First of all, allow me to apologize for not posting more often. Many times I have thoughts I’d love to write about, but for any one of many reasons, or excuses, they never appear here.
This morning, when I awoke, the following thoughts were on my mind; thoughts that actually started yesterday, developed into a couple of pictures being put together, then quoting myself. I then posted that picture-quote in one of my other blogs. I thought that would be the end of those thoughts, but gladly, they’re not.
Many of us have grown up reading and have been taught the various “stories” of creation and their meanings, and the “story” of how the fall of humanity happened and what that means to us. Building from that thought, without posting quotations, I invite you to consider the following.
In simple form, Adam and Eve were created in, and to live in the quintessential paradise, a ‘Heaven on Earth’. Our Creator told them in simple terms, “You can consume anything in the garden that you want (He even whet their appetites with all that grows there), but DON’T eat the fruit of just ONE particular tree.
Okay, now that we have the basic’s reestablished, let’s move on.
Let’s take a look at somethings that most of us overlook, but also are the main thoughts I’m presenting for your consideration:
- Adam and Eve were created perfect and given paradise
- They knew nothing else
- What was life like before their choice?
- Why did Eve choose as she did?
- Why did Adam choose as he did?
- The end results
… sounds long doesn’t it? 😀 It won’t be… continue on 😉
Imagine (“… if you will…”) a place full of color, no pollution and nothing to stick you, including possibly not even a mosquito. Imagine seeing not only the physical splendor of your home, but beyond that… energy flowing, ebbing… colors we can barely imagine now, because our physical eyes, hearing and all other senses have limitations – that is, they only respond to certain stimuli – light, sound – vibrations/frequencies. With the ability to experience the world in such a broad spectrum, is there any wonder that they noticed after eating that forbidden fruit, their senses have become dulled? With the ability to see energy flowing everywhere, including being the ‘clothing’ they knew, then the ability now gone, wouldn’t you notice that you are “naked”? Does this sound far-fetched to you? Why? After all, the text does say that they, Adam and Eve were created in our Creator’s likeness, yes?
There they are, two perfect beings living in a perfect place. They even had somethings to do – keep the place up, care for all that was created before them, and enjoy. They had only one limitation – don’t eat the one thing that will bring your fall from perfection.
So, why did they make that fateful choice? They knew nothing else. Many people I know love to say, “The Devil made me do it!” For sure, that’s the easiest way to ‘solve’ the question, blame someone else, but that doesn’t work. They were created perfect, in a perfect place – they knew nothing of death, degeneration, and the world has never appeared any different to them… till after they ate the wrong thing. So why did they ‘sin’ [miss the mark] ?
I’ll venture to say that it was curiosity. Their personal curiosity that was such a strong “feeling” that the desire became their “god” [of the moment]. That ONE thing that took them away from their simple duty, obligation to self; that which kept them close to The Creator. Their decision, no matter whether it was a serpent that tempted Eve, or Adam felt he couldn’t live without Eve – for whatever reason he chose to follow her, he did. Their personal desires purposely or not, challenged the one law/rule/limitation given them, and that was THEIR choice that brought their fall.
We have choices to make several times per day. YOUR choices take you and those around you down a path of no return – unlike a computer which you can erase a program, or delete a letter, number, sentence, paragraph, and so on.
If you want a better life, consider your choices… remember your choices and your simple rules and laws in life:
- You already know what is right and wrong, even if someone taught you differently. Life and Love are the most precious things, or “commodities” (if you like to think in this manner) given us. Neither are to be used as instruments of control over others;
- We don’t have time-machines, so we can’t undo what has been [or will be] done. Choose well;
If you want a better life, make it start with your thoughts, then make your actions follow the best of your thoughts and decisions lest you fall from your current…
The past is gone – unchangeable, so don’t become depressed:
The future hasn’t arrived, so don’t be anxious.
Live the present moment. Be happy, love life and all others, starting with our Creator to the smallest creature. Think of it this way: All life has one source and like you, all has an individual purpose.
All the best!