We began our works, many times over, repeatedly. we developed many ideas, formed endless concepts, and created all variety of methods. Things always have been like this, and as far as is knowable, they always will be like this.
Sure, we have seen our kind come and go, we are born, just the same as anyone else, and we, too, will die. Our being is.
are nameless and named, thoughtless and thought, being and doing. For
all that is, we create, combine, depart, flow, stop, being all manner of
verb and not. Continuation is all that can be known.
developed all that is and ever will be, all that has been and never will
be. it is our doing. We do it. We dont do it. We are and are not all
that is and is not and we will.
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Thoughts coming together and forming thoughts and ideas, ideas coming together and forming thoughts, ideas, and concepts!
Concepts colliding and causing events, events and concepts creating Sounds! Lights! Colors!
colors conveyed so much more than just thought and idea, but suddenly
pushed idea to grow exponentially to surpass even color, ideas became
the most creative force.
And there then became creative worlds and universes of light and color, eventually even, life.
came and went as we pleased, it was enjoyable. when we wanted to come
back, they would become autonomous and we would watch them interact with
each other. their anatomy was amazing.
Masses swirling and forming, creating new sights and sounds, even sometimes new elements, with new interactions.
time, new elements became something that took the front stage of
attention, something that moved with it's own unique gravity, erratic
from the world around it. These new elements, we called life, took on the
most amazing approach to the environment. They absorbed smaller elements
to become larger and stronger, and eventually they would reproduce, and
die. they decomposed and returned to the environment.
would move on to repeat this process, becoming stronger and more durable
than their ancestors... This life that had developed over ages of
autonomous interaction was the most beautiful thing.
We watched. We
interacted. We, too, became creative once more, inspired by our own
works; we designed life that could better interact with the environment
and serve it as well.
From the dirt and stone and water, we created a moss and from that moss we created spores to make that moss grow.
tiny elements of life became the building blocks of larger elements of
life. Plants began to grow from where once the moss covered the stony
shores of this planet. Trees grew where flowers evolved, and eventually
the environment had grown to a vast tropical paradise.
In the ocean, our
tiny creatures, which eventually became building blocks for much larger
creatures, began to grow as well, and evolve into other tiny creatures,
until we had systems of cells, nerves, and organs, that we now had
fish. Finally; with muscles and bones, we had the system of life in
As we left these new creatures to their world, and learned
who they were, we became fascinated, and many times would possess them
and live through them, experiencing our own world from an angle never
before presented. When we became stagnant, we would leave the body and
come home to regenerate, while the host body would carry on about it's
life, as though we were never a part of it; yet, still, with everything
they learned from us.
They eventually developed their own
creative forces to evolve and adapt to the environment, they started
exploring the jungles and the elements of the air. Becoming able to grow
claws to dig into the earth, senses to find food, and eventually
evolving teeth to devour raw flesh, they adapted to the jungle and
became the animals.
As they evolved, they accented the environment, which, too, evolved to accent the lives which we had created.
was our garden. Where we could cultivate life and experience freely to
enjoy its benefits: A place to relax, even while we were away from
The animals evolved over time, slower as time went on, as
they became more and more capable of surviving this world we had
created; they too became stagnant.
We enjoyed this time, as we
accented the lives once more, creating new ideas and ways of living. We
became stagnant in our creativity until our previous brothers and sister
had finished regenerating, whereupon returning, they were inspired anew.
We let them recreate and run with their inspirations while those of us who had become stagnant returned home to regenerate.
evolutionary process took lizards through a period of massive growth
and fierceness. The world was full of conflict, and eventually we saw
that this would destroy the garden, so we had uprooted this new life. We
created conflict among ourselves, some saying that the natural chaos
was good, others complaining that many old creations were lost.
we all came to agreement to start over with what creatures we had left,
and work together to make the perfect creature, suited to this
The mammals were taken to be most suited to life on
the land, and this was where the most interesting experiences happened,
so we decided to make a unique mammal. It had opposable thumbs on it's
feet and hands so that it could grab anything at any angle in it's environment, and a
rapid synaptic connection between the brain and body so that it could
learn how to manipulate it's environment faster.
who so enjoyed life had been the success of an age. They were as fond of
their world as we were of them. We enjoyed living through them, and
eventually even invited their first evolutionary sons and daughters, who
stood on their hind legs, to dwell with us in our home on this Earth.
they, too, became creative as we left them to their autonomous
devices. Creating crude shelters out of rough materials, they were able
to survive many situations which their previous brothers and sisters had
evolved fur coats, claws, and acute senses. We thought this was good, a
new, unique approach to survival.
It was a golden age.
evolved twice more until they had no more fur, except for that in a few
regions of the body, and lost some body mass, in exchange for dexterity, intelligence,
Many of us became absolutely obsessed with this new
creation, and explored its every angle of element.
The body was unique
in almost every way. It's ears were difficult, and at times impossible,
to move; the nose and tongue experienced many extremes of scent and
flavor, the sights were different in context of what this body could do, and its feet were one of a kind. With these free appendages to grab and manipulate objects, creativity
was a given.
