Three in One & One in Three
The bible teaches us that God created us in his own image (Genesis 1:26) not that any one race reflects who he is, but that just as he is three in one and one in three so too we are mind, body and spirit.
In our perfect form, the three work together as one, but because we are imperfect the three struggle to work in unison, each vying for control. The three are related, interrelated, intertwined, and dependent. They exist in parallel, within each other, overlapping each other and yet separate as well.
To understand ourselves and our purpose we must understand God’s experience of himself and his purpose.
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1: 1-4
I sat and I meditated on these words and in my minds eye I saw a dark expanse nothing formed, only God in spirit breathing the Universe in and out silently observing all that he is. In this state of full consciousness and awareness he was able to experience himself in both his polarities and so ascertain his preferred identity.
In order to appreciate and experience who he was he created what he was not in all it’s varying polarities, in all it’s degrees of extremities from who he is. In the process he had to create something that was at the furthest extreme from him-self.
In all his varying degrees of existence, it was necessary for him to experience victory of light over darkness and to play out a full course of events to their conclusion at every single level in his mind. He experimented tasting the results of each course of action. He weighed up the benefits and the costs of all his experiences at every level and came to the conclusion that he would rather live in peace and harmony; that he preferred to be love and nothing but love. He sought out his identity and chose light over darkness in every respect. The experience of realising who he was in its totality was one of ecstasy, unimaginable happiness; and because of this he created perfection. God then created perfection at three levels of being. God created everything that he is, he created the Word (that which he fathomed in his Mind) – the underlying doctrine of our existence. He created the heavens (everything spiritual) and the earth (everything physical) and all that is in it, all this through the word, through Jesus and for Jesus (Genesis 1:1).
God created us three in one and one in three: mind, body and spirit. He put at the heart of our being his spirit, a spirit of peace, harmony, power and love.
It was his good will that we would exist in full consciousness of our mind, body and spirit. However appreciating the perfection of who we are through being told “You are love, you are patience, you are obedience” was not enough. These statements would become rules and restrictions in our ears, truths born our of someone else’s experience and knowledge. God is love and out of love he gave us free will to explore and find out the truth for ourselves. So he sent woman as man’s helper to allow him to experience imperfection. God allowed man to experience the imperfection of the mind taking control over the spirit, intellectualising everything, introducing fear, holding us back from realising our full potential and the body giving the mind a false perception of our state of being, reining us in, deceiving us into believing that not all things are possible. God left the gates of Eden open to us for us to realise through our own experience that although all things are permissible, not all things are beneficial.
God’s greatest wish is for us is to simply realise who we are. He wishes for us to realise that we are part of him and that we are love. It is for us to wake up out of our present slumber and to bring our world into a growing awareness of the power within.