'Religion' is an album released by Vonderfuel in December 2020. Instrumental melodic synthesizer music from the Arctic Circle, Norway. Available to stream and download here via Bandcamp.
“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious, what has been described as an ecstasy of unity.”
Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell,
who saw Earth from the moon in 1971
Earth: Synthesizing The Symphony of Life
If our Universe is a simulation being run on a giant quantum computer, by someone from an intelligent civilisation in a different dimension, it wouldn't just be a computer game to them. It would be more like a religion. They would worship the life and diversity that exists on Planet Earth, and they would have great faith in humanity to create peace and unity on Earth. So should we. Across all borders. They would celebrate Planet Earth every Sunday, by praying for us and by playing modular synths and traditional drums, singing and dancing around the fire, sharing the love and compassion they feel for each other and for the life that they have created within the simulation on Planet Earth.
So, as the theory goes, this raises the possibility that we are actually living inside what could be described as a genuine love machine, where love is the ultimate achievement. Think about it, the Univers was founded on love - someone out there genuinely cares and believes in us.
So then, you are just a guest on Earth, visiting through the body which has been lent to you by the Universe. Your body, belonging to Earth, is your temple, a gateway to a higher consciousness. Your consciousness is the gift that the Universe has given to you, so that you get a chance to experience life on this planet.
A planet which is an oasis of life in an otherwise possibly lifeless Universe. Earth had the spark that kicked it all of billions of years ago. We have become part of, for a brief moment, the journey of life on this planet. A journey that will likely go on for billions of years after we are gone. Every branch of the tree of life has evolved from the same spark that got life started on Earth, every species on Earth is on the same journey. So when you see a butterfly, you're not just looking at an insect that was born in spring. You are looking at a distant cousin, and the pinnacle of one branch of the tree of life that has evolved continuously for possibly billions of years. You are looking at the history of our planet - life's ancestral home. It took life 3.5 billion years to get this far. Long shall it prosper!
Human reach and influence has extended with technology during recent times, and will continue to extend into the future, as humans, the most complex of lifeforms, continues to create higher orders of organised complexity from taming the chaos of the cosmos, as we're being pulled into a more connected future. Eventually, technology might allow our future descendants to start running their own consciousness containing life simulations. The ultimate AI.
Technology has turned us into a global culture. The next step is to synchronise and unite as the people of Earth and enter a new age were global peace on Earth becomes possible. The next generation, who will inherit the Earth, is growing up with a global mindset and understands that we all share a common destiny. We must believe and hope that our dream can come true.
Man is trying to become masters of the natural world, but - if we're not careful - we might become victims of it. We can't beat nature, but we can learn to live in balance with it. We have after all, always been - and always will be - part of nature, and nature is part of us. Life on Earth is one continuously balancing system, where humans and every other lifeform, along with the environment we all inhibit, plays its part.
Even though we're only here for the length of a lifetime, we all have the chance to make a difference while we are here. Earth made you. For the benefit of its own living consciousness. Be grateful for the chance you have been given. And please enjoy your brief visit on this planet. Treat it, and all it's inhabitants, including yourself, with love and respect. Like family. Be guided by love and good intention, and the fruits of existence will fall on your path. And we should all have faith in ourselves, because we are great if we want to be. Your life matters. All life matters.