Today I will judge nothing that occurs.

Sawadee Khrap

After spending all morning doing today’s previous posting I looked at the ACIM Lesson for today Aug 30 :

LESSON 243

Today I will judge nothing that occurs.

1. I will be honest with myself today. I will not think that I already know what must remain beyond my present grasp. I will not think I understand the whole from bits of my perception, which are all that I can see. Today I recognize that this is so. And so I am relieved of judgments that I cannot make. Thus do I free myself and what I look upon, to be in peace as God created us.

2. Father, today I leave creation free to be itself. I honor all its parts, in which I am included. We are one because each part contains Your mem­ory, and truth must shine in all of us as one.

And find it speaks for itself.

God Blesses     Christ Blesses       I Bless

Ciao

Consciousness or the Dreamer

Sawadee Khrap

What is Consciousness? – a million-dollar question isn’t it?    In this video Sadhguru clears it out for us, looking at it from Mystic point of view, which puts in a different dimension which we have never heard from anyone.”.

Consciousness

BUT then consider the ‘MIND” of the Dreamer, isn’t this the absolute consciousness where all concepts originate and exist.  The MIND of Christ, One with God or dreaming of separation.  Neither can be explained with the symbols of this world, but both can be experienced here.    This is the ‘teachings’ of Jesus, The Gospel, The Good New.  “I have overcome the world.”

He, Sadhguru, does point out that the illusion of chemical induced experiences may appear to be mystical insight but nevertheless are still in the illusionary realm.  The soap bubble image is a great example of this idea.   And some great comments are posted too – well worth reading and meditating on.   I particularly like Blondie Kowalski’s posting:

“Experiencing yourself as boundless consciousness is what a baby feels all the time. Before you learn to distinguish between You and Objects, there is no subject and object and you are everywhere as pure consciousness. Since for babies there is no subject/object distinction there is also no Time, so you are also Now and Forever. Observe babies, they feel that they are the objects they look at, there is no subject/object duality in them at all, only bliss and instincts. It’s a profound illusion this, the illusion of mystical union with God and consciousness as source of creation. This experience of at-oneness lies at the root of everyone’s personality because we were all babies once, it’s like the carpet on which the furniture of your personality gets accumulated. Is that consciousness really God? I doubt it. Accessing this dimension gives you psychological wisdom in that you get to look at the structure of your personality from the deepest level inside yourself that is possible, almost like inverting yourself from the inside and out.”

I also doubt its God,  I think it’s the CHARACTER of the DREAM, intensely trying to identify itself as a SPECIAL and SEPARATE existence from the ALL.    ISN’T IT SO !

God Blesses         Christ Blesses          I Bless

Ciao

Haystack of lies

Sawadee Khrap

Here is a great talk on ‘PURPOSE’ by David Hoffmeister.   I particularly like the analogy of the needle in the haystack he spoke of early in the chat.

purpose 

I pictured it as trying to find the TRUE purpose or TRUTH under a stack of ‘Judgments’ I have made and defend as ‘MY’ Truth or existence.    Thank God,  Jesus and the Holy Spirit,  is teaching me that this idea or concept of what I am is just that a ‘FALSE IMAGE or ILLUSION.’   I AM AS GOD CREATED ME.   But that implies that I am Spirit, the SON, one with God, in the Image and Likeness of my Father.   I do not exist apart from Him nor SPECIAL in any way from Him or ANY OF HIS SONS, we are all ONE. 

The straw is merely the judgments, desires to be separate or special,  or as the Buddhists say ‘attachments’ that is burying my true identity, function and purpose.    Forgiveness is the bringing to the surface these false conceptions and looking at the through the eyes of Christ and realizing they are not real. 

Christ, the true Son of God, THE DREAMER, imagining the dream or nightmare of separation and the peopled illusion of the projection of this world to prove it to Himself.  The “ELOHIM”, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, broken into fragments, each called by a name, a unique character  and ALONE.

Thanks be to God a path was provided out of this NIGHTMARE.

