1. Description of the literal creation
2. Symbolic outline of the last 6000 years of history
3. Symbolic description of the creation of a spiritual mind
I have chosen to focus on the third one at the moment, which I believe is the most important as it has the most relevance to each person here and now. However I have not yet found many resources on this. Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction. Here are my thoughts so far. Any additional thoughts appreciated as I do not feel that I have fully understood this yet.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
In the beginning
The heavens and earth = the mind. Heavens = spiritual mind, earth = natural mind (John 3:31). Jesus said ‘the kingdom of God is inside you’ (Luke 17:20-21). So we all have a ‘kingdom of heaven’ and a ‘kingdom of this world’ inside our mind.
“The heavens are the LORD's heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man” (Psalm 115:16).
Earth without form and void = void of the understanding of spiritual matters or the love of God.
"For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are 'wise'--in doing evil! But how to do good they know not." I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light” (Jeremiah 4:22-23).
Darkness = a state of spiritual death. This can be either involuntary (ignorance) or voluntary (alienation).
“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Romans 1:21).
The deep = Water signifies divine truths, deep water signifies truths the person is not fully aware of; something deep in the subconscious (Proverbs 20:5). In the beginning, deep water is the only thing upon the earth. To begin with, the inbuilt sense of right and wrong which all people have (Romans 2:14-15), is the only spiritual thinking to be found in the human mind.
Spirit moved upon the waters = Spiritual creation is the Holy Spirit at work in our mind (Titus 3:4-6). The Spirit at work prompts us to search for something higher than ourselves.