The idea that the universe is a product of intelligent design has been a topic of debate for millennia. Of course, there’s no objective answer to the creation of our universe, in the same sense we can’t prove the existence of a god. But it does raise the question: Why do we exist in the first place?
I’ve spent the last seven years traveling the world and searching for answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Here I’ll tell you what I’ve learned about the universal intelligence in the last six months working with Ayahuasca Shamans in Ecuador.
Is there some form of order behind this crazy experience we call life, or is it meaningless? Let’s explore the idea of the universal intelligence, and see if there’s any inherent purpose to our lives.
Understanding the universal intelligence
The concept of the universal intelligence suggests that our universe was created by intelligent design rather than being the result of a random, organic coincidence. This means that there is inherent meaning to life and that our universe exists for a reason.
The universal intelligence can be understood as a greater consciousness that governs our universe. Whether you see this consciousness as god, or that life is a simulation of sorts, these beliefs all fall into the same category: That there is some overarching power that has a direct, or indirect association with our universe.
Some people believe that every atomic change occurs exactly how it’s meant to. That the past, present, and future have already been written. Others believe that the universe was created as a platform for life to occur, where this intellect pressed the start button, and the rest was left to unfurl without intervention.
So what is it, and how does it work?
Is our universe a coincidence, or the result of intelligent design?
When I was working at a shamanic medicine community in the Ecuadorian Andes, I learned a lot from the shamans that I was assisting in ceremonies. Here’s what I learned from them.
Our universe is like a single thought of god. All consciousness (information such as energy, experience, and matter) comes from a single source. This source is what we commonly refer to as god, as it has an unlimited capacity for creation.
This consciousness created dimensions, universes, souls, and everything that exists: because it can. Think about it. If you are an infinitely creative being that never began and never ends, you’re probably going to fill up that space with experiences too.
There are many different spirits that play a role here. For example, the elements are spirits, and are seen as forms of intelligence that facilitate the creation of life within this dimension. Sacred geometry is like the architecture of the organic, where the same patterns are found throughout everything.
Yes, the universe is the result of design from a higher power, but we still have free will, and the ability to create our own lives.
I’m not going to go too deep into the concept of alternate dimensions and powers here, because I have other articles that do. I’ll link those below so you can get a broader idea about this intelligence, and why it created this universe in the first place.
Understanding the intelligent design of our universe
The way I see it is that our universe acts as an alternate stage for consciousness to experience itself. In this sense, the universe was created by design, as a means to experience oneself through a different perspective.
As that’s a bit of a mouthful, let’s break it down a little.
For consciousness to take on a physical existence, there needs to be rules. If there weren’t any rules, this universe would fall apart very quickly, and it would void the purpose of having it in the first place.
If this universe is the stage, physics are the actors: The rules behind this creation to make it function. All of the right ingredients to create life (more so to facilitate the incarnation of souls) were added to the stage as props, while the actors used them to create art – Life.
The universe has a blueprint in the same way that a building has a plan. The building might not be built exactly like the blueprint, but it still follows the plan that has been laid out.
Freewill determines how we build the actual building, and how off-plan the construction goes. Regardless, the building will be built in a similar way that it has been planned out, and the result will carry out the same function, as it was designed to.
Is there a purpose to our universe?
The purpose of the universe is to be an alternative medium for consciousness to experience itself. This allows souls to incarnate here, to go through foreign experiences, and to provide information to the collective. The universal intelligence is the creative force that allows that to happen.
The spiritual realm does not have constructs of space, time, or form. It is completely energetic in nature. Therefore, creating a platform where life is bound by these constructs creates a completely foreign way for consciousness to experience existence, which is the driving force behind our universe.
So yes, there is a purpose to our universe. That purpose is to facilitate new experiences for consciousness to undergo.
The universe is a theme park for consciousness
Given that we’re all connected on an energetic level, each and every experience that life undergoes adds knowledge to this database of consciousness. The information gained through these experiences further contributes to the growth of the collective consciousness that we’re all deeply rooted in.
We continuously lose our bodies, but the flow of experience never stops. You are always in a state of experience within or beyond the human form, and part of something much more grand.
Even though we seem completely separate, other-dimensional realms ultimately guide everything that is happening. This is where energies such as karma play a role, to navigate the nature of experience that a soul undergoes (follow the link below to learn more about this).
We are all the same being beyond the material manifestation of reality. We all derive from the same core. The physical being is a separate agent, but the soul acts as the tether that connects us back to the source.
The universal intelligence also ties in with various spiritual tenets and philosophies including sacred geometry, where all form is a manifestation of deeper realms. We’re going to look at that next.
The universal intelligence and sacred geometry
Sacred geometry is the idea that the reoccurring geometric patterns, mathematical ratios, and structures found throughout nature point toward a foundational design of the universe. Almost like a blueprint, the same forms are commonplace, from the structure of atoms to the structure of galaxies.
The reason why sacred geometry suggests the existence of a universal intelligence is due to the same forms continuously repeating themselves in nature, without any clear, tangible relationship.
What this means is that the same dynamics present in the spiritual realm are also translated into this physical world. Sacred geometry can be seen as the design principles of our universe, otherwise, why would they be present within everything, on every scale imaginable?
Here are some examples of different structures that are commonplace within our reality. Does this suggest an element of natural design to the universe, or are these just more coincidences that have no inherent meaning?
- Flower of Life: This is a series of overlapping circles that, when joined together, form a flower-like pattern. It’s said to represent the cycle of creation.
- Fibonacci Sequence: A series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. This pattern is often seen in nature’s arrangements, like in the branching of trees, the arrangement of leaves, or the spiral of pinecones.
- Platonic Solids: These are five solids that are congruent, regular, and convex. They are foundational in many ancient traditions and are said to correspond to the elements: fire, earth, air, ether, and water.
- Metatron’s Cube: Derived from the Flower of Life, this complex geometric figure contains all of the Platonic Solids and represents the patterns that compose everything in reality.
- Torus: A surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three-dimensional space about an axis coplanar with the circle. It’s considered a foundational pattern for energy flow and can be seen in phenomena like magnetic fields.
- Kabbalistic Tree of Life: A structure of ten spheres connected by 22 paths, used as a central symbol in the Kabbalah, the mystical Judaic tradition. It represents the nature of divinity, the human soul, and the cosmic order.
- Spirals: Found in nature in the form of galaxies, hurricanes, DNA strands, and many plants and animals, spirals are a common symbol of growth and evolution.
The universe having an innate intelligence ties in with other philosophies and spiritual bodies – Such as Pachamama. I whole-heartedly believe our universe is more than a container. It’s a living organism that we’re all thoroughly connected to.