God Blesses      Christ Blesses       I Bless

Ciao

Emphasize the Middle Path

Sawadee Khrap

Lets look at what Google says about Buddhism and the middle path:

      1. What is the middle path of Buddhism?    The middle path generally refers to the avoidance of two extremes of practical life, namely, indulgence in sensual pleasures on the one hand and severe asceticism on the other. According to the religious biography, the Buddha was supposed to have lived a very comfortable and affluent life before renunciation.
      2. Why is the middle way important?     Buddhism teaches that it is this middle way between denial and self-indulgence that can help someone reach enlightenment. … Buddhism teaches that if people live in a moderate way, just like the Buddha did when he lived the middle way, this inequality will be reduced and the problems of poverty could be avoided.
      3. What are the 8 steps to nirvana?     Following the Noble Eightfold Path leads to liberation in the form of nirvana: (…) Just this noble eightfold path: right view, right aspiration, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.
      4. What is walking the middle path?    To Walk the Middle Path means replacing “either-or” thinking with collaborative “both-and” thinking. … Too often, we make up our minds about how we feel about something using a black and white, all or nothing, decision-making construct.

      Although I personally try to follow my Master’s commands and the theology, myths and beliefs are different , isn’t this the same concept that Jesus taught ?   For example:

      “John 5:22 says that “the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.” Then 8:15 where Jesus says “I judge no man.” What does it mean that the Father has committed all judgment unto the Son?

      The passage in 8:15 comes in the context of Jesus’ teaching in the synagogue and his discussions with the Pharisees. Again, they are discussing judgment. Here, however, it is the judgment of the Pharisees. Jesus is admonishing them for judging according to human standards and says that “I pass judgment on no one.” In other words, he doesn’t use human standards to make judgments. The passage continues, “But if I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father who sent me.” (16) This is in accord with his previous statement of 5:22. He and the Father use divine standards for judgment, unlike the Pharisees who are quick to judge based on appearances or points of law.

      in the Gospel of Thomas  #102    Jesus says:  “Woe to them, the Pharisees, for they are like a dog sleeping in a cattle trough, for it neither eats nor [lets] the cattle eat.”

      And again this same concept is expressed in the Unity church teachings:

      PASSAGE: “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven” (Matthew 18:18-19).
       
      COMMENT: “Earth” is the world of illusion in which we live. “Heaven” is the realm of consciousness in which we are eternally One with Spirit. Jesus is teaching us here—as he does throughout his ministry—that our life experience will express according to our faith. We “bind on earth” when we decide what we believe about this life experience—and that belief will become our full experience. If we believe in a dangerous world, we will experience a dangerous world. If we believe in an enemy trying to do us harm, that will be our experience. If, on the other hand, we “loose” ourselves from those negative beliefs and hold to the truth that there is One Presence and One Power, seeking always to express in and through us as our highest, greatest Good, that will be the life we experience. God—the Father in heaven, the Source of all that is—will express in our lives according to the beliefs we hold.  Blessings!    Rev. Ed

      LOOK, LISTEN, AND DO NOT JUDGE.      Herein lies the Peace of God

      God Blesses     Christ Blesses    I BLESS

      Ciao

      Believing the lies

      Sawadee Khrap

      All my life I can only think of how badly every religious belief failed me.  I did NOT once consider that I may have been interpreting them wrong or only taking what I wanted and leaving the important parts.  Through my greatest addiction, alcoholism, I found my greatest freedom or PATH.  A path to a true relationship with God, an EXPRENCE and not just a theory.  A path of SURENDER and PEACE. 

      A path that can only be recognized by being honest with  myself and WALKING IT.   And yet as I speak of experience I also feel it is my function to help others by explaining what I found I had to do.  I trust that I will stand back and let God lead the way to what I try to explain in this blog of my journey and understanding of walking that path .  A path where my outward world appears to change little but my inward world is turned up side down.

