In the beginning, there is one man, Adam. Out of Adam, Eve is made. But in the beginning, there were also two trees, one is life (who is God) and the other is knowledge of good and evil (what is love).
The Battle of Balance
Within each of ourselves is a battle of finding the balance between the man and the woman; our brain (male), and our heart (female).
Our external world is a reflection of what is going on internally within each of ourselves.
The man is represented by the tree of life and the woman is represented by the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This tree is actually one tree, but when Adam and Eve committed that great sin, they realized that the trees were separate from one another.
The oneness of their identity that was understood to be in all things now was understood to be contained separately from one another.
There, darkness was born and seemingly separated God, the man, and the woman.
In God’s divine love, God made a way to break the curse of sin or darkness when we love one another. When we love, a new child is born who breaks the curse of darkness restoring unity and love back to the world and each other.
The man trusted the woman in the beginning because she is knowledge of good and evil. She knows the difference, but she was tricked by the serpent who really tricked both the man and woman thereby bringing about the darkness that seemingly separates the man and the woman from understanding themselves and God.
This is why the woman does not trust herself completely… She realizes that making decisions completely based on the heart leaves room for a mistake. She needs the man’s help to assure her that it is God’s will for something.
They are both witnesses to each other.
Today, God defines us through two groups, the Jews and the Gentiles and the battle continues to understand God’s true, divine love…
And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief, they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? Romans 11:17-24
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