The Evolution of Hestia
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From the upcoming novel The Dancer From Beyond
She follows this evolution and watches the formation of atoms, stars, planets… She feels the power of Being, the source of Existence, in each step of the evolution, a power she feels in this realm as the deepest form of love. Woven into this development are the laws that make material existence possible. These are the laws that we struggle to discover. They are the warp and woof of the tapestry we call material existence.
She stands outside this as pure consciousness, for Being expresses consciousness in different ways. While the laws of consciousness differ from the laws of matter, they are both expressions of the Source. While matter and physical energy constantly transform back and forth into each other, their totality must stay the same, at least in our closed universe. Consciousness has no such restriction. Nor is it confined in space and time but moves instantly through all the universes and beyond.
She watches as the laws of Being inexorably mold material existence. The mysterious and glorious laws, we discover and yes invent (for because of our origins in Being, there is no difference).
Hestia experiences the wonder and the incredible beauty as she watches our place, our universe expand and grow in ever increasing complexity. She watches as congregations of matter form into dust and gases, pushed by gravity, the bass rhythm of Being. And she watches as the faster tempo of electromagnetism gathers electrons and protons to form hydrogen. She feels the nuclear forces build neutrons and combine them with protons creating the nuclear centers of helium. All of this comes out of the primordial soup of quarks and leptons streaming through the dying star, the black hole, that was the parent of our universe. Gravity pulls all of these together out of the streaming gases and dust, and under the incredible pressure of their mass, forms proto-stars, squeezing them together to ignite the stellar furnaces.
With Hydrogen the process of star building begins. And finally the strong nuclear force saves the neutrons, by combining them with protons, since in solitude they barely hold themselves together. The combination of two protons and two neutrons form Helium, the second of the star building atoms. In the form of dust and gas these elements push outwards into the newly forming bubble of space and time. These are the inseparable processes and elements of Being, of existence.
Watching and waiting, she sees all the many levels of consciousness join with these new entities. She waits as the evolutionary process creates more forms that allow a more complex consciousness to combine with an awareness similar to hers. She recognizes this as the beginning of the formation of minds.
She watches as these and all the other driving processes, the fabric of Being, generate a universe of suns, planets and ultimately life. She sees the awakening, aware forms of consciousness wed at last with the evolving organisms. And again through processes that cannot be separated from Being these organisms evolve into higher and higher states of awareness. In all of this she sees the unity of Being and feels less alone. She knows that after eons of separateness she will at last find belonging.
Each stage of the evolution accompanies a new level of vibration and it is this that attracts her to one special world. She senses shifts in vibration as this world evolves through each of its developmental stages. These signal to her a rise in a level of consciousness. But often this is followed by a loss. She feels something strange, something she could only sense in the higher levels of Being. She senses what we call love in those beings where the wedding of mind and body is growing toward completion. She herself does not love in her present form because she is no longer wedded to the physical, but she recognized that love for these beings is a trace of the power and energy of Existence.
As she experiences all the elements of Being, she realized above all that she wants to feel love. She recognized that in their purest form love and joy are the same.
To be close to these beings, these earth humans, as she came to know them she would have to take their form. She too would have to become human, at least physically.
She gathers the elements of her former physical existence, the particles of pure electric charge moving at high energies, connecting and disconnecting to form the neural networks compatible with consciousness. She enters a star, a ball of pure plasma and surrounds herself with the elements she needs.
In this form she approaches earth and assembles the knowledge and materials to become fully human. Electromagnetic radiation carries the knowledge she needs to understand Earth, its history and culture. From the myths and legends abounding in all of Earth’s civilizations she gathers herself into who she wants to be. She chooses Helen of Troy, Isis, Aphrodite and many of the other figures from myth and spiritual traditions as her ideals. Finally she is ready.