That’s kind of how I see it - first, it emanated (dreamed into being, whatever) all forms, including our individuated selves, some of which are so appalled by the necessary frictions and dynamism of time (resulting in wars, grief, death, all that) that they only want to kind of crawl back into it and cease to care about the world of created forms, which is certainly an understandable reaction, especially when that return to formlessness is hailed as the highest, most noble, and most moral path.
Most of us like to feel good about ourselves, and even like we’re making a contribution or some kind of mark in the world, and the RHP concept of Union (via moral imperatives like detachment, non-violence and so on) pretty much has that sewn up in the mass modern culture.
The alternative I believe in is for individuals to become both self-aware (in the sense of being aware that we’re emanations of this one Source) but at the same time, remain anchored within the world of the physical (at least in my case) and operate within it, as the literal God of our own creation, and not in some fuzzy “The Secret” way, I mean seriously able to think things into being through a focused act of will, and no disclaimers about how we didn’t believe enough, say enough affirmations, or get our vision boards completed, etcetera!
I say that with affection because I think that hunger that’s arisen in recent years is like the stirring of a child still in the womb, ready to be birthed into power, and as far as I know there was no such mass popular movement towards the idea you can literally design your reality prior to, first, the emergence of New Thought, and then its explosion into popular consciousness throughout the last half of the 20th century, peaking with “The Secret” in 2007.
But it does still have training wheels whereby probablistic outcomes will take over if the person does a few things wrong, and I think the time will come when we no longer need those, so they slowly disappear - probably for a few isolated and deeply committed people at first, then a group that’s being influenced by them, then - who knows.
I did see something weird recently that touched upon why the versions of monotheism that deny people any kind of magickal/non-ordinary ability to control their reality, are actually fundamentally dangerous to this creation - I posted about it here.
That’s all probably more of a metaphor than some kind of solid verifiable fact of metaphysics (if, of course, such a thing could even exist?!), but it explained my earlier prophetic visions and immersive experiences about the necessity of theogenesis and the dangers of the dual disempowering beliefs of monotheism and skeptical materialism.
It’s a bit like if I had a daydream about David Beckham gazing adoringly at me, at first it might be fun, later all I want to do is imagine what he’s thinking as he gazes at my loveliness :o) - at what point would I become so invested in his love for me, that I’m pathologically unable to function as Eva any more?
And, we didn’t see this in the ancient pre-Abrahamic cultures, their gods often walked among us, got bloodied or even defeated, and there was always the potential held out for some small group of humans to ascend to their level, either through great heroism, the love of a god or goddess, or being the secret love-child of a god etcetera - there was always a two-way street.
So, that whole Narcissus thing I saw is probably a metaphor, maybe scaled down in size for my primate mind, but just throwing it into the pot because it’s a significant part of why I’ve looked for understandings of these issues which use the same framework of a Source (or originating consciousness) from which we emerge, which I’ve experienced myself, but which don’t arrive at the same conclusions as the mass religions of either the west (in which people try to obey a God who wants certain things of his creations) nor the east, which strive towards union with it.