Time passed, we had come and gone many times, but a
large portion of us were becoming stagnant and needed to come home to
preserve the mana.
Most of us came home, but some small few
remained behind, so enamored were they, with strong attachments to the
illusions of power through limitations via contrast to all else before
them, they refused to part with the bodies they possessed, focused only on learning how to work with mana from within the creation.
felt that maybe it was just a part of our own evolution and let them be,
sending messengers back periodically to encourage them to recharge, but
for ages they stayed behind.
Eventually, on one such occasion,
something completely different took place. "I will return with you, but
only temporarily. I have finally assisted my brothers and sisters to
Confused, the messenger responded "But you have already fathered several sons and daughters, what do you mean?"
The aged man, preserved by the mana of his soul for 5000 years, grinned wide to cackle and collapsed, dead.
messenger born witness of his soul energies rising up from the body to purify and
regenerate, but instead, shot out to the universe to a distant point in
A light charged the sky, piercing even the daylight for a moment, creating a mid afternoon star (and for some a midnight dawn).
The first star away from earth was born.
That same day the other 144,000 or so of us, energies that inhabited the human body, departed to the void to populate the sky.
Their whispers echoed in the wind "We will return to be born here anew..."
So from then on, their souls would regenerate in the heavens in their
own private worlds of bliss, reproducing their soul energies to
repopulate the world with inhabited human bodies.
For a long
time the humans were left alone after the souls departed to
"regenerate", but we could see they were still using up more energies
than they were restoring between trips. It was only becoming smaller
amounts of energy per trip...
As the resolution of creation grew, its relative contrast of size shrank...
Eventually, their human shells
became frail and easily killed, the energy they put in was no longer
enough to preserve the body, in fact it drained the body for them to be
there at all, but in their addiction to the human condition, they
could not stop coming back.
They were no longer wise and patient enough
to come home to rest before returning. They created the cosmos and thus
the limbo that races around their world... and eventually caused the world to race with the cosmos.
Repeatedly have they
destroyed this world, and repeatedly have we returned to breathe anew
the creative life force into it, for all our love of this world is alike,
We struggle to preserve the creative force of this world, while they struggle to experience the illusions of power and control.
Their limbo has since become vast and stimulating, confusing and even completely misleading.
have become fractured, lost to their limbo are at least half of us. A small
portion of us hides there, trying to enlighten their captives and bring
them home... we've lost side of who we are and become captive to the
They have become powerful here, but their
power all goes to one source, they are powerless individually, and still
they are able to corrupt the unwary of us into their limbo, with their fears and
limitations, praying on our purity and the conditions of the physical to trap us
We become wise to it and eventually come home, or we are stuck here until we receive aide from our light warriors.
is lost and all is won yet none is there to be had of either victory or defeat. This
game has existed for so long, no one even knows who caused this swirling
mass of experience and stimulation anymore...
Least of all the one(s) responsible
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love you so, we will again be tenderly together when your life there
ends, and my duties too have been taken care of." He smiled as his
beloved as she transmuted her energies into the tangible spirit.
As her all
inclusive nothingness began to fluctuate, from it's previous state of
ebb and flow she smiled back to him. "It is going to change everything,
As her once all inclusive being changed and
eliminated unnecessary and incompatible energies and ideas and all forms
of being into the collective whole, she began to fade from this world,
as she began her journeys through time and space, deep into the void of
nothingness until the light of the tiny universe began to flicker.
cold and lonesome void seemed beautiful, like that of a vast and
lifeless twilight desert, in contrast to the tiny infinite light she
Though once fully immersed into this universe, it would seem vast and infinite unto itself.
mind wandered, focusing on the thoughts and ideas that dispersed as she
shrank her being into a size that could fit into the world she was soon
to be born in, slowly losing awareness of these thoughts.
always disliked the final stages of becoming in this world, and held
fast, every time, to the infinite inclusive and exclusive all of her
being while she could.
Her transference was always the slowest, but most thorough. Her lives always retained a connection to the infinite all and lasted the longest.
was important, for she had the talent of the teacher in her. It was she
who designed the first teachers in the physical world, and she who
breathed into them a small connection to the vast infinity idea.
she neared the fringes of infinity, the outer borders of the finite,
fear began to make it's way to the forefront of her being. This
indicated to her how close she was to incorporating herself into the
The fear of losing herself forever, the fear of becoming something impure, the fear of losing touch with all reality.
he was here to comfort her once again. "This is the last time we shall
meet before our time here is done. I have been informed, however, that
we will have to work together once, toward the end of this campaign." His words of comfort did not find their absolution in her heart.
"Please, it is too painful, must we endure the horrors together? I
cannot bear to see you suffer, my love."
They embraced one another "Nor can I bear to allow your suffering my love, but the choice is no longer
ours; the devastation will come beyond our vocational rights."
have been authorized to bring, with us, a connection to the infinite all,
as well as develop strong spiritual connections during our lives, so as
to strengthen the spiritual reproduction there."