      I pray that some of it may resonate with you and help you determine your future path.  That what we have in common WE CAN SHARE and through it realize the ONENESS of God

      God Blesses    Christ Blesses   I Bless

      Ciao

      ‘WHO am I, my SELF’ and ‘The GREATEST LIE’

      Sawadee Khrap

      This topic reminds me of ACIM Lesson 253:

      My Self is ruler of the universe.
      It is impossible that anything should come to me unbidden by myself. Even in this world, it is I who rule my destiny. What happens is what I desire. What does not occur is what I do not want to happen. This must I accept. For thus am I led past this world to my creations, children of my will, in Heaven where my holy Self abides with them and Him Who has created me.

      You are the Self Whom You created Son, creating like Yourself and One with You. My Self, which rules the universe, is but Your Will in perfect union with my own, which can but offer glad assent to Yours, that it may be extended to Itself.”

      What would be the GREATEST LIE ?– or the GREATEST SIN ?    What but the belief we were NOT CREATED in the IMAGE AND LIKENESS of God  (Genesis 1,  perfect in  every respect) BUT rather MADE into a body (Genesis 2, corruptible) and rebelled (Genesis 3,  SPECIAL not ONE)  against God’s Will.  

      Against the ALL a part of the ALL rebelled, as if a drop from the ocean could declare itself the entire ocean or a ray of sunshine could believe it was the sun itself .    How foolish !

      IS’NT IT SO  !!!!

      Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”     ( John 8:44 )

      AND remember how He prayed for US:

      As Jesus prayed to the Father:
      And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.  ……….. ‘For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
      And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  ………..  Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”   ( John 17:5  )

      Keep us from the evil one – SIN.   But what is SIN ?

      Sin is insanity. It is the means by which the mind is driven mad, and seeks to let illusions take the place of truth. And being mad, it sees illusions where the truth should be, and where it really is. Sin gave the body eyes, for what is there the sinless would behold? What need have they of sights or sounds or touch? What would they hear or reach to grasp? What would they sense at all?   To sense is not to know.   And truth can be but filled with knowledge, and with nothing else.

      The body is the instrument the mind made in its efforts to deceive itself. Its purpose is to strive. ………….  Sin is the home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts that are untrue. They are the “proof” that what has no reality is real. Sin “proves” God’s Son is evil; timelessness must have an end; eternal life must die. And God Himself has lost the Son He loves, with but corruption to complete Himself, His Will forever overcome by death, love slain by hate, and peace to be no more.

      A madman’s dreams are frightening, and sin appears indeed to terrify. And yet what sin perceives is but a childish game. The Son of God may play he has become a body, prey to evil and to guilt, with but a little life that ends in death. But all the while his Father shines on him, and loves him with an everlasting Love which his pretenses cannot change at all.    ( ACIM  workbook )

      Have faith and open your MIND,  to the Holy Spirit and the power of FORGIVNESS,  where all judgments can be see in the LIGHT of CHRIST and shine away the darkness.  Come HOME, Oh!  prodigal son, the Father but waits for your return.

      God Blesses.      Christ Blesses.      I should ONLY Bless.

      Ciao

      True Inspiration–the Holy Spirit speaks through all.

      Sawadee Khrap

      A wonderful video on the true meaning of the prodiailprodigal son parable – she does a great job.

      It immediately brought up a memory, in my drinking career,  where I threw a parity and NO ONE CAME – my reputation as a drunk was so bad that even FREE beer could not draw the worst local drunk to join me – how humiliating.  But now I am realizing the full story and coming back HOME.  Thanks for the reminder.

      God Bless    Christ Bless   I Bless

      Ciao.

      Undoing Body Symptoms

      Sawadee Khrap

      mind healingI do a lot of research on the internet and found this great video on mind healing by David Hoffmeister.   David has a very good talent of explaining the healing techniques of ACIM.  I love the way he uses movies and songs for lessons.   Giving ones life over to the Holy Spirit and Jesus to be guided to true healing of the Mind is easier said than done. 

      We – I – have been conditioned by the belief of the ego to believe our reality to be this physical world and the body’s senses are the proof.   Our JUDGEMENTS determine what our projected world or illusion is.  Our GUILT demands we hold fast our faith in our decisions or judgments as ‘TRUE’, NEVER to be brought to LIGHT and shown that our perception could be distorted.

