The universe was created to be imperfect. No, really, imperfection was essential. Without a very interesting irregularity in space-time in the beginning of our universe (the Big Bang), no matter would exist. No galaxies, no stars, no planets, no life. No you and me, you see?
The physicists call it the “matter–antimatter asymmetry problem.” I find it amusing that they think of it as a problem, but they don’t quite have a full explanation of why in the initial interaction of matter and antimatter, most matter survived, but a little of the antimatter did, too. And that initial irregularity was what caused gravity to pull matter together into those galaxies, stars, planets, etc.
What does this have to do with you and me and Spirit and God stuff? Everything!
The Mythology and the Metaphysics
First, let’s get metaphorical. Remember that Jewish story about the Garden of Eden and how Adam and Eve were eventually kicked out for disobeying God? Right. Think of it as a somewhat misguided metaphor for the creation of the universe.
The Garden was an incredibly cool place where there was always enough food, nobody got angry, we hung out (were one with) God. And there was only Adam at first, I think because he/she was both sexes, and it was only when God created Eve that the imperfection began. Then Adam and Eve decided to choose the knowledge of good and evil (the relative universe where opposites exist). They were then sent off into that “imperfect” universe.
And that was the Divine point of creating the universe and the origin of our Garden of Eden allegory, to allow God to experience that which it is not as well as that which it is. The “mistake” was made on purpose, just for fun, as it were. And I think we have an ancestral memory of it that we turned into the Garden of Eden story.
That’s my metaphysical theory, anyway.
Just think, though, if God was not afraid to take that leap of creating something messily imperfect, then we should also not fear our own messy creations.
Get those finger paints out and let’s get making!