I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Q’uo quote comes from March 1, 1987:

General question concerning the story in the Bible of Adam and Eve, whether it is an actual story of people that existed, or a symbolic story supposed to show us certain principles, etc.

(Carla channeling)

I am Q’uo. Greetings in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. It is a rare privilege and blessing to be called to this seeking group of pilgrims, and we are honored that we are guests at such a banquet of love.

The one who wishes to study the creation may fruitfully study what is popularly called the archetypical mind. Indeed, we know of no better name for this informational treasure house than the mind of the archetypes. It is archetypes, rather than individuals, which the stories of creation seek to illuminate, for creation of self-consciousness begins, subjectively, after creation. The consciousness [which is] conscious of creation is only that of the Creator, and within the illusions which all of us enjoy there is no direct road to clear perception.

It is necessary that expression be general, for the witness to creation is mute and lies within the infinite mystery of the potential intelligence of the uncreated and created Creator, whose mystery is whole and entire and has not and shall not be disturbed by the puny and petty ponderings of our kind. We are seekers, not finders, my friends.

And so within us lie the deepest hunches of what you may call your races. Upon some planets, all have the same archetypical mind. Some of the confusions about creation lie in the various stories of creation, generated by the archetypical minds of those from different planetary influences. There are many such upon your particular planet. It is well, in considering the archetypical mind, to work with a system which is found instinctively by you to be evocative of the rich fruit of suggestion and inference, for each image is designed to center one within a portion of deep knowledge about one’s origin and definition, one’s way of progression and hope for the future.

The group question was whether the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was an actual story with real people or an analogy designed to teach certain principles. Q’uo began their answer by saying that the nature of the creation is the consciousness of the Creator which is a mystery, and this mystery can often be illuminated by symbols such as the archetypical mind. They said the archetypical mind is designed to focus one’s attention upon
“one’s origin and definition, one’s way of progression and hope for the future.” In 93.14, Ra gave a definition of the archetypical mind:

Questioner: Then the adept, in becoming familiar with the Logos’s archetype in each case, would then be able to most efficiently use the Logos’s plan for evolution. Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. In the archetypical mind one has the resource of not specifically a plan for evolution but rather a blueprint or architecture of the nature of evolution. This may seem to be a small distinction, but it has significance in perceiving more clearly the use of this resource of the deep mind.

Let us look at the most well-known myth within this group of entities. In this story, the first man is made greater than all the animals and able to talk to the Creator. Now, my friends, there is rich food for thought in this image, and, indeed, one of your teachers makes fruitful use of the theme in what you call the parable of the prodigal son. Each of you has an Eden, a time of untrammeled and untroubled beauty, a golden time when the body, soul, mind and heart felt good, at home and well. The sun was happy and even the rain hardly noticeable. And yet somehow, somewhere, through the process of all the years of incarnation, as you call them, you have left the garden—and how alone you feel!

Yet, both in and out of the garden, there comes the second archetype—the helper. Each entity has within it the lonely warrior and the helper, the fount of all wisdom and solace. Your Logos has created a strongly biased sexual differentiation so that although each male and each female experience both needs, yet still to the male is given the striving for the freedom by nature; to the female, the centered feeling of untold riches of happiness, solace and peace.

Neither males nor females experience enough of freedom without an emotional bias, and neither males nor females experience most purely the joy of being of total service. Yet by the sexual choice of a chemical body at the beginning of incarnation each of you has chosen to experience the male archetype or the female archetype as regards that which is demanded by the culture. It is to be noted that only in highly cerebral cultures where education has been carried far does the idea of interchangeable roles surface, for it is not an idea which fits naturally with the genetic disposition of the third-density body which has been issued to each of you.

Then Q’uo moves on to the story of Adam and Eve. Q’uo described Adam as greater than all of the animals and able to talk to the Creator. Adam experiences a golden time of beauty and happiness, and then there comes the time of leaving the garden and feeling loneliness. And this is where the helper, Eve, comes in, and both Adam and Eve experience wisdom and solace. However, the male’s nature is to strive for freedom, and the female nature is to experience riches, happiness, and peace. In 92.20, Ra stated these characteristics in similar terms:

In a more general sense, that which reaches may be seen as a male principle. That which awaits the reaching may be seen as a female principle. 

This is one small example of the archetypes which may be studied in the creation myth. Also of interest is the introduction, very early in the myth and with repeated emphases, of the eventual and inevitable fall, for repeatedly the archetypical male and female choose freely to disobey the Creator to whom they can talk. Each of you may feel a desire to speak directly to your Creator, but perhaps if the Creator’s face were familiar the Creator might be taken for granted. Perhaps the Creator which is a mystery is the more understandable Creator and the more to be appreciated.

Then Q’uo referred to when Adam and Eve, as the archetypical male and female, might freely choose to disobey the Creator if the Creator’s face was familiar to them, and this disobedience would be analogous to the fall from grace in the Adam and Eve story. This suggests that if we cannot see the face of the Creator in those that we interact with on a daily basis that we are also partaking in this fall from grace. On January 2, 1993, Latwii reminded us that each person is the Creator:

Each of you moves within an illusion, within a forgetting. You move within a darkness. Though your days be brightly lit, still, as you seek within your being for the truth, you seek in moonlight, for it is not clear to those who have forgotten that each is the Creator that such is the case. And as you move through your illusion you carry the small candle of your consciousness with you to dimly light your way.

