From an historical perspective, Christopher Columbus did not discover America.
Metaphysically speaking, all things always are and always have been. We conjured the context of having discovered a thing and believing it's true that we've discovered it in order to have a point of contrast. The contrasts provide a place for us to bite into the life or to engage in it. It's the only way because all things are perceivable only by virtue of their comparison to something else.
Metaphysically, we are literally one All-that-is, without points of separation. If this is true, when we discover anything, we are merely remembering a part of ourselves that we've forgotten or are newly entertaining. The parts of us include all things - even rocks and "their" particulates. Rocks are living conscious parts of us, albeit we have difficulty realizing it because we associate life and living with a heart, brain, lungs, blood-flow, etc. Our puny selves have opinions about what constitutes life or being.
Life and consciousness occur energetically. It's about energy vibration. The forms are merely constellations of vibrations upon vibrations reflecting upon layers and layers of perceptions amongst all the parts of us. When I say "all the parts of us", they include the quarks and whatever other minute particulates we've conjured to try to figure out of what we're made. Even the particles are made-up - conjured. Additionally, each of all the conjured parts are perceiving and reflecting those perceptions about each other.
Here's the thing... All the stuff is made-up. We are living in a product of our creativity and imagination. Even the experiences of a physical domain, life and death, etc. are the result of perceptions layered upon perceptions ad infinitum that illuminate a physical experience. "Physical" is merely a label we apply to categories of experiences, perceptions, thoughts, etc., which we call true when they are not. The stuff is real only to the extent that we actually experience it. We really do experience this stuff; however, the manifestations are illusions. They are real, but they are not true.
So, who discovered America? Nobody. There is no America or USA… There is only one us – US, WE, ONE. We made up a context called “Discovered America” for fun.
By the way, this Oneness thing that we are is also called Love or God. We are love. Why the contrasts? Because, we cannot experience ourselves (Love) without something to which to compare ourselves. Remember? We need the stuff that is not love or the resistance to love, in order to recognize love. We’re here in contexts of physical-ness to access experiences of ourselves that are only available in this domain. The physical domains provide all the contrast we need and desire to re-discover who and what we are. We are one and love.
Thanks for taking the time to explore these perspectives. I like to try them on like a coat and ask myself, “If this is true, what else might be true?”
Metaphysical Visionary and Speaker