Adam’s second chance

We are all familiar to some extent with the fall of our nature, as it is depicted in Genesis through the deeply existential symbolic representation of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. Symbols are needed to express the deep bond between the unit (man) and infinite (GOD). Adam’s deepest and most essential purpose is to achieve a truly perfect and complete union with the dual nature of Christ representing the perfect expression of both divinity and humanity in harmonious co-existence.

What we are not completely aware of however is that every man, woman, and child that has ever walked on earth is, in fact, the same person: Adam, the one and only person. It takes a level of internal maturity to accept the fact that the fall of man is not an event that occurred at some obscure historical moment in linear time, but a timeless drama taking place inside all of us from the moment we are born to the day we transcend the material plane.

We need to briefly examine the very form and epicenter of our existential fall. It has nothing to do with carnal intercourse as certain naive and puritan theological views would attempt to conveniently and hastily argue. It has to do with the very concept of antithesis and duality of our limited human perception. The very basis of our flawed analytical logic.

The faulty function of our reasoning capabilities is easily shown if we consider this phrase: “the sentence you are now reading is false”. The mental vicious circle created when we try to access the validity of such a statement proves that the way we construct our ideas, the very foundation on which we base our whole system of thought, and how our mind is trained to process reality is utterly and inadvertently false.

Mathematics is based on certain axioms that can’t according to science be proved and analyzed further to solidify their validity. On assumptions that seem to us logical and true without actual proof. Once these axioms are accepted, theorems may be further explored and proved. However, we need to consider a rather terrifying yet valid possibility. The possibility that all our collective so-called knowledge, on which any single one of our ideas was based, as it has been till now expressed verbally or symbolically, mathematical geometric or otherwise, all our treasury filled with generally accepted and established facts is totally inaccurate and utterly misleading.

After we accept this truth we need to spot the basic errors and flaws not only of the scientific method used by scholars and scientists of all time to prove and disprove mathematical, philosophic, and theological theories but of the whole foundation of the colossal logical structure humanity have assumed to be valid.

As an example: we often ask the question “Can the cosmos be created out of thin air, from nothing?”. This seems far-fetched and difficult to swallow. Yet, since from elementary we learn that the first number is zero followed by all other numbers from the single unit to the infinite, we find it impossible to conceive that this basic knowledge we’ve accepted as obvious is completely and utterly irrational.

Nothing can come from nothing so nothing did come from nothing. What would be the consequence if, instead of beginning to count from zero, we began to count from the infinite. What if before the big bang the base condition is not nothingness but an infinite existence so full of essence that it would be perfectly easy to create “nothingness” “zero” and then fill this zero with everything we can ever conceive as existence, consciousness, and intelligence.

If we want to be accurate we may say our logic is zero-centric, when in fact there is a higher form of conceiving, thinking, and processing phenomenological information in an infinite-centric way. Even though this is a fascinating subject, it deserves further analysis and we don’t want to stray far beyond the scope of this short article. In essence, there are two things we need to clarify to accurately guide the reader to the central core of the general subject of this study.

The first is the whole concept of time. Time is not a linear, scalar quantity it is not even circular. True-time is rather a single point, an eternal moment if you like, containing the wholeness and entirety of our existence. Adam and Christ exist simultaneously in this unique moment. As the two sides of ultimate perfection purity and completeness, alpha and omega, image and likeness to God. Christ as the ultimate redeemer, savior, and healer of our spiritual sickness brought His Word, filled with the divine Spirit of our Creator and heavenly Father, to reveal the Truth and to offer us the one path to eternal life, the key to wisdom.

Wisdom and knowledge are not two synonyms expressing the same concept but opposites. One cannot partake in the revealed through our inner vision enoratic Wisdom and to the worldly so-called knowledge, based on antithesis and inner struggle of opposing forces. The first condition is harmony, the second is disarray. So, to recapitulate and encompass this information to our general understanding, we will highlight these points: the existential fall of man has to do with the descending of an all containing eternal moment to a linear concept of eternity and an embrace of the two seemingly opposing, yet equally harmful, existential directions that of good and that of evil.

