Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Adam and Eve Mystery

I've always wondered about the Adam and Eve story.  That there is SO MUCH MORE to be learned there!  Just recently I went to the temple and my eyes started to open....just a crack.  I began to consider that perhaps, the depths are more amazing than we think.

Perhaps Adam, in one regard, can be symbolic for our Left Side of the Brain!?  And Eve, in that our minds, can be the Right Side of our Brain!?  I am still digesting this...journaling as I learn.  But the more I learn about our brains and our minds, and how, when we understand the male and female, the left and right brain, and communication, the more there are layers and layers to these beautiful Bible stories, and parables, and illustrations.

I truly believe that God, Male and Female, God and Goddess, WANT us to know ALL THINGS.  So I am going to start respecting my Adam side of my brain more!  And start listening to him better!  Letting him "rule over my right brain" if I want to get anything done!  My right brain just wants to chase rainbows and flit around with the butterflies, and taste the raindrops.  That's all fine, and good for my left brain--to rest "him" a bit, but it doesn't get the books written, or the laundry done!

And the fact that Adam was "created" first is fascinating.  In the development of our bodies, in the womb, we MUST have order.  We MUST have structure, and the left side of the brain are those aspects of our Be-ing.  And God breathed in the "breath of life" into Adam.  So our left brain must be responsible for our breath. Is it?  And then, Eve--or the right side of our brain--was created from the "rib" of Adam--his DNA?  The DNA of the left side? To match each other, but to be made of flesh and bone.  So our right side must be responsible for our that true?  These mysteries I must study and learn!  So many things to learn.  He was told to "Be Lord over the whole earth" and if the body is symbolic of the earth, then the left side of the body is responsible to the bodily functions.  And She, the right side of the brain, was told by our Creator, that she is the Mother of All Living.  So is the right side of the brain responsible for creation?  YES!  We Create out of the right side of our brain.

Now it is time for Adam and Eve, Right and Left brain, to get along!  Time to be nice to men.  Time to respect women.  Time to be okay with Math, and structure. Time to learn to play and create, and respect her flowing outside of the box!  Time to be ONE; in purpose and focus.

I need to go rest my Adam and Eve now. Goodnight!  Isn't Life fascinating?!!!

Wake Up Adam!

First thoughts streaming through my thoughts this morning.  

"Self indulgent people do what they want when they want and expect everyone else to pick up the pieces.  They don't care about relationships with others, only with their own lives. They will reap what they sow--nothing.
When your marriage will not move forward, it's because one of "the legs" refuses to step it up, and remains self indulgent.  Stuck in their "safe and comfortable" routine.  If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll get the same result.  One person can improve and change all they want--and can--but until the other person in a relationship wakes up and takes a step, by your side--no growth will happen.  There is no moving forward on one leg.
Some people require massive amounts of pain in order to move.
You've made his complacency okay and comfortable for him.  Self indulgent people pick up addictive behavior(s) much easier than others--and make it part of their "normal routine".  Anything as innocuous as:
  • Surfing the Web
  • Hanging out on Social Sites for too long, neglecting family/work
  • Drinking Addictive Drinks
  • Over Eating
  • Poor Eating
  • Criticizing
  • Allowing Negative Voices to Rule their Minds
  • Daily, Excessive TV Watching

Routines that drive the spirit of God away--the spirit of God is all about New Things:
A New Body
A New Mind
A New Creature in Christ...

