Deep Sleep of Adam

“One translation of the fall, a view emphasized by Mary Baker Eddy and worthy of note is that ‘a deep sleep fell upon Adam.’ While the Bible seems to regard this sleep as a kind of anesthetic utilized for the protection of Adam during the creation of Eve, Mrs. Eddy was correct in emphasizing that nowhere is there any reference made to his waking up. While Christian Science is clearly incomplete, this point is much in its favor.” (ACIM, COA ed., T:2.II.14:1-3)

We are all trying to be Adam “waking up.” That is what the Awakening is really all about. And until we experience Awakening (enlightenment or Christ-consciousness), we aren’t going to know what we are missing. A Course in Miracles offers a pathway to this ultimate that is easy and peaceful, not scary at all, a gentle pathway.

We can’t choose the time, and that can be frustrating to those of us on the spiritual pathway. We can remove blocks to the awareness of love, and that is important. That removal of blocks to the awareness of love is about all that we can do to prepare. The holy instant, which can speed things along, is solely a gift of the Holy Spirit for which we are encouraged not to try to “prepare.” We can forgive, we can drop anger and attack, we can intend to love more. These things do remove blocks to the awareness of Love.

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