      I love the way David put it, I paraphrase: ‘Jesus knows your mind, what we feel, what we are capable of and where we ae in recovery.’    Giving our Mind and Will over to Spirit will never introduce more guilt or fear.  We will be guided ONLT TO THE DEGREE THAT  WE NEED AND CAN ACCEPT to TRUE healing.

      There is a wonderful prayer in the Review V Introduction of the ACIM Workbook:

      “Steady our feet, our Father; let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.

      So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble,   You will raise us up. If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.”

      Amen.    God Bless   Christ Bless   I Bless

      Ciao

      “Peace of God” in today’s world

      Sawadee Khrap

      Today’s ACIM lesson # 232 is the perfect answer

      Be in my mind, my Father, through the day.

      Be in my mind, my Father, when I wake, and shine on me throughout the day today. Let every minute be a time in which I dwell with You. And let me not forget my hourly thanksgiving that You have remained with me, and always will be there to hear my call to You and answer me. As evening comes, let all my thoughts be still of You and of Your Love. And let me sleep sure of my safety, certain of Your care, and happily aware I am Your Son.

      This is as every day should be. Today, practice the end of fear. Have faith in Him Who is your Father. Trust all things to Him. Let Him reveal all things to you, and be you undismayed be­cause you are His Son.

      Of  what better use can this world be than to be a classroom where I can be shown reminders of past judgments I have made that bind me to this dream of separation.     A quiet, peaceful way to look at them and re-evaluate to free myself of  this ego grip of terror.     Help me to  – Look, listen, and Forgive all judgments  (condemnations )  I made and steadfastly hold as my reality.    Thank you Father, Your Son is finally on Your chosen path for returning HOME, AND CANNOT FAIL

      God bless     Christ Bless    I Bless

      Ciao

      Opening my eyes..

      Sawadee Khrap

      Today’s lesson and yesterdays experience.

      LESSON 229
      Love, which created me, is what I am.

      I seek my own Identity, and find It in these words: “Love, which created me, is what I am.”
      Now need I seek no more. Love has prevailed. So still It waited for my coming home, that I will turn away no longer from the holy face of Christ. And what I look upon attests the truth of the Identity I sought to lose, but which my Father has kept safe for me.

      Father, my thanks to You for what I am; for keeping my Identity untouched and sinless, in the midst of all the thoughts of sin my foolish mind made up. And thanks to You for saving me from them. Amen.

      In the midst of all the thoughts of sin MY mind made-up”    WOW – this was shown me yesterday on a trip I took with a friend.   A road trip to the Elephant Hospital in Lampang and along the way a visit the statue of the Sitting Monk at Lamphun.  It was a nice trip even though it rained the whole time and nothing was open,  but that was not to be the lesson.  What I did come to realize was a lesson in the  “Two-Sided Sword of Judgment”.

      During our journey it was time for lunch and so my friend picked a restaurant to stop at, a Thai restaurant.  It was very small and when we went it  I realized at I had already made a judgment of what the experience would be like.  Sure enough it was, most items on the menu were not available, difficulty trying to order as I spoke no Thai and getting across my needs seemed almost impossible.  My friend commented “why you are you getting angry and raising your voice”, to which I immediately replied I was not angry but disappointed and frustrated.  I also explained the problems in Thailand of Thai’s holding resentments,  only to come out later as road-rage – on the other hand I display my feelings and let them go,  rather than letting them build up. Much better approach, and definitely a culture difference.   But is that the real case?

      JUDGMENT is a two-edged sword.   So what are the ramifications of this?    First:  What I SEE is what I first determine in MY mind and then, denying it exists in my mind, I project it out in an illusionary dream of others,  who holding their resentments, are believing  to be victims being attacked by external forces.  The anger, that I accuse them of suppressing,  is actually the anger I have myself.   And to support this foolish folly,  I display a attitude of righteous indignation, which I profess as letting go.  I can then point to THEM and justify my actions.   NONSENSE

      Both judgments start with the same anger –(a judgment not being met)  MINE.   There’s only one anger – MINE – when God didn’t grant my judgment to be SPECIAL.  I cannot escape it by letting it go OR projecting it out – as the CHARACTER in the dream I must realize that ONLY the DREAMER can control the story where it began, the fear of separation manifested as anger.  

