The Space of Doubt (BLOT IT OUT)

Who among us is always looking for someone else to blame? Have you considered WHY that is?

Let us LOOK INSIDE!

ALL the problems of humanity started with one TRANSGRESSED BOUNDARY. The Garden of Eden (‘Boundaries of Delight’) was delightful because boundaries of the Most High were respected and protected, and UNITY (Oneness) prevailed. What ensued immediately after the action of TRANSGRESSING THE BOUNDARY? Divisions of…

FEAR (‘I was afraid…’)

SHAME (‘because I was naked…’)

SELF-DECEPTION (‘so I hid myself…’)

BLAME (A divided mind takes no responsibility.)

Transgressed Boundaries happen when we contemplate that there are OPTIONS other than ‘what G-d said’. This is the ‘space of doubt’. The wily serpent beseeches us to consider these for even a moment:   “Even IF G-d said ‘do not eat from any tree in the garden…”.

He plays to our assumptions within that ‘space of doubt’. The mystics call the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, ‘the tree of doubt’. (Haman and his progenitor Amalek mean DOUBT and this is what G-d told Moses ‘must be blotted out’. DOUBT is rooted in the soil of pride, and thus possesses ‘no reverential awe of G-d’ – ‘the beginning of wisdom and knowledge’).

Remember what Amalek did to you as you were leaving Egypt. He happened upon you, and struck the weakest people trailing behind, when you were exhausted. And he did not fear G-d. (Deut. 25:17-18)

G-d said to Moses: Write this remembrance in the book… that I will surely erase the memory of Amalek from under the heavens. (Exodus 17:14)

 

We each have a Divine Role in restoring harmony in our Gardens of Eden.

In the Messiah, we are empowered to Respect and Protect G-d’s Boundaries of Delight as His co-creators of GOOD. And as we remain watchful guardians accomplishing good, BEAUTIFUL THINGS WILL BEGIN TO GROW within. We choose either the life of holy conviction or one of ongoing conflict by how well we ‘respect and protect The Boundaries of Delight’.

‘(I Wisdom was there) when He set for the sea its boundary so that the waters would not transgress His command…Blessed is the person who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at My doorposts. For the person who finds Me finds LIFE and brings forth goodwill and DELIGHT from ADONAI.’ ~ Mishlei 8

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