All stories about creation, salvation, doomsday, end times, birth, death, heaven and hell, and so on, are projections of what is happening here and now.
It is probably easiest to see this with heaven and hell. The world confirms to my beliefs of how it should be, and there is heaven. There is friction between the world and my beliefs, and hell. In bothÂ cases, it is happening here and now, within this awake timeless present.
Salvation is also here and now, and happens when there is a disidentification with what arises, and specifically when there is a release from attachment to a story, when it is no longer held onto as absolutely true, when there is an opening there or a more full release.
Birth and death, and creation and destruction,Â are alsoÂ right here and now. Within this awake timeless present,Â form continually arise in a new, different andÂ fresh way.Â The world ofÂ form continuosly diesÂ as what it was and is rebornÂ as something else. There is continuos birth and death, creation and destruction, right here and now, in immediate awareness.Â
For each of these, there is no need to look any further than what is rightÂ here now, alive in immediate awareness.Â What is alive here now is really all there is. Anything else is just a story, an abstraction, found onlyÂ on the inside of a thought.
And thoughts arise within this awake timeless present, as ephemeral and insubstantial as anything else arising.