What about that rib?
Saturday, April 10, 2010, 06:56
‘Rib’, in the Biblical quotation that follows, implies the creation of the ‘skeleton’ at the moment of the Separation, at a time when all beings were androgynous:
“So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman” (Genesis 2:22)
In effect, the ‘rib’ – the skeleton – is the symbol of separation.
All beings received their ‘rib’ and their covering of skin and, with their energy field protecting their new body, they began their journey as incarnated beings in the material world.
‘Deep sleep’ implies forgetfulness. It implies being spiritually un-awake. It implies being ‘asleep at the wheel’ which, in turn, implies that self-identity and gratification have become linked to the body’s needs and the material world.
Having said that, it is only through sleep that our energy gets recharged and it is mostly through sleep that we get direct messages from soul via the dreams she crafts for us – her vehicle in this lifetime.
The way I understand it these days, Adam and Eve – generic names for our very first karmic ancestors – predate by a few million years the images we have of them frolicking in the mythical Garden of Eden and of them cowering in shame under the wrath of God, as depicted on so many Sacred paintings.
Monday, April 12, 2010, 05:09 PM
It has to be understood that the original state of beings of light – as one with the cosmos, as one with all that surrounded them – turned into a state of permanent, lonely isolation in a foreign world that appeared cold and hostile.
To these beings, post-separation would have felt as if they had been permanently blinded and left to fend for themselves. They could only cringe and cling and grasp and grope.
Be that as it may, God had not set these beings on their journey empty handed for they had also been given Kundalini energy- the energy that nourishes the physical body – the energy than can potentially lead to a connection to Soul.
Now, we need to look at a couple of archetypal symbols:
The imagery of the Garden of Eden symbolises the inner temple where our soul abides.
Stripped of any *modern-day* emotional bias, the snake, even to this day in the form of the caduceus, the medical symbol of two snakes intertwined, has always been the symbol of wisdom and health.
According to Wikipedia, “Dr. William Hayes Ward discovered that symbols similar to the classical caduceus sometimes appeared on Mesopotamian cylinder seals. He suggested the symbol originated some time between 3000 and 4000 BCE.”
I suspect that one reason why Dr. Ward, back in 1910, did not suggest a time that went even further back is because the earth has not yet released artefacts that date further back in time.
Don’t shoot the messenger!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 05:30 AM
Back to our newly formed *Adam and Eve*, our first karmic ancestors, the story goes like this: after their separation into male and female, they were endowed with a knowledge that came from Soul.
That knowledge was the ability to be wise, to interpret symbols and to distinguish between good and evil.
This ability was the sole function of the ego-persona for the ego’s sole purpose is to deliver Soul’s messages. Besides a very functional body and all the attributes and abilities they needed *to go forth and multiply*, God had crafted for them the amazing planet Earth perfectly suited for their survival with its breathable air, firm ground, cascades of water, oceans and rivers, flora and fauna, cyclic rains, seasonal sunshine and so on.
These beings lacked for nothing – except for the will to refute the desires of the flesh, known to us these days as escapism, creature comforts and feel-good therapy and, of course at the top of the list – our moods which dictate our needs at any given moment, on any given day.
The ego-persona only serves to reflect signs, symbols and thoughts outwardly – through our mind, through our thoughts – no differently from the way our eyes snatch vibrations of light which the brain interprets into images of the material world that we see.
The eyes/brain connection and the ego/mind/thoughts connection are but mechanical processes which use the senses to transmit and process data.
One more point: just as all that comes into our awareness comes from Above-Below, all signs, symbols and occurrences come from within, from Soul.
These ‘situations’ come to us so that we can deal with them within our physical moments.
Like the seed that contains a flower, all that comes from Soul is reflected back to our awareness via our ego and contains the spiritual solution to all our earthly conundrums.
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