Everything we see and don’t see is involved in an evolutionary journey from God to God, the purpose of which is to move from unconscious awareness of its true identity as God to conscious awareness.
Not everything we see around us, and not everything we don’t see around us, has self-consciousness. Only some things do, like we ourselves for instance. But everything is destined to have self-consciousness – and more than that as well.
Everything we see and don’t see is involved in cycles of evolution, all governed by Divine Will and following a Divine Plan. I am led to believe, though I don’t know this as a fact, that the universe itself goes through periods of expansion and periods of contraction. The process begun with what we call the “Big Bang” is allegedly a period of expansion but will be followed at some date outside of our knowledge by a period of contraction. Here are the Arcturians on the matter:
“The time-space universe expands and contracts in huge cycles. The expansion phase of the present cycle is what you currently perceive as the Big Bang. It will be followed by what you might describe as the Big Crunch, where everything in time-space eventually contracts. From our perspective, experiencing the cosmological contraction would not cause one to contract as a spiritual being. Furthermore, during a contraction, it is possible to expand in a way that will move one right our of the time-space universe altogether. …
“When the universe reaches the point where it ceases expanding, time will momentarily stop, and the universe will begin to contract. At that point the universe will have evolved so far that the beings on the outer edge will go into light and enter a new, non-time-space universe. This will be experienced as an ascension. The contraction reaches a specific point just as expansion reaches a point. At that inner edge when contracted reaches a certain point, the beings will also transform and move into a new realm.” (1)
What we characterize as “animate” and “inanimate” is more properly characterized as “animate” with varying levels of consciousness of itself. Everything is gradually and slowly going through its evolutionary journey to raise its consciousness of itself from that of practically non-existent to complete, culminating in a perfect knowledge of itself as God, at which point its journey will be at an end and it will merge back into God, until everything in the universe eventually realizes itself as part of the Divine.
(1) Connecting with the Arcturians, med. David K. Miller, Pine, AZ: Planetary Heart Publications, 1998, 33.