Once infinite oneness conceptualized consciousness, and by intent out of its own free will decided and chose to reproduce in order to experience (itself), the act of creation occurred.
Everything after inherited infinite oneness, conceptualization, consciousness, intent, free will, decision, choice, reproduction, experience; creation - for everything out of the source; infinite oneness, IS the source. From thereon it went that-a-way .... to experience .... ad infinitum.
Regress to Impress
Through the dimensions they ranged, all powerful, immaculate; multi-dimensional creatures of light. They knew all things (and quite a few things besides). They were infinity plus one.
It was known to them they lacked the very freedom afforded the lowliest of creatures. The power of free will; the freedom to choose.
They existed, they were what they were, they had no other alternative; all powerful and universal, immortal; infinitely immortal - denizens of everywhere and nowhere. They had no substance, how could they? Substance is fixed, immutable. In this they perceived their evolution.
They conceived a solution to their infinite boredom. It was decided they could evolve backwards, regress to impress, and in one dimension they found a means to become, to gain substance; a means to forget, a means to know nothing.
They had discovered choice. Substance is fallible, it degrades, it ceases. Substance dies. They could choose death, they could cease to exist.
In their boredom they had not become so mad as to will their own extinction, they thus developed a plan. They chose some to stay behind, to be replaced in rotation. They chose masters of substance to hold the lore. They programmed these masters with the knowledge to become light once again so substance would have the means to continue as before. The means to regain infinity. All it would take is the will to relearn and the knowledge of the master.
The infinite could choose to be substantial, the substantial could choose to be infinite, an elegant solution. The substantial could also choose to become ... no-thing; total death.
Within the light, a stain grew, a place where no light blossomed ..... darkness. Some had seen the possibility of a different evolution. An end to equality.
As related, linked, matters tend to affect each other, the inequality of substance had taught the light to perceive power. Some saw the chance to rule the light, to create a, never before immagined, universal heirarchy.
The struggle began.
Darkness spawned knowledge in the substance who were not masters. This substance craved power, they used this knowledge to seek out those who upheld the lore. They seized the lore for themselves, subverted it, hid it, controlled it. For the light-become-substance there was no way back. No freedom to choose, nothing left but extinction.
The light fought back.
Careful to observe the dictates of their vision; the freedom to choose, they seeded the faithful with the means to return.
Over time, backwards and forwards, the knowledge passed from the darkness to the light, passed from the light to the darkness. Never any equilibrium, never any balance. The universal battle, the one true struggle ......
Where do these things come from...their Source? Patanjali's name for it is "the Raincloud of knowable things." As JVH points out, we are units of mind (Space) using form to become aware of itself. We are the "Fallen Angels" of the Bible. We 'fell' from the frequency of pure electricity into the density of that frequency called form (bodies); bodies we use as instruments, vehicles (Timothy 2:21) of expression. There are, strung throughout the world's scriptures, names for us; Sons of Mind, solar angels, the Bible Psalms 82.6 and John 10:34, ye are Gods, the fallen angels. In one of these ancient scriptures we read, "the sons of mind fecundated (entered) the daughters of men"... etc.
As mind quality evolded to where it cold absorb these same ancient symbols-allegories on a higher level, teachings doing exactly that were given.
Did the above originate in my head? No...I wish. It's part of Ageless Wisdom teaching.
When I left orthodox Christianity in 1955 and got into Trans-Himalayan Philosophy, I thought I was getting into some super-secret, mystical, Eastern information thought of by eccentric old men called Masters of the Wisdom, living a hermit-like existence in Himalayan caves. O'Boy, was I ever wrong.
It took me a long time to realise it, but at esoteric levels, all the world's great religions and science, especially as science becomes more inclusive, teach the same information.
In the great Spiritual Expressions this information was, for thousands of years, hidden behind symbol and allegory. Now, as John 16:25 says, the day has arrived when the intellect has evolved to the point at which the meanings behind the allegories can be revealed. That time is, with a rapidly growing number, now.
And all these things you've said to me in the last couple of days are things that GOD has taught me - and so that's why I asked if it comes from you or otherwise. I know my thinking is very 'eastern' or 'orient' in tone but yet I understand and agree that ALL things are really just the ONE thing - truth is not an exclusive jewelry-box but the literal skeleton of 'reality' (more aptly named, IMO, as 'surreality').
It IS time - the symbols have been everywhere - inside out and outside of ourselves and all throughout mankind's common remembered recent history (last 10,000 yrs or less).
There is only ONE place to get the straight dope - and that is that which I call GOD. So whatever you call it, seek only it/him/her (i kind of like THE as 'god's name'!) and seek love.