Yesterday we looked at the symbolism in the Serpent and the Tree of Life, today we will look at the symbolism in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
I LOVE trees! (the older the better).
In The Serpent and the Tree of Life I QUESTioned whether the Tree of Life in the bible could have been a FIG tree, as figs relate to FERTILITY?
I explained the benefits of figs, and why it’s highly likely that the fruit Adam and Eve ate were figs, not apples! Fig trees are known to be some of the oldest trees in the world.
Today, let’s focus on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which was situated right beside the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.
In my fearless letter to my Creator which I channelled in 2001 (you can listen to it on Day 1, The Bible & Mental Slavery) I QUESTioned why God had placed the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil right in the middle of the garden, if Adam and Eve weren’t supposed to eat of it?
Trees have deep roots. The roots of both the Tree of Life, and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil symbolize the hidden, unconscious mind.
In 2018 I went through my ‘Dark Night of the Soul’, which was ‘hell’. I almost killed myself, and spent a month in a psychiatric ward ‘under observation’. The Dark Night of the Soul is said to be a kind of deep spiritual depression, that must be experienced before enlightenment. It took me three years to recover, but it prepared me for what I’m doing now.
Along my journey of Self-discovery, I discovered that our THOUGHTS are like SEEDS; our MIND is the GARDEN, and the SOIL is the subconscious mind, where our thought-seeds are planted. The black in my painting ‘Black Orchid‘ represents the subconscious mind:
So going back to the Garden of Eden: Adam and Eve were told to eat ONLY of the Tree of Life, in other words, to think only positive thoughts.
In The Serpent & The Tree of Life, I said the serpent represented HEALTH.
If the serpent symbolizes HEALTH, maybe this story actually relates to their mental health…they were given a choice to think either good thoughts (the Tree of Life) or both good and bad thoughts (The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil).
Adam and Eve were tempted to think bad thoughts – and they chose to entertain those bad thoughts.
This caused a ‘fall’ from a high state of consciousness, which led to them being banished from Paradise. Negative thoughts will do that to you.
Adam and Eve were living in Heaven on Earth, before their downfall.
Their negative thoughts brought them down to a lower state of consciousness, which meant they were no longer entitled to live in the high-vibe Garden of Eden.
And that’s why they were evicted.
How does that sound? It’s just a theory 😄
So remember, our MIND is the GARDEN, and our THOUGHTS are the SEEDS. As the Gardener of our mind, our job is to ‘nip those negative thoughts in the bud’ before they take root, and replace them with positive thoughts, in order to keep the garden of our mind well cultivated!
Watch my video-poem ‘Fertile Soil‘ which features two of my paintings:
Year Three of Journey of a Sister ‘Mind…The Gap!‘ explores this idea more indepth, click on the book cover below to download the e-book for just £4.99 – at the back you’ll find a £5 Discount Code towards your personally signed LIMITED EDITION hard copy!
Listen to an extract from Year Three which shows how I’ve weaved my poetry into the story:
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In the next post we will explore the CREATIVE power of the mind...
In your service,
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