Image and Imagination
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27 (King James Version)
Today I spent a record time in meditation. As I returned from the magical place of Being I was inspired to reflect on the story of the beginning; the genesis of All and One. It seemed so simple and clear; an answer to a contradiction that has been suspended in the back of my mind for quite some time.
As I started the day I began to be prompted by many external sources; to once again contemplate the meaning of what has been handed down mouth to ear for many generations. It is a story that has been told time and again. It was written and rewritten from the stories of visitors who traveled from village to village over the course of over three thousand years.
This late morning I happened to turn on a Christian network and began to listen to a pastor speak on the biblical story of creation. The emphasis was on the fact that God had created men and woman in His image. Here I began to understand that since God is neither man nor woman this could hardly be the case at all. Especially as I am most aware that God is Spirit without a body. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24 (King James Version)
If this is the case there can really be only one viable conclusion. Believing that there exists one Great Spirit that is the creator of all things; a Divine source of insurmountable infinite energy capable of countless transformations is a prerequisite to Truth. It Is with All through All and One with All that Is All.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7 (King James Version) Here is the moment where the body of man was created setting the stage for the creation of woman which would follow. From the rib or curve of Adam came the body of Eve. How much time has passed since Genesis 1:27? It could be days or years, yet the time is not really important as long as we realize it was after.
What is important is that we are our souls and our spirits created in the image of the Source of All and One. So what if image meant something more powerful than our perceptions? What if it had an additional meaning? So God created man in his own imagination, in the image (likeness of soul and spirit) of God created he him; male and female created he them. The power is in our thoughts. Our blessings are in our imaginations. The Source of All resides in One and All and the power of creation has been given to us by the creator.
In this is sublime knowledge. We are all connected; a network of incredible power that is without limits except for one. The limit is only in what we think is impossible. As we see It so shall It Be. This is the greatest Gift. Step 1 is to imagine.