When I say that the concept of good is as harmful as that of evil, obviously the first reaction will be that of doubt and suspicion, yet give me the time to elaborate. Good has to do with compulsion a great “I must”, I must love my neighbor, I must extend this love and acceptance to my enemy or foe, or an “I must not”, I must not kill, I must not be unfaithful to my spouse, etc. However human beings cannot direct their actions according to anything compulsive as the very narration of Genesis reveals. Many are attracted by the forbidden, they are not discouraged from the unlawfulness or wicked nature of an act they are rather charmed, attracted, and magnetized by the very thing they are told not to do and see it as an exertion of freedom to succumb to any wicked thought and impulse precisely because it is forbidden.

So what we need is not compulsion but a truly deep desire to love and express love to our fellow human beings and neighbors and show kindness in a way that promotes our own happiness and fulfillment. We only need to realize as human beings that God is not an oppressing tyrant but a loving Father who infinitely desires our happiness contentment and loves us immensely. That he is not the one banning us from the condition of innocence and inner light, our “Eden” but instead that we chose to distance ourselves from Him and that we are free to return willingly to His infinite love and protection by simply deciding to accept and embrace true happiness and fulfillment once more.

Now there is one more thing we need to clarify. Who exactly is “We”? We are all the same person Adam. The same Adam that abides in you abides also in me in our children in our siblings and neighbors. Each life that has ever existed on this earth was, is, and will be another chance for the universal man Adam to make the right choice.

So everyone is special. Every one of us is an expression of a unique essence of special beautiful magic that can only exist in this unique instance. We are ONE and we are also a UNIQUE essence indispensable to the very collective spirit of humanity “Adam”. In a sense, we are the living cells of Adam and we have one common mission, to mature spiritually to become living breathing cells of The Savior, The Anointed One, The Son of God, Christ.

Adam represents the natural innocence and perfection of a pure newborn Child that is not consciously aware of how precious this freely given by the Father and Creator innocent perfection is. Christ represents the conscious elevation of Man back to the blessed and complete state of unity with God. Excuse me for the analogy but if Adam is the pro-nymph he assumes his final form in the person of Christ the complete Psyche. Symbolically speaking the fully formed butterfly.

So what is truly any form of a shadow, of absence in the bright completeness of Godly existence, what is sin and wickedness if not a mere shadow, an open parenthesis meant to close forever? So what have WE as Adam to do? What constitutes salvation?

Most of us, when we hear that we need salvation we probably imagine that we need to be saved by the torment of eternal fire, but, since we have little idea what is heaven like, there is little positive incentive to seek the deliverance of our inner Adam.

One thing we can say is that when in heaven, one feels like a little drop of existence surrounded by a vast ocean of unconditional Love. How do we know? Well, we know because the Messiah told us that God is Love and we are also aware that God is infinite, omnipresent, and unlimited. We also know that God is light and light reveals colors. However, since a spiritual entity is not restricted by the limitations of our five senses, especially vision, we can deduct that the kind of light we experience in the afterlife reveals an infinite plethora of brilliant immensely vibrant colors.

When we mention color it would be wrong of us to remain on the superficial side of things. Colors in the spiritual sense are not just radiation or a frequency in a vast color spectrum translated by the limited material brain of flesh into a sensation it can perceive and process. In a spiritual world, like everything else, color is much more than what it is in this limited world of meaningless experiences and phenomena. It is rather the expression of a spiritual condition, a living entity filled with vast and great magic and a form of cosmic ecstasy, one can freely enjoy in the love of our Godly Father and Creator.

Henceforth it can only be conceived if we imagine what it would be like if we could travel to a whole other world. What else do we know? That those of us that thirst for truth will feel quenched since Christ does not just speak the truth. He IS the truth so we will be fully aware of the deep essence of existence, freed from the anxiety and agony of the unanswered eternal questions and, since we will partake to the source of eternal life, we will be free of death and the pain of separation from a dearly loved one or of life itself.

Well, all these things sound heavenly no pun intended, but what can any one of us do, to partake in the joy of being one with the godly and divine bliss. No need to say that the right comprehension of the Word given to us by the Savior must be the foundation on which our existential transformation must be based. For many centuries an intentional effort by opposing forces directed against the true comprehension of the holy scripture has been made and much of our predominant theology was built through the adoption of misconceptions and faulty doctrine in no way related to the teaching of Christ.

Salvation by grace alone with no works is an especially dangerous idea that endangers and hinders many people from their elevation to a higher level of existential quality and the heavenly realm. When we want to lose weight we all know full well what would make that happen. The basic elements are two. We know we need to pursue our final goal through both a passive and an active approach. We need to abstain from certain things such as fattening food and introduce certain elements such as the exercise of some form.

