Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Serpent In The Garden of Eden

To My Mind The Serpent In The Garden of Eden Allegory Represents My

ego . . .

The image of the serpent/ego is beguiling and also a bit frightening.

Until the moment of the tasting of the forbidden fruit there had been no reason for fear (and so no fear consciousness). It is interesting to philosophize/speculate about the possibility that a twinge of ‘fear’ entered the picture when the serpent made its proposal.

According to the discussion in the Bible the Holy Spirit knows not of fear, but ‘can cast out fear’ in a mortal mind.

How is this possible if the mortal mind has freedom of choice? The obvious answer is that the power is available, but must be accepted and allowed to work.

So then, casting out fear requires the combined auspices of the finite mind and the infinite mind.

Is fear a constituent of opportunism?

Well, isn’t opportunism basically defensive?

It seems to me to be a form of self-protection

Against the vagaries of the future.

One might then ask, “Is that bad or good?”

Before eating of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, the answer would be “I Don’t Know.”

After eating of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of The Knowledge of Good,

And Evil –the answer would be, “Sit down son/daughter/auntie/uncle and

Let me tell you how the cow ate the cabbage” – so to speak.

(Because I DON’T THINK, I KNOW!)

Saturday, April 23, 2011


All my mentally cogent life, it has been as plain to me as the nose on your face that it doesn’t make sense for individuals to attempt to control their lives because they are not capable, in light of the content of the Bible.
Finite just can't possibly 'get it.'  (Will never know enough)

HOWEVER, it also did not make sense to me how a finite being, like myself, could possibly find a better way. (To paraphrase Jesus, the spirit was willing, but the flesh and blood driving the brain/mind was 'weak'.)

Now, at the beginning of the age of true enlightenment I am beginning to ‘come out of the ether.’

Do You Ever Think . .

About the potential precision of an individual -
Every thought, action, inhibition, and motivation
Affects the next.
And those influence the quality of the moment.