in creation came about when the mother acted out the idea of the father. Therefore, everything in this world is the mother in action. She is the intelligence behind the matrix of our world. We as androgynous souls are but extensions of the mother and father. Everything in this world is the mother in action. She isthe intelligence behind the matrix of our world To understand why the world is in this condition we must realise that everything in creation is energy, vibrating at different speeds and frequencies. When the Creator created the physical world at a lower frequency than what he was, He also created the opposite of Himself. He extended Himself to the farthest extent that He could go until He could experience all that was the opposite of Him. So we now have a spectrum with two polarities. Love is closest to the Creator. It is the energy He is made up of, and fear is at the farthest end – the energy got from lowering His vibrations to the level totally opposite to and farthest from His being that he could conceive of. In between lay scope for various experiences, various adventures.Returning home Well, the fall happened when God’s extensions began experimenting with the polarity of fear. Souls began to experiment too much with the physical environment, our earth, which was at a lower vibration. They also operated from fear and as they got caught in physical pleasures they left their right brains behind. They soon forgot their oneness with source.The rest is history. We souls who are all in this great adventure together have travelled down the spectrum quite a bit and have misused our divine powers of creation to create the world that we see today. Some of us are making the way home. Ascension is the soul’s journey back home to oneness. Though it may take time to wind up the ball we unravelled as we made use of our free will to experiment along the spectrum, the journey back begins with one thought, “I am God.” At all times in all situations just tell yourself ‘I am that’ and then act as though you are that – and see your world change. K. Gitanjali is a teacher, writer, and healer currently based in Bangalore. She is a disciple of Mahavatar Babaji. 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