The first time we do something it can be the beginning of a habit. In the story of Adam and Eve this teaching is so true. That first act of the ego, and the curiosity it stirred within us, became imprinted in our DNA. This original awakening and birth of the ego becomes the first of many earthly desires that keep us tied to the physical; seemingly unable to return to the God state and the bliss of paradise. Did we drink from the River Lethe? Have we as Jesus suggests forgotten who we are? Forgotten that this life is finite and only spirit is infinite. We are not our finite bodies; we are infinite spirit and consciousness is our natural state of being. We only lose it when we identify with our thoughts, emotions and our bodies. We have accepted duality even as we preach, we are one. We created duality by our presence of Adam and Eve in the garden. All religions have a creation story and all creations stories are written and brought to life by the participants. Rumi tells us;” You are one. Everything in the universe is within you, and it is all from yourself”. All from yourself! Our relationship with the “others” is our relationship with ourselves. There are no others. There is only one. There are no other places, nor are there any other times. There is only here and now.
And all these desires for more, more, and even more came from the bite of an apple! “The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom. For we never know what is enough until we have had more than enough” William Blake Let us walk our road joyfully hand in hand with our Infinite Self!
Namaste! emmy chetkin
Founding Member & Trustee
Church of the Living Spirit