Consider the Bible as the story of you and not a history book of the past. In this way all things are truths of the inner-world of the soul. Imagine the garden not as a place but a STATE of being called ignorance. In our blissful ignorance we know not the shame of our action and thus we dwell amongst the trees grown of our own understanding. Yet before us is the option to stay as we are or to gain the knowledge of judgment. In our seeing that it is wise to discern both Good & Evil we create a judgment that strips away our joy and paradise is lost to an inner-world of toils to maintain our process of choosing right & wrong. The tree of the garden we call knowledge OF good & evil is that of death as it takes away our growth and replaces it with the need to control. That which does not grow dies and thus the need to control your world through judgment is the enemy of the freedom of salvation.
Consider the tree itself. Many think it’s an apple because of some paintings made long ago. The tree is not specified yet immediately a leaf is taken to show that understanding of shame has been born. It only makes sense that the fruit of the tree is the same covering their shame which is a fruit tree that grows two crops of fruit in its seasons. One Sweet & One Bitter, thus the knowledge of both Good & Evil.
From the point we realize we are naked and exposed we then spend our lives trying to cover over our mistakes by making one judgment over another until we have covered ourselves in garments of sin verse righteousness. To SIN means to ERR. To err only means to make a mistake over what was correct, thus we call CORRECTNESS “RIGHTEOUSNESS”. From the moment we find what we believe to be right & wrong we judge the world around us and even, in fact, ourselves with our own faulty judgments. When we look into the universal mirror of truth called the FIRMAMENT we see the empty void within if we are not filled with the light of truth. So we must see God reflected within, or face the madness of a “Legion” of demons that haunt our house of the soul. Our thoughts betray us and we think we are our thoughts and find ourselves possessed by the voices of our past all screaming out without heed to your own true voice that knows the truth. A still small voice in the din of despair is the clarity we seek to overcome the folly of our primitive self that is being molded like clay into the self-portrait of our Creator through the reflection of Christ.
What few realize is that the entire Bible is really a story book written by God through the lives of His “chosen” to teach each person the process and path to peace. It is written in symbols and living allegories as a manual to find enlightenment. But religions have formed around the misconceptions and instead of giving freedom to the mind it has only served to enslave more than it freed. Only in knowing how it is written can you free the soul (PSYCHE: Mind) from the prison grave it creates for itself. For without growing in the light of understanding we find we are only fit for the dark ignorance of the grave.
To those that really want to know the truth you only have to ask. Seek, knock and answers will become open to you.