      In the midst of all the thoughts of sin MY mind made-up”     I am still as God Created me  – but dreaming.   Letting the Holy Spirit with Christ make all judgements is the key.   The Character’s role is merely to LOOK, LISTEN and DO NOT JUDGE, and practice it in every situation.

      God Bless        Christ  Bless          I Bless

      Ciao

      Am I still GAY !!!

      Sawadee Khrap

      A friend of mine just asked me if I  still consider myself gay and intended to post any new young men model photos on the blog. 

      Here’s a re-post of an old image of a 2015 model, Dan, I took.  As for new models or images I cannot say.    Perhaps if I am so inspired.

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      First let me say –  For the gay question – NO   Frank is only  ‘Frank’ and has never wanted to be known as a member of one club or another, BUT  with that being said, of course   I still prefer the company of men and definitely am not ashamed of it.  The GUILT,  fostered by many religious doctrines,  I see as folly, being only a hinderance to my accepting Christ into my life.   Soooo –

      Now to the question of HOMOSEXUALITY.     From The Crux, “taking the Catholic Pulse”, I found the following:

      “The fact that Jesus himself did not directly address the specific question of homosexual acts carries little weight. His intent was not to publish a compendium of moral theology; rarely does Christ address particular moral issues but focuses instead on the broader goals of love of God and love of neighbor.”

      WHAT !!!!!!   – “carries little weight’     This writer also KNEW Jesus’s INTENT.  Thank God we have the Catholics to explain Christ’s message – Ha,Ha     They can’t even follow His clear and simple command in Matthew 23:9 ……

      And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

      But in  Matthew 10:37 , Jesus DID say:

      Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”   This is the same statement that Luke stated in (14:26) as: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” and again in the Gospel of Thomas #55: Jesus says: “Whoever does not hate his father and his mother cannot become a disciple of mine. And whoever does not hate his brothers and his sisters (and) will not take up his cross as I do, will not be worthy of me.”

      I can only take from this that I need to LOVE Christ more than anyone or object in the MATERIAL world, be it male or female – EVEN TO MY OWN LIFE..    And yet while here, He also instructed me to Love my neighbor as myself.

      I found a great explanation in the UrText Notes version of ACIM:

      “The following beautiful little discussion of sexual love and specialness in the Notes was omitted,
      likely because it does address sexuality and homosexuality and it does so in individually specific terms.  However, it is thoroughly “generalizable” and what is true of “you and Bill” is likewise true of many  others.  Now tell him that homo sex is sinful only to the extent it is based on the principle of exclusion.  Everybody should love everybody. It is wrong to deny the beauty of some souls because of body-structures of which you are afraid. This is essentially an unhealthy attempt to limit fear but fear cannot be limited, just as love cannot have limits.  Heterosexual attitudes can be similarly distracted but do contain a more natural potential. Sex relations are intended for children. You and Bill have misused misunderstood sex, because you both recognize it as a way of establishing human contact for yourselves. This has led to body-image problems. Children are miracles in their own right. They already have the gift of life, and their parents provide them with the opportunity to express it. Nothing physical, mental, or spiritual should be used selfishly. The pleasure from using anything should be in utilizing it for God’s will.  You should live so that God is free to arrange temporary human constellations as He sees fit.  Do not interpret this in terms of guilt. Many children which are already here need spiritual parents. The poor are always with us, and many which are born have not been reborn.”   (ACIM  UrText T.1.B.22a)

      And later:

      The only VALID use of sex is procreation. It is NOT truly pleasurable in itself. “Lead us not into Temptation” means “Do not let us deceive ourselves into believing that we can relate in peace to God or our brothers with ANYTHING external.”  (T 1 B 40f)

      And,

      The love of God, for a little while, must still be expressed through one body to another. That is because the real vision is still so dim. Everyone can use his body best by enlarging man’s perception, so he can see the real VISION. THIS VISION is invisible to the physical eye. The ultimate purpose of the body is to render itself unnecessary. Learning to do this is the only real reason for its creation.”   (T 1 B 40j)

      And ponder His statement in The Gospel of Thomas #84:

      Jesus says: “When you see your likeness you are full of joy.  But when you see your likenesses that came into existence before you — they neither die nor become manifest — how much will you bear?”

      And further in the UrText  (T.6.VA.2)

      God did not make the body, because it is destructible, and therefore not of the Kingdom. The body is the symbol of the WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist. The Holy Spirit, as always, takes what you have made and translates it into a learning device FOR you. Again, as always, it re‐interprets what the ego uses as an argument FOR separation into an argument AGAINST it.”

      God Bless      Christ Bless      I Bless

      Ciao

      Where RELIGION started.

      Sawadee Khrap

      Jesus warned

      Here is a video I ran across that I found very interesting.   ‘Jesus Warned of Satan Religion, Deception, & the End of Days Global Rebellion Against Truth’  by  Dr. John Barnett’s Bible teaching.  Amazing history,   they constantly condemn each other – we are right ,you got it wrong.    BUT pay particular attention at 24.5 minutes into it.   He says that religion started with Cain.  He didn’t want to offer what God (Yahweh)  wanted but what he wanted.

      As we read in the Bible from Genesis 4:4 

      “Later Cain brought some crops from the land as an offering to Yahweh.  Abel also brought some choice parts of the firstborn animals from his flock. Yahweh approved of Abel and his offering,  but he didn’t approve of Cain and his offering.”

      But notice what happened, in Genesis 1:29 in the story of CREATION.

      “Elohim said, “I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seeds. This will be your food.  I have given all green plants as food to every land animal, every bird in the sky, and every animal that crawls on the earth—every living, breathing animal.” And so it was.”

      Nothing was said about raising, breeding, sacrificing, slaughtering,  or eating of animals. 

      In Genesis 3:

       In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.   And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.    Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.   And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:”

      Also note that starting in Genesis 2 is God changed from the plural form ‘Elohim’, [Father,Son,Holy Spirit] to the DISTINCT and SEPARATE God called ‘Yahweh’ (Lord God)  and specifically stated in Genesis 4:27  “At that time people began to worship Yahweh.” .    Note : It was Yahweh that made coats of skin for them – killing the first animals.

      Even in Genesis 5:1

      “This is the written account of Adam and his descendants. When Elohim created humans, he made them in the likeness of Elohim.”

      Something happened between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, which I will call the GAP.   I believe within this GAP –  SIN was born, the THOUGHT of SEPERATION from GOD.  The DESIRE to be SPECIAL, to be the OPPOSITE of God. The DREAM or ILLUSION of a MATERIAL rather than  SPIRITUAL  world.

      “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!   For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”   (Isaiah 14:12 )

      .And aren’t Jesus and Satan both referred to as the morning star?   Jesus is the bright and morning star that all will one day see in his beauty and glory! Satan was a morning star that fizzled out. Jesus is the morning star will give all those who turn to Him light and joy for all eternity!     Note: For more explanation see (https://www.truelife.org/answers/aren-t-jesus-and-satan-both-referred-to-as-the-morning-star)

      As Jesus said in Revelations 1:8:

      I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

      The story or myth of Genesis 2 to the end of the Old Testament is the account of this separation, the ILLUSION or DREAM of  separation, a world of  BODIES , and the FALL into SIN – missing the mark.

      Jesus says: “If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder.   But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.  Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty.”  (Thomas #29)

      HOWEVER CHRIST IS ALSO THE OMEGA.  And the NEW testament is the story and way of REDEMPTION.

      A lot covered BUT something to PONDER.   ISN’T IT SO   !!!!!!

      God Bless      Christ Bless         I Bless

      Ciao