…Concepts of “was,” “did,” “become,” “will/shall,” “may”…..concepts of “want,” “can,” “have,” and “HAD”……………
WHAT ARE WE that we are able to even think, wonder, and desire? What are we that we can even ASK THIS QUESTION: “What are we?”
The IDEA must exist within any thing that lives and changes, and it must be benevolent in order to guide or impel that organism towards its good. A PLAN is an Idea with legs.
A blueprint is an application of a Plan. It cannot change, even in reaction to need or threat. Someone has to erase or bypass the old part and replace it with a new, compatible but different, part.
In the human DNA structure, the BLUEPRINT does not change, but the ability to mutate is built into the Plan. Also the past experience of the species is recapitulated as the organism develops to its adult form. Thus, the body grows until fully formed, then maintains that form by taking in what it can use, and eliminating what it cannot use. And at some pre-set point within the Plan, no matter how well we take care of ourselves–even replace parts or grow new ones–our DNA no longer directs the body to heal itself as fast as it is failing (apoptosis–the timed death of certain cells), and the body wears out. The brain ceases to function. The personhood of that body gradually ceases to exist, even as a memory. And the self-energy rejoins the universal energy.
The form grows, maintains itself, and then disintegrates. The Plan may evolve over time, but once in place for any conceived living form, it does not change. It is the only constant in one’s existence. The rest consists of organized interacting patterns of matter/energy.”I” do not exist, except to the extent that I can create and maintain the IDEA in my own mind and in the minds of others that I do.
(However, stubbing my toe on a door frame can be a potent reminder if I forget–part of the Plan, no doubt!)
The Plan is a blending of 2 (and only 2) forms (along with their histories.) Only a clone can be a copy of its ancestor.
“You have your mother’s eyes.”
“You’re just like your father!” [not!]
“You inherited [that talent] or [that disease*].
*Unity’s Myrtle Fillmore did not believe that a child of God inherits disease, and built a healing ministry on that premise.
Most genetic defects were not “meant” to be defects, but variations.
Most variations are never noticed.
Unsuccessful variations die out with their unviable forms (or are supposed to.)
The ability to mutate enables forms to adapt to a changing environment. It is the instrument of survival and evolution.
And where does all this leave us, as conscious, aware beings with memories, hopes, beliefs, and desires, the ability to affect our environment, the course of our lives, and those of others? What of the ability to sit here and write these thoughts out loud?
We are manifestations (SONS) of Original Being, vehicles for “God” to be and do ALL THAT “HE” CAN IMAGINE through us.
That is the only answer there can be. Are we having fun yet? Well, WHY NOT?