Dear @eric , a warm welcome to the YATU forum which indeed gathers deep thinkers of the world!
Thank you for describing your view and the way you have arrived there, I love how you ground your every step on logic and also how you allow some thoughts to be better expressed by poetry 🙂
May I ask you something?
Where are the trees and the birds you described, and also the big bang, and God, the planets and stars and the universe- right this moment? Where are they being created, right now?