From a recent journal entry in October. . . .I have been doing a lot of thinking and a lot of reading and am nowhere near coming to any kind of conclusions other than it is all lived in the mind. And perhaps Frank Herbert is correct when he has Odrade in Chapterhouse say is evolution the same as God. And I would say Life with a capital L. And perhaps there is a lot of bending and moaning about something that we are no nearer to understanding from this place than we can possibly be. I don’t know but what as I wrote in my steno notebook, that perhaps Earth life is stable or illusively stable or perhaps our illusion has a stable substance in order for us to understand other worlds which may roll and rock enormously.
I do not think it surprises me after reading Talbot’s book on holographic universes that we have a moderately stable world simply to get on with learning what needs to be learned. How better than to pretend that everything is going to last forever. Yet today when I was reading Chapterhouse again Odrade says that nothing ever lasts forever, whether we are talking about oceans or planets or trees or anything we think is stable and not yielding to change. Wherever we are, we are but stewards of whatever world we inhabit. And I think that is the strongest statement I can bend to. I have long felt that I was steward of what I inhabited and maintained. I worked hard at it and it is burned into my brain. We are stewards. No matter what world we are in.
Everything changes. And all we need to do is look at our country with the weather changes. Snow and frost already in the northeast and floods throughout the southwest and fires flaring through the mountains and the land parched. Are we in trouble? I think we are in change. I think our oceans are in trouble and fish that die and land that cannot grow grass for cattle to graze. Everything changes and nothing is forever.
And today I was thinking that no matter how many parts of me were cut up, I would be whole in each part. And I think that I understand the holographic universe in just that way. That Jesus said life is everlasting. We are safe. We are whole. We are. Am. And the worlds folding onto itself, in the implicate center folds where everything already is, to the explicate outer rims where I am. And in the understanding of the roll of it constantly, it folds and refolds onto itself and with it comes new understanding because it is all in a state of becoming. So is evolution another name for God or is it just necessary to understand that life is everlasting? What is not learned at this point in time will be learned at another. But Sweet Jesus, I hope we do not destroy this world before common sense prevails and saves us all.