(Part 1/3) CHICKEN or EGG – which really came first?
Updated: Nov 6, 2021
This article was originally written 1993. First published September 24th, 2011.
Latest update 2021.
The “Chicken / Egg” conundrum of which came first and how, remains a point of debate, an unsolved “mystery.”
But could we already have the answer?
How might that change your life and what would it mean for our human existence and Purpose in life?
Is religion and the biblical account of our creation correct? Are we a product of evolution, as proposed by Darwin? Could we be products of Beings from other planets? Do the Hindu Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita provide the answer?
Are atheist perhaps correct - there is no God?
One’s truth on this subject will depend on one’s beliefs. However, regardless of beliefs there remains a missing link regarding the origins of The Source by which everything exists. What, Who created God, all other Deities, the Cosmos/Universe, aliens, organisms, air, light, water, matter, etc. that have made our human existence possible. Whether Life itself began with The Big Bang, black holes or other natural universal phenomenon (“these things”), still does not address the question of how “these things” originated. Some thing would have had to be present before “these things” to be created. If the Nothingness, or the Void, is the Source from which all things evolved, then the Nothingness or the Void are that Some thing. But what is the source of these? How did they come into being? The miniature Big Bang created at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN was a re-creation of something (supposedly) that already exists – as proposed by Dr. Stephen Hawking. It seems, therefore, that whilst our sciences can research, prove, quantify, and re-create something which already exists, they create anything new; they are not a Source of Creation.
So what is the fundamental source of Life?
Between 1989 and 1991, I embarked on a journey of self-introspection to sort out a few things in my life.
Along the way, a life-changing moment opened my “eyes” and awareness to some fundamental different understandings and meanings about personal Responsibility versus Blame; Freedom of Choice versus Making Decisions (out of fear of possible consequences), and what true Integrity with one’s Self really means and requires. In that moment I also recognised and understood my life’s real Purpose – which turned out to be something I had already known and experienced in my life... I just had not identified it as such.
That led me to question the effects that beliefs, ideologies and teachings given by religions and other philosophies have on our life. For example:
Do they help us live a meaningful and fulfilling life?
Do they allow us to manifest our Spiritual Self?
Do they represent and show true God love they preach and teach?
Do they practice unconditional acceptance and equality for everyone and everything?
Do they really practice what they preach about God’s will for all living things on earth?
Are they teaching, preaching, and practicing fear based doctrines - the opposite to their teachings of an all-loving God?
Simplistically, without judgement, or comparisons or intent to offend or question anyone’s beliefs, some of the fundamental teachings of our religions are:
Christianity – the belief that we are born with mortal sin and that only through Christ will we be “saved”
(We are “doomed” from the start by the mere act of being conceived and born; what kind of God considers Beings of His creation sinners before they have even done anything?)
Judaism – that Jewish people are God-chosen
(Does that mean God has preferences; that we are not all equal in HIS / HER / ITS (“HIM”) eyes; that HE / SHE / IT (“HE”) is judgemental after all?)
Islam - the purpose of one’s existence is to worship GOD alone.
(Has GOD created humanity to have them worship and bow down to “HIM”? Why? Does “HE” need an ego boost? If none of these, then why would God create a species (humans) to have them worship “HIM?”)
Hinduism – the journey of karma and reincarnation for our Souls to develop, learn and attain Nirvana/Godlikeness…
(This means the Soul has needs to fulfil; it is “deficient”; if “deficient,” IT cannot be complete or perfect. Why would a God of love, a God of perfection, create an imperfect Soul, a Soul with needs to fulfil - like, experiencing and learning lessons from a physical incarnation?)
New Age — a movement from some 1970s to 1980s that promotes a philosophy of a “holistic world” of things, a greater spiritual awareness, a life of karma and re-incarnation. Many consider new Age beliefs to represent the TRUTH about our Spiritual purpose and journey in this life.
(Is it the truth? Or is it perhaps just another belief, ideology, another form of “religion”?)
There are also many other “isms” like, tribalism, atheism etc. by which people live their life. So many different beliefs, yet seemingly, all seem to point to one common source of creation, “God,” in whatever form one identifies this to be. This, for me, begs the question, “is there such a thing as a Life Truth that stands apart from all religious or personal beliefs?” For instance, no matter what we may believe, the sun rises each day in what we call the east and sets in the west; the law of gravity just is - what goes up will come down. These are Life Truths and Realities that remain unaffected by anyone’s beliefs, labelling, or interpretations.
To find an answer or explanation, I decided to read the Bible from cover to cover to see if it there is anything written that answers my question. Raised a Roman Catholic, the King James’s Bible was not something I raised with. However, in our Roman Catholic catechism teachings, we learned about the same biblical events and stories of the old and new testaments.
With noble intent, I began my reading. The start went well, but I did not get very far towards finishing — the Holy Bible is not exactly the type of book one reads from cover to cover, like a novel. My non-finishing, though, resulted from my attention being drawn to two important parts of Genesis Chapters 1 and 2. What “stopped me in my tracks”, so to speak, was realising how clearly it describes and explains the source and Creation of living things on Earth — the answer to the “chicken-egg-chicken” conundrum… for all things.
At this point I am going to sidetrack and jump forward three years when, during a meditation evening with Coleen, we were given this statement or message from a Spirit Guide:
“Is the SEED of the TREE? Or, Is the SEED the TREE?”
The similarity in this immediately struck me with what I had noted in Genesis.
Keep this statement in mind as I shall come back to it further on.
We know human hands and minds wrote the Holy Bible and so it is likely that the beliefs, ideologies, social norms and values of the time bias and influence it. But, what if notwithstanding such bias, there is an underlying message based on certain inspirations received by “someone” from some or other Spiritual sources?
Whatever we may think or believe about the Bible, the Torah, the Quran, Taoism, Hinduism or other religious and philosophical doctrines, throughout history these writings have influenced and directed our beliefs, ideologies, social norms, values and lifestyles. It is against this background that I considered the meaning of those written words in Genesis.
Mindful that what I’m proposing can be summarily dismissed as nothing more than personal interpretation, I want to say that as I had no pre-conceived ideal or belief for what I was seeking, what I noted in Genesis together with the message we received from that Spirit Guide during our meditation, struck me as being more than a mere coincidental correlation.
It seems something far more real exists apart from anyone’s religious beliefs, ideologies, dogmas and whatever else of that nature.
I also feel that if we (Humankind) understood the fundamental message and meaning in those words in Genesis and embraced them practically in our lives, we would live and create a wondrous life for ALL on this planet.