I write a lot about the garden of Eden because the story of Adam and Eve contains hidden secrets of wholeness and the intimate relationships we all desire. As I state often, it does not matter if the story is true or not, or if you believe it or not, it is the best illustration of what went wrong and why we still suffer today.
Adam and Eve lived in a garden where the Lord God was their teacher and where there were no negative influences. They lived under positive spiritual principles where they could grow and flourish, and become who they were meant to be, to live in harmony with each other, with God and with their surroundings. They only had one law to keep. Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the centre of the garden. There were no negative influences in their lives because no-one had eaten from this tree yet. The knowledge of good and evil had not been released.
But we all know the story. They ate from the tree and released negativity into the world. Continue reading Beginning the Journey
The five previous blogs have been to prepare you for the spiritual place you are going to go to, essential principles you need to understand if you are going to make the journey successfully.They are like preparing for any journey. Have you packed the right clothing for the climate you are going into? Have you packed a toothbrush and tooth paste, a passport, medication? If it is a foreign country you are going to, do you need to have vaccinations? I have been overseas a few times, plus New Zealand a number of times, and I have travelled to different parts of Australia many times by different modes of transport. Each journey needed different items to be packed.
This is just as important with a spiritual journey. You need to understand a little about the country you are going to visit. There are different needs when the journey you are making is into a place where God’s spiritual laws are in operation, and where we need to be in line with these spiritual laws so we can become free and whole. Of course, because God’s spiritual laws have been in place since the creation of the universe, we all live under His laws every day. But because we do not understand them, we do not live in accordance with them. This is one of the reasons we are not living the lives we are meant to be living.
The first article we need to have in our spiritual suitcase is to know there is a way to live that will bring us to living the life we were meant to live. Continue reading Preparing for the Journey
The next step in the Journey is the hardest. I have written in my first book how Jesus helped me come out a life of dysfunction. The following is the first principle He taught me. You do not have to believe in Him for these principles to work in your life, and set you free. But I use His name in all my writing as that is who He told me He is and He is my teacher. You can substitute a name like Higher Power as they do in Alcoholics Anonymous. It will still work because it is the truth.
If you read my first book “And His Bride Has Made Herself Ready”, you will see that I had an emotionally abusive childhood which, because of the deep lies I had planted inside me during those years, lies that told me I was unlovable, caused me to go into a severely dysfunctional marriage. During the 12 years that followed, my severe dysfunction became far more life threatening and destructive.
Continue reading The Hardest Step