A Journey of Discovery
By Beth Quist
I was raised with Christian stories and beliefs about how life began. The story we were may be similar to yours. God created the earth in six days and then rested on the seventh day. He created Adam from some a bunch of clay in the earth and then gave him life. God then took a rib from Adam and made Eve. He then placed the couple in a beautiful garden called the Garden of Eden, telling them to not each from a certain tree. The garden was filled with peace and plenty. Then, an evil snake slithered over to Eve to encourage to disobey God and eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. Eventually she gave in and ate the forbidden fruit. She also shared it with Adam. This resulted in God confronting them about breaking the rules which made him kick them out of the lovely garden. According to my religion, this was how humanity began.
When I was 36, I had a significant dream spelling out the letters E.S.P. which then prompted me to learn about Extra Sensory Perception (ESP). This process to learn about ESP then led me to connect with my Spiritual Guide and Teacher, John U.K.. I was able to ask questions and John would discuss and provide answers to many of the questions that never made sense to me. One of those questions was "How did we begin?" This is what John U.K. said:
"In the beginning there was dust, atoms, gas, the Tao. As the species evolved over the millions of years of development, the intellect of each descending species increased and therefore the capacity for abstract thought also increased. At some point of development, the species felt a necessity to perhaps bring order to the chaos they lived in along with a guiding principle of concept that would protect and give direction. And the Tao was everything.
In order for the TAO to broaden its experience, it decided to create this earth existence and divide itself upon it. The purpose was to gain the greatest diversity of experience. And in order for the Tao to learn, progress, and grow, the Tao chose to break into smaller pieces. We call these smaller pieces “fragments” of the Tao. Some of these fragments are us. You are a fragment of the Tao. The earth is also one of those fragments, so the earth is a fragment of the Tao. The Tao is the total gathering of information, knowledge, wisdom, energy, etc. It is the sum of all existence, both what you can sense and that which you have no concept of. It is everything that is."
I then wanted to know about Adam and Eve. Where did the idea of Adam and Eve come from? Here is his response.
"Different cultures of course have widely different and variant aspects of explaining the first couple. Once you had the initial couple, then life was easily explained from that point. But beginnings are always somewhat cloudy. Therefore, a common concept that man was created by a greater being either through pottery or the mutation or the adaption of various animals or whatever, these stories have in common is a God/Deity that created the first people. Other stories of creation relate to the forces of nature or animal groups that caused humankind to be produced. Others and obviously extremely recent indicate humans came from more advanced but distant planets. The reason I bring the last one up is that in general people do not like to believe that they are common creations of an ecologically balanced system. They expect something dramatic or special to foster the human race. therefore, the more believable but the more spectacular stories are those that are generally accepted by those who do not understand the biological history."
Author Beth Quist
Author of the Quist Quill and the book "Cultivating Spiritual Energy".