Yet when it comes to our spiritual ascension to a higher level or seeking our salvation we act as if we don’t know the first thing about how we should go about achieving it. What is needed is simply a passive and energetic strategy to achieve our goal passively through abstaining from sin, fasting, and wicked thoughts and actively through good works of charity, and of expressing through conscious active goodness our love to our neighbor and our fellow human beings.

For these two approaches to work, however, there is a deeper prerequisite that our Lord took the body of a man and experienced our human pains and woes for it to be revealed. This prerequisite is also the main reason for which we try to abstain from sin and strive actively to do good works. This is a prerequisite to better ourselves on a level of intention and improve our quality as human beings. To cultivate our inner goodness and help it to develop and grow as a holy seed.

What good is it to act nicely on the surface when deep inside we have nothing but harshness? The point, even if it seems to be an oxymoron, is to pursue salvation, not to avoid hellish torments and gain the glorious bliss of heaven, but to do what we can for another human being out of real compassion, love, and sympathy for his earthly pains and ailments. The point is not to act nicely but to become truly good out of desire and interest for the happiness of another person, even if this person happens to be completely different from us on a superficial level in race, creed, and life choices.

At our core, we are all the same “Adam” the true and eternal human being and we need to become expressions of God the Son, Christ. We have been given a second chance to make the right choice to deny listening to the venomous words of the serpent and trust the Word of our immense and eternal caring Father. We can ask Him to take in His kind hands our life, everything we own, and everything we are, to become the means of creation and establishment of His Kingdom and Reign in this world.

If as humanity we manage to supervene our pride and self-glorification and humbly ask our Lord to take in His hands our life and guide us to the light with faith and conviction, we will be delivered and gain the immense Joy of His heavenly reign and we will also help save the future human beings from extinction and this hospitable planet from becoming an uninhabitable barren wasteland by our immaturity and greed.

God bless you and stay safe.

We are all familiar to some extent with the fall of our nature, as it is depicted in Genesis through the deeply existential symbolic representation of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. Symbols are needed to express the deep bond between the unit (man) and infinite (GOD). Adam’s deepest and most essential purpose is to achieve a truly perfect and complete union with the dual nature of Christ representing the perfect expression of both divinity and humanity in harmonious co-existence.

What we are not completely aware of however is that every man, woman, and child that has ever walked on earth is, in fact, the same person: Adam, the one and only person. It takes a level of internal maturity to accept the fact that the fall of man is not an event that occurred at some obscure historical moment in linear time, but a timeless drama taking place inside all of us from the moment we are born to the day we transcend the material plane.

We need to briefly examine the very form and epicenter of our existential fall. It has nothing to do with carnal intercourse as certain naive and puritan theological views would attempt to conveniently and hastily argue. It has to do with the very concept of antithesis and duality of our limited human perception. The very basis of our flawed analytical logic.

The faulty function of our reasoning capabilities is easily shown if we consider this phrase: “the sentence you are now reading is false”. The mental vicious circle created when we try to access the validity of such a statement proves that the way we construct our ideas, the very foundation on which we base our whole system of thought, and how our mind is trained to process reality is utterly and inadvertently false.

Mathematics is based on certain axioms that can’t according to science be proved and analyzed further to solidify their validity. On assumptions that seem to us logical and true without actual proof. Once these axioms are accepted, theorems may be further explored and proved. However, we need to consider a rather terrifying yet valid possibility. The possibility that all our collective so-called knowledge, on which any single one of our ideas was based, as it has been till now expressed verbally or symbolically, mathematical geometric or otherwise, all our treasury filled with generally accepted and established facts is totally inaccurate and utterly misleading.

After we accept this truth we need to spot the basic errors and flaws not only of the scientific method used by scholars and scientists of all time to prove and disprove mathematical, philosophic, and theological theories but of the whole foundation of the colossal logical structure humanity have assumed to be valid.

As an example: we often ask the question “Can the cosmos be created out of thin air, from nothing?”. This seems far-fetched and difficult to swallow. Yet, since from elementary we learn that the first number is zero followed by all other numbers from the single unit to the infinite, we find it impossible to conceive that this basic knowledge we’ve accepted as obvious is completely and utterly irrational.

Nothing can come from nothing so nothing did come from nothing. What would be the consequence if, instead of beginning to count from zero, we began to count from the infinite. What if before the big bang the base condition is not nothingness but an infinite existence so full of essence that it would be perfectly easy to create “nothingness” “zero” and then fill this zero with everything we can ever conceive as existence, consciousness, and intelligence.