They savored their final moments as pure spirit together before embarking into the torrential ether.
they passed through into the metaphysical realm, their bodies of light
took on shape and form, and they donned armor crafted of all elements. Their entry piqued the interest of several nearby daemon hounds, who
The armor was sufficient for creeps as simple
as such, however they had no choice but to kill the creatures and fashion
weapons from their energies, to endure and hold back the Demon Lords who
would surely kill them and send them back to the infinite all before
they could even begin their missions.
The foul, corrupt soldiers
who could not endure the transformation from pure infinity became stuck
here, unable to advance themselves into beings of the all. They would
become grossly attached to the limited concepts and ideas and to the
very limitations themselves. In a bid for superiority one particular
demon had advanced yet remained an ever present influence, even going
so far as to go backwards and become corporeal just to retain and
maintain control of his false authority.
They could only hope one
of two things were true. Either he was hiding, or he was corporeal. For
if they encountered him, the entire mass of lost souls would consume
them at once, tossing them into a state of limbo.
They were lucky
enough to only encounter a low count of demons on their way to the
milky way galaxy.
They needed to conserve their energy for the guardians
of the milky way.
Baal and Belial commonly took guard near the
center, the way in for new souls on Earth, while their minions composed the outer barrier. The usual plan
devised by the messengers was to distract Baal and Belial to leave their posts, creating a small
window of opportunity to dart in from the opposite side.
"They have been getting better at stopping souls from entering, so we are going to have to split them up this time."
"Uh, my love. That will be most difficult. Their attention is most accute, they will not split up for just anything."
"That is why I was permitted to bring stagnant soul material into this realm, we will build a decoy."
quickly fashioned a decoy soul to resemble his beloved. "We will
approach the outer borders of the patrols. I will take off in that
direction, and send the decoy in the opposite direction. Our energies
will be identical until the decoy is apprehended, whereupon it will
shock out of this realm and return home. The gap between them is your
only window of opportunity, you must enter into birth before they can
return, or you will remain too large, and they will be able to extract
She could do nothing but nod. Her heart was knotted at the thought of separating from her love.
"Unfortunately, my love, this is where you and I must part." Came a sudden change of plans she was not aware of.
"But-" He stopped her and held her close "I will always love you no matter
what, but now we must part ways, my objectives are going to take me
through the heart of the limbos before I can become corporeal. I couldn't
tell you before, because the sorrow would have called attention to us
before we could make it this far. Unfortunately it is going to
complicate your missions already, for I must part now in order to
accomplish our tasks...
"Till we meet again, in life, my love." He kissed her deep,
but quickly, and with that, he took off, as did the decoy.
sorrow overtaking her piqued the interest of the minions of Belial, their attention, shifting straight toward her, caught two souls rapidly
She was undetected, due to the suddenness of the situation,
and the Daemon Lords barked orders to their minions to pursue, each
taking one runner. Belial one way, Baal the other. The minions all
parted, as well, leaving that small window of opportunity visible before
She swallowed her grief and darted into the milky way straight for the center, the way to Earth.
single tear of sorrow escaped her, but she could do nothing, Belial,
taking on the decoy, had caught up to it, and was immediately aware of
"Protect the galaxy!!" he shouted to his minions, as they swarmed back to their post.
there... Timing is perfect... Parents have been pre-selected by the
needs of the brotherhood of light; the mother was in labor. She needed to
enter the Center of the galaxy in order to complete the transformation and condensing
of her spiritual energies into the etheric soul compatible with physical
She entered the Center and immediately Earth was in her face. Her energies transmuted quickly, her light pinged on a small island, and
her being was absorbed into it.
Belial has just barely seen her as she disappeared into the Earth. "TO THE EARTH!" He ordered his demons and felhounds.
As he charged, the tear of sorrow caught his eye, and he halted.
He approached the tear with inquiry. "So it is a pure soul..." he grabbed the tear. "DAMMIT!"
Belial Charged Baal's minions, blaming his companion for the failure.
Baal had lost sight of his target, and upon seeing Belial's act of aggression, charged him.
"How dare you blame me for your own incompetence! Where is the one you caught? You let that one escape!"
bickered for a moment and Belial stabbed Baal, sealing him into a
corporeal manifestation of ethereal energies, binding him to the milky
Now he could not leave his post.
"I think you will find that it is
now your duty to find her... and send her to my limbo."
He showed Baal the tear "She left something behind..."
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Earth: 25,000 BCE.
On the morning of spring solstice a child is born.
His first breath at first light, the villagers know his is a special
They take good care of him...
He grows up like any other
child, he learns to take care of himself like any other teenager but
all throughout his growing up, he was different.
Even people who never met him could tell there was something about him that placed him above all others before him.
A few feet taller than everyone else, he
walked differently, only slightly... as though he weren't struggling to
move through the world but was part of the world itself, like the
wind, or the dirt.
He flowed through the world when he walked.
He slept differently, as though he were never awake to begin with, and woke differently, as though he were never asleep.
worked differently. Not nearly as much effort went into his work as
others put into theirs, but his results were none to be matched.
willed himself into the world and through the world and about the
world, while others struggled, by comparison, to work hard to assert
As this child grew into a teen, as this teen into an adult, the world changed too.
was on the rise, language was being researched and turned into symbols
and writing, and the boy had decided on his name.
"I Am Enkido."