How It All Began
We are the Founders. We are the collective consciousness of the first wave of souls who came to Earth. We would like to share with you more about what happened after we arrived on the planet that you call Earth (and that we prefer to call Gaia, the consciousness aspect of the planet). Before we tell you what happened, we will share a few things about Gaia and her physical expression, the planet Earth.
Every planet is a consciousness fragment of Source. Each fragment contains the whole and therefore is a fractal of Source. However, each fragment also has unique aspects. These unique aspects are determined by the place a fragment has in the whole and the experiences it has had over time. Also, each consciousness aspect (fragment) has free choice that will lead to what you call a morphogenetic field that determines primarily what is possible within the system of that fragment. The morphogenetic field of the Gaia system included the possibility for the addition of a higher consciousness that (in collaboration with Gaia) could experience the low vibrations of physicality and raise the vibration of this physical system into higher levels of consciousness. You know this process as ascension.
Initially, the physical expression of Gaia was through stones, crystals, and water. These elements formed the basis for what you call life. For us, everything is life, but we understand that you separate what you call biological and nonbiological systems. However, be aware that there is no true separation. There are only different vibrations within a system. Slowly, your scientists are beginning to understand that. Once plants and animals appeared, the first phase of development of Earth was complete.