In the last year we’ve discovered a lot of planets out there. In the last week they’ve found planets like earth. When I was thinking about this, a thought occurred to me. This thought has happened before. It never came through on this scale.
What would I be if I weren’t on Earth?
I know this is really big, kind of out there thinking. But, honestly it has come to my attention that a lot of people don’t think these types of things. I understand some of the philosophical ideas behind this. But I’m not talking about that.
If I’m on Earth and other planets that may be habitable then why did my soul or living essence end up on this rock and not another. If there is a Creator am I stuck only on this on planet or will my next rebirth be on a different planet?
Why did I think this, what’s the point?
When looking at the universe we usually use the naked eye. Every once in a while we may look at pictures on Space.com or a number of online news outlets. But there is a quote from the movie Men In Black –
“1500 years ago, everybody “knew” that the earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody “knew” that the earth was flat. And 15 minutes ago, you “knew” that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll “know” tomorrow. ” -Kay
With as fast as we are progressing to the discovery of life on other planets, regardless of what type of life it is. Why do people still think so small?
The world needs big ideas, not small thinking.
When I was a kid and I watched the Space Shuttle take off I swore we would have a person on Mars by now. That was my childhood thinking, my childhood big minded thinking.
Kids think different, I know that. They look at the world as a piece of magic could be hiding under any rock. At least that’s how my kids are. My son has tons of Legos. He is a master at creating things. Things get broken, he gets frustrated but he goes back and makes something cooler. It seems like there is less money being put into these types of things as there was when I was a kid.
A Sense of Governance
With each discovery mankind has found there things that we cannot control no matter how much we want to. Exploring the universe is no different.
When Columbus discovered the New World he found there were people already living there with there own rules.
What if when we discover a planet, there is something else. Something that we learn about that we weren’t expecting. What if there is a law or sense of governance of the universe that is bigger than what we believe.
What if there is not a Creator but a group of Creators. A Council that oversees things. Each “Creator” oversees a different area of the universe. This would explain why past life experiences are only about Earth.
For everything, turn, turn, turn, turn!
No matter what happens between now and when we find other life, no matter how small or how large it may be we always find a way through. It was true at every point in our history. Now that we have reached another turning point: The possible discovery of extraterrestrial life. We will find a way through that as well.
Humanity is stuck in a rut when it comes to space exploration. It has been since the first shuttle launch. Governments don’t want to spend the money they once did. The U.S. won the space race. Why should we? We should because it’s what we do. We are explorers, from our ancestors leaving Africa to others crossing from Siberia into North America. We explore. It is human nature to look for things we don’t understand and find out why?
We are still on Earth for the simple reason as we don’t dream as big as we once did. And those that do dream big are shunned or are told, “We don’t have the money for that.” I’m not talking about America, I’m talking about the world. We set goals to land a man on the moon in ten years time, and did it.
Man is meant for exploring, not for small feats.