A man may "come to know God" in a quick and sudden way--and say he is "born again".  He is only born into a New Sight. And may be for a season, having new ears to hear and a new heart that "knows and feels" the Holy Spirit, and perhaps "takes a wife" during that time, who thinks he will always BE that New Creature in Christ with a sweet and abiding testimony--But, as soon as he gets into a self indulgent routine, he has left the fold.  They have eyes to see--but do not see--ears to hear--but do not hear--and hearts that do not know me anymore.  I've given them warnings, but they will not wake up.  I said unto all "Adams" (men): "AWAKE!"  They may do that once and Arise on their missions, but come home and fall asleep.
As soon as they do, they follow the church checklist; Go on a mission? Check.  Get a wife? Check.  Any man can--and does--have sex in his sleep--getting a life started comes easy to most men--while SHE raises them and nurtures them, mostly alone.  He gets into the routine, HIS routine of self indulgence:
Get up--go to work--grab a bite to eat on the way home--watch sports--go play more sports--self indulge, self indulge--fight with an unhappy, lonely, over-burdened wife--or have sex--go to bed. REPEAT.  "His life, His way."  Except on Sundays--Go to church--look good to all the leaders--men--shake their hands--get to know them so as to get a "good calling" and be important--in their eyes.  Then, do that calling well--so they look important in the eyes of men.  Then come home, eat, take a nap, and watch TV--sports--or whatever is on their self indulgence list; "to relax".  Once a year, set goals for more self indulgence to continue.  Do a little church stuff to please--appease God--and pay a "good tithe" to ask God for more to "consume it upon your lusts"--self indulgence.  The result?
Same old same:
Unhappy wife.
No real growth.
Kids that felt unloved by dad but would never say it to him for fear he'd cut them off.
Sure, they lived "comfortably", also learning to self indulge, and the wife lives in "comfort"--what more could they want, or ask for?  But only comfortable in the body--while the spirit mourns.
New creatures in Christ continue to grow. Once Adam wakes AND chooses to ARISE--he continues to arise.  Christ is a CREATOR, and REDEEMER--and FRIEND, and LOVER.

For Adam to match His strides--which as a man of God he is required to do--he must also learn to Create Beauty all around him--at home--in his relationships--his marriage--and support life--the first being his "Life Bringer" Eve--his wife, mother of all living. Mother of their children.
He must seek to Redeem his own soul from Hell--or self indulgence, or Satan will "carefully lead him down to Hell". And the man--Adam--All men, are to help Redeem his family's souls by a daily example of a Christed Be-ing. Not just Do-ing, but BE-ing:
  • Kind
  • Thoughtful
  • Repentant
  • Forgiving
  • Growing in Light & Truth
  • Loving
  • Righteous-minded man of God
  • Worthy at ANY moment to exercise the true Priesthood of Jesus the Christ
And by teaching his sons and daughters the Gospel of Jesus Christ at his knee.  By his side. Not just an occasional burst of old memories from his mission, but a Living Testimony about Christ's ways and God's goodness. Where God and Christ are present NOW, in his life in a very real way.

And a real man of God is a Friend to the heartless, the homeless, and to the self-indulgent sinner who has stepped off path slowly because he didn't want to make that extra effort to become broken-hearted on his own--open, or "contrite" to the daily, hourly, moment to moment influence of the Holy Spirit of Promise.  Becoming ONE of His Own.  A Friend to Christ.

And, the man of self indulgence didn't seek to Love, because it took "too much work" to figure her out--or took him out of his self-indulgent routine--and when called on the carpet by anyone, he would holler : "I provide well for you!" and think, "Now go away or I will insult you until you do--you are making me uncomfortable and asking me to leave my comfort zone-- Therefore, you must be bad! Or whatever you are learning, or reading, or whomever you are friends with, or whatever you are doing must be BAD--because it's uncomfortable!"

The result? Love for her dies.  Love for people dies.  And love for self remains at the lowest level, with enough energy to barely keep going, and self loathing starts creeping in.  The more distant she becomes, the more the children leave him emotionally, and the more the church seems to desert him.

Awake and Arise!!!

God Himself spoke these words to the man He just formed in the Garden of Eden, in His Image and Likeness, placing in man His spirit.  The Spirit of God!  The spirit formed by Mother's Body, guided by Father's seed. Man being made from the Dust of the Earth--so man could intimately know the Earth and subdue the earth.  And subdue him-Self.  That self-indulgent part of him.  And Be-Adam; "Lord over the whole earth"--Lord over him-Self.
Eve was made from flesh & bone, not dust--so she could reproduce flesh and bone, made from dust--and in God's image.  To till the ground, to Multiply and Replenish the earth--Together.

