The Garden of Eden Within Us All
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,
***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.