Sometimes the "unmoved
mover" in me sits back and notices patterns in my life and
the lives around me. Yesterday it hit me again: We humans seem
to be addicted to drama and pain. What's up with that?
I don't believe that we humans have to learn though pain.
I think we chose it. That's what that whole Adam & Eve &
the apple thing was about. The "fall of man" was a conscious
(or not-so-conscious), human choice.
I grew up in a culture
that taught that the fall of Adam made me "less-than",
that up until that point, God and man were really good friends.
But when Adam and Eve sinned against God, then the whole concept
of punishment happened.
We learned that we had
to be punished for our sins. We became naughty, bad, sinnful.
If it is the case, as I
believe, that Bible stories are not only historical but are also
metaphors for our lives here in the 21st century, then what does
that mean? Am I still being "punished" for Eve's "sin,"
thousands of years later?
Whenever I hear the word
"sin," I think of the French word "sin" which
means "without." To me, "sin" is the ridiculous
idea that we are without God, or separated from God, in any moment.
To "sin" is to act in a way that suggests that I am
separate from God.
How could I sin against
my brother if we are truly one? I can't. How can I sin against
God if we are truly one? It's impossible.
When Jesus of Nazareth
came and said that he was here to save us from sin, what he meant
was that he was here to dispel the idea that we could EVER be
separate from God.
So what about "original
sin?" I think that Adam and Eve set the human race on a course
of consciousness evolution. I think that Adam and Eve had an agreement
with God that this would happen and that by "sinning",
they were fulfilling their mission.
Adam created a point of
departure for the human race. For thousands of years, we would
attempt to return to the garden. Billions of people would live
their lives in order to create this moment for you and for me
to recognize the Truth:
The garden is here, waiting
to be recognized for what it is.
God is here, waiting to be recognized for what It is.
The I Am is here, waiting to be recognized for Who and What It
Jesus, Buddha, and others
recognized, actualized the Truth of thier Being.
Now it's your turn and
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