When the female archetype known as Eve met with the instrument which removed the couple from the garden, it was at the behest of a very important figure. It is to be noted that in the Tarot the serpent is the image of wisdom, and so it is intended in this creation myth which draws heavily upon the same cultural material. It is wisdom which can be the most effectively negative creation, for an over-abundance of love is more difficult to twist entirely. The habit of over-stimulation of the intellect is far more likely to end in a negative movement. Yet, does not all of your experiences as a race and as individuals depend almost completely upon the presence, the enthusiasm, and the action of the serpent in your lives, those seemingly negative forces which cause one to be experiencing life outside the garden, where each day has challenges and it is difficult to express or even feel faith and passion, hope and joy?

Yet is it not, when you look back upon those times that you see so often the greatest of progress made during those difficult times? What to praise and what to blame about the creation of the Father? It is difficult, nay, let us say impossible, to call any portion of the creation bad, for the debt of the pilgrim to the negative population upon your planet is great. You are experiencing life both in and out of the garden. Each portion of that story is a portion of a complex series of archetypes. The study of the archetypical mind is most helpful, yet we would not encourage you to study to the extent of mental and spiritual indigestion in order to feel that you are progressing along the spiritual path.

Then Q’uo used the serpent as an analogy of wisdom and said that it is wisdom that can lead us astray as it did for Eve. Q’uo went on to say that an abundance of love is hard to distort whereas the intellect that can be seen as wisdom is more likely to lead to negative experiences. However, Q’uo said that even though the serpent may lead us out of the garden where we can experience little of faith, joy, or passion we can learn a great deal from such difficult experiences. In 34.14, Ra said that this is the nature of how we learn in the third density:

It is to be noted that among your entities a large percentage of all progression has as catalyst, trauma.

We would at this time make note that those things which are most important to learn, to grasp, and to make a part of the life are those things which are simple and devoid of the complexity of language and ratiocination, for you seek that which is found in silence and in eternity. You seek, therefore, in a foreign language and in an alien land, yet it is your native tongue and your native home. The language of the heart shall speak for you in the kingdom you now seek. We await you there and are with you there this moment. As your consciousness points and wills and meditates itself to be, so you shall be.

Be careful what you desire. Be assiduous in your meditations, and may you have our greatest thanks for asking us such an interesting question. It has been our pleasure to talk upon the subject and we hope that we have said a few things which may spark other questions or give you food for thought. Of course, we are fallible and prone to error, as is any seeker of mystery. If there is aught said that grates, please ignore our humble words and continue seeking, serene and confident in your own judgment.

We find that the there is a desire for one of our comrades to speak through the one known as Jim, and so at this time we shall leave the group, thanking it for the blessing it has given us in being able to share time and thought with you. We especially greet those whom we do not see each week, for to us all times are the same, and it is a great joy to see each soul with whom our vibrations have learned to dance in rhythm. We leave this instrument now, and each of you, in the love and in the light of the one infinite Creator. We are those of Q’uo. Adonai, my friends. Adonai.

This morning I weeded the Astible garden, the Ruins Mound, and the two gardens in front of the fish pond by hand. At mid-morning an insurance agent came by to look at my roof to see if the wind and hail damage that the fellow who cleaned my gutters last week said was present. He couldn’t find any signs of hail or wind damage on either my house or the garage, which was a great relief for me since I really would not want to go through all the noise and damage to hydrangeas and azaelas that would inevitably happen as the old shingles were being torn off and headed toward these bushes below.

This afternoon I used my trimmer to finish the trimming around walkways, flower gardens, trees, and bushes where my mower could not go yesterday when I cut the grass.

This afternoon I used the hose and watering wand to water the small forsythia bushes on the north and south borders of my property.

From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:

September 14

The Sanctified Nature Of Cycles

I am the Holy Spirit of the nature of Jesus the Christ and I greet you with the full consciousness of love.

Make up your minds to look about you today and open your heart to what you see. You shall see that which is barely growing, that which is in bloom, that which is ending its manifestation, and that in which there seems to be no more life.

This is true of growing things in nature, of pilgrim souls upon their journeys and of each institution made by man and by God. Perhaps you will begin to see the sanctified nature of the cycles of birth and death which are appropriate and beautiful in the continually changing and evolving creation of Love.

Growth means change and change is perceived as difficult. May you, today, see the rightness of the rhythms of your experience, celebrating in them the beauty of perfection.

We leave you in the peace of the understanding of the harmonious plan of a loving God, now and ever. Amen.

We come in the name of love and open our hearts, minds, and souls to send love, light, and healing energy to Mother Earth as she brings forth a new Earth in the fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light and healing energy of the One Infinite Creator heal the hearts of all souls in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energy in their hearts, their minds, and their souls. Amen.