The Mental Universe
“The Universe is Mental–held in the Mind of THE ALL.”–The Kybalion.
THE ALL is Spirit or the Spirit is THE ALL since everything is included in THE ALL! But if we define what Spirit is, we will have a hard time, as this concept is as complex as the concept of THE ALL.
The term Spirit is simply a name that men give to the highest conception of INFINITE, LIVING MIND. Spirit transcends our comprehension, imagination, and understanding of THE ALL, and we use the term merely so that we can speak, imagine, and visualize the concept of THE ALL.
For the purposes of discussion, we are justified to think of Spirit as Infinite Living Mind, but at the same time, we need to acknowledge that we cannot fully understand the concept of Spirit, in a way that we cannot fully understand the concept of THE ALL.
If the Universe exists or seems to exist, it must come from THE ALL, since THE ALL is the FIRST CAUSE of all things and nothing comes before THE ALL. THE ALL created and manifested the first manifestation in the Universe and everything followed since then. This is how our current understanding of the Universe expanded and continues to expand.
And since THE ALL has been there from the very beginning and continues to exist up to now, everything that we see and cannot see around us, including ourselves must come from THE ALL.
But if The ALL created the universe, how did THE ALL create it?
Some philosophers, alchemists, masters and sages have answered this question by saying that THE ALL created the Universe from ITSELF, which means EVERYTHING is from the BEING and SUBSTANCE of THE ALL.
But this is not accurate. Remember that we cannot subtract from THE ALL nor divide it. We cannot say, “I will get a part of THE ALL and form that part into something that I want”. We also cannot multiple or copy THE ALL from one place to another place.
So, if we cannot subtract, add, multiple or divide THE ALL, it must be COMPLETE in itself everywhere. This means THE ALL operates COMPLETELY and in ITS ENTIRETY everywhere.
It follows then that THE ALL must be in EVERY particle, atom, objects, human beings, and so on… in it’s COMPLETE and ENTIRE STATE.
How, then, can particles, atoms, non-living entities, plants, and animals realize that THE ALL is in them, and they are aware that they are THE ALL? The answer is: based on their degree of consciousness. We will talk more about this once we discuss the lessons in The Law of Vibration.
With human beings, like you and me, it is easier to understand that THE ALL resides in us and that we are THE ALL because we have higher degrees of consciousness compared to non-living things, as well as plants and animas. We have the capacity to understand our consciousness. Through information, research, and knowledge that we acquire, we can understand how THE ALL resides in us.
In other words, the more consciously aware someone is of their consciousness, and the more informed and knowledgeable they are understands that THEY and THE ALL are IDENTICAL.
This is why some people declare, “I AM GOD!” or “I AM CREATOR” when they talk about creating their desires. They declare with certainty to the amusement of many and to the disappointment of others.
But do they understand the true meaning of the statement, “I AM GOD” or “I AM CREATOR”?
We Create Our Reality Using Our Mind
Since THE ALL is an Infinite Living Mind and the Universe is Mental, it follows then that man creates their reality MENTALLY, similar to creating images in their minds (imagination).
This is also in the teachings of Hermes and the great Hermetists and alchemists of ancient times.
It follows then that THE ALL can create in no other way except MENTALLY.
Just as we can create our own Universes (that contains our lives, experiences, and desires in our own realities) in our minds, THE ALL creates Universes in its own MIND called the UNIVERSAL MIND.
There is no other way for THE ALL to create except through its MIND, just like how we create using our minds.
Whereas our Universes is the mental creation of a Finite Mind, THE ALL is the creation of an Infinite Mind (Universal Mind). The two are similar in kind, but infinitely different in degree.
We will examine more closely the process of creation and manifestation, as we proceed.
But this is the point to remember in this lesson: THE UNIVERSE AND ALL IT CONTAINS IS A MENTAL CREATION OF THE ALL.
“THE ALL creates in its Infinite Mind countless Universes, which exist for aeons of Time – and yet, to THE ALL, the creation, development, decline and death of a million Universes is as the time of the twinkling of an eye.” – The Kybalion.
“The Infinite Mind -of THE ALL is the womb of Universes.” –The Kybalion.