In the theme of some gnostic style thinking – (which came first (?) the chicken or the egg(?)),
and that Jung thing, a central or a common consciousness – a commonality ...
I was moved when I saw a famous quote of retired Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong :
”I admire our ancestors, whoever they were. I think the first self-conscious person must have shaken in his boots. Because as he becomes self-conscious, he's no longer part of nature. He sees himself against nature. He looks at the vastness of the universe and it looks hostile.”
It reminded of something I wrote in my spirit journal in the last year or two. Of course it is a free flow of thought, not poetry, and perhaps a common thought on the same subject.
... first man and first woman were infused with the spirit of the universe.
At their beginning, their eyes saw the marvels that their ancestors had ridden as a flow.
With eyes first opening came a knowledge of before the beginning of first man and first woman.
After the beginning, first man and first woman could no longer ride a flow of energy – a flow of nature.
Eyes first opened made for hearts saddened. Something was lost with the gain of eyes first opened.
The parent of first man and first woman – nature – was still nature but somehow apart.
Knowledge of the great divide – before the beginning and the chaos afterward –
Opened an inner voice.
We are –
but who are we in relation to the all –