“I am first thought, the thought that is in light. I am movement that is in all, she in whom the realm of all takes its stand, the firstborn among those who came into being, she who exists before all. She is called by three names, although she exists alone, since she is perfect. I am invisible within the thought of the invisible one. I am revealed in the immeasurable, ineffable things. I am intangible, dwelling in the intangible. I move in every creature. I am the life of my afterthought that is within every power and every eternal movement, and in invisible lights, and within the powers and angels and demons and every soul in Tartaros, and in every material soul. I live in those who came into being. I move in everyone and I enter them. I walk upright, and those who sleep I awaken. And I am the sight of those who dwell in sleep. I am the invisible one in all. I counsel those who are hidden, since I know the whole realm of all that exists in it. I am numberless beyond everyone. I am immeasurable, ineffable, yet whenever I wish, I shall reveal myself. I am the head of all. I am before all, and I am all, since I am in everyone. I am a voice speaking softly. I am from the beginning. I am in the silence that surrounds every one of them. And the hidden voice is in me, in intangible, immeasurable thought, in the immeasurable silence.” ~Three Forms of First Thought
The First Thought is not just in the light, it is Light. The first thought is the beginning of creation. Although that is not exactly true. Because of the limits of human language and understanding, we talk in terms of a first thought and a first being, but can there really be such things in a realm outside of the limitations of time and space? Still, it does aid our understanding to speak in such terms, even if they are not accurate. We can’t ignore the spiritual realms simply because we cannot really understand them on a mental level. Studying them can help us awaken our spiritual faculties which do understand the spiritual and the infinite. The human soul can understand because it is a spirit, it exists outside of time and space.
Movement in All
The First Thought is, of course, also the First Movement. How could it be otherwise? The first thought must move, must do something, or it wouldn’t exist. Thought is creation and the movement is creation in action. Many people have forgotten, or perhaps never knew, that thought is energy and energy does work. So thought must move, must do work, must create. That is its nature.
This particular Gnostic tract refers to this firstborn as “she”. This may upset some people who insist that God and Christ are male. But sexual terms like he and she have no meaning on a spiritual level. Spirits are not male or female, yet they are both. If you can’t grasp that, you are thinking in terms of matter. You need to stop thinking that matter rules the universe, and the laws of matter are the laws of the universe. Matter is an aberration, not an advancement. It is a disease that needs to be cured. So its limitations like male and female don’t exist in the higher dimensions of spirit.
Whether you wish to call the Firstborn “she” or “he” really doesn’t matter. It is Christ. It is the first creation of God and the creative force of God. Don’t think a child in the sense of offspring. While that may be true in a sense, Christ is not a miniature of God, but an aspect of God. The first creation must be the power of creation, and that is Christ, the Firstborn. Continue reading “First Thought that Created Reality”