Everything has a beginning. That's what they tell us anyway. As far as we can tell it's true. Who could argue with such conclusions? Well, some for sure, but let's not turn out to be those people if you know what I mean.
And as certain as everything has a beginning there are those who love to question everything they hear about these beginnings. Why did they happen? What makes this thing the way it is and why ever did it show up here? Most people settle on just assuming that everything more or less means nothing so they agree to just shut up and do their jobs. Wonderful people those, may their sacrifices be long remembered.
As we consider the question of things, I like to point out some very fascinating facts that may concern those of you who are of a more metaphysical bend towards the whole notion of things and what they do and where they go when they aren't around anymore. Just about everyone under the Sun out here outside of India just assumes they go poof and gone back into the great nothing or perhaps the void from which they came, though few talk about the void as it makes most feel uncomfortable with the fact most people call it "space" or some other such physically pleasing word. Nothing wrong with voids mind you unless you get stuck there for too long and they suck your soul out of your corpse.
Now that I have tormented away the weak amongst you using my tormented filtering mechanism, we can properly proceed with the meat of the discussion: the matter of the nature of things. Things exist because the universe apparently creates them which is an odd sort of thing for a universe to do on first realizing that, in fact, things seem to be generated from the universe, which at first glance, also appears to be a thing made of things. Good God, things making things? What sort of a whacked out jive is this place we popped into? Are we just another of those damn things too? Well, that shit doesn't sound right.
Once upon a time in Greece some really square philosophers who were short on hot dates sat around and decided that things had to be more than just things. In fact one of the biggest ones, Plato, talked about things being a subset of thoughts he called forms. Interesting little tidbit (sentence fragmented noted you overly obsessed grammar nazis). Much, much later another big headed philosopher in Germany, one of my favs to pick on in fact, Immanuel Kant, said that there was something called the thing onto itself whereby, radically, the objects in question actually existed! This was a big step for philosophy and highly controversial as suggesting that reality was real was something of a major advance in radical notions about the universe. Kant mostly ignored the depth of what he was saying apparently and focused on the less important idea that we couldn't really know what the damn thing was that we were looking at! Seem crazy yet? Well it's about to get positively insane next.
Technically, according to certain mystics, who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent and possibly the guilty as well, had the nerve to suggest that one could actually feel the existence of the object! These loons were positively committed to the idea that things might actually be real and you could prove it by "extending your etheric out" to feel the object, which roughly translated means feel the object with your extended perception in a way like touching it with your thought or with your aura presumably. Physically this could be like extending the magnetic field around your body to touch the object in question. Funny thing those mystics could just have touched the object with their hands and saved themselves alot of trouble. None the less, the philosophers never got the memo, and the scientists by this time had decided that none of it was real in a real sort of way anyway since quantum physics proves that it's all just a stupid probability cloud. (Though obviously McCutcheon destroyed that idea with his theory as described on his website and on this website here.)
In any case, the things are still here and so are we, so obviously someone's thought experiment in transpersonal existentialist nihilism has gone terribly awry. Not to mention those damn bills, they haven't dematerialized either. Clearly someone hasn't gotten the memo. Perhaps we should complain louder.
So, if things are still here why do I care? What am I gaming at here? Well according to the idea that love creates everything in existence through magic, you're going to have a hard time proving that destruction is in any way real to life outside the physical appearance of life we have here in the physical universe. This radical notion suggests that not only are all objects down to electrons real, but they all have spirit and eternal life simultaneously automatically granted to them as their spiritual heritage for existing in the first place as clearly they must have been summoned into existence for a purpose by a being that already had existed before them. Yes you read that right. That idea is called the Natural Theory of Love and Magic. You'll not find a better one no matter how hard you squeeze your brain I can promise you that. It's because it's the only theory that satisfies the requirement that the universe is good and serves a higher purpose.
But our universe doesn't appear to be magical right? Well if it's governed by a law and everything seems to be following a law, what the hell do you think the law is? If you said things, then obviously you didn't get it. The law is not a thing but seems to govern them rather thoroughly wouldn't you say? Try defying gravity next time if you have any doubt about the question. It doesn't work! Gravity is magic and gravity is law. Sure it's governed by the expansion equation that Mark McCutcheon discovered in our new physics paradigm, but why? Who the heck needs gravity? Well the answer should be obvious if you think about it since it's here. Everyone is the answer, Einstein!
Surely alot of details have been left out here, but I'm being dramatic to prove a point. That point is it is impossible to create a version of the universe that fits all the criteria for a just and true perspective unless it includes the idea that all things are real and that they exist as aspects of themselves to evolve forward in time to birth new realities from their evolution. And the reason for this is the one stickler of all metaphysical analysis I have seen so far, it is the emergence of desire in consciousness. Once desire emerges in consciousness then desire must be fulfilled. It's a divine sort of thing to realize that desire exists to be fulfilled.
This problem is what creates the paradox in reincarnation theory which states that in order for things to evolve, they must grow, but in order for them to grow there has to be new stuff constantly. Desire is not the source of the stuff, but rather it is the reason that the stuff is summoned into being from the transdimensional into the physical universe (don't try this at home). And the greatest divine trick of all in this new metaphysical concept is the idea that it is the memory of the past that creates the basis, in some way we don't understand yet, for new matter. The memory of the past stored in what is called the unconscious, in the higher dimensional record system of the universe is a field in motion through other fields. Every time fields interact they create new memories and these memories are stored in the transdimensional fields surrounding the lower dimensions and specifically here, the physical.
Alot goes into this idea, but the basic process results in the outcome that no experience is lost because it is stored in the cosmic transdimensional memory system. If we believe in the basic afterlife narrative of most cultures on the planet, the review process of a person's life goes through this memory system. Where does all the light go at the end of that experience? Interesting set of thoughts, no? With transdimensional experience comes the possibility of mechanisms of creation that are spiritual and, in fact, explainable to some degree with science and normal logic and reason once we understand what matter and experience do and in what proportion these changes occur at in different levels of consciousness field theory. This requires alot of thought to work through, which I have to a great degree. I believe this is what Kabbalah ultimately refers to especially the Tree of Life the more we understand it.
Reincarnation, in this idea, does not have an end goal. It is a continual expansion of the soul until all its desires are fulfilled. If you realize what this idea means you will be quite astonished at its vast complexity. It is also a given fact that the desires can only grow over time after periods of rest between fulfillment or unfulfillment as the case may be. Also this creates the basis for the karmic system as all desire must be honored. This also means that because desire is endless, eternal life is automatic.
What are things? They are fields that are born to serve those that have come before. This is the infinite procession of life in the metaphysical understanding of it. Beginning in summation a being is born as an object (most probably an electron which is the smallest object in the new physics paradigm of which everything is made) and evolves through a massive series of stages until it becomes a fully sentient soul at which point it has a self reflecting conscience capable of loving unconditionally and making spiritual sacrifices in full consciousness a priorii to a decision tree that is has become aware of.
Does this mean you were a teapot in some prior lifetime? Perhaps. What matters now is that the universe you live in needs you to continue to function as a cog within it. Otherwise you wouldn't be here. This mental trip into spirit has been provided to you at great personal expense to myself. I spent a good part of my life looking deeply into the nature of it instead of pursuing normal human interests. Keep that in mind if you wish to judge me too harshly as a few of you are apt. It's not easy going into the deep. It leaves you somewhat scared. But it's worth telling a worthy soul that things will ultimately be ok in my own way. Now get back to work fools.