And, they worked "side by side" after being told by God--After they were married--to "become ONE flesh--and leave their father and mother to become ONE flesh.  A New Creature In Christ--Together.
As ONE.  A Holy, Beautiful, Harmonious Union just like their Heavenly Parents!  Companions Forever. Creating worlds without end.
"If ye are not ONE [in Me], ye are not mine."
Ye cannot serve God and be Self-indulgent. "Either ye will love the one--your dull routine--or the other (BE-ing called and chosen).  A true Christed-Be-ing.  ONE who is an Active Creator--under Father's daily direct guidance--"Thy will be done Father".  And be Multiplying and Replenishing life all around him.  Under the Law of Eloheim.  "Having eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to know and feel." Actively Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Listening, hearkening, doing many good things of your own free will and choice.
Being "on call" to His voice.  And growing in His ways.  Line upon line.  A man of God who seeks to Redeem mankind from his fall into self-indulgence--and to be an example of Christ and an active voice to call to them to "come unto Christ--and live!"  Live in His moment. Live in the moments of God.  And ye shall rejoice with Him in the last day.  And have great joy with Him--called up and anointed. And called by Name, given the Holy title of "Friend"--by Christ himself--and not having the exquisite, hellious pain of hearing instead the words to the Self-Indulgent, sleeping Adams: "Go! I never knew ye.  Ye that worked iniquity.  You said you knew me and called me "Lord, Lord", and did your "marvelous works"--to be seen of men--but, I never knew YOU.  You never knew ME in your Heart; day by day, serving by My side".

Instead, wake up and be raised up to come forth into the Loving arms of the Lord--matching His love with your love.  Having the love of God and of all men firmly planted--as a tree of life--in your heart--and bring forth much good fruit--in your own life among men, and in your own home--with your wife wrapped safely in your love, your children calling you blessed and whole--without spot because of your righteousness and hand to the Lord's Plow.  Get rid of Self indulgence!  Be the Lord over your own body and have your hand to the plow and not on a racket, a TV remote, a computer keyboard during those times of "rest" from your labors--There is much to do on this earth! And in God's kingdom.  Seek it out!  From the working in the Lord's vineyard to seeking out lost souls, to work in My kingdom here on earth.  The Church of Jesus Christ's FOUR-FOLD MISSION is:
1. To Redeem the Dead: 
So GO to the House of the Lord and get taught--as well as bless-- one more--or many souls, to open their doors into my kingdom--
2. To Declare glad tidings of good to all Nations and bring my Gospel to them:
Teach your family! Go online or in the streets--as directed by the Holy Spirit and ask; "How can I serve you today Father?"  Then listen for and hearken to his voice.  Go with those small impressions--share His Good Word.
3. Feed the Poor:
Lift up the broken-hearted. Start with those needing your time and attention at home, make sure they KNOW you love them, smile and SAY it to your wife first, and often. She would be happy hearing it each day!  There are many charities and shelters that need a helping-hand! Do it! Start Micro-loans, serve in the church welfare, MTC, the Temple--look for opportunities to help educate the poor, help the widows and fatherless, lift up the hands that hang down.
4. To Purify the Saints: 
Live true to your callings--as Men of God first and foremost, as Fathers in Zion; Create harmony in your homes and love your wife--as you love your own body!  If you want to "indulge" anyone, indulge her!  "Spoil her", bless her. Support her in her callings as a Life Bringer--whatever "life" she is bringing forth.  After children are raised, you may both want to create more beauty around you, together.  Make her way beautiful and easy--and your own burdens will be made Light.  Lit by the Light of Christ that will come from your own soul.  And you will be called up and crowned with glory--to Rest in that day with the Saints of God.

Now is not the time to Rest and be Self-indulgent! Men put aside your selfish ways and seek to serve Eve and her children!  God is watching.  The angels are taking notes.  You will receive what you sow--and if you seek your own comfort all the days of your life, you will be rewarded with discomfort into the Eternities.  Now is the time to prepare to meet God!  You are, after all, made in His Image.  "Is his Image in your countenance?"  You are not here to "endure to the end", but to end the enduring!  Stop creating so many problems for your wife and family and the family of man to endure through!
Now is the time to awake and Arise and become ONE with my Son, even the Savior of the world and worlds without number.  You are my Sons. Now WAKE UP and do much good!  So you may BE One with my Beloved Son."
                                                                           "Behold, I come quickly. "

Why Men Don't Know Women

As I woke from a night of active dreaming, I was in a room of instruction by my latest "teacher/mentor" Kirk Duncan, owner of 3 Key  He was telling the men in the room:

"Ladies, they want to know.  Men, you don't.  There are always more women in my class and in classrooms around the world"  Then he smiled, laughed and said to the women; "You ladies can fix dinner, and talk to your husband all at the same time--and hear the entire conversation--and then some!  Knowing more about what wasn't said."  He addressed the men again, " Women want to know more.  Men, you think you know it all, but men--you don't.  Take classes!"