If we want to be accurate we may say our logic is zero-centric, when in fact there is a higher form of conceiving, thinking, and processing phenomenological information in an infinite-centric way. Even though this is a fascinating subject, it deserves further analysis and we don’t want to stray far beyond the scope of this short article. In essence, there are two things we need to clarify to accurately guide the reader to the central core of the general subject of this study.

The first is the whole concept of time. Time is not a linear, scalar quantity it is not even circular. True-time is rather a single point, an eternal moment if you like, containing the wholeness and entirety of our existence. Adam and Christ exist simultaneously in this unique moment. As the two sides of ultimate perfection purity and completeness, alpha and omega, image and likeness to God. Christ as the ultimate redeemer, savior, and healer of our spiritual sickness brought His Word, filled with the divine Spirit of our Creator and heavenly Father, to reveal the Truth and to offer us the one path to eternal life, the key to wisdom.

Wisdom and knowledge are not two synonyms expressing the same concept but opposites. One cannot partake in the revealed through our inner vision enoratic Wisdom and to the worldly so-called knowledge, based on antithesis and inner struggle of opposing forces. The first condition is harmony, the second is disarray. So, to recapitulate and encompass this information to our general understanding, we will highlight these points: the existential fall of man has to do with the descending of an all containing eternal moment to a linear concept of eternity and an embrace of the two seemingly opposing, yet equally harmful, existential directions that of good and that of evil.

When I say that the concept of good is as harmful as that of evil, obviously the first reaction will be that of doubt and suspicion, yet give me the time to elaborate. Good has to do with compulsion a great “I must”, I must love my neighbor, I must extend this love and acceptance to my enemy or foe, or an “I must not”, I must not kill, I must not be unfaithful to my spouse, etc. However human beings cannot direct their actions according to anything compulsive as the very narration of Genesis reveals. Many are attracted by the forbidden, they are not discouraged from the unlawfulness or wicked nature of an act they are rather charmed, attracted, and magnetized by the very thing they are told not to do and see it as an exertion of freedom to succumb to any wicked thought and impulse precisely because it is forbidden.

So what we need is not compulsion but a truly deep desire to love and express love to our fellow human beings and neighbors and show kindness in a way that promotes our own happiness and fulfillment. We only need to realize as human beings that God is not an oppressing tyrant but a loving Father who infinitely desires our happiness contentment and loves us immensely. That he is not the one banning us from the condition of innocence and inner light, our “Eden” but instead that we chose to distance ourselves from Him and that we are free to return willingly to His infinite love and protection by simply deciding to accept and embrace true happiness and fulfillment once more.

Now there is one more thing we need to clarify. Who exactly is “We”? We are all the same person Adam. The same Adam that abides in you abides also in me in our children in our siblings and neighbors. Each life that has ever existed on this earth was, is, and will be another chance for the universal man Adam to make the right choice.

So everyone is special. Every one of us is an expression of a unique essence of special beautiful magic that can only exist in this unique instance. We are ONE and we are also a UNIQUE essence indispensable to the very collective spirit of humanity “Adam”. In a sense, we are the living cells of Adam and we have one common mission, to mature spiritually to become living breathing cells of The Savior, The Anointed One, The Son of God, Christ.

Adam represents the natural innocence and perfection of a pure newborn Child that is not consciously aware of how precious this freely given by the Father and Creator innocent perfection is. Christ represents the conscious elevation of Man back to the blessed and complete state of unity with God. Excuse me for the analogy but if Adam is the pro-nymph he assumes his final form in the person of Christ the complete Psyche. Symbolically speaking the fully formed butterfly.

So what is truly any form of a shadow, of absence in the bright completeness of Godly existence, what is sin and wickedness if not a mere shadow, an open parenthesis meant to close forever? So what have WE as Adam to do? What constitutes salvation?

Most of us, when we hear that we need salvation we probably imagine that we need to be saved by the torment of eternal fire, but, since we have little idea what is heaven like, there is little positive incentive to seek the deliverance of our inner Adam.

One thing we can say is that when in heaven, one feels like a little drop of existence surrounded by a vast ocean of unconditional Love. How do we know? Well, we know because the Messiah told us that God is Love and we are also aware that God is infinite, omnipresent, and unlimited. We also know that God is light and light reveals colors. However, since a spiritual entity is not restricted by the limitations of our five senses, especially vision, we can deduct that the kind of light we experience in the afterlife reveals an infinite plethora of brilliant immensely vibrant colors.

When we mention color it would be wrong of us to remain on the superficial side of things. Colors in the spiritual sense are not just radiation or a frequency in a vast color spectrum translated by the limited material brain of flesh into a sensation it can perceive and process. In a spiritual world, like everything else, color is much more than what it is in this limited world of meaningless experiences and phenomena. It is rather the expression of a spiritual condition, a living entity filled with vast and great magic and a form of cosmic ecstasy, one can freely enjoy in the love of our Godly Father and Creator.

Henceforth it can only be conceived if we imagine what it would be like if we could travel to a whole other world. What else do we know? That those of us that thirst for truth will feel quenched since Christ does not just speak the truth. He IS the truth so we will be fully aware of the deep essence of existence, freed from the anxiety and agony of the unanswered eternal questions and, since we will partake to the source of eternal life, we will be free of death and the pain of separation from a dearly loved one or of life itself.

Well, all these things sound heavenly no pun intended, but what can any one of us do, to partake in the joy of being one with the godly and divine bliss. No need to say that the right comprehension of the Word given to us by the Savior must be the foundation on which our existential transformation must be based. For many centuries an intentional effort by opposing forces directed against the true comprehension of the holy scripture has been made and much of our predominant theology was built through the adoption of misconceptions and faulty doctrine in no way related to the teaching of Christ.

Salvation by grace alone with no works is an especially dangerous idea that endangers and hinders many people from their elevation to a higher level of existential quality and the heavenly realm. When we want to lose weight we all know full well what would make that happen. The basic elements are two. We know we need to pursue our final goal through both a passive and an active approach. We need to abstain from certain things such as fattening food and introduce certain elements such as the exercise of some form.

Yet when it comes to our spiritual ascension to a higher level or seeking our salvation we act as if we don’t know the first thing about how we should go about achieving it. What is needed is simply a passive and energetic strategy to achieve our goal passively through abstaining from sin, fasting, and wicked thoughts and actively through good works of charity, and of expressing through conscious active goodness our love to our neighbor and our fellow human beings.

For these two approaches to work, however, there is a deeper prerequisite that our Lord took the body of a man and experienced our human pains and woes for it to be revealed. This prerequisite is also the main reason for which we try to abstain from sin and strive actively to do good works. This is a prerequisite to better ourselves on a level of intention and improve our quality as human beings. To cultivate our inner goodness and help it to develop and grow as a holy seed.

What good is it to act nicely on the surface when deep inside we have nothing but harshness? The point, even if it seems to be an oxymoron, is to pursue salvation, not to avoid hellish torments and gain the glorious bliss of heaven, but to do what we can for another human being out of real compassion, love, and sympathy for his earthly pains and ailments. The point is not to act nicely but to become truly good out of desire and interest for the happiness of another person, even if this person happens to be completely different from us on a superficial level in race, creed, and life choices.

At our core, we are all the same “Adam” the true and eternal human being and we need to become expressions of God the Son, Christ. We have been given a second chance to make the right choice to deny listening to the venomous words of the serpent and trust the Word of our immense and eternal caring Father. We can ask Him to take in His kind hands our life, everything we own, and everything we are, to become the means of creation and establishment of His Kingdom and Reign in this world.

If as humanity we manage to supervene our pride and self-glorification and humbly ask our Lord to take in His hands our life and guide us to the light with faith and conviction, we will be delivered and gain the immense Joy of His heavenly reign and we will also help save the future human beings from extinction and this hospitable planet from becoming an uninhabitable barren wasteland by our immaturity and greed.

God bless you and stay safe.

From Adam to Jesus – The two sides of perfection By Daphne Yakinthou

From Adam to Jesus – The two sides of perfection

When a child is born, is it perfectly free of sin or one more carrier of the primal stain of disobedience to our God and Creator passed on by Adam to his offspring both figuratively and literally?

Affected by his Gnostic background, St Augustin theorized that all men are inherently more evil than good and essentially sinful. This theory, combined with apostle Paul’s teaching, that no good works can offer man paradise by merit alone created a greatly disturbing mixture affecting the position of churches, denominations and predominant theology for centuries.

However, one only needs to observe a newborn baby for a while to see that it cannot partake in any form of evil at the time of its birth. A child has no wicked thoughts. It only requires love, nurturing, and protection. But, then, through a slow, methodical procedure enforced upon it by the unholy system controlling our society, it becomes susceptible to corruption. That happens when, at a very young age, it is traumatized by abusive or neglectful parenting, when its natural needs are being twisted and used by abusive or neglectful adults in the child’s environment.

This pain and trauma can leave a child deeply wounded emotionally and internally scarred for life. If the kingdom of God had been truly established on this earth, children would be revered as God’s true representatives.

Mark 9:37

“Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

However, in this world, children are often treated as carriers of the sinful burden of our collective inner identity as human beings by the adult members of society and by the system of corruption. We sugarcoat our corruption and pass it on to our children, hiding it behind bunnies with innocent cartoon faces, red saints in slays with flying reindeers, and little wizards and witches. We also bribe them often with sweet treats, soft drinks, and mechanical gadgets.

But that does not change the fact that human nature is corrupted to its core on the level of materialistic values, antagonism, greed, violence, and sickening lustful spectacles. No amount of sugarcoating can make the dramatic reality less real or menacing. This skeleton is a bit too bothersome to stay in the darkness of our mental, spiritual and emotional closet. We need to face this frightening monster in what little time remains.

The following view will perhaps be unacceptable to some readers. Yet, it is perfectly possible and likely if one is positively inclined toward stepping outside of the limitations and restrictions imposed on our collective mind by the prevalent church. This concerns particularly the common believer who often does not invest the time needed to thoroughly examine his beliefs on faith, spirituality, and theology.

We often listen to scientists and pastors debating the validity of the old testament and its credibility as a historical source. It is evident and justifiable that the reader has formed a particular position regarding this subject; however, one needs to keep an open mind and maintain an informed view. He should carefully examine any issue, including his beliefs on things he feels very strongly about, lest he falls prey to misinformation and falsehood. After all, some debaters would stoop down to any level of trickery and sophistry only to win an argument regardless of its foundational validity or credibility.

The view endorsed in this post is that evolution and creation are two opposite yet equally valid views that can coexist if one thinks of Eden as a middle condition between the purely material plane and the spirit realm we tend to refer to as heaven or paradise. In that sense, our forefather Adam represents the collective consciousness of humanity before Adam’s falling out of divine grace and descending to the material realm of flesh and vile instinct.

Hence evolution becomes an acceptable condition regarding the creation of the many bodily vessels the fragmented Adam broke into, thus fathering the race of human beings. Plato, the ancient Greek pillar, no pun intended, of Greek philosophy, conceived a realm of ideas as a condition where every prototype and mental deduction of logic abides. A place of profound truth and ideal prototypes, where the mundane and shadowy world of imperfection and matter emanates from.

This world, in a sense, even though the one having conceived it was an idolater Greek philosopher, maybe paralleled with Eden of Judaic tradition. The ancient philosophers had more tools than barren logic to explain, comprehend and interpret the world of phenomena and the surrounding conditions allowing them to exist. They had enorasis, the ability to transcend the senses and attain wisdom with the inner vision of the mind, ability sadly declinιng all the more often in the western world.

Data and input stacked with rampant, often useless information have replaced the ability of man to envision and connect with higher truths. Truths that, even though often snubbed in the light of modern scientific theories and findings, can produce constructive, fruitful views and assist modern man in the task of making some sense out of this seemingly chaotic and aimless bundle of mostly trivial, unconnected events we call life.

Somehow, the whole course of man in life ideally should have been a passage from the Eden of innocence to the paradise of conscious perfection; a state attained through sincere love and service to others; a state of eternal bliss and fulfillment of a profound loving union with the Father and Creator of all.

The Garden of Eden is more a condition of the mind, soul, and spirit, a state of spiritual unity and closeness of our being to the cosmic Creator within the infinitely abundant warmth of His love than a perceived by the senses physical place, located in the three-dimensional convention of time and space.

As conventional as any form of the common perception of reality might seem, this type of convention, so usual and helpful among material beings, is even more present and necessary among purely immaterial entities. This whole world we live in and usually take for granted is a series of limitations and rules that keep the cosmic game of entities and spirits regulated and balanced whether they carry a material vessel or not. One could say that since Eden is a condition instead of a physical place, Eden was within Adam and not Adam within Eden.

Regarding the troubling question of the cause that led man to his fall from the divine grace, the answer has to do with why any evil exists in the first place on any level of being and existence. Evil can manifest itself in many ways; as spiritual energy, as a repulsive deformity in the overall perfection of the cosmos, as a way of thinking and examining the world, and, lastly, as vice, temptation of the flesh and vile instinct. Thus it can lead man astray, forcing him to pollute his bodily vessel, robbing him of any sense of purity and loving connection to any other person. It can actually sever the bond even with the cosmos as a whole. How can indeed any theologian or layman explain the coexistence of both attributes in the Supreme Being of beings, God’s knowledge of all things with God’s unblemished goodness, having experienced at first hand the presence of evil especially alarming in this century of

rampantly advancing technology?

Even though this question has been dealt with in a previous essay, an alternative view wholly aligned with the last one will be examined in this post for reasons of clarity.

God created the world according to His infinite perfection; therefore, the world was a perfectly pure state of being filled with beauty, truth, and goodness, in sort an expression of the love emanating from the Father as does light from the brilliant life-giving warmth of the material sun making life on this small planet possible and abundant. However, even in a perfect world, there are attributes and elements in our being that may complement or contradict one another. As they say, too much of a good thing can become unpleasant. If balance and proper measure are not preserved within the cosmos, wonderful and valuable attributes within the creation nullify one another, leading to a chasm, a shadowy, abysmal void within the creation of the Monad, the divine consciousness above and beyond anything limited human beings can perceive, comprehend or imagine.

Let’s use an analogy to make things simple. In the natural world, water and fire coexist and are both extremely useful and invaluable for life. Yet, when they come in close contact without man’s guidance, if the fire is too intense, the water will change form; if the water is too plentiful, the fire will be extinguished, as the flame of a candle left in the rain.

If this is a generally accepted truth regarding the physical world, how much more so it would be for the world of spirits if one keeps in mind the fact that the spiritual world is the fundamental plane of existence and that the world of flesh and matter is only a reflection of this highest realm of Godly Glory.

God had given to the archangel that later became the prince of lies the ability to experience joyful admiration for God’s infinite might and glory. He had also given him freedom to regulate this admiration according to the best interest of all creation and his fellow angels. God, our Lord and Creator, doesn’t need the admiration of lesser beings, yet He offers them the ability to glorify, pray and feel genuine humility and awe before His Might and Wisdom to bring them closer to Him.

Every time we revere and express our Love for God with genuine humility, we become elevated spiritually, hence closer to His unparalleled Infinite perfection, above and beyond all infinities.

One of the most severe sources of wickedness on this earth is arrogance, the main culprit for the falling out of grace of both angels and men. When we allow arrogance to infiltrate our being, we become more prone to indulge in destructive towards others and self-destructive behaviors.

A word a bit overused recently is narcissism, yet it targets the root of the problem.

Envy and arrogance are indeed attributes so wicked in nature that they’ve led to the fall of the greatest and most loved among the archangels. The same sin led later to man’s fall from

Eden.

We build a complex, omnivorous Ego to protect our essence, and gradually it becomes

a prison for the child in us. After all, medieval lords built motes and great castles to withstand the attacks of the enemies’ catapults. Yet, those same castles became tombs for them in case of siege and led them to suffer a horrific death by starvation, sickness, and pestilence.

In essence, the human Ego works the same way. It is formed by trauma of some form or the other, forcing us to seek refuge, away from our spiritual essence, towards the world of matter. We misplace the center of our being from its most profound base in the nucleic world of the eternal present of our essence, all the more towards outer locations such as spirit connected to energy, soul connected to emotion and aesthetic, mind connected to thought and truth and body connected to survival and pleasure related with the five senses.

This three-dimensional plane that we consider the one true reality is not where the first Eden was located. It is rather the hospital for our sick consciousness and psyche, a place similar to Eden but alas deprived of the comforting closeness we had in Eden with the Being of beings and Lord of Hosts. It is even more so for those of us that have severed the bond with the divine essence within and have, consequently, gradually fallen into slavery and servitude to the flesh, the body, and through it to the material existential void.

Trauma serves only to create a barrier in our memory to discourage us from being reunited with the wholeness of our being to our pure entity. Our essence faces many forms of trauma when it descends from the heights of existence to the hostile level of what we call matter.

They range from purely spiritual attacks of dark energies and emotional and aesthetic attacks to our sense of beauty, mental assaults of absurdity, instability, and madness, distorting our sense of reality and hindering our path to the discovery of the highest truth of our cosmos, to the blatant abuse and/or neglect of the physical vessel we call body.

When humans reach a point in their life where they can consider nothing other pleasurable but the satisfaction of their most vile instinctive and animalistic side, in short, the pleasant instinctive experiences of the senses, deprived entirely even from the acknowledgment that anything high, pure, deep or immaterial can even exist and when all that remains of the being they once were is a hungry, fleshy beast seeking more and more vulgarity, lustful vice and unwholesome habits to feel alive, they can be sure that they are in existential trouble.

Death is not an end but an awakening, and in this case, that awakening will be a time to face the truth about the life we have lived. It’s our essence that will judge and possibly condemn us because we have lost the way to our inner child and consequently to our true purpose, the reason we were given flesh, to begin with.

We tend to treat the life we live as a playground of pleasure, yet this is somewhat misleading. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the pleasant, humorous, childlike pleasures of this world. Yet, some experiences can lead us astray in many ways, tempting us with quick bliss to distract us inadvertently from our most profound purpose in this world.

As the title of this post implies, the journey of a man in this world is a dangerous one full of hardship and trials from the innocence of Adam and from being as children regarding our inner structure to the level of willing obedience to God and conscious purity following the example of Christ.

That means that our ultimate goal during our earthly life should be to direct our efforts towards becoming the likeness of God by following the narrow way as Christ revealed it through His infinitely wise teaching and the great deed of self-sacrifice, offering us His eternal example to follow, an exemplary life of truth and unimaginably great service to all of humanity.

Our existential journey should have been from the beginning an inner transformation from the innocent Adams we were in our childhood, in the pure inner world of a peaceful Eden, into parts of the body of Christ, willingly obedient to our Heavenly Father enjoying the fulfillment of paradise.

In essence, to evolve from living images of our Lord to willing godly children bearing voluntarily and consciously His Likeness of perfection and wisdom. However, as we all know, very few find this path, and even fewer have the inner strength to withstand all the trials and temptations till the death of their biological vessel.

To sum things up, it is image to likeness, innocence to fulfillment, Adam to Jesus the essence of our inner spiritual journey on this earth. It is utterly impossible to be born in this world as a human being with a biological body and avoid being tempted by evil of one form or another.

It is equally impossible to grow up even in the most normal families with the most normal parents – if such a condition exists – without being burdened by a significant amount of trauma. Having lost to some extent the inner light, the parents fail to appreciate the heavenly gift given to them hidden deep in their crying infant.

This baby is a little savior coming to assist and bless its parents with the gift of divine light and true life. It comes to remind them of the power we have to rediscover the one eternal moment containing all eternity, a new birth of spirit that can offer us a new view of this whole plane of existence.

The child lives in a moment within, a spark in it able to ignite the whole planet and lead it to be engulfed by the warmth of God’s tender love. Eden was a garden of variety and brilliant color. Yet we’ve lost the sense of how precious color and variety are, playful, ecstatic joy and beauty in a state of innocence, in the loving embrace of God, in the Father’s immense acceptance and love.

Christ offered with his teaching a way for man to reclaim this beauty by opening the narrow path leading to the blissful eternity of the one true being, the Father of all other beings from the most humble of beasts to the wisest and most perfect archangel in the service of God.

It’s through our inner child that this paradise is offered to us. If we cannot live peacefully in this world, with love or at least tolerance for our fellow human beings, if we have drained this planet with our selfishness and greed, by what right can we claim the new world our Lord has to offer?

Through purity and enjoyment of the simple yet beautiful things of this limited plane of existence, things we often take for granted, our God can and will reveal Himself to us. We need to be reacquainted with our forgotten love for truth, beauty, and justice.

A child lives for the joy of exploration, searching for knowledge and truth, the playful world of imagination. Injustice and lies are the awful ungodly lessons of this world. Every new birth signifies the coming of one more messenger carrying Our Lord’s message of love to us.

Let’s not close our heart’s door to this little messenger. In our own best interest, it is to be reborn in essence, turn with humility and gratitude to our maker and ask him to take the burden of fear, guilt, and wickedness from our shoulders and guide our steps towards the true light. Light is energy, filled with colors. He can open our blind eyes and remind our soul of its place of origin.

So let’s treat children with love and respect. They may be the last chance this world has for salvation. Thank you, and God bless.