The Garden of Eden Within Us All

The Garden of Eden Within Us All

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The Caduceus represents the kundalini energy, both sacred feminine and sacred masculine energies, rising through the chakra system to take us to Enlightenment.  Copyright: <a href=’’>zoljo / 123RF Stock Photo</a>


We never left the Garden of Eden.  Contrary to what the Judeo-Christian religions teach, in one sense, we never left the Garden of Eden.***  That realization came to me while doing a healing on another woman who is also a healer – different modalities, but also a healer.  There seems to be a synergy of information when I do healing work with her, because there is so much information in her incredibly delightful soul as her beautiful, strong, and enlightened embodied self.  As a result of all the wisdom embodied in her, the intuitions that come to me seem somehow grander – on a larger scale than just either her or even the two of us.

First, what became clear to me is that our chakra system, along with being the Tree of Life, is also the center of the Garden of Eden within us.  The central seven chakras are the Tree of Life at the center of the Garden, and all the energy vortices and meridians within us form the Garden of Life within us all.

So, we never left the Garden of Eden, because it is inherently the Life Energy in our bodies.  We indeed fell from awareness of this Garden of Eden, and so our consciousness and the quality of our energy is often not very reflective of Paradise.  Even so, we are able to return to that Paradise through prayer and meditation.

Yes, the yogic methods of meditation, in their many forms, from Raja Yoga to TM, are all designed to restore us to this Eden Within.  This is one of the central reasons why I teach Inner Harmony Training with Lightworker Certification; we learn Raja Yoga meditation, and discover the Garden of Eden, or pathway to Paradise within us all.

Spiritual disciplines more generally can restore us to this Garden, in which we sense our connection with the Divine more fully, even, ultimately, as pure Oneness with the Mind of God.  May we seek, and may we find, the Garden of Eden within.

Love and Light,

Carol “Anandi”

***I do honor the Garden of Eden story as a metaphor about our relationship with God and with the sacred feminine and sacred masculine spiritual energies.  In particular, I honor the Garden of Eden story metaphorically for what it tells us is that our consciousness dropped from a state of knowing our Oneness with the Divine to a state of sensing separation from the Divine.  As our souls extended outward from Oneness with the Divine on the astral and/or causal plane, and entered into our bodies, we felt a sense of separation, and our consciousness experienced the lower vibration of this physical plane.  Therefore, when focused outward, we do experience ourselves as having “left” the Garden of Eden, until we discover that it is within us.


About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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