What Are We?

Discussions around spirits and the universe are sure ways to grab my attention. My fascination with the unknown can be somewhat addictive.

I grew up believing that the universe was already whatever it was destined to be. That changed a few weeks ago, when I watched Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Have you seen it? If you haven’t, I suggest you do. In the documentary, deGrasse Tyson explained that our universe is one of many universes, and that it’s always expanding! That means that our role in the universe could be constant, or changing (think deep).

So I ask, could we be a part of God’s ecosystem? It’s the perfect doorbuster for the science and spirit worlds to intermingle, at least in theory.

Before I move on, I have to tell you that I believe in a higher power. I don’t care what one chooses to call the higher power, but I believe one exists. I also believe that a little bit of that higher power exists within each of us. With that said, after watching the documentary, a sermon that I’d seen a few days earlier came to mind. The pastor paraphrased God telling one of the disciples that no image of him [God] shall exist and to actually see his [God’s] face would be life threatening. I’m paraphrasing the paraphraser, but it was something to that effect. The moral of the story is, I wonder if God meant we would die if we were exposed to his air? The same way certain elements in our body would die if they were exposed to ours.

I also believe in extraterrestrial. Why not? Their role only solidifies my theory. Just as humans are made of various mites, parasites, and more, why can’t they also be an element of God’s ecosystem?

“We hate to break it you, but you’re not totally human. It’s nothing about you personally. It’s just that more than 90% of the cells in the human body are actually parasites. You might feel like a single being, but you’re really more of a bug city, teeming with different species.” – BBC

Every living organism has an infancy stage and an expiration date. Living things are comprised of tens of thousands of microscopic organisms (or “things”) that help them function. Humans are not singular. We are comprised of trillions of cells. These cells take in energy, fight off illness, and form as tissue to protect us from other elements. Let’s not forget about the parasites, mites, and other living organisms that live on and within us, each serving a purpose.

Since our bodies are like planets, I wonder if we are part of God’s planet. What if Earth is a cell of God and we are microorganisms living within that cell? The expansion of the universe could mean that we are a part of God’s growing being. The Big Bang Theory can give us insight to God’s infancy, but we do not know his expiration. See my cheesy illustration below.

God's Property Image

We know that everything made of matter has atoms. Solar systems, in theory, can be the atoms of God. We know that planets orbit the solar system, just as electrons circle the nucleus of an atom. If I lost you, I’d encourage you to take a look at the short video What is an Atom

After all, these are just theories running amok in this over analytical brain of mine. It’s good to get the brain warmed up.