In the time before life, Earth was but a swirling mass of gasses: no land, no sea, no sky. A day was nothing but a shy twirl of the earth before the gaze of the sun, whose only impact was to stir the winds with waves of temperature that whipped the elements about. As they heated, cooled, mixed, and clashed, the stirring gasses combined into configurations of molecules, gaining weight, gaining complexity, gaining volume, gaining density. With time, the gasses transformed to liquid and created a great ocean. And with more time, there were humble solid specs floating in that ocean.
The solids were contained environments that allowed certain elements to remain locked together. Occasionally, two solids would collide, which sometimes resulted in larger configurations and new types of combinations. Other times a solid fractured its big pieces into small.
On one nameless morning amidst the coastless sea, the dawn light pierced a wave like a prism and cast down a laserlight concentration of energy onto a single solid speck in such a way that provoked a great reaction. The speck, now infused, could not contain its new energy and was forced to cleave apart. But this was different than the collisions that splintered solids into pieces, this reaction caused the physical to separate from the aphysical. No sound or light was emitted, but the energy converted into to forms- electricity known as Life, and an invisible magnetic charge known as God. Thus, the speck was infused with Life-state, and the space around it was filled with an equal-and-opposite God-state, a complementary, corresponding otherness. In this instant, the duel phenomena of Life and God came about.
Life and God are a relationship of reciprocity between the opaque and the transparent, the formed and the formless, the isolated and the unified. Life is the occupancy of the physical space that is countered by the naked formless Presence known as God. Life is the chemical reaction that begins with a speck and a spark and ends with a death. It is the conversion of light energy into a flameless fire that burns within a physical host and holds tension with the invisible other.
The trick of life then, is that it can convey its own spark onto other speck so as to prolong the reaction. The fuse of each living thing varies, but the underlying fact is no different for a fruit fly or a flamingo- pass the spark or end the line. Light is the source and each Life is the greenhouse that contains it for a little while.
Miraculously, that first animated speck managed to pass Life onto other solids that it came into contact with. As Life ignited, God grew in kind. These gaseous bubbles found each other, rose to the surface and merged into ever-expanding air pockets. Shapeless God essence pooled together into one airborne sea tucked into the space between the water and space. As life grew in volume, they accumulated, joined, and eventually surrounded the earth, expanding the buffer between the terrestrial and outer space into what is now often known as “atmosphere”.
Over time, the earth cooled further, continents formed and land reached above the level of the water. Many specks blinked out before they could perpetuate themselves, but more lived than died, and the increasing life force became ever more complex and vast. God was an envelope and, in its pocket, life emerged from the water, breathing air that was comprised of the God collective. In this rich environment, Life developed into ever more complex capable and conscientious beings.
The more life there was, the higher the atmosphere of God rose. This space allowed taller and larger life forms to exist within its vertical limit. In the time of the dinosaurs, the Godlevel reached a mile above the earth. Then came the comet which directly killed untold legions of lives, which so depleted God that it dipped below the nostrils of many great beasts and they too fell- suffocated on dry land. There were many deaths, but enough new reactions continued so that Total Lives always exceeded Total Deaths and so the spark continued.
Gradually, Life recovered and the Godlevel rose once again. By the time humans came to be on that surface world, there was so much Life and the boundary of God and space was so high that humans did not even perceive it. They sipped God in and out with every breath of their lungs.
And, right now, you and I, who are we? We are that uninterrupted flame of all the fires that ever burned before us, and our corresponding spirit energy is coalesced into the atmosphere that surrounds us in constant communion with all the God forces of all the other Lives sharing